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1.What regulation prescribes the policy and procedures governing enlisted promotions and reductions?AR 600-8-19, Enlisted Promotions and Reductions
2.What should you look for when recommending an individual for promotion?Overall performance, attitude, leadership ability, and development potential.
3.What is meant by "inefficiency"?A demonstration of characteristics that shows that a person cannot perform duties and responsibilities of the grade and MOS.
5.What is the purpose of the secondary zone?The secondary zone (SZ) provides incentives to those who strive for excellence and whose accomplishments demonstrated capacity for leadership, and marked potential warrant promotion ahead of their peers.
6.Name five reasons that a soldier may be administratively reduced.Erroneous enlistment grade Misconduct Inefficiency Approve for discharge from service Under Other Than Honorable conditions Failure to complete training (I.e., OCS, Flight School)
7.What are the three different ways that a soldier may be reduced for misconduct?By Article 15 By Court Martial Conviction by a civil court
8.What are the normal TIS and TIG requirements for promotion to PFC?TIS: 12 months TIG: 4 months
9.What are the normal TIS and TIG requirements for promotion to SPC?TIS: 24 months TIG: 4 months
10.What are the objectives of the Army promotion system?Fill requirements with the best-qualified soldiers Provide an equitable and just system that will objectively consider all qualified soldiers Recognize the best qualified soldier and thereby attract and retain the highest caliber solder for a career in the Army
11.What is the maximum number of waivers that may be requested when recommending a soldier for promotion?Two
12.Who has the authority to administratively reduce soldiers in the grades E-2 through E-9?E4 and below: Company Commander or higher E5 - E6: Battalion Commander (O-5 or higher) E7 - E9: Brigade Commander (O-6 or higher)
13.What are the three levels of promotion?Unit level Semi-centralized DA centralized
14.Promotion to SGT/SSG represents what level of promotion?Semi-centralized
16.How many "zones" are there for promotion to SGT and SSG?Two:Primary zone (PZ) Secondary zone (SZ)
18.What are the TIS and TIG requirements for promotion to SGT?Time in service: 36 months (PZ); 18 months (SZ) Time in grade: 8 months (PZ); 4 months (SZ)
22.What is the time requirement for board appearance for both the SGT and SSG board as of the first day of the board month?SGT Board "Primary Zone" - 34 months TIS and 6 months TIMIG. SGT Board "Secondary Zone" - 16 months TIS and 4 months TIMIG. SSG Board "Primary Zone" - 82 months TIS and 8 months TIMIG.
24.When is a soldier promoted to PV2?When they complete 6 months of active Federal Service, unless the commander stops it.
25.What are the two types of promotion point reevaluations?Administrative and total
26.What is the composition of a promotion board?There must be at least three voting members and a recorder without a vote.
27.What are the three types of promotion point worksheets?Initial ReevaluationRe-computation .

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