NCO Promotion Board
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There is no single achievement that will get you
promoted. Soldiers must be the best in all areas of
performance in order to make the cut off scores.

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TOTAL MAXIMUM POINTS: 260 for Promotion to SGT and 280 for Promotion to SSG

Formal Military Training
Courses formally listed in ATRRS are authorized promotion points (exceptions follow) at the rate of 4 (four) promotion
points per week (defined as 40 training hours) of military training.

Promotion points are not authorized for NCOES courses (except as indicated in para 3a above), all badge-producing
courses (see military awards), Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, New Equipment Training,
USMAPS/United States Military Academy (USMA), language training, Officer Candidate School, Warrant Officer Career
Course. No promotion points are granted for On-the-job training (OJT) and on-the-job experience (OJE), including
Sergeant’s Time Training. Military courses completed in the other Armed Forces that were required to hold qualification in
or be awarded a MOS/rate are not authorized promotion points. Federal Emergency Management Agency courses (see
DA PAM 350-59, para 4-54) are not authorized promotion points.

Ranger, Special Forces, and Sapper qualification courses. Soldiers will be awarded 40 promotion points for completion of
these courses. All phases of the courses must be completed prior to awarding promotion points.

Other military resident training courses (annotated on DA Form 87). Promotion points granted are limited to Soldier
Training Courses listed in AR 350-1, paragraph 4-14c. Soldiers will be granted 10 promotion points upon successful
completion of each course. No other military training annotated on a DA Form 87, except those listed in AR 350-1 as
Soldier Training Courses, are authorized promotion points. Locally designed certificates of training (in lieu of DA Form
87) are acceptable.
Army Counseling
APFT Failure
Weight Control
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