Promotion Boards In The Army

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Promotions are a very sensitive subject to military personnel that are getting looked at for the next level. In the Army we use Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Report (NCOER) this is how NCO’s get rated. The issue with the promotion boards is that the people that are on the board do not know you. They do not know if you are good worker or if just are lazy. There is not one set standard that they judge you by. For example there are five Sergeant Majors on the board each one will be looking for their one specific thing. One may want you to have college degree, another may want you to have a three hundred physical fitness score, another may want you to have all one one’s ratings on your Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation
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Now there are some guidelines that they must go through. One of my problem with this process is that the Sergeant Majors don’t know who you are they just look at your evaluation report. The problem with that the Non Commissioned Officers in charge of the soldiers will write anything because they are scared to tell their soldiers that they don’t meet the standards to be a leader. Second problem that I have is that they always want you to have an education. Don’t miss understand me as I say education, I believe that you should have an …show more content…
If the Army was going to promote 300 hundred soldiers in that one MOS then they should give each battalion a set number so they can promote the soldier they believe will be the best leader or qualified for that position. There should be changes made to how they look at soldiers who are up for promotion. I know that they say that the current system in place has worked well for several decades. I will say that it has done ok but with changes that they have made over the yeas do not go with the current promotion system. I am up for promotion this year for Sergeant First Class I hope I make it and I wish everyone else the best of

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