Posted on Jul 15, 2018
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So a little backstory first. On my monthly counseling back in March, my NCO that was PCSing said he was going to recommend me for the promotion board next month. I said my Roger and started studying. April comes and I was not on the list. Come June, I was told (By my new NCOIC who hasn't even started inprocessing) two days before the board that I had to attend the board and get my P status. Granted, I was flustered, angry even. But I was always told to be prepared for something like this. I had my uniform together, I studied everything before hand so the knowledge part wasn't a problem. The day of the board my 1SG comes to me and says "Because your packet was not set up, you cannot do the board." How? When she was the one that told my NCOs to tell me to get ready? She then talked to my first line and said that because she (me) was recommended for the board and "couldn't go" (I was standing there) I was going to be barred for reenlistment. That did not make a lick of sense to me. Then later, my first line got chewed out by my NCOIC saying that it was her fault for not having me prepared? So now I am barred until I go to the promotion board in August. Everyone I talked to (Peers and Senior NCOs) said that it made no sense and it doesn't. I was willing to do the board but was turned away, and my first line and I were punished.

I know this was long but no one in my NCO support channel seems to know how I got barred. I did not get the chance to check my ERB yet, but I am pretty sure that bar is there.
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Did you sign the bar certificate? If not, you're not barred.
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SPC Optical Lab Floor Production Nco
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Roger SFC. Thank you.
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SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
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Flagged or barred? Huh? That is a bogus decision if ever I have heard of such foolishness. In every board I ever went to your packet is prepared by the S1 with support from the NCO Support Channel. If something like that failed, YOU WEREN'T the one standing on the red carpet giving account, somebody above you was. Which is how it should be because the boardee is responsible for being studied up and looking good, it's our job with S1 to make sure your packet is dress right dress and turned in at or NLT than the proper suspense.

Flagged and barred, for still wanting to go at the last second. Sorry. I call this one as I see it. Bogus. Refusing to go is one thing, but that isn't what apparently happened here.

To be clear, it looks like somebody dropped the ball and then punished you for it. I recommend you speak with the IG if you are just being spun in circles from your chain of command. Being barred or flagged is a serious matter and should be treated as such for something like this.

When I see these type of things happen with young SM's, it sets me on fire because it's grossly unfair. Saw something very similar happen years ago where the chain of command dropped the ball and then attempted to hold the Soldier accountable but it didn't get very far after a couple of phones calls and an IG complaint were made.

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Roger SSG. Thank you for the advice!
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SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
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All good. This is precisely why RP is here.
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SFC James J. Palmer IV aka "JP4"
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This smells foul.
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