MILPER Number: 17-219





Fiscal Year (FY) 19 Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) Centralized Selection List (CSL) – Command Boards Announcement




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), 26 June 2017.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

L.  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.

M.  AR 40-501 (Standards of Medical Fitness), 22 December 2016.

N.  DA EXORD 145-17 (Security Force Capability Development), 31 May 2017.

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

2.  A Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) Centralized Selection board will convene to consider eligible Lieutenant Colonels (LTC) for assignment to battalion-level command of the SFAB projected for fill in FY19.

3.  Opt-in board:  Eligible officers must take action to be considered for the FY19 LTC SFAB CSL selection board.  Officers must log into the Command Preference Designation (CPD) tool (see paragraph 9) 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 SFAB CSL selection board and the officer’s MBF will be deleted after the CPD closes.

4.  Officers should expect to command for 24 months or as needed due to operational requirements.

5.  The Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) Board meets 11-22 September 2017.  My Board File (MBF) opens on 31 July 2017 and closes 4 September 2017.  CPD will be open 1-22 August 2017.

6.  Officers not selected as principals may be selected as an alternate and considered for activation.

7.  Selection board will convene to select commanders in the below subcategory:

CodeSubcategoryCompetitive Grouping
S02PSecurity Force Assistance Brigade11, 12, 13, 18, 19, 90

8.  Command eligibility and information.  Officers who meet the following criteria, and opt in through the CPD will be considered for command:

a.  Must have successfully commanded a CSL – Command Designated Unit in a branch specific Operational, Strategic Support, or Training sub-category at the LTC level, or received constructive credit for an equivalent CSL Command Designated Unit at the LTC level within their Career Management Field.

b.  Must have a minimum of 12 months in command with at least one annual OER with a thru-date of NLT 14 July 2017.

c.  Must pass the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) in current age group with a minimum score of 240 points (with a minimum of 70 points in each event) and have no permanent APFT-limiting profiles.  All officers will submit their most recent APFT cards to their CMF representative at HRC as part of the screening process.

d.  Must meet the standards of medical fitness for 111221 PULHES (2’s for vision and hearing must be correctable), which is in line with Ranger and Special Forces training as specified in Chapter 5 of AR 40-501.

e.  Must be deployable upon assumption of command and able to maintain a deployable status throughout the command.

f.  Must be prepared to receive, depending on assigned position, either two, eight, or sixteen weeks of language training.

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

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

i.  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).

j.  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 as part of the retirement application.  If the officer does not submit a Declination of Command 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 tour.  However, in lieu of extension, CG HRC may administratively remove the officer from the CSL to allow for the activation of an alternate.

k.  Officers selected for command 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.

9.  Eligible officers must take action to be considered for the FY19 LTC SFAB CSL selection board.  Officers will elect to compete for SFAB Battalions for which they are eligible via the CPD online website at and select “Command Preference Designation”.  All eligible officers will be able to enter the website and submit their desire to compete 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.

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.

b.  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.

c.  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.

10.  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:  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:

(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.  Annual Evaluations reports which are received by HRC Evaluations Branch for processing 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.

d.  A Code 09, Complete the Record OER, is not authorized for this 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

f.  For resolution of duplicate, inverted, or misfiled evaluation reports, submit request to:

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.

11.  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 (Security Force Assistance Brigade) PSB, ATTN: AHRC-PDV-S, 1600 Spearhead Division Ave, Fort Knox, KY 40122.  Signed memorandum may be scanned and emailed to:  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.

12.  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: 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 (5) 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 (6) months after pregnancy.  Any photograph that is older than five (5) 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.

13.  Updating the AMHRR:

a.  Officers may view their AMHRR online at:

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:  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  Correctly filed authorized documents will not be masked or removed.

g.  For additional information on updating board documents in IPERMS refer to or on Facebook at .

14.  Request addressed offices provide a copy of this message to all assigned or attached Lieutenant Colonels.

15.  Key Dates Are:

BoardBoard DatesOER Thru DatesOER/AER Received ByAMHRR updates/ DA Photo accepted into DAPMISMy Board File Open/Close DatesCommand Preference Designation Open/Close Dates
11-20 Sep 1714 Jul 17 5 Sep 174 Sep 1731 Jul–
4 Sep 17
1-22 Aug 17

16.  Points of Contact:

a.  POC for the FY19 LTC SFAB CSL – Command/Key Billet boards is MAJ Angela Borden, (AHRC-OPM-C), DSN 983-6401, commercial (502) 613-6401 or email:

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  Do not send AMHRR update documents to this email. Follow the procedures in paragraph 16 above.  For additional information, refer to: or on Facebook at

c.  POC for OER procedural matters, Evaluations Branch (Policy), (AHRC-PDV-EP), DSN 983-9019, commercial (502) 613-9019, e-mail: