MILPER Number: 17-196

Proponent

AHRC-OPM-C

 

Title

Fiscal Year (FY) 19 Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Army Competitive Category (ACC) Centralized Selection List (CSL) – Command/Key Billet Boards Announcement

 

…Issued:[21-Jun-2017]…

 


A.  AR 600-20 (Army Command Policy), 6 November 2014.

B.  DA Memo 600-2 (Policies and Procedures for Active Duty List Officer Selection Boards), 25 September 2006.

C.  DA Pam 600-3 (Commissioned Officer Professional Development and Career Management), 3 December 2014.

D.  DA Pam 600-4 (Army Medical Department Officer Development and Career Management), 27 June 2007.

E.  AR 608-75 (Exceptional Family Member Program), 27 January 2017.

F.  AR 623-3 (Evaluation Reporting System), 4 November 2015.

G.  FY19 Chief Of Staff of the Army Slating Guidance, TBD.

H.  AR 600-8-29 (Officer Promotions), 25 February 2005.

I.  AR 640-30 (Photographs for Military Human Resources Records), 29 March 2017.

J.  AR 600-8-104 (Army Military Human Resource Records Management), 7 April 2014.

K.  AR 600-8-22 (Military Awards), 25 June 2015.

L.  AR 600-9 (The Army Body Composition Program), 28 June 2013.

M.  Army Directive 2017-08 (Competitive Categories for Commissioned Officers and Warrant Officers Serving on the Active Duty List and the Reserve Active Status List), 15 February 2017.

1.  This MILPER message will expire NLT 1 June 2018.

2.  Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) selection boards convene (IAW paras 2.a.  – 2.d.  below) to consider eligible Lieutenant Colonels (LTC) and promotable Majors (MAJ) for assignment to Centralized Selection List – Command/Key Billet designated positions projected for FY19.

a.  Operations Command (OPS) Board meets 11-20 September 2017.  My Board File (MBF) opens on 13 July 2017 and closes 4 September 2017.  Command Preference Designation (CPD) will be open 1-22 August 2017.

b.  Operations Support (OS) Command/Key Billet Board meets 11-19 September 2017.  My Board File (MBF) opens on 13 July 2017 and closes 4 September 2017.  Command Preference Designation (CPD) will be open 1-22 August 2017.

c.  Force Sustainment (FS) Command Board meets 11-19 September 2017.  My Board File (MBF) opens on 13 July 2017 and closes 4 September 2017.  Command Preference Designation (CPD) will be open 1-22 August 2017.

d.  Information Dominance (ID) Command/Key Billet Board meets 12-15 September 2017.  My Board File (MBF) opens on 13 July 2017 and closes 4 September 2017.  Command Preference Designation (CPD) will be open 1-22 August 2017.

3.  Requirement of physical readiness:  In order to ensure leaders are fully prepared to perform the full range of their responsibilities, all officers selected by a centralized board to serve as a Commander or in a Key Billet are required to meet the physical demands and deployment requirements associated with the Command/Key Billet in which they serve.

4.  Opt-in board:  Eligible officers must take action to be considered for the FY19 LTC CSL selection board.  Officers must log into the CPD tool (see paragraph 12) and choose to compete for command.  Certification of “My Board File” (MBF) does not constitute opting in.  Officers who do not log into CPD and submit their preference to compete will not be considered by the FY19 LTC CSL selection board and the officer’s MBF will be deleted after the CPD closes.  Promotable MAJ and officers who have a date of rank to LTC of 1 September 2015 and later are eligible to compete for LTC CSL command.  Officers will have three consecutive years of eligibility which begins the first year an officer is selected for promotion to the rank of LTC.

5.  Officers should expect to Command or serve in Key Billets for 24 months or as needed due to operational requirements.  Once the FY19 LTC Command/Key Billet lists are approved, officers on the lists may be slated for an early assumption of Command/Key Billet to fill unforecasted vacancies that occur prior to 1 October 2018.

6.  Officers selected for Command/Key Billet who have not completed Intermediate Level Education (ILE), will not assume a Command/Key Billet until after successful completion of ILE.

7.  The selection boards will convene according to Officer Personnel Management System (OPMS) functional categories.  The categories are OPS, OS, FS, and ID.

8.  Officers selected by the FY19 boards will be selected for Commands/Key Billets under the following categories:  Operations, Strategic Support, Recruiting and Training, Installation, and Key Billet.  The Key Billet category only pertains to officers who have been designated into a functional area.

9.  Officers can only be selected as a principal in one command category.  Officers not selected as principals may be selected as an alternate and considered for activation to any eligible category (IAW para 9 a./b./c./d.).  The Command/Key Billet categories are listed below:

a.  Operations – Battalion and Brigade sized units, expeditionary in nature and deployable worldwide with approved Table of Organization and Equipment (TO&E), Joint Organizations and Special Mission Units (SMU) providing the fighting power available to combatant or joint task force commanders with a primary mission to deploy to a theater of combat operations.  Key General Staff positions (i.e.  G1, G2, G6, and G8) also exist within this subcategory.

(1) Officers who are Aviation Branch with the Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) of K4 (Special Operations Aviation) are eligible to compete in the following subcategories:  Aviation Special Operations (AVSO) and Aviation Special Operations Training (AVST).

(2) Medical Service Branch Officers who meet the requirements outlined in DA Pam 600-3, para 35-3d, and DA Pam 600-4, para 10-3a(3)(c)6 may compete in the FS board, Logistics Operations (C90P) subcategory.  Additionally, 67J’s are authorized to compete in the OPS board, Aviation Operations (A15P).

(3) Explosive Ordnance Officers (EOD/89E) are eligible to compete in the Logistics Operations subcategory (C90P).

(4) Branch Immaterial (01A) – Operations (Y01P), includes all brigade level Special Troops Battalions and Division Level Headquarters and Headquarters Battalions.  All eligible OPS, OS, and FS officers may compete for command in this subcategory.

(a) Effective FY15, Explosive Ordnance Officers (EOD/89E) are not eligible for Branch Immaterial (01A) CSL Commands.

(b) Effective FY17, Finance Branch Officers (36A) are not eligible to compete for Branch Immaterial billets.

(c) Effective FY17, All-Source Intelligence Fixed Wing Aviation Officers (15C35) are not eligible to compete for Branch Immaterial billets.

(d) Effective FY17, Cyber Officers (17A and 29A) are not eligible to compete for Branch Immaterial billets.

b.  Strategic Support – Battalion and Brigade sized units, mainly approved Table of Distribution and Allowance (TDA) DA units focused on providing support such as analysis, intelligence, communications, materials, medical, logistics and technology to a theater.

(1) Effective FY19, Asymmetric Warfare Strategic Support (A04R) is limited to 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, and 19 competitive grouping officers IAW AR 600-3 Combat Arms Generalist position.  31, 37, 38, and 74 competitive grouping officers are not eligible to compete for Combat Arms Generalist positions IAW AR 600-3.

(2) Branch Medical Service Officers who meet the requirements outlined in DA Pam 600-3, para 35-3d, and DA Pam 600-4, para10-3a(3)(c)6 may compete in the FS board, Logistics Strategic Support (C90R) subcategory.

(3) Explosive Ordnance Officers (EOD/89E) are not eligible to compete in the Logistics Strategic Support subcategory (C90R).

(4) Branch Immaterial (01A) – Strategic Support (Y01R), includes Corps, Army, Theater Level Special Troops Battalions, and Headquarters & Headquarters Battalion.  All eligible OPS, OS, and FS officers may compete for command in this subcategory.

(a) Effective FY15, Explosive Ordnance Officers (EOD/89E) are not eligible for Branch Immaterial (01A) CSL Commands.

(b) Effective FY17, Finance Branch Officers (36A) are not eligible to compete for Branch Immaterial billets.

(c) Effective FY17, All-Source Intelligence Fixed Wing Aviation Officers (15C35) are not eligible to compete for Branch Immaterial billets.

(d) Effective FY17, Cyber Officers (17A and 29A) are not eligible to compete for Branch Immaterial billets.

c.  Recruiting and Training – is focused on generating Soldiers into conventional and Special Mission Units of the US Army and sister services, typically TDA organizations that support the training of units from the Army and sister services.

(1) The CSA approved the addition of select Training Support Battalions (TSB) to the CSL effective FY15 and FY16 to the training subcategory of the respective branch.

(2) Explosive Ordnance Officers (EOD/89E) are not eligible to compete in the logistics training subcategory (C90T) for the FY19 LTC ACC CSL Board.

(3) Combat Arms (Maneuver) – Training (A02T) is limited to 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, and 19 competitive grouping officers IAW AR 600-3 Combat Arms Generalist position.  31, 37, 38, and 74 competitive grouping officers are not eligible to compete for Combat Arms (Maneuver) – Training IAW AR 600-3 Combat Arms Generalist position.

(4) Branch Immaterial (01A) – Recruiting (Y01T), includes all ACC recruiting battalions.  All eligible OPS, OS, and FS officers may compete for command in this subcategory.

(a) Effective FY15, Explosive Ordnance Officers (EOD/89E) are not eligible for any Branch Immaterial (01A) CSL Commands.

(b) Effective FY17, Finance Branch Officers (36A) are not eligible to compete for Branch Immaterial billets.

(c) Effective FY17, All-Source Intelligence Fixed Wing Aviation Officers (15C35) are not eligible to compete for Branch Immaterial billets.

(d) Effective FY17, Cyber Officers (17A and 29A) are not eligible to compete for Branch Immaterial billets.

d.  Installation – Support tenant units or activities in a designated geographic area by organizing, directing, coordinating, and controlling installation support and service activities.  TDA organizations, both CONUS and OCONUS, dedicated to supporting and protecting Army Soldiers, Civilians and their Families; are accountable for critical mission areas such as; mobilization, public works, real property management and local civil authorities/host nation rapport.

(1) Combat Arms – Installation (A02X) is limited to 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, and 19 competitive grouping officers IAW AR 600-3 Combat Arms Generalist position.  31, 37, 38, and 74 competitive grouping officers are not eligible to compete for Combat Arms – Installation IAW AR 600-3 Combat Arms Generalist position.

(2) Branch Immaterial (01A) – Installation (Y01X), includes all installation and garrison commands.  All eligible OPS, OS, and FS officers may compete for command in this subcategory.

(a) Effective FY15, Explosive Ordnance Officers (EOD/89E) are not eligible for Branch Immaterial (01A) CSL commands.

(b) Effective FY17, Finance Branch Officers (36A) are not eligible to compete for Branch Immaterial billets.

(c) Effective FY17, All-Source Intelligence Fixed Wing Aviation Officers (15C35) are not eligible to compete for Branch Immaterial billets.

(d) Effective FY17, Cyber Officers (17A and 29A) are not eligible to compete for Branch Immaterial billets.

e.  Key Billet – duty assignment at the LTC rank requiring specific, highly developed skills and experience that is deemed so critical to a unit’s mission that an officer is selected for assignment by HQDA.  Key Billet Officers exercise judgment and recommend actions to the Commander.  They principally manage resources and oversee processes that operate in a leadership environment.  The Key Billet category only pertains to officers who have been designated into a functional area.  General Staff Billets (G1, G2, G6, and G8) are not considered Key Billets and are competed in the Operations category.

10.  Separate selection boards will convene as follows:

a.  Operations Division Command Board meets 11-20 September 2017 to select commanders in the following subcategories:

CodeSubcategoriesCompetitive Grouping
A11PInfantry Operations11
A11TInfantry Training11
A12PEngineer Operations12
A12REngineer Strategic Support12
A12TEngineer Training12
A13PField Artillery Operations13
A13TField Artillery Training13
A14PAir Defense Artillery Operations14
A14TAir Defense Artillery Training14
A15PAviation Operations15, 67J
AVSOAviation Special Operations (Special Operations Aviation) ASI K4**15
AVSTAviation Special Operations Training (Special Operations Aviation) ASI K4**15
A15RAviation Strategic Support15
A15TAviation Training15
A18PSpecial Forces Operations18
A18TSpecial Forces Training18
A19TArmor Training19
A31PMilitary Police Operations31
A31RMilitary Police Strategic Support31
A31TMilitary Police Training31
A37PPsychological Operations37
A37TPsychological Operations Training37
A38PCivil Affairs Operations38
A38RCivil Affairs Strategic Support38
A38TCivil Affairs Training38
A74PChemical Operations74
A74RChemical Strategic Support74
A74TChemical Training74
A02XCombat Arms (02A) – Installation11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19
A02TCombat Arms (Maneuver) – Training (02A)11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19
A03PCombat Arms (Maneuver) – Operations (02B)11, 19
A04RAsymmetric Warfare Strategic Support (02A)* ASI U911, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19
Y01PBranch Immaterial (01A) – Operations11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 31, 37, 38, 74
Y01RBranch Immaterial (01A) – Strategic Support11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 31, 37, 38, 74
Y01TBranch Immaterial (01A) – Recruiting11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 31, 37, 38, 74
Y01XBranch Immaterial (01A) – Installation11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 31, 37, 38, 74

b.  Operations Support Command/Key Billet Board Meets 11-19 September 2017 to select Commanders/Key Billets in the following subcategories:

CodeSubcategoriesCompetitive Grouping
B25PSignal Operations25
B25RSignal Strategic Support25
B25TSignal Training25
B26KUSARCC Strategic Support26
B35PMilitary Intelligence Operations35
B35RMilitary Intelligence Strategic Support35
B35TMilitary Intelligence Training35
B40KSpace Operations – Key Billet40
B46KPublic Affairs Officer – Key Billet46
B50KForce Management – Key Billet50
B57KBattle Command And Simulations – Key Billet57
Y01PBranch Immaterial (01A) – Operations25, 35
Y01RBranch Immaterial (01A) – Strategic Support25, 35
Y01TBranch Immaterial (01A) – Recruiting25, 35
Y01XBranch Immaterial (01A) – Installation25, 35

c.  Force Sustainment Command Board meets 11-19 September 2017 to select Commanders in the following subcategories:

CodeSubcategoriesCompetitive Grouping
C01PFinancial Management/Adjutant General Operations (01D)36A, 42H
C36PFinancial Management Operations36A
C42TSoldier Support Training42H
C42PPersonnel Operations42H
C42RPersonnel Strategic Support42H
C90PLogistics Operations88, 89E, 90, 91, 92 (includes MS/90)
C90RLogistics Strategic Support88, 90, 91, 92 (includes MS/90)
C90TLogistics Training88, 90, 91, 92 (excludes MS/90)
Y01PBranch Immaterial (01A) – Operations42H, 88, 90, 91, 92 (excludes MS/90)
Y01RBranch Immaterial (01A) – Strategic Support42H, 88, 90, 91, 92 (excludes MS/90)
Y01TBranch Immaterial (01A) – Recruiting42H, 88, 90, 91, 92 (excludes MS/90)
Y01XBranch Immaterial (01A) – Installation42H, 88, 90, 91, 92 (excludes MS/90)

d.  Information Dominance Command/Key Billet Board meets 12-15 September 2017 to select Commanders/Key Billets in the following subcategories:

CodeSubcategoriesCompetitive Grouping
J17RCyber-Strategic Support17, 29
J30KInformation Operations – Key BilletFA30

11.  Command/Key Billet eligibility and information.  Officers who meet the following criteria, and opt in through the CPD will be considered for Command/Key Billet:

a.  Eligible Officers – FY19 CSL Command/Key Billet eligibility will include promotable Majors and officers who have a date of rank to LTC of 1 September 2015 or later.  Officers will have three consecutive years of eligibility which begins the first year an officer is selected for promotion to the rank of LTC.

b.  Have not commanded a CSL – Command Designated Unit or served in a CSL Key Billet at the LTC level, or received constructive credit for a CSL Command Designated Unit or Key Billet at the LTC level.

c.  Have not been selected as a Principal Command/Key Billet designee by a previous CSL board (DA level) or activated for Command/Key Billet from an alternate status.

d.  Have not been relieved for cause from a CSL designated Command/Key Billet.

e.  Have not declined, with prejudice, a LTC level CSL Command/Key Billet after having been selected as a principal or alternate.

f.  Have not been removed from a CSL Command/Key Billet order of merit list (either principal or alternate) by a DA Command Review Board (CRB).

g.  Have not submitted a retirement application to HRC or pending separation action.  A retirement application is considered “submitted” when it is received by HRC, Officer Retirement and Separations Office (AHRC-OPL-R), 502-613-6601 (DSN 983).  Effective upon release of the FY19 Centralized Selection Lists, an officer selected as a principal or alternate who subsequently submits a retirement application is required to submit a declination of Command/Key Billet as part of the retirement application.  If the officer does not submit a Declination of Command/Key Billet or does not withdraw their retirement, the requested retirement date may be adjusted by HRC to a date that allows the officer to complete the Command/Key Billet tour.  However, in lieu of extension, CG HRC may administratively remove the officer from the CSL to allow for the activation of an alternate.

h.  Officers selected for Command/Key Billets who are subsequently referred to a CRB will not assume command until a favorable final determination is made.  Determinations not made prior to 120 Days from Projected Change of Command Date (PCOCD) will result in the officer becoming a deferred principal.

12.  Eligible officers must take action to be considered for the FY19 LTC CSL selection board.  Officers will submit their preference for Command/Key Billet by subcategory and then rank order units within the subcategory via the CPD online website at https://preferences.hrc.army.mil/HTDocs/ and select “Command Preference Designation”.  All eligible officers will be able to enter the website and submit subcategory and unit preferences from 1-22 August 2017.  For further information, or if officers have difficulty accessing the CPD website, they should contact their respective career manager to convey their intentions and preferences.

a.  In an effort to clearly establish a commitment on the part of every officer who elects to compete, and to reduce the turbulence on the officer corps that declination after selection causes, all post-board declinations will be considered “with prejudice”.  A declination with prejudice will result in section X of their Officer Record Brief (ORB) stamped indicating the CSL declination.  Furthermore, declination of a LTC CSL Command/Key Billet will make the officer ineligible to compete for all future CSL Command/Key Billet selections at both the LTC and COL grade level.

b.  Officers who are selected for command will be slated per the CSA Command/Key Billet slating guidance.  The CSA’s slating guidance can be found on the Command Management Division website at:  https://www.hrc.army.mil/content/CSL%20Slating%20Guidance.

c.  Officers with expired Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) records must submit updates IAW AR 608-75 NLT 25 August 2017 to better increase their slating/assignment opportunities if selected for CSL Command.  Soldiers enrolled in EFMP are required to review and update EFMP condition(s) every three years.  For the purposes of CSL, if the date of the last EFMP review is earlier than 25 August 2014 the EFMP is considered expired.

d.  It is imperative that officers lead by example and that they meet all requirements associated with effectively leading in their CSL position.  Officers who elect to participate in the CSL process will now have to certify their physical status WRT ability to deploy through the CPD application.  This will allow HQDA and HRC to evaluate the requirements of the position against any physical and/or deployability limitations an officer may have.  The goal is to identify/place officers who are able to lead their formation by meeting the physical demands and deployment requirements of the slated position.

13.  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 5 September 2017.  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 will 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:  Commander, 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.  A standard operating procedure covering process for scanning and emailing OERs from deployed units is available upon request.

(2) All non-deployed units or rating officials with ink-signed or older version forms not useable in EES must mail printed OERs to Commander, USA HRC, ATTN:  AHRC-PDV-ER, 1600 Spearhead Division Ave, Dept.  #470, Fort Knox, KY  40122-5407.

c.  Code 09, Complete-the-Record Report.

(1) A Code 09, Complete-the-Record OER, is “optional” for officers who meet the criteria pursuant to AR 623-3, paragraph 3-56.

(2) The required “Thru Date” for Complete-the-Record reports (Code 09) is 13 August 2017.  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 will have “Thru Dates” that reflect the date of the event that is the reason for the report.  A Promotion Report (Code 11) is not authorized for this board.

d.  Reports which are received by HRC Evaluations Branch for processing on by close of business on 5 September 2017 will be 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 5 September 2017 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 ERS.  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 usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-eval-policy@mail.mil.

f.  For resolution of duplicate, inverted, or misfiled evaluation reports, submit request to:  usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-eval-appeals@mail.mil.

g.  Hard copy DA Form 1059 (AERS) will be mailed to Commander, USA HRC, ATTN:  AHRC-PDV-ER, 1600 Spearhead Division Ave, Dept.  #470, Fort Knox, KY  40122-5407.

h.  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 the board.

14.  General information:

a.  All Officers who are under consideration may, if desired, submit correspondence to the President of the Board.

b.  Individual memorandum should include only those matters deemed important in the consideration of an officer’s record.  They should be addressed to President, FY19 Lieutenant Colonel Centralized Selection List – Command/Key Billet Board (Operations; Operations Support; Force Sustainment; Information Dominance) PSB, ATTN:  AHRC-PDV-S, 1600 Spearhead Division Ave, Fort Knox, KY 40122.  Signed memorandum may be scanned and emailed to:  usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-board-ac-officer@mail.mil.  Memorandum must arrive prior to the convene date of the board in order to be considered.

c.  Any memorandum considered by a board will become a matter of record for that board and will be retained in the board files.  Memoranda to the board (including enclosures) will not be filed in an officer’s AMHRR.  Do not send this document to IPERMS.

d.  Communications or memoranda of recommendation from other parties on behalf of officers eligible for consideration will not be provided to the board unless forwarded as an enclosure to a memorandum to the board from the officer being considered.  Officers desiring to write to the President of a board should refer to AR 600-8-29, paragraph 1-33, for guidance.

e.  Unprocessed copies of OERs, resident AERs or evaluation appeals that have not yet been adjudicated should not be sent as enclosures.

15.  Official Photographs:

a.  These boards 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 in accordance with the guidelines in AR 640-30.  If needed, go to:  http://www.vios.army.mil to find the nearest DAPMIS photographic facility location.  Officers who are 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 4 September 2017 to allow for required processing.

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.  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 from the requirement until six months after pregnancy.  Any photograph that is older than five years will be automatically deleted pursuant to AR 640-30.

d.  The Army Service Uniform (ASU) is the only authorized uniform to wear pursuant to AR 640-30.  Hardcopy photographs are no longer accepted.

16.  Updating the AMHRR:

a.  Officers may view their AMHRR online at:  https://iperms.hrc.army.mil.

b.  S-1/Unit Administrator (UA)/Military Personnel Division (MPD)/Director of Human Resources (DHR)/Military Human Resource (Mil HR) Offices and Career/Branch Managers will use the web upload feature in IPERMS to submit required AMHRR document updates, pursuant to AR 600-8-104.  To access the required documents list, use:  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.

c.  All AMHRR update submissions must be received NLT 4 September 2017 to allow for sufficient processing time.  Ensure S-1/UA/MPD/DHR/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 to the board file but there is typically a delay involved.  This is normal; plan accordingly.

d.  Do not submit OERs or AERs (DA Form 1059) to IPERMS, they must go to the Evaluations Branch for processing.  Follow the procedures in paragraph 13 of this message for all evaluation-related documents and issues.

e.  The rules for masking documents (moving documents from Performance folder to Restricted folder) are as follows:

(1) Enlisted documents that do not cross over from enlisted to officer ranks are masked.  If the document can be earned by both officer and enlisted ranks, 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 pursuant to Army Directive 2015-11.

(4) All enlisted DA 1059s will be masked.

f.  For resolution of duplicate, inverted, misfiled, or masking documents submit request to usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.iperms-board-support@mail.mil.  Correctly filed authorized documents will not be masked or removed.

g.  For additional information on updating board documents in IPERMS refer to https://www.hrc.army.mil/tagd/updating%20board%20documents or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/iPERMS.

17.  Request addressed offices provide a copy of this message to all assigned or attached Lieutenant Colonels and promotable Majors.

18.  Key Dates Are:

BoardBoard DatesOER Thru Dates
(Code 09)
OER/AER
Received By
AMHRR updates/ DA Photo accepted into DAPMISMy Board File Open/Close DatesCommand Preference Designation Open/Close Dates
LTC OPS CMD11-20 Sep 1713 Aug 175 Sep 174 Sep 1713 Jul – 4 Sep 171-22 Aug 17
LTC OS CMD/ KB11-19 Sep 1713 Aug 175 Sep 174 Sep 1713 Jul – 4 Sep 171-22 Aug 17
LTC FS CMD11-19 Sep 1713 Aug 175 Sep 174 Sep 1713 Jul – 4 Sep 171-22 Aug 17
LTC ID CMD/KB12-15 Sep 1713 Aug 175 Sep 174 Sep 1713 Jul – 4 Sep 171-22 Aug 17

19.  Points of Contact:

a.  POC for the FY19 LTC ACC CSL – Command/Key Billet board is MAJ Angela Borden, (AHRC-OPM-C), DSN 983-6401, commercial (502) 613-6401 or email:   angela.c.borden.mil@mail.mil.

b.  POC for AMHRR/IPERMS inquiries:  contact the Army Soldier Records Branch, Records Support Team at DSN 983-9990, press 2, commercial (502) 613-9990, press 2 or email address is usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.iperms-board-support@mail.mil.  Do not send AMHRR update documents to this email.  Follow the procedures in paragraph 16 above.  For additional information, refer to:  https://www.hrc.army.mil/tagd/updating%20board%20documents or on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/iPERMS.

c.  POC for OER procedural matters, Evaluations Branch (Policy), (AHRC-PDV-EP), DSN 983-9019, commercial (502) 613-9019, e-mail:  usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-eval-policy@mail.mil.