ARMY - AR 135-155
Promotion of Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers
|Publication Date:||13 December 2022|
This regulation prescribes the officer promotion function of the military human resource support operations for officers on the Reserve active status list (RASL) and U.S. Army Reserve (USAR) warrant officers (WOs). It provides principles of support, standards of service, policies, tasks, rules, and steps governing all work required in the field to support Reserve Component (RC) officer promotions. United States Army Regular Army officer promotions are covered under AR 600-8-29. RC refers to Army National Guard of the United States (ARNGUS) and USAR officers not on the active duty list (ADL). RC officers (other than WOs) not on the ADL are on the RASL unless placed in the Standby Reserve (inactive status list), Retired Reserve, or inactive National Guard. This regulation supports the objectives of the RC officer promotion system, which include filling authorized billets with the best-qualified officers and providing a strategic inventory of well-rounded, deployment ready officers who can lead at the respective level commensurate to their grade. It also provides for career progression based upon recognition of an officer's potential to serve in positions of increased responsibility. Additionally, it precludes promoting officers who are not eligible or become disqualified, thus providing an equitable system for all officers.