Calendar Year (CY) 2018 United States Army Reserve (USAR) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Active Guard Reserve (AGR) and Troop Program Unit (TPU) Command Selection Board Announcement
A. AR 135-155 (Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve promotion of Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers other than General Officers),
13 Jul 04.
B. AR 135-175 (Army National Guard and Army Reserve Separation of Officers), 28 Feb 87 (RAR 4 Aug 11).
C. AR 140-10 (Army Reserve Assignments, Attachments, Details and Transfers), 15 Aug 05.
D. AR 600-8-24 (Officer Transfers and Discharges), 12 Apr 06.
E. AR 600-8-29 (Officer Promotions), 25 Feb 05.
F. AR 600-8-104 (Army Military Human Resources Records Management), 07 Apr 14.
G. AR 600-20 (Army Command Policy), 06 Nov 14.
H. AR 608-75 (Exceptional Family Member Program), 27 Jan 17.
I. AR 623-3 (Evaluation Reporting System), 04 Nov 15.
J. AR 640-30 (Photographs for Military Human Resource Records), 18 Sep 08.
K. DA PAM 600-3 (Commissioned Officer Professional Development and Career Management), 03 Dec 14.
L. DA PAM 600-4 (Army Medical Department Officer Development and Career Management), 27 Jun 07.
M. Army Directive 2016-29 (Convening Authority for All U.S. Army Reserve Colonel and Lieutenant Colonel Command Boards (Army Promotion List and Army Medical Department)), 21 Jul 16.
N. Memorandum, HQDA G-1, DAPE-MPO-S, 04 Feb 08, subject: Personnel Suitability Screening Policy.
O. Memorandum, OCAR, DAAR-HR, 09 Feb 17, subject: US Army Reserve (USAR) Colonel (COL) and Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Command Board Cycle.
P. Memorandum, OCAR, DAAR-HR, 20 Apr 16, subject: US Army Reserve (USAR) Inactive Duty Training Travel Reimbursement Program Policy (IDT-TRP).
Q. Memorandum, OCAR, DAAR-HR, 09 Sep 15, subject: Policy for Declination, Deferment, Curtailment, and Extension of Colonel (COL) and Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Command Assignment.
1. This MILPER message will expire NLT 01 Nov 18.
2. An HQDA selection board will convene on or about 12 Jul 17 to consider eligible USAR LTC, promotable Majors (MAJ) and MAJs in the primary zone for promotion consideration for assignment to CY18 USAR LTC command positions other than Army Acquisition Corps (AAC) and Judge Advocate General (JA) command positions.
3. The Chief of Army Reserve (CAR) directed USAR command boards as “opt in” boards. This means eligible officers must apply to be considered. Certification of My Board File (MBF) does not constitute opting in. Officers must follow the application procedures in this MILPER Message. Eligible officers who do not complete the application process will not be considered by the board.
4. The CAR directed assumptions of command occur no earlier than 01 Apr 18. The established assumption of command window is 01 Apr 18 to 30 Sep 18. Officers may assume command after 30 Sep 18 but no later than 31 Dec 18 for unforecasted vacancies. Unforecasted vacancies are vacant command positions which become available after the open Command Preference Designation (CPD) date indicated in paragraph 6 below.
5. Command Tenure:
a. AGR commands are maximum 24 months with the exception of AGR overseas positions. AGR overseas command tenure is based on 36 months or the officer’s date eligible return from overseas (DEROS).
b. TPU commands are a minimum of 24 months and a maximum of 36 months as designated by USAR Operational Functional Training and Supporting (OFTS) commands. Officers must be cognizant of the command tenure when making their selections in CPD to ensure they meet eligibility criteria.
c. Acting command time in the current command position counts toward command tenure.
d. Assumption of command after 30 Sep 18 will result in an extended tenure in order to comply with the assumption of command window.
e. An officer’s mandatory removal date (MRD) will not be extended for the sole purpose of assuming or extending in command.
6. Key dates for the CY18 USAR LTC AGR/TPU command board:
OER thru Dates
(Code 09) Application Period (CPD) Dates My Board File Dates AMHRR Date for Documents Submission DA Photo Date Submission OER Received by Date Board Dates
06 Apr 17 13 Apr –
14 May 17 20 May –
05 Jul 17 30 Jun 17 05 Jul 17 05 Jul 17 12 Jul – 26 Jul 17
7. Eligibility. LTCs, MAJs (promotable), and MAJs considered in the primary zone of consideration for promotion by the FY17 LTC Army Promotion List (APL) and U.S. Army Medical Department (AMEDD) promotion selection boards who meet the eligibility criteria listed in paragraph 7.a. through 7.d. are eligible to apply:
a. AGR LTCs with date of rank (DOR) of 01 Jan 14 or later and promotable MAJs:
(1) AGR LTCs and promotable MAJs must have an MRD of 01 Oct 20 or later. AMEDD officers other than Area of Concentration (AOC) 67 and 70 with an MRD between 13 Sep 18 and 30 Sep 20 may apply to this board (see paragraph 7.a.(2) for instructions). MRD is based on 28 years of commissioned service. Officers must be able to fulfill the command tenure without interruption for removal from active duty (REFRAD)/retirement processing.
(2) AMEDD officers other than AOC 67 and 70 with an MRD between 13 Sep 18 and 30 Sep 20 who apply to this board must simultaneously submit an MRD extension request, under Title 10 United States Code (USC), Section 14703 requesting sufficient time to fulfill the command tenure. The MRD request will include the following statements (paragraph 2(a) through 2(d):
(a) The MRD extension is to compete for AMEDD command opportunities only.
(b) The MRD extension request will be processed through USARC G-1 after the results of the CY18 USAR LTC command board results are released.
(c) The MRD extension requests for officers slated (selected) for command positions will receive expedited processing to US Army Human Resources Command (HRC).
(d) The MRD extension request must be approved by HRC prior to assumption of command. If not approved, officer will be removed from the slate.
(3) AGR officers may not apply for consecutive commands within the same grade.
(4) AGR LTCs must not have received a declination with prejudice from a prior command slate.
(5) AGR LTCs and promotable MAJs may apply for TPU command positions; however, they must REFRAD from the AGR program in order to assume command by the projected assumption of command date.
b. Non-AGR LTCs and promotable MAJs:
(1) Non-AGR officers include TPU, Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), Individual Mobilization Augmentation (IMA), Army National Guard (ARNG) and Active Component (AC) officers.
(2) ARNG and AC officers must transfer into the USAR NLT 01 Jun 17 in order to be considered for this board.
(3) All Non-AGR LTCs and promotable MAJs regardless of date of rank are eligible for consideration as long as the officer is able to fulfill the command tenure (IAW paragraph 5 of this message).
(4) Non-AGR LTCs and promotable MAJs must be able to fulfill the command tenure prior to MRD except for select AMEDD officers. AMEDD officers other than AOC 67 and 70 with an MRD between 13 Sep 18 and 30 Sep 20 may apply to this board. However; they must simultaneously submit an MRD extension request, under Title 10 USC, Section 14703 requesting sufficient time to fulfill the command tenure. This request will include the following statements (paragraph (a) through (d):
(a) The MRD extension is to compete for AMEDD command opportunities only.
(b) The MRD extension request will be processed through USARC G-1 after the results of the CY18 USAR LTC command board results are released.
(c) The MRD extension requests for officers slated for command positions will receive expedited processing to HRC. All others will be processed under normal processing timelines.
(d) The MRD extension requests must be approved by HRC prior to assumption of command. If not approved, officers will be removed from the slate.
(5) Non-AGR LTCs currently in command must have completed 12 months of command tenure by the convene date of the board in order to be eligible to apply. Officers must be able to complete a minimum of 24 month tenure in the current command position before assuming the next command position. Officers previously slated are eligible to apply, however they will not be slated to a command of the same grade, unless there are no other eligible officers.
(6) Non-AGR LTCs must not have declined a USAR command with prejudice within the past year.
c. MAJs (AGR and Non-AGR):
(1) APL/JA/AMEDD MAJs must be within the FY17 LTC promotion selection board primary zone of consideration. MAJs selected for promotion above or below the zone of consideration can opt in after the FY17 promotion board results are released.
(2) MAJs selected for command but not selected for promotion by the applicable FY17 LTC promotion selection board will be administratively removed from the CY18 LTC command order of merit list (OML).
d. Additional eligibility requirements for AGR and Non-AGR officers:
(1) Officers must be able to meet Army physical fitness requirements and body composition standards prior to assuming command.
(2) Officers must be physically qualified to command troops in a field combat environment and be physically able to mobilize and deploy with the assigned unit. Requests for exception will be considered during the slating process.
(3) Officers must not have been involuntarily removed from a previous command selection list by the convening authority or by a command review board.
(4) AMEDD officers who meet the eligibility criteria listed in this message are eligible to apply for AMEDD branch/AOC/FA specific or AMEDD branch immaterial (05A) only.
(5) Medical Service (MS) Corps officers may only apply for MS command positions for which they qualify or AMEDD branch immaterial (05A) command vacancies.
(6) USAR JA officers who meet the eligibility criteria listed in this message must first obtain written approval from the Office of the Judge Advocate General (OTJAG) in order to apply to this board.
(7) USAR officers who hold Military Technician (MT) positions are eligible for consideration. If an MT is subsequently selected for and accepts a LTC command position outside of his or her conditions of employment, the MT could face termination from the MT program.
(8) Military Intelligence (MI) officers must possess a current Top Secret (TS) clearance with favorable Special Background Investigation (SBI) with access to Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) prior to assuming command of an MI unit.
(9) AAC officers who meet eligibility criteria in this message may apply to this board for non-AAC command positions.
(10) Mobilized officers serving on Title 10 Section 12302 or 12304 orders are eligible to apply; however, only involuntarily mobilized officers who are slated for a command as a result of this board and who defer will be treated as deferred principals.
(a) Mobilized officers must assume command within 90 days of their release from active duty date. Mobilized officers may not be reassigned or assume command until after REFRAD.
(b) If a slated involuntarily mobilized officer’s REFRAD date falls outside the CY, the officer will be removed from the slate and treated as a deferred principal. The officer may reapply for the next command board for which they are eligible in order to be re-validated and slated in the following CY command slate.
(11) Non-AGR officers serving on a voluntary active duty tour (e.g. ADOS) are eligible to apply; however, if selected, officers must terminate their tour or decline command prior to the projected assumption of command date since an officer cannot serve as a TPU unit commander while on voluntary active duty orders (i.e. ADOS) with another unit. In this instance, declinations are considered on a case by case basis but will normally be considered with prejudice. Deferments are not authorized.
(12) Any officer slated in a command assignment as a result of the CY17 USAR LTC command board after the CY18 application period ends will be removed from the CY18 considered list due to the fact they will already be slated in a command position.
(13) Unslated officers who applied for the CY17 USAR LTC command board and are interested/eligible for this board should apply during the application period established in this message.
8. Education requirements.
a. The completion of civilian education requirements is presumed for all officers considered by the CY18 USAR LTC command board
b. Military education requirements must be completed NLT the day prior to the boards convene. Evidence that you have completed the required military education must be in your MBF. The military education requirement for LTC command is completion of the legacy Command and General Staff Officer Course (CGSOC) or completion of resident Intermediate Level Education (ILE) or completion of any Intermediate Level Education Common Core (ILE-CC). Evidence of completion is the AER DA FORM 1059 or approved documentation from DA DCS G-3/5/7. Officers not educationally qualified will not be selected for command. The DA DCS G-3/5/7 is the approval authority for Military Education Constructive Credit. All sister service military education completion requires the granting of Constructive Credit by DA DCS G-3/5/7 in order to meet the military education requirements for this board.
c. AMEDD officers, other than those in the Medical Service Corps with medical functional area (MFA) 70-series and AOC 67J, are exempt from this requirement.
9. Application Instructions and Information:
a. The application period for this board is 13 Apr 17 through 14 May 17. This is a voluntary application driven opt-in board meaning eligible officers must apply in order to be considered.
b. Officers will apply via the CAC enabled CPD tool. Instructions for access follow:
(1) Officers must access the HRC website: https://www.hrc.army.mil. Click on “Self-Service” (left side of page), click on “Personal Preference Pages for Centralized Selection Process” under Assignments tab (of the Tools and Application Directory page). Click on “Officer” under the Command Preference Designation (CPD) title of the HRC Soldier Selection Preference Page. Follow all instructions and complete all screens.
(2) If the eligible officer receives the message “You are not eligible for any current processes” after following the instructions in paragraph 9.(b).(1) above, the officer must contact the HRC USAR Command Program Manager (refer to the last paragraph in this message for contact information). The officer is responsible for complying with the timelines and actions in the following paragraphs while CPD access is rectified.
(3) Applications are considered complete only after the officer receives a system generated email indicating completion or a written/email from the HRC USAR Command Program Manager indicating completion.
c. Officers unable to access CPD must follow the system compatibility instructions located at the bottom of the Command Management Division CSL Actions page under the Command Selection References: https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/CSL%20Actions.
(1) If after following the compatibility instructions the officer is unable to access CPD, the officer may request a manual command application from the HRC USAR Command Program Manager (refer to the last paragraph in this message for contact information).
(2) Manual command applications are considered submitted only when the officer receives an acknowledge receipt email from the HRC USAR Command Program Manager.
d. All officers must certify on the first CPD screen that they acknowledge the requirement to attend the US Army Brigade/Battalion Pre-Command Course at Fort Leavenworth prior to assuming command. This requirement must be fulfilled prior to assuming command or within the first six (6) months of command tenure if a hardship occurs.
e. Officers applying for TPU commands must certify on the first CPD screen that they acknowledge that Ready Force Unit command positions may have a command tenure beyond 24 months and these units are priority of fill if they fall within the officer’s geographical and/or travel mileage preferences.
f. Command Vacancies:
(1) Command vacancies are either 24 or 36 months. Officers should carefully review the vacancies when indicating their preferences to ensure they are able to complete a full tenure. An officer whose MRD is before a vacancy’s tenure end date will not be slated in that vacancy.
(2) Every effort is made to validate the command vacancies for CPD accuracy. Commands scheduled for vacancy are subject to change based upon unforeseen actions or force structure changes.
(3) Unforecasted vacancies are vacant command positions which become available after the open CPD date indicated in paragraph 9.a. above. Unforecasted vacancies may have a tenure of 24 or more months.
(4) Command vacancies are divided in sub-categories which represent a branch or AOC to include Functional Area (FA), branch immaterial or AMEDD branch immaterial.
(a) The officer must select and rank order the subcategories in CPD for which the officer would like to compete.
(b) Officers must contact the HRC USAR Command Program Manager if a subcategory (branch) is missing or if there are questions on the subcategories listed (refer to the last paragraph in this message for contact information). Subcategory eligibility is based on the officer’s record and regulation.
(5) Each subcategory contains a list of projected command vacancies (units) for CY18.
(a) The unit information includes city, state, assumption of command month and year, and number of months of tenure. Officers have the opportunity to select and rank order the available units in each subcategory in which they are eligible and in which they elected to compete. AGR officers do not have the option to exclude units within a subcategory in the AGR CPD.
(b) Officers must elect to compete for unforecasted vacancies to be considered for these vacancies. Officers who do not elect to accept unforecasted vacancies are limited to their unit preferences.
(c) Officers competing for TPU commands who elect “yes” for unforecasted vacancies must include a preference for mileage/location under each subcategories. If the officer competing for TPU commands fails to include a mileage/location preference, the officer’s CPD preference will default to “no” for unforecasted vacancies.
(d) Selecting “yes” for unforecasted vacancies allows an officer to be considered for any TPU command vacancies within their mileage/location preference for which they qualify.
(e) Officers who do not rank order any available units but indicate mileage/location preference will be considered for any/all units within that selection. There is no method to exclude consideration for units within a mileage selection.
(f) Mileage radius preference indicates an officer’s willingness to travel to a command position regardless of unit preference. Mileage radius preference is a single entry and may be a mileage by number (i.e. 500 miles or any) or location (i.e. CONUS only, Puerto Rico, Europe, Pacific etc.). Officers are considered for any vacancy within the selected radius or location. Officers must be aware that elected mileage radius may include out of state or OCONUS locations depending on the radius and officer’s home of record.
(6) Medical Service (MS) Corps officers may only apply for MS command positions or AMEDD branch immaterial command positions for which they qualify.
(7) AAC officers who meet eligibility criteria in this message may apply to this board for non-AAC positions.
(8) Eligible USAR JA officers with approval from OTJAG to apply to this command board must provide the approval document to the HRC USAR Command Program Manager (refer to the last paragraph in this message for contact information) in order to gain CPD access.
g. My Board File:
(1) MBF opens 20 May 17 through 05 Jul 17. The MBF application is comprised of the official photo as recorded in Department of the Army Photograph Management Information System (DAPMIS), Officer Record Brief (ORB) or DA Form 2-1 and documents from the Performance Section of their Army Military Human Resources Record (AMHRR).
(2) Officers must review their AMHRR on-line before the MBF becomes available. Officers can review their AMHRR at https://www.hrcapps.army.mil/portal. In order for MBF to be updated, officers must first correct those items in your AMHRR and DAPMIS, as applicable via their S-1 or Assignment Officer, as applicable.
(3) Access MBF at the HRC website https://www.hrc.army.mil, click on “Self-Service” (left side of page), click on the “My Board File for Reserve Soldiers” under Promotions tab (of the Tools and Applications Directory page). Follow the instructions on the page to review the MBF.
(4) Officers must provide missing documents that they have in their possession, or make a reasonable attempt to retrieve those missing documents. Documents that are in the Performance portion of the AMHRR will be pulled into the MBF.
10. Updating the AMHRR:
a. Officers may view their AMHRR online at https://iperms.hrc.army.mil.
b. All officers serviced by an S-1/Unit Administrator/Military Personnel Division/Military Human Resources (UA/MPD/MIL HR) office, normally TPU and AGR, will process their AMHRR documents through that office. IRR or IMA officers will process their AMHRR documents through their Career/Branch Manager. AGR officers who are not serviced by an S-1 office, which are part of some “above the line units,” may process their documents through their Assignment Officer.
c. S-1/UA/MPD/MIL HR offices and Career/Branch Managers will use the web upload feature in IPERMS to submit authorized AMHRR document updates, IAW AR 600-8-104. Use the following link to access the authorized documents list: https://www.hrc.army.mil/default.aspx?ID=14900. All documents must include the officer’s full name and complete 9-digit social security number.
d. All AMHRR/IPERMS updated submissions must be received NLT 30 Jun 17 to allow for sufficient processing time. Ensure S-1/UA/MPD/MIL HR offices and Career/Branch Managers type the word “Board” in the container field of the batch for priority processing. Write down the batch number for future reference. All updates to the Performance folder of the AMHRR will populate the MBF application, but there is typically a delay involved. This is normal; applicants must plan accordingly.
e. Do not submit OERs or AERs to IPERMS. They must go to the Evaluations Branch for processing. Follow the procedures in paragraph 12 of this message for all evaluation related documents and issues.
f. The rules for masking documents (moving documents from Performance folder to Restricted folder) are as follows:
(1) Enlisted documents are masked which do not cross over from enlisted to officer ranks. Generally, if the document can be earned by both officer and enlisted ranks then the document will not be masked (i.e., Airborne School, Combat Lifesaver Course, etc.).
(2) Awards, decorations, and Certificates of Achievement will not be masked and will be seen by the board.
(3) All OERs will be placed in the Performance folder of the official AMHRR file IAW Army Directive 2015-11.
(4) If applicable, documents in the Disciplinary folder of the AMHRR will be part of the MBF.
(5) All enlisted DA Form 1059s will be masked.
g. For resolution of duplicate, inverted, misfiled, or masking documents submit request to email@example.com. Correctly filed authorized documents will not be masked or removed.
h. For resolution of duplicate, inverted or misfiled evaluation reports or DA Form 1059 submit email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
i. For additional information on updating board documents in IPERMS refer to https://www.hrc.army.mil/tagd/updating%20board%20documents.
11. DA Photos.
a. This board will review the official photograph in digital format stored in Department of the Army Photograph Management Information System (DAPMIS). In view of the emphasis on official photographs, officers are encouraged to review their official photograph IAW the guidelines in AR 640-30. If needed, go to http://www.vios.army.mil, to find your nearest DAPMIS photographic facility location. Officers unable to view their DA photo in DAPMIS within three duty days after the photo was taken should contact the Installation Photographic Facility for assistance. Photographs must be accepted in DAPMIS NLT 05 Jul 17 to allow for required processing time.
b. The minimum official photograph frequency for officers is every five years. However, a major change in physical and/or uniform appearance, such as a change in weight gain or loss, awards (Army Commendation Medal or higher), and/or rank, require an official photograph update.
c. Officers assigned to an area (including hostile fire areas) where photographic facilities are not available or where conditions prevent them from being photographed, are temporarily exempt from submitting new photographs IAW the five year requirement. These officers will be photographed within 90 days of return to an area where photographic facilities are available. Additionally, female officers who are due for a required update during pregnancy are exempt until six months after pregnancy. Any photograph that is older than five (5) years will be automatically deleted per AR 640-30.
d. The Army Service Uniform (ASU) is the only authorized uniform to wear IAW AR 640-30. Hardcopy photographs are no longer accepted.
12. Evaluation Reports:
a. In order to be considered by the board, all mandatory or optional Officer Evaluation Reports (OER)/Academic Evaluation Reports (AER) must be received, error free, by the HRC Evaluations Branch NLT 05 Jul 17. To ensure reports are received at HRC by this date, commanders at all levels must ensure any applicable evaluation reports for eligible officers are expeditiously processed.
b. OERs must be prepared on the appropriate DA Form 67-10 Series OER form within the Evaluation Entry System (EES) and submitted to HRC via EES. If unable to access and submit evaluations within EES, hard copy DA Form 67-10 Series, OERs can be prepared and mailed to: CDR, USA HRC, ATTN: AHRC-PDV-ER, 1600 Spearhead Division Ave, Dept #470, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5407. Access to EES is available at the following link: https://evaluations.hrc.army.mil/. If unable to access EES, DA Form 67-10 Series, OERs can be obtained from the Army Publishing Directorate’s webpage at the following link: http://www.apd.army.mil.
(1) Sending OERs by email is only for deployed units or deployed rating officials and should only be used for deployed units who created PDF-F evaluations outside of EES. An SOP covering standards for scanned and emailed OERs from deployed units is available upon request.
(2) All non-deployed units or rating officials with ink-signed or older version forms must mail the hard copy OER to CDR, USA HRC, ATTN: AHRC-PDV-ER, 1600 Spearhead Division Ave, Dept# 470, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5407.
c. Complete-the-Record Report (Code 09):
(1) A Code 09, Complete-the-Record OER, is “optional” for officers who meet the criteria IAW AR 623-3, paragraph 3-56.
(2) The required “thru date” for Complete-the-Record Reports (Code 09) is 06 Apr 17. All complete-the-record OERs for this board will be required to be prepared and submitted on the appropriate DA Form 67-10 within EES or found on the Army Publishing Directorate’s webpage.
(3) Refer to AR 623-3, paragraph 3-56, to determine eligibility for submitting a Complete-the-Record Report; all criteria must be met to receive this report.
(4) All other reports (mandatory or optional), excluding complete-the-record (Code 09) will have “thru dates” that reflect the date of the event that is the reason for the report.
d. Reports which are received by HRC Evaluations Branch for processing on 05 Jul 17 are placed in the officer’s Army Military Human Resource Record (AMHRR) and their board file prior to board voting, assuming the evaluation is relatively free of errors. This suspense date is for receipt of evaluations by HRC Evaluations Branch, not for submission to AMHRR. If an evaluation is seen as working in the Evaluation Reporting System (ERS) with a received by date of 05 Jul 17 or earlier and the evaluation is free of errors, it will be completed in time for the selection board.
e. Officers with missing OERs from their board file or AMHRR should first check the online application EES. This will identify any evaluations not completed (either on hold or rejected) due to errors. Officers with questions about OER policy or procedural matters can contact an Evaluations Branch Point of Contact (POC) for resolution at either Commercial (502) 613-9019, DSN 983-9019 or: email@example.com.
f. Hard copy AERs will be mailed to CDR, USA HRC, ATTN: AHRC-PDV-ER, 1600 Spearhead Division Ave, Dept #470, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5407.
g. Career Managers, board support personnel, and Interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System (IPERMS) support personnel are not authorized to place any evaluations directly into the AMHRR. All evaluations must process through the HRC Evaluations Branch using normal processing channels into the AMHRR and then into the officer’s board file. OERs that are not labeled (and profiled) by the Evaluations Branch will not be seen by this board.
13. Officer Record Brief/DA Form 2-1:
a. USAR Individual Mobilization Augmentees (IMA), Individual Ready Reserve (IRR), and Drilling Individual Mobilization Augmentee (DIMA) and Troop Program Unit (TPU) officers may include a DA Form 4037 (ORB) with their MBF. IRR and IMA officers must create and submit their own ORB. Section IV Personal/Family Data, number dependents, religion, marital status and spouse birthplace/citizenship should not be filled out for the boards. A template for completing the ORB can be found at the following website
b. USAR Troop Program Unit (TPU) officers must provide either a DA Form 2-1 (Personnel Qualification Record) or DA Form 4037 (ORB). The Army Reserve’s Automated Record Brief is not authorized for use, however, the automated Soldier Board Record Brief (DA Form 4037) through the Reserve Component Management System (RCMS) is authorized. Section IV Personal/Family Data, number dependents, religion, marital status and spouse birthplace/citizenship should not be filled out for the boards. The RCMS automated DA Form 4037 (ORB) is the preferred document for this board, however DA Form 2-1 will be accepted. Officers that elect to submit a DA Form 4037 (ORB) must create and submit their own ORB following instructions in paragraph 13.a. above. Officers that elect to submit a DA Form 2-1 may obtain a DA Form 2-1 from their Unit Administrative Section. Ensure DA Form 2-1 is accurate and has been verified by the S1 personnel office. Subsequent submissions of the DA 2-1 will be destroyed without action. Before it is forwarded the following statement should be entered in Section V, block 27 of the DA Form 2-1: “I verify that each item of information on the form is correct and true.” The audit must be signed and dated. Unaudited forms forwarded to the board should be annotated in Section V, block 27 that the officer was not available to audit his/her form.
c. AGR officers’ Selection Board Record Briefs (ORBs) will be imported into their MBF when the My Board File opens. Updated board ORBs will be repopulated to the board files on 30 Jun 17. Once the ORBs are repopulated, no additional changes will be made. All USAR AGR officers must now use RCMS to maintain and correct their ORB. AGR officers can review their RCMS ORB by going to the US Army Reserve’s RCMS G-1 Soldier Support website at https://selfservice.rcms.usar.army.mil and selecting My Record Brief. In the My Record Brief page, follow the steps to view, update and validate the record brief. To update or correct the RCMS ORB, officers must contact their TPU Unit Administrator, S-1, RPAC, or HR Section. AGR officers assigned to “above the line units” must contact their HRC Career Manager for help in updating their ORB.
d. Non-AGR officers should submit ORB/DA Form 2-1 as applicable, in PDF format to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 30 Jun 17, to ensure the document is added to their MBF. Do not send this document to IPERMS.
14. Letter to the President of the Board:
a. Officers who apply for consideration, if desired, may submit correspondence to the President of the Board.
b. Officers may write a memorandum to the President of the Board if there is information which would be deemed important in the consideration of the their record. For example, if the officer is currently deployed and does not have a recent OER and are unable to update a photo. Officers should email memorandums in PDF format to email@example.com NLT 30 Jun 17. Applicants should not write a memorandum to the President of the Board which summarizes their military career or that is self-aggrandizing. Memoranda should be short, to the point and relevant.
c. The DA Secretariat will only accept one Memorandum to the President of the Board. Subsequent memoranda will be destroyed without action. Ensure memoranda are accurate and signed. Example memorandum is available on the HRC website: https://www.hrc.army.mil/tagd/selection%20boards. Memoranda that are not in compliance with the sample will not be accepted. Do not include enclosures to the memorandum.
d. Memoranda that are considered by a board become a matter of record for the board and will be retained by the Chief, Department of the Army Secretariat. Do not send this document to IPERMS.
e. Communications or letters of recommendation and appreciation from other parties on behalf of officers eligible for consideration will not be provided to the boards, nor will any communication which contains criticism or negatively reflects upon the character, conduct, or motives of an individual.
15. Command Board Results:
a. The Command slate is the approved command assignment selection list established as a result of the OML and the slating process.
b. The CY18 OML remains in effect until 01 Oct 18 or the release of the CY19 board results, whichever is earlier.
c. Command slating is conducted from the CY18 OML and takes officer preferences into consideration.
d. Approved command slates are posted on the HRC website: https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/Current%20Command%20Selection%20Results%20-%20Reserve%20Component%20Officer and the USAR G-1 Command Program website: https://arg1web.usar.army.mil/personnelpolicy/Pages/Personnel%20Policy/Command-Board-Program.aspx once signed by the approval authority. Slating is published regularly throughout the CY.
e. Removals from slate consideration:
(1) Officers may request removal from board consideration prior to the board convene date without having to submit a declination. The officer must submit a request via email directly to the HRC USAR Command Program Manager (refer to the last paragraph in this message for contact information).
(2) Officers may request removal from slating consideration after the board convenes without having to submit a declination provided the officer has not been slated. The officer must submit a request via email directly to the HRC USAR Command Program Manager (refer to the last paragraph in this message for contact information). This is a permanent removal from all OMLs for CY18 and cannot be withdrawn once approved.
f. This is a show cause board. Officers who apply for LTC Command Board may be recommended for involuntary separation under AR 135-175 for TPU and AR 600-8-24 for AGR if the officer’s record contains information that would warrant this action. Officers recommended for separation under this regulation may be required to show cause for retention.
g. Post board suitability screening. Officers recommended for command (added to the OML) undergo a post board suitability screening. A post-board screening is defined as a review of official records to ascertain any adverse and reportable information concerning an officer. A post-board screening will include, but is not limited to, information filed at U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, the Department of the Army Inspector General, and the restricted portion of the Army Military Human Resource Record. If the screening identifies derogatory information, the officer’s records will be reviewed by a General Officer Review Board (GORB) that will assess the seriousness of the information. If the derogatory information is serious enough to question the officer’s suitability to command, the GORB will refer the matter to a Command Review Board (CRB).
16. Points of contact for this message are:
a. HRC USAR Command Program Manager, (AHRC-OPM-C), LTC Maria I. Emery, 502-613-6162 DSN 983-6162, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
b. POC for board consideration file/eligibility questions/ application:
(1) AGR officers should contact the applicable assignment officer, (AHRC-ROD): https://www.hrc.army.mil/opmd/agr%20army%20reserve%20officer%20division%20landing%20page
(2) TPU officers should contact the applicable career manager, (DAAR-CD):
(3) IMA and IRR officers should contact the HRC IRR/IMA Management Team, (AHRC-ROD-I): https://www.hrc.army.mil/opmd/arod%20ima%20and%20irr%20branch.
(4) AMEDD officers (all AMEDD branches) should contact the AMEDD Officer Reserve Management Branch, (AHRC-OPH-R), at (502) 613-6525, DSN: 983-6525, email: email@example.com.
(5) Judge Advocate General (JA) officers should contact the Office of the Judge Advocate General, Commercial (703) 545-2881.
c. POC for OER procedural matters, Evaluations Branch – Policy, (AHRC-PDV-EP), DSN 983-9019, Commercial (502) 613-9019, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
d. POC for AMHRR/IPERMS is the Army Soldier Records Branch, (AHRC-PDR-R): Commercial (502) 613-9990, press 2, DSN 983-9990, press 2 or e-mail: email@example.com. Do not send AMHRR update documents to this email; follow the procedures in paragraph 10 above. For additional information refer to the following website: https://www.hrc.army.mil/tagd/updating%20board%20documents.