Enlisted Promotion Packet Questions and Answers < Back to FAQ Menu
Question: Without a promotion packet for us to base the points off of, how will the initial points be entered into EDAS now?
New Answer: An automated calculation of promotion scores will be based on Soldier’s personnel and training data maintained in
both the Electronic Military Personnel Office (EMILPO) and the Army Training Requirements and Resources Systems (ATRRS).
Initial points will transmit from the PPW system to EDAS after the Soldier is integrated onto the HQDA promotion selection list. These
points change as data entries are made. Subsequent points will transmit automatically based on information that is entered onto
the ERB or through ATRRS. A Soldiers actual score (for any given promotion month) will be based on what their calculated score is
on the 8th day of the preceding promotion month.
Question: What happens to the old manual promotion packet, does the MPD need to keep any documentation?
New Answer: No, promotion scores are a function of an automated process, there is no promotion packet. Upon receipt of the
promotion board’s recommendation, the promotion authority’s decision to authorize integration of a Soldier onto the promotion
recommended list will be by memorandum (board proceedings). The unit will maintain the original memorandum and provide a copy
to all Soldiers considered by the promotion authority during the given month.
Source Documents for Points
Question: Is the ERB going to be the new sole source document now?
Answer: No. The ERB is simply a generated report that captures what information is maintained in the personnel database.
Source documents remain unchanged – and must be produced in order to affect a change to the personnel database.
Question: What about items not listed on the ERB that still provide points such as NCOES achievements?
Answer: NCOES achievements are worth promotion points. In this case, the source document is the DA Form 1059 (Academic
Evaluation Report). As Soldiers complete their respective training, the graduation codes in ATRRS will capture those individuals
who graduate with honors and ATRRS will feed it to the personnel database – enabling an entry on the ERB and the correct award
of increased promotion points. For NCOES achievements that are not updated through ATRRS, Soldiers will be required to bring
their source document (Academic Evaluation Report - AER) to their S1 for updates through eMILPO.
Although NCOES achievements will not be viewable on the ERB until August 2011, promotion points are still awarded automatically.
Question: Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (COOL) - How can I add certifications that are listed under the COOL website
towards promotion points?
Answer: You need to go to your S1 and have those documented courses added through eMILPO.
Question: Can the DD 214 and the NGB Form 22 be used as a source document for verification of awards for promotion purposes?
Question: This new system may create a problem of proper documentation. Can/should the S-1 shops still ask for proof of
documentation and create our own packets?
Answer: It is not required, however, that can be a local policy. Audits will be required, which will require Soldiers to produce source
documents. One of the objectives with this change is to greatly reduce/eliminate administrative support requirements. With
effective personnel information management techniques – Soldiers will have the right scores because the databases will be updated
with the right information.
NCO Promotion Board
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