MILPER Number: 98-057

Proponent

TAPC-MSP-O

 

Title

Reduction In Time-In-Grade for Promotion to First Lieutenant

 

…Issued:[12-Jan-1998]…

 


Milper Message Number
98-057
Proponent 
CDRPERSCOM ALEXANDRIA VA// TAPC-MSP-O
Title
REDUCTION IN TIME-IN-GRADE FOR PROMOTION TO FIRST LIEUTENANT
Issued: [13 Jan 98]

1. THIS MILPERMSG WILL EXPIRE NLT JAN 00.
2.  REFERENCE CHAPTER 3, AR 600-8-29.
3.  THE ARMY LEADERSHIP HAS APPROVED A CHANGE TO REDUCE THE TIME-
IN-GRADE (TIG) REQUIREMENT FOR PROMOTION TO 1LT FROM 3 YEARS TO 2
YEARS.  THIS CHANGE WILL NOT AFFECT THE PROMOTION ELIGIBILITY
DATE (PED) OF OFFICERS WHO CAME ON ACTIVE DUTY SHORTLY AFTER
COMMISSIONING.  THEIR PED WILL BE BASED UPON TIME-IN-SERVICE
(TIS) AND WILL NOT BE AFFECTED BY THE CHANGE IN TIG REQUIREMENT.
THIS ADJUSTMENT IN TIG WILL BETTER ALIGN ACTIVE DUTY PROMOTIONS
WITH RECENT CHANGES IN THE RESERVE COMPONENTS WHICH CHANGED THEIR
REQUIREMENT FOR PROMOTION TO 1LT FROM 3 TO 2 YEARS ICW THE
RESERVE OFFICER PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT ACT (ROPMA).  THE CHANGE
WILL BE EFFECTIVE 1 FEBRUARY 1998, REPEAT, 1 FEBRUARY 1998.
4.  2LTS ON ACTIVE DUTY WITH A BASIC DATE OF APPOINTMENT FROM 1
FEBRUARY 1995 TO 1 FEBRUARY 1996 WILL HAVE A PROMOTION
ELIGIBILITY DATE OF 1 FEBRUARY 1998.  PROCEDURES FOR PROCESSING
THE DA FORM 78-R AND DA FORM 78-R-E REMAIN IN PLACE.
ADDITIONALLY, MPD/PSB IS AUTHORIZED TO MAKE PEN AND INK CHANGES
TO DA FORM 78-R AND DA FROM 78-R-E THAT HAVE ALREADY BEEN
COMPLETED AND FORWARDED FOR APPROVAL AND THOSE ALREADY APPROVED.
5.  THIS POLICY CHANGE IS EFFECTIVE 1 FEBRUARY 1998.  RETROACTIVE
PROMOTIONS FOR THOSE INDIVIDUALS WHO HAVE BEEN PROMOTED UNDER THE
3 YEAR TIG ARE NOT AUTHORIZED, REPEAT, RETROACTIVE PROMOTIONS ARE
NOT AUTHORIZED.
6.  POC FOR ADMINISTRATIVE AND PROCEDURAL PROMOTION CONSIDERATION
MATTERS IS THE TOTAL ARMY PERSONNEL COMMAND, OFFICER PROMOTIONS
SECTION (TAPC-MSP-O) AT DSN 221-9340 OR COMMERCIAL 703-325-9340.