MILPER Number: 17-181

Proponent

AHRC-PDV-PE

 

Title

Rules for Processing Service Remaining Requirements for Promotion to Sergeant or Staff Sergeant for Semi-Centralized Promotions

 

…Issued:[09-Jun-2017]…

 


A.  AR 600-8-19 (Enlisted Promotions and Reductions), 25 April 2017.

B.  AR 638-8 (Separation Processing and Documents), 10 February 2014.

1.  This MILPER Message will expire no later than 22 May 2018 or when superseded.

2.  This MILPER Message applies to semi-centralized promotions for Active Army (RA) and the United States Army Reserve (USAR) Soldiers.

3.  The purpose of this message is to provide clarity for processing service remaining requirements (SRR) for promotion to Sergeant (SGT) or Staff Sergeant (SSG).

4.  Changes pertaining to reference A above, paragraph 3-32, Rules for processing service remaining requirements.  There is no service obligation incurred for promotion to SGT or SSG (applicable retroactively regardless of the date of rank/effective date).

5.  Effective 25 May 2017, applicable sections to reference A above are rescinded and replaced by the following:

a.  Paragraph 1-10 a(5), as reads:

A Soldier fails to reenlist or extend his or her current enlistment to meet the service remaining requirement within 30 days (RA) and 60 days (USAR) of the announced promotion effective date.

b.  Paragraph 1-10 a(5), changed to read:

A Soldier fails to reenlist or extend his or her current enlistment to meet the service remaining requirements within 60 days of the announced promotion effective date (applies to USAR Troop Program Units, Army Reserve Elements, and Multi-Component Commands or units only).

c.  Table 3-3 Factor, Service Remaining Requirement, is rescinded.

d.  Table 3-5 Reason code E, is rescinded.

e.  Paragraph 3-23 a(2)(f), as reads:

Soldiers must have a minimum of 90 days remaining service as of the month of integration onto the recommended list; however, Soldiers must take action to meet the service remaining requirement for promotion if otherwise selected.

f.  Paragraph 3-23 a(2)(f), changed to read:

Soldiers must have a minimum of 90 days remaining service as of the month of integration onto the recommended list.

g.  Paragraph 3-27 c(3), as reads:

Failure to reenlist or extend to meet a service remaining obligation within 30 days (RA) or 60 days (USAR) of the announced promotion effective date.

h.  Paragraph 3-27 c(3), changed to read:

Failure to reenlist or extend to meet a service remaining obligation within 60 days of the announced promotion effective date (applies to USAR Troop Program Units, Army Reserve Elements, and Multi-Component Commands or units only).

i.  Paragraph 3-32 c, as reads:

Regular Army and U.S. Army Reserve.  Soldiers must meet the service remaining requirement before a promotion order is issued.

j.  Paragraph 3-32 c, changed to read:

U.S. Army Reserve (Troop Program Units, Army Reserve Elements, and Multi-Component Commands or units) Soldiers must meet the service remaining requirement before a promotion order is issued.

k.  Paragraph 3-32 d, as reads:

The following Soldiers will be promoted without regard to service remaining requirement:

l.  Paragraph 3-32 d, changed to  read:

U.S. Army Reserve (Troop Program Units, Army Reserve Elements, and Multi-Component Commands or units).  The following Soldiers will be promoted without regard to service remaining requirement:

(1) Soldiers whose service would exceed the retention control point (RCP) or maximum years of service for grade and/or citizenship.  In those cases, Soldiers will be required to extend for the number of months needed to reach the RCP or maximum years of service.

(2) Those categorized as missing in action, captured, or detained when promoted by HQDA.

(3) Those whose illness or injury is classified by medical authorities to be of such severity that life is imminently endangered (AR 638–8).

(4) Those whose extended expiration term of service (ETS) would be after age 62 (60 for USAR) is attained if required to meet the required service remaining requirement.  In these cases, Soldiers will be required to extend through the end of the month in which the 62nd (60th for USAR) birthday occurs.

6.  Point of contact for this message is HRC, Junior Enlisted Promotions, AHRC-PDV-PE, 502- 613-9013, DSN 983-9013, or by email for RA usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd.jr-enlisted-promotions@mail.mil or USAR usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd.jr-agr-enlisted-promotions@mail.mil.