ARMY - AR 600-8-19
ENLISTED PROMOTIONS AND REDUCTIONS
|Publication Date:||9 December 2002|
This regulation prescribes the enlisted promotions and reductions function of the military personnel system. It is linked to AR 600-S series and provides principles of support, standards of service, policies, tasks, rules, and steps governing all work required in the field to support promotions and reductions. It provides the objectives of the Army's Enlisted Promotions System, which include filling authorized enlisted spaces with the best-qualified soldiers. It also provides for career progression and rank that is in line with potential, recognizing the best qualified soldier that will attract and retain the highest caliber soldier for a career in the Army. Additionally, it precludes promoting the soldier who is not productive or not best qualified, thus providing an equitable system for all soldiers.
Applicability. This regulation applies to the Active Army. It also applies to US Army Reserve (USAR) enlisted soldiers who are serving on active duty and are counted against the end strength of the Active Army (SGT-SGM promotions). It also applies to Reserve of the Army soldiers serving on initial active duty for training. It does not apply to Army National Guard of the United States soldiers on full time National Guard duty (FTNGB), USAR soldiers on active duty for training, active duty for special work, a temporary tour of duty serving as a reservist on active duty or full time National Guard duty on Active Guard Reserve (AGR) status. It also does not apply to soldiers called to active duty for contingency operations under section 12304 Title 10, United States Code. Upon mobilization, the proponent agency for this regulation will announce any changes to enlisted promotion and reduction policies and procedures.