Posted on Aug 10, 2016
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If you pass your ncoes after the eps board meets do you have to wait until the board meets again to get pinned for your next promotion? The board meets in March. Say you pass your ncoes in September of that same year. Do you get pinned after completion of that school or do you have to wait until March of the next year? (Considering all other prerequisites are met)
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SGT Edward Wilcox
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You wait until you actually receive orders, whenever that may be.
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MAJ (Join to see) - Not sure if this post is in regards to reserve or AD, but I know I was never called in front of a formation. In the reserves I was transferred out of the current unit and expected to show up to my new unit the next month as an E5.
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SGT (Join to see) - I've always been a reservist. Promotion in between assignments would suggest to show up at the new unit wearing the new rank (so long as you have orders for it).
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LTC Stephen C.
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SGT (Join to see), in those circumstances, you are correct. I was in the IRR when I was promoted to captain. I returned to the active reserve in a TPU sometime thereafter. I just walked in with railroad tracks because there was no one in the IRR that cared, and the battalion commander was expecting a captain, not a first lieutenant!
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SGT Edward Wilcox
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SGT (Join to see) - In those cases, you should have been pinned by your losing commander, then given you promotion and transfer orders at the same time.
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I'm not saying I'm going to pin myself and go around the c.o.c. That's basically a big F U to the people that helped get me there. I was just looking for input on the timeline from this situation. I believe everyone has helped clarify. Thanks to everyone.
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SFC John Hill
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Edited 4 y ago
As others have said, you need Orders that actually state you are promoted before you can wear them. Then there is usually a promotion ceremony (company formation) where the orders are published (read aloud) and you are then "officially pinned" by someone in your Chain of Command. More importantly, ensure you are getting paid at your new grade (check the effective date on the orders).
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