MILPER Number: 17-258





Fiscal Year 2019 (FY19) Lieutenant Colonel (LTC) Army Medical Department (AMEDD) Centralized Selection List (CSL) Command Board




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 (Officer Professional Development and Career Management), 26 June 2017.

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.  FY19 Chief of Staff of the Army Slating Guidance, Date of Publication:  TBD.

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

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

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

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

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

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

1.  This message will expire NLT 9 August 2018.

2.  A Headquarters Department of the Army (HQDA) selection board is scheduled to convene 14-21 November 2017 to consider eligible AMEDD Lieutenant Colonels and promotable Majors for AMEDD CSL command designated positions projected for FY19.

3.  Opt-In board:  Eligible officers must take action to be considered for the FY19 LTC AMEDD 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 AMEDD CSL selection board and the officer’s MBF will be deleted after the CPD closes.

a.  All officers opting-in will automatically be considered in all subcategories for which they are eligible.

b.  Eligible officers who choose “not to compete” for command should log into the CPD tool prior to the convening date of the board and follow step one (1) and step two (2) and opt-out of the FY19 CSL Board.  The Surgeon General strongly encourages all officers who do not wish to compete for command to opt out of consideration via the CPD tool.

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

5.  Officers selected for command who have not completed Intermediate Level Education (ILE) will not assume command until after successful completion of ILE.  Officers selected for Senior Service College (SSC) and command will be slated to assume command after the successful completion of SSC.

6.  Command categories and subcategories:  The Army continues to adjust and refine the centralized selection process to ensure the best qualified officers are selected to command.  This allows officers with the right competencies, skills, and experience to compete and subsequently command or lead certain units.  Officers selected by the FY19 LTC AMEDD CSL board will be selected for command under the following command categories:  Operations, Strategic Support, Recruiting and Training, and Veterinary Service.

7.  Officers selected as principals in one command subcategory will not be selected as principals or alternates in any other command subcategory.  Officers not selected as principals may be selected as an alternate and considered for activation to any eligible subcategory.  The command subcategories are listed below:

CodeSubcategoriesCompetitive grouping
M5APAMEDD OperationsAN, MC, MS, SP, VC
M5ARAMEDD Strategic SupportAN, MC, MS, SP, VC
M5ATAMEDD Recruiting/Training BattalionAN, MC, MS, SP, VC
M5BPVeterinary ServiceVC only

8.  Command eligibility and information:  Officers who meet the criteria listed below are eligible for consideration and will be considered in all appropriate command subcategories.

a.  The number of opportunities an officer can compete for LTC CSL command selection is three consecutive years.  The years of eligibility begin the year an officer is selected for promotion to LTC.  For the FY19 selection board, AN, MS, SP, and VC officers who are promotable to LTC or have a date of rank to LTC of 2 August 2015 or later are eligible to compete and MC officers who are promotable to LTC or have a date of rank of 1 October 2015 or later are eligible to compete.  Officers who elect not to compete for a particular year’s selection board will still have that year counted toward their three consecutive opportunities to compete.

b.  Have a mandatory retirement eligibility date not earlier than 30 September 2021.

c.  Have not received CSL command credit or constructive credit at the LTC Level.

d.  Have not been selected as a principal command designee by a previous CSL Department of the Army (DA) Level board or activated for command from an alternate status.

e.  Have not declined with prejudice, a LTC Level CSL command after having been selected as a principal or alternate.

f.  Have not been relieved for cause from a CSL designated command or removed from a CSL command list (either principal or alternate) by a DA Command Review Board (CRB).

g.  Officers who have declined SSC are ineligible to compete for CSL command.  Officers who decline SSC subsequent to release of the CSL principal and alternate selection lists will be administratively removed from the appropriate list and will be ineligible to compete for future CSL commands.

h.  Have not submitted a retirement application to HRC or are 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, HRC may request that CG, HRC, administratively remove the officer from the CSL to allow for the activation of an alternate.

i.  Officers enrolled in the Exceptional Family Member Program (EFMP) are ineligible for consideration if their EFMP is expired IAW AR 608-75.  For the purposes of CSL, expiration is considered as not updated if the date of the last EFMP review is earlier than 10 November 2014 or three years prior to convene date of the board.  Officers with expired EFMP records must submit updates NLT 10 November 2017 or be removed from consideration.  Officers who knowingly and willfully disregard the three year anniversary to update review of the EFMP condition will not be considered by the board.

j.  Officers currently participating in General Medical Education (GME), or any other long term civilian training program are ineligible for consideration.  Officers serving any utilization tours must complete this requirement no later than 30 September 2018 to be considered by this board.

k.  Board eligible in specialty (Medical Corps only).

l.  Not be under suspension of favorable personnel actions at the time of assumption of command (AR 600-8-2).

9.  Eligible officers must take action to be considered for the FY19 LTC CSL selection board.  Officers will submit their preference for command by subcategory and then rank order units within the subcategory via the CPD online website at  and select “Command Preference Designation”.  This is the only opportunity officers will have to submit unit preferences.  Officers need to review their CPD carefully prior to submission.  Eligible officers will be able to enter the website and submit subcategory and unit preferences from 3-24 October 2017.  For further information, or to resolve any difficulty accessing the CPD website, officers 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 will make the officer ineligible to compete for all future CSL Command 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:  It is essential our commanders are technically competent on the first day of command, but we cannot lose sight of our responsibility to develop our future senior leaders.  During the slating process, officers will be slated based on their skill set capitalizing on opportunities to create an officer corps with experience in diverse areas of responsibility and experience across multiple organizations.  Officers should consider how their skills and experiences best match those commands available when submitting their preferences.

c.  Due to the dynamic nature of CSL units, the units available to rank order in the CPD module are subject to change.  Changes to unit availability may occur due to change of command date changes, units being removed from or added to the CSL after the CPD closes and prior to release of the command slate.  Officers who opt in via the CPD tool will be considered for all categories and command locations for which they are eligible to compete.  It is highly encouraged that officers use the CPD to identify their specific preferences on where they wish to command.

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 must certify their physical status with regards to their 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 (OERs) / Academic Evaluation Reports (AERs) must be received, error free, by the HRC Evaluations Branch NLT 7 November 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.  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 15 October 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 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 07 November 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 07 November 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:

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.  Assignment Officers (AOs), 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 in the zones of 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, Lieutenant Colonel AMEDD Centralized Selection List Board, 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.  Memorandum to the board (including enclosures) will not be filed in an officer’s AMHRR.  Do not send this document to IPERMS.

d.  Communications or memorandum 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.  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 in accordance with the guidelines in AR 640-30.  If needed, go to: 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 7 November 2017 to allow for required processing time.

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.  Military Personnel Divisions (MPDs)/Brigade S1s must screen their population and notify each officer concerned.

14.  The FY19 Lieutenant Colonel AMEDD CSL Command Board will utilize the “My Board File” (MBF) application.  MBF is a secure, web-based application with AKO and Defense Manpower Data Center sign on and authentication to allow officers in the zones of consideration one location to review and certify their entire board file.  The MBF is comprised of the file from the Performance folder of the AMHRR, DA Photo (DAMPMIS), Officer Record Brief (ORB), and Total Officer Personnel Management Information System (TOPMIS); therefore, if there is an error or missing document in your MBF, you must first correct those items in your AMHRR, DAPMIS, and TOPMIS, as applicable, in order for the MBF to be updated.  See instructions in paragraph 15 to correct/update your AMHRR.

a.  Only those officers eligible for this board will be authorized access to MBF.  The MBF will be open for viewing 16 September 2017 and close 07 November 2017.

b.  Officers should review and certify their board files electronically through MBF.  To access MBF, eligible officers should go to the HRC web-site at:, click on self-service, and then click on the “My Board File” icon.

15.  AMHRR/MBF Updates.

a.  See instructions in the following paragraphs to correct/update your AMHRR.

b.  Officers may view their AMHRR online at:

c.  S1/Unit Administrator (UA)/Military Personnel Division (MPD)/Director of Human Resources (DHR)/Military Human Resource (MIL HR) offices and AOs will use the web upload feature in IPERMS to submit required AMHRR document updates, IAW AR 600-8-104.  To access the authorized documents list, use:  All documents must include your full name and complete 9-digit Social Security Number (SSN).

d.  All AMHRR/IPERMS update submissions must be received NLT 03 November 2017 to allow for sufficient processing time.  Ensure S1/UA/MPD/DHR/MIL HR 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 your MBF application, but there is typically a delay involved, and officers should plan accordingly.

e.  Do not submit OERs or AERs (DA 1059) to IPERMS.  OERs/AERs must go to the Evaluations Branch for processing.  Follow the procedures in paragraph 10 of this message for all evaluation related documents and issues.

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

g.  For resolution of duplicate, inverted, misfiled or masking documents, with the exception of evaluation reports above, submit a request to  Correctly filed authorized documents will not be masked or removed.

h.  The rules for masking documents (moving documents from performance folder to restricted folder) are as follows:

(1)  All OERs will be placed in the Performance folder of the official AMHRR file IAW
Army Regulation 623-3, paragraph 1-12.

(2)  Enlisted documents, which do not cross over from enlisted to officer ranks, are masked.  Rule of thumb, 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.).

(3)  Awards, decorations and Certificates of Achievement will not be masked and will be seen by the board.

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

i.  For additional information on updating board documents in IPERMS refer to the following link:  on  Or on Facebook at

16.  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 e-mail address is  Do not send AMHRR update documents to this e-mail.  Follow the procedures in paragraph 15 above.  For additional information on updating board documents in IPERMS refer to or on Facebook at

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

18.  Key dates are:

Board DatesOER thru Date (code 09)OER Received by / AMHRR updates completeCPD DatesDA Photo Accepted In DAPMISMy Board File
LTC AMEDD CSL CMD14 – 21 Nov 201715 Oct 20177 Nov 2017 AMHRR3 – 24 Oct 20177 Nov 2017Opens:  16 Sep – 7 Nov 2017

19.  Branch Points of contact for LTC AMEDD commands are located at the following links:

AN branch:

DC Branch:

MC branch:

MS branch:

SP branch:

VC branch:

20.  POCs for the FY19 LTC AMEDD CSL Command Board are Health Services Division Support Branch – Mr. Charles Vagasky, DSN 983-6580, commercial (502) 613-6580m and Mr. David Skirvin, DSN 983-6622, commercial (502) 613-6622, or email: