ARMY - AR 600-8-19
ENLISTED PROMOTIONS AND REDUCTIONS
|Publication Date:||20 January 2004|
Purpose. This regulation prescribes the enlisted promotions and reductions function of the military personnel system. It is linked to AR 600 8 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, to
U.S. Army Reserve enlisted soldiers who are serving on active duty and are
counted against the end strength of the Active Army (sergeant/sergeant-m