MILPER Number: 17-203

Proponent

AHRC-EPM-C

 

Title

FY19 Regular Army (RA), Army Special Forces (ARSOF)/Special Management Unit (SMU), and United States Army Reserve, Active Guard Reserve (USAR(AGR)) Brigade/Battalion Command Sergeant Major (CSM ) Centralized Selection List (CSL) Board

 

…Issued:[28-Jun-2017]…

 


A.  AR 614-200 (Enlisted Assignment and Utilization Management), 26 February 2009 (Expedited Revision (EXREV) 002, 11 October 2011).

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

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

D.  AR 635-200 (Active Duty Enlisted Administrative Separations), 19 December 2016.

E.  AR 640-30 (Official Army Photographs), 29 March 2017.

F.  AR 600-8-2 (Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (Flag)), 11 May 2016.

G.  HQDA (DAPE-MPO-S) Memorandum, subject:  Personnel Suitability Screening Policy, 4 February 2008.

H.  FY19 Sergeant Major of the Army (SMA) Slating Guidance, TBD.

I.  Army Directive 2016-19, (Retaining a Quality Noncommissioned Officer Corps), 26 May 2016.

1.  This message expires no later than (NLT) 28 June 2018.

2.  This message contains numerous changes from previous CSL board messages and must be read in its entirety, paying close attention to eligibility criteria.

3.  Policy.

a.  In accordance with (IAW) reference (A), a Headquarters, Department of the Army (HQDA) Selection Board is scheduled to convene at the DA Secretariat (DAS), Fort Knox, KY, on 24 October 2017, to consider and select Regular Army (RA), Army Special Forces (ARSOF), Special Mission Unit (SMU), and USAR(AGR) Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) to serve as a Brigade, ARSOF/SMU Group, or Battalion CSM for FY19 (1 October 2018 – 30 September 2019).

b.  Because this board considers multiple categories of Soldiers for consideration, unique instructions (including eligibility criteria) are identified in the following paragraphs of this message:

(1) RA (less ARSOF/SMU) NCOs – paragraph 16.

(2) RA ARSOF NCOs – paragraph 17.

(3) SMU NCOs – paragraph 18.

(4) USAR (AGR) NCOs – paragraph 19.

c.  The eligibility criteria ensures consideration of highly qualified, broadly skilled, and experienced NCO leaders who have been developed to assume higher levels of responsibility.  The Army expects these NCOs to serve selflessly no matter where they are assigned and all NCOs considered by this board will be considered without regard to category or assignment.

d.  The Army is exercising its authority, IAW reference (A), paragraph 7-16c(5), to withdraw voluntary actions initiated by Soldiers to opt-out of consideration.  Soldiers have no option to opt-out of consideration for this board and all Soldiers meeting the established eligibility criteria will be considered.

e.  The mission of this board is to identify best-qualified NCOs to serve as CSM against authorized requirements at the Brigade, Group, and Battalion level.  NCOs will be considered against all requirements for which they are otherwise eligible.  This ensures NCOs with the right competencies, skills, and experiences compete for selection.

f.  NCOs selected by this board are subject to post-board personnel suitability screening IAW the Army’s personnel suitability screening policy.  NCOs found to have possible disqualifying derogatory information as a result of this screening will receive separate written notification from Army Human Resources Command (HRC).  The notification will include copies of all derogatory information and will outline the rebuttal process for submission to a Standby Advisory Board (STAB).  The STAB will then consider the NCO’s eligibility for appointment to CSM.  The STAB will make a recommendation to the Director of Military Personnel Management (DMPM) for final decision on the suitability of the affected NCO to serve as otherwise selected.

g.  Soldiers must update their records with correct Professional Development Proficiency Codes (PDPC) and/or Additional Skill Identifiers (ASI) no later than (NLT) 1 August 2017 to ensure they are not selected and slated to a position not in line with professional development models.

h.  Requirement of physical readiness.  In order to ensure leaders are fully prepared to perform the full range of their responsibilities, all NCOs selected by a centralized board to serve as a CSM are required to meet the physical demands and deployment requirements associated with the CSM position in which they serve.

4.  The following NCOs (all categories) are ineligible for consideration:

a.  NCOs who have been involuntarily removed from the CSM program as a result of derogatory information, a HQDA STAB, or previously denied appointment (including removal from a centralized selection list) to a CSM position are no longer eligible for consideration.

b.  NCOs being considered for denial of continued service as a result of the qualitative management program (QMP).  If a QMP action is initiated after the NCO is selected, the NCO may be selected but will not be activated until the QMP process is complete and a decision on retention is final.  If a QMP action is initiated after a NCO has assumed responsibilities as a result of the CSM CSL process and has been found unfit for continued service, the next eligible alternate on the list will be activated and placed on assignment in their place.

c.  NCOs who have an approved retirement (application received by HRC, Enlisted Personnel Management Directorate (EPMD), Transition Branch (AHRC-EPF-M) or Special Management Division (AHRC-OPS)) at least three days prior to the Command Preference Designation (CPD) tool open date or are pending separation action.

d.  NCOs who are retiree recalls or USAR Sanctuary Soldiers serving on active status.

e.  NCOs with Primary Military Occupational Specialty (PMOS) of 42S (Special Bandsman), 79S (Career Counselor), or 27D (Paralegal Specialist).

f.  NCOs who are U.S. Army Sergeants Major Course (SMC) graduates, but have not been selected for promotion to Sergeant Major (SGM).

g.  NCOs previously selected for denial of continued service under the Qualitative Service Program (QSP).

h.  NCOs with HRC approved assignment-based stabilizations beyond 30 September 2019 (e.g., White House Communications Agency, Congressional Fellowship, etc.).

5.  To reduce the turbulence on the NCO Corps that post-selection declinations cause:

a.  Release of the formal slate (approximately March 2018) constitutes official notification of assignment instructions to all selected/slated NCOs.  At this point, reference (D), para 12-9 (Retirement in Lieu of Permanent Change of Station (PCS)) applies.

(1) Requests for retirement in lieu of PCS must be submitted within 30 days of the formal slate release.

(2) Approval of retirement applications is dependent on readiness implications.  If otherwise approved, retirement dates may be adjusted dependent on readiness requirements.  Applications for retirement based upon attainment of 30 or more years of service will be approved as submitted.

b.  Projected change of responsibility dates (PCORD) will be adjusted to accommodate operational readiness needs.

c.  As an exception, CSMs currently serving in valid CSM positions who are eligible to compete in FY19 and are selected will only be approved for retirement at current PCORD plus 90 days.

d.  CSMs/SGMs who are deployed when the slate is released and, having applied for and secured an approved retirement in lieu of PCS, will not retire earlier than the first day of the seventh month following the date of re-deployment.

e.  NCOs who are not retirement eligible must comply with CSL CSM assignment instructions or submit a request for voluntary separation under reference (D), paragraph 4-4.

f.  Service extensions are not authorized for NCOs who decline a future CSM position after selection and slating.

g.  Married Army Couples Program (MACP).  HRC will make every effort to slate and assign Soldiers IAW current Army policy and regulation for joint domicile and MACP.

6.  Once the FY19 Brigade/Battalion CSM CSL list is approved, NCOs on the CSL may be activated early to fill un-forecasted vacancies that occur prior to 1 October 2018.  These requests will be handled as exceptions and on a case-to-case basis.

7.  Soldier initiated stabilizations.  NCOs with self-initiated stabilizations (i.e., high school senior stabilization) will have their stabilization waived by HRC if they are selected as a principal, or if activated as an alternate.  HQDA selection and slating cannot guarantee assignment at the stabilized location.  Stabilization requests by alternates following board release will be returned without action as possible future activation supersedes the individual stabilization.

8.  The Command Preference Designator (CPD) web application.  NCOs eligible for selection must communicate their installation preferences to the Army via the CPD.  The CPD website can be accessed from the HRC tools & applications directory located at https://www.hrc.army.mil/persinsd/tools%20and%20applications%20directory.  Common Access Card (CAC) authentication is required in order to access this site.  Click on the “Personal Preference Pages for Centralized Selection Processes” link and then the CPD tool.  The website will navigate Soldiers through various options relating to this process.  NCOs will be able to enter the website and submit sub-category and unit preferences on 24 August 2017 for both the brigade and battalion level boards based on their individual eligibility.  NCOs who take no action to list preferences and are subsequently selected will be slated to units IAW the operational needs of the Army.  A separate CPD email will be sent via enterprise email to all eligible Soldiers outlining CPD requirements.  The CPD will remain open for approximately 30 days.  NCOs may change their personal sub-category and unit preferences as many times as they desire until the date the CPD is closed.  Once the CPD is closed, NCO preferences will be saved as preferences of record for each board.

9.  This board utilizes the “My Board File” (MBF) application.  NCOs must review and certify their board files electronically through the MBF website.  To access MBF, go to the HRC web-site at https://www.hrc.army.mil, click on Self-Service and then the My Board File link.  Login with CAC.  Only NCOs eligible for this board are authorized access to the MBF.  Email questions concerning the MBF to:  usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.das-board-select@mail.mil.  MBF opens on 25 August 2017 and closes on 17 October 2017.

10.  Updating the Army Military Human Resources Record (AMHRR).

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

b.  S-1/Unit Administrators (UA)/Military Personnel Divisions (MPD) and military human resources (MIL HR) offices will use the web upload feature in the interactive Personnel Electronic Records Management System (iPERMS) to submit required AMHRR document updates, IAW 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 NCO’s full name and complete 9-digit social security number (SSN).

c.  All AMHRR update submissions must be received NLT 13 October 2017, to allow for sufficient processing time.  Ensure S-1/UA/MPD and MIL HR offices 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 NCO’s MBF application, but there is typically a delay involved, and NCOs should plan accordingly.

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

e.  For resolution of duplicate, inverted, or misfiled documents, or request for corrections, submit Board Correction Form to usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.iperms-board-support@mail.mil.  Correctly filed authorized documents will not be removed.

f.  Do not submit Non-Commissioned Officer Evaluation Reports (NCOERs) or Academic Evaluation Reports (AERs) (DA Form 1059) 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.

11.  Official Photographs.

a.  These boards will review the official photograph in digital format stored in Department of the Army Photograph Management Information System (DAPMIS).  Hardcopy photographs are no longer accepted.  In view of the emphasis on official photographs, NCOs 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 your nearest DAPMIS photographic facility location.  If unable to see your DA photo in DAPMIS within three duty days after the photo was taken, contact the installation photographic facility for assistance.  Photographs must be accepted in DAPMIS NLT 17 October 2017 to allow for required processing time.

b.  The minimum official photograph frequency for NCOs 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.  NCOs 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 NCOs will be photographed within 90 days of return to an area where photographic facilities are available.  Additionally, female NCOs 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.

e.  Per AR 640-30, paragraph 5(J), Soldiers frocked to SGM by Commanding General, HRC, are authorized an official photograph wearing SGM rank for the purpose of competing for selection as a Battalion CSM.

12.  Evaluation Reports.

a.  In order to be considered by the board, all mandatory or optional NCOERs / AERs must be received, error free, by the HRC Evaluations Branch NLT 13 October 2017.  To ensure reports are received at HRC by this date, commanders at all levels must ensure any applicable evaluation reports for eligible NCOs are expeditiously processed.

b.  NCOERs will be prepared on the appropriate DA Form 2166-9 series NCOER 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 2166 series NCOERs 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 2166-9 series NCOERs can be obtained from the Army Publishing Directorate’s webpage at the following link:  http://www.apd.army.mil.

(1) Sending NCOERs 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 NCOERs 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 NCOERs 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 NCOER, is optional for NCOs 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 15 July 2017.  All Complete-the-Record NCOERs for this board will be required to be prepared and submitted on the appropriate DA Form 2166-9 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 Reports (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 by close of business on 13 October 2017 will be placed in the NCO’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 13 October 2017 or earlier and the evaluation is free of errors, it will be completed in time for the selection board.

e.  NCOs with missing NCOERs 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.  NCOs with questions about NCOER 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 via email at:  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 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 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 NCO’s board file.

13.  General information:

a.  Letters of communication will only be accepted from individuals eligible for selection.  Individual letters should include only matters deemed important in consideration of the NCOs record.  Letters should be addressed to:  President, FY19 Battalion Command Sergeant Major/Key Billet Centralized Selection List (Operations; Operations Support; or Force Sustainment, as applicable), AHRC-PDV-S, 1600 Spearhead Division Ave, Fort Knox, KY 40122-5407.  To be considered by the board, letters must arrive at the DA Secretariat prior to the board convene dates as shown in para 3.  Letters are for CSM selection purposes only and will not be filed in the AMHRR.  Signed letters to the board may be scanned and emailed to:  usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.das-board-select@mail.mil.  Do not send letters to iPERMS.

b.  Communications from other parties on behalf of eligible NCOs will not be forwarded to selection boards.  Communications containing criticism or reflection upon the character, conduct, or motives of eligible NCOs will not be viewed by selection boards.

c.  Unprocessed copies of NCOERs or resident AERs, incomplete NCOER or AER appeals, or incomplete appeals to the Army Review Board will not be accepted as enclosures (letters to the board president), nor be provided to the board.

14.  Key Dates Are:

PDPC/ASI Update
NLT
CPD Open/Close DatesNCOER Thru Date (Coded 09)My Board File Open/Close DatesNCOER Received ByDA Photo Submitted ByBoard Dates
14 Aug 1724 Aug 17 –
22 Sep 17
15 Jul 1725 Aug 17 –
17 Oct 17
13 Oct 1717 Oct 1724 Oct 17 –
9 Nov 17

15.  In preparation for the Army Command (ACOM) review prior to release of the selection list, all ACOMs, Army Service Component Commands (ASCC), and Direct Reporting Units (DRU) should update their POC information.  The ACOM review process will take place approximately two weeks prior to list release.  This timeframe offers commands an opportunity to review the slate prior to release.

16.  RA (less ARSOF/SMU) NCOs eligibility criteria and instructions.

a.  CSM tour lengths are 30 months (exceptions are for those requiring either 12 or 36 month tour lengths).

b.  The Army anticipates release of RA (less ARSOF/SMU) CSM CSL selects in the January 2018 timeframe and a formal slate in the March 2018 timeframe.

c.  Opportunities.

(1) NCOs will be considered for multiple CSM positions across categories based on their qualifications.

(2) NCOs who are eligible for selection as a brigade CSM and also eligible for battalion can be selected as battalion level principals and may be selected and remain as an alternate in the brigade categories in which they were eligible to compete.  If a vacancy occurs in a brigade category where the battalion level principal was selected as an alternate, that NCO may be activated to fill that brigade vacancy.

d.  Eligibility criteria.  Limited to one battalion and one brigade in a career; except for those organizations that require selection and assignment of a former CSM.  RA Soldiers meeting the following non-waiverable criteria are eligible for consideration:

(1) Brigade CSM:

(a) All serving Battalion CSM holding PDPC 6C with a PCORD prior to 1 October 2019, a Basic Active Service Date (BASD) not earlier than (NET) 30 June 1992 and a date of birth (DOB) NET 30 June 1962.

(b) All SGM with a PDPC 6C, a BASD NET 30 June 1992, and a DOB NET 30 June 1962.

(c) All serving Brigade CSM (PDPC 7C) with a PCORD prior to 1 October 2019, a BASD NET 30 June 1992, and a DOB NET 30 June 1962 will be considered for a second brigade; however, selection is restricted to positions requiring slating of a former Brigade CSM.

(d) All SGM with a PDPC 7C, a BASD NET 30 June 1992, and a DOB NET 30 June 1962 will be considered for a second brigade; however, selection is restricted to positions requiring slating of a former Brigade CSM.

(e) In all instances, Soldiers in Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) 51C will compete for 51-coded brigade positions.  Students (resident or non-resident) enrolled in the SMC holding MOS 51C will not compete.

(2) Battalion CSM:

(a) All SGM who have never served as a CSM (PDPC 6S (initial level SGM), 7S (primary level SGM), or 8S (senior level SGM)) having a BASD NET 30 June 1992, and a DOB NET 30 June 1962.

(b) All promotable Master Sergeants (MSG) (SMC Class 67 graduates) with a BASD NET 30 June 1992, and a DOB NET 30 June 1962.

(c) All MSG previously selected by the FY16 SGM Training and Selection Board (SMC Class 68) with a BASD NET 30 June 1992, and a DOB NET 30 June 1962.  All students must otherwise be making satisfactory progress in the course (resident or non-resident).  Students (resident or non-resident) enrolled in the SMC holding MOS 51C will not compete.

(d) All serving Battalion CSM (PDPC 6C) with a PCORD prior to 1 October 2019, a BASD NET 30 June 1992, and a DOB NET 30 June 1962 will be considered for a second battalion; however, selection is restricted to positions requiring slating of a former Battalion CSM.

(e) All SGM with PDPC 6C, a BASD NET 30 June 1992, and a DOB NET 30 June 1962 will be considered for a second battalion; however, selection is restricted to positions requiring slating of a former Battalion CSM.

e.  Ineligibility.  In addition to para 4, principal selects and all activated alternates from the FY18 CSM CSL (exceptions are FY18 CSL 12-month tours) and any serving CSM with an established PCORD of 1 October 2019 and later are ineligible.

17.  RA ARSOF NCOs eligibility criteria and instructions.

a.  CSM tour lengths are 24 months.

b.  The Army anticipates release of the ARSOF CSM CSL selection list and slate in the January 2018 timeframe.

c.  Opportunities.

1) NCOs will be considered for multiple CSM positions across categories based on their qualifications.

2) NCOs who are eligible for selection as a group CSM and also eligible for battalion can be selected as battalion level principals and may be selected and remain as an alternate in the group categories in which they were eligible to compete.  If a vacancy occurs in a group category where the battalion level principal was selected as an alternate, that NCO may be activated to fill that brigade vacancy.

(3) ARSOF NCOs who elect to compete for open Army training brigade or battalion positions can be selected as an open Army brigade or battalion principal.  They may be selected and remain as an alternate in the ARSOF group or battalion categories in which they were eligible.  If a vacancy occurs in a group/brigade/battalion category where the open Army principal was selected as an alternate, that Soldier may be activated to fill that ARSOF vacancy, provided the NCO is not already filling the open Army position.  ARSOF NCOs who are selected in the open Army as a principal that are also selected as a principal in ARSOF will be removed from the open Army slate.

d.  Eligibility criteria.  Limited to one battalion and one brigade.  Exceptions to the one brigade requirement will be on a case by case basis when required.  ARSOF CSM/SGM may be required to possess SQI “P”, “S”, “U”, and/or “V” to qualify for select requirements.  ARSOF NCOs meeting the following non-waiverable criteria are eligible for consideration:

(1) Group CSM:  All RA ARSOF NCOs in the rank of CSM or SGM with a BASD NET 30 January 1989 and a DOB NET 30 June 1962 and have a PDPC of 6C or 7C.  Currently serving CSM must have a PCORD prior to 1 October 2018.  First time battalion principal selects (FY18) are ineligible to compete.  Second time battalion CSM are eligible to compete for group/brigade only (not eligible for a third battalion).

(2) Battalion CSM:

(a) RA ARSOF NCOs (CMF 18, 37, 38) upon completion of 12 months service from their SMC (or equivalent) graduation date or be making satisfactory progress in the non-resident course (after frocking to SGM) with a BASD NET 30 June 1992 and a DOB NET 30 June 1962.  NCOs in CMF 18 must have successfully served as a company SGM by awarding Professional Development Skill Identifier “D5G” or be serving in an authorized company SGM position as indicated by their records.

(b) SGM, MSG(P), and MSG with a BASD NET 30 June 1992 and a DOB NET 30 June 1962 who are either enrolled in the resident or non-resident (making satisfactory progress) SMC (or equivalent) possessing an MOS in CMF 88, 91, 92 or 94 are eligible for ARSOF support battalion selection.

(3) Open Army Opportunity:  CSMs who will complete their first ARSOF battalion CSM tour by the end of FY18 are eligible to compete for battalion opportunities in the open Army (provided otherwise eligible IAW para 16d(2) above).  SGMs not having served an ARSOF battalion as a first CSL assignment are not eligible to compete for an open Army battalion.  Garrison battalions are no longer open for ARSOF.

e.  Ineligibility.  In addition to para 4, the following ARSOF NCOs are ineligible:  Principal selects and all activated alternates from the FY18 CSM CSL (exceptions are FY18 CSL 12-month tours) and any serving CSM with an established PCORD of 1 October 2018 and later.

18.  SMU NCOs eligibility and instructions will be covered by a separate annex.

19.  USAR AGR NCOs eligibility criteria and instructions.

a.  CSM tour lengths are 36 months.

b.  The Army anticipates release of USAR AGR CSM CSL selects in the January 2018 timeframe and a formal slate in the March 2018 timeframe.

c.  Opportunities.

(1) NCOs will be considered for multiple CSM positions across categories based on their qualifications.

(2) NCOs who are eligible for selection as a brigade CSM and also eligible for battalion can be selected as battalion level principals and may be selected and remain as an alternate in the brigade categories in which they were eligible to compete.  If a vacancy occurs in a brigade category where the battalion level principal was selected as an alternate, that NCO may be activated to fill that brigade vacancy.

d.  Eligibility criteria.  Limited to one battalion and one brigade in a career; except for those organizations that require selection and assignment of a former CSM.  USAR(AGR) Soldiers meeting the following non-waiverable criteria are eligible for consideration:

(1) Brigade CSM:

(a) All serving Battalion CSM holding PDPC 6C with a PCORD prior to 1 October 2019, a Basic Active Service Date BASD NET 31 December 1992 and a DOB NET 30 June 1962.

(b) All SGM with PDPC 6C, a BASD NET 31 December 1992, and a DOB NET 30 June 1962.  Additionally, SGMs with PDPC 7S who have a minimum of 3 years’ service against a 7S position (as of the board date) are also eligible (BASD and DOB must be met).

(2) Battalion CSM:

(a) All SGM who have never served as a CSM (PDPC 6S (initial level SGM), 7S (primary level SGM), or 8S (senior level SGM)) having a BASD NET 31 December 1992, and a DOB NET 30 June 1962.

(b) All promotable Master Sergeants (MSG) (SMC Class 67 graduates) with a BASD NET 31 December 1992, and a DOB NET 30 June 1962.

(c) All MSG previously selected by the FY16 SGM Training and Selection Board (SMC Class 68) with a BASD NET 31 December 1992, and a DOB NET 30 June 1962.  All students must otherwise be making satisfactory progress in the course (resident or non-resident).

20.  Points of Contact.

a.  Command Management Branch:  SGM Michael M. Barbieri at (502) 613-5524 or via email at michael.m.barbieri.mil@mail.mil.

b.  Special Management Division:  SGM Novaletta Runk at (502) 613-6275 or via email at novaletta.p.runk.mil@mail.mil.

c.  USAR(AGR) CSM/SGM Branch:  SGM Le Shanda Williams at (502) 613-5281 or via email at le.s.williams.mil@mail.mil.

d.  Command Preference Designator, Centralized Selection Board Process, & Board Eligibility:  Mr. Curtis G. Showers at (502) 613-5462 or via email at curtis.g.showers.civ@mail.mil.

e.  Evaluations:  Evaluations Branch, Policy Section at (502) 613-9019 or via email at usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.tagd-eval-policy@mail.mil.

f.  My Board File:  Email questions to usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.das-board-select@mail.mil.

g.  AMHRR/iPERMS Inquiries:  Contact the Army Soldier Records Branch, Board Support Team at DSN 983-8995, commercial (502) 613-8995, or via email at usarmy.knox.hrc.mbx.iperms-board-support@mail.mil.  Do not send AMHRR documents to this email.  Follow the procedures in Para 10.  For additional information, refer to the following website:  https://www.hrc.army.mil/tagd/updating%20board%20documents.