ERB Promotion Points

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Just checked my ERB and in the Promotion Points block it was always blank. I hit my four year mark this month and now it says 39. Now this block indicates how many promotion points I have right? If thats what it means then I obviously need to get that block fixed now because thats obviously not right lol.

Also. What does me hitting my four year mark this month have to do with that block finally getting something put into it? If anything.TANKER – That dusty, crusty, grease-covered, dirty, sweaty, bright-eyed, fuzzie-faced,

haircut-needing, beer-drinking, underrated, over-worked, underpaid,

oversexed, little shit, who can take a tank and do more battlefield damage in

ten minutes than a Grunt squad can do all day.

Are you E-4 promotable? I think that block is rectified after you complete the promotion board. If not; do not worry about it till then.

Iraq/Afghanistan Veteran (OIF V & OEF X & XIII)

101st Airborne Division & 4th Infantry Division combat vet

10TANKER – That dusty, crusty, grease-covered, dirty, sweaty, bright-eyed, fuzzie-faced,

haircut-needing, beer-drinking, underrated, over-worked, underpaid,

oversexed, little shit, who can take a tank and do more battlefield damage in

ten minutes than a Grunt squad can do all day.

It means you are on the automatic promotion list, you will NOT be able to add points until you attend the promotion board.

Ive heard about this but dont know anything about it. Never actually talked about it to anyone and havent known anyone thats been put on this. I Googled it but its still a little unclear to me. MP, can you explain it to me?

TANKER – That dusty, crusty, grease-covered, dirty, sweaty, bright-eyed, fuzzie-faced,

haircut-needing, beer-drinking, underrated, over-worked, underpaid,

oversexed, little shit, who can take a tank and do more battlefield damage in

ten minutes than a Grunt squad can do all day.

Ok I did some more researching. I found a power point presentation that I linked above. I think I got it, and someone correct me if Im wrong.

The Army gave me 350 points based on E5 shortages, TIS, and TIG. My points cannot go up or down unless I go to a board. In the meantime, if points drop to 350 I am automatically promoted without need for a board. And all of that at the Commanders discretion.TANKER – That dusty, crusty, grease-covered, dirty, sweaty, bright-eyed, fuzzie-faced,

haircut-needing, beer-drinking, underrated, over-worked, underpaid,

oversexed, little shit, who can take a tank and do more battlefield damage in

ten minutes than a Grunt squad can do all day.

There were MOSes that were short so based on time and grade you were place under an automatic promotion list and awarded base points. The norm was usually 250 to E5 and 350 for E6. Now from my understanding if your points shown 250 then I know that is the automatic promotion list entry but I never heard of 39. Also, if you made this list, you did not have to go to the board. My info though is from 2006/2007.

Iraq/Afghanistan Veteran (OIF V & OEF X & XIII)

101st Airborne Division & 4th Infantry Division combat vet

and I remember that it relates to STAR MOSes.Last edited by CWO Sharkey; 11-23-2011 at03:05 PM.Iraq/Afghanistan Veteran (OIF V & OEF X & XIII)

101st Airborne Division & 4th Infantry Division combat vet

OK OK enough, it used to be 350 for SGT and 450 for SSG…and if your MOS points went down to that for 1 month it did NOT mean you got promoted, it meant that if you were on the TOP of that list they would promote you but if you were towards the bottom, you would not (lets say 100 automatic promotion list soldiers), the points come out and all the promotable (through board) were promoted and they still needed another 20 to get promoted, they would promote 20 out of those 100 and the other 80 would move up on the list….

With the new promotion system, the points have dropped drastically (the ones you earn) so it when you are added to the list you only get like 39 points towards SGT and if SGT going to SSG you get 49…you will NEVER get promoted with points that low though, well miracle you could but for hte most part, no.

Something is jacked up with the 39. Theres a new calculator available online that adds up points based on the new system. Mine dropped to 280.

19K was 150 back in October. Been max since then.TANKER – That dusty, crusty, grease-covered, dirty, sweaty, bright-eyed, fuzzie-faced,

haircut-needing, beer-drinking, underrated, over-worked, underpaid,

oversexed, little shit, who can take a tank and do more battlefield damage in

ten minutes than a Grunt squad can do all day.

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