Posted on Oct 6, 2020
SSG Medic Advisor
9.61K
16
14
4
4
0
I have been an E5 for 2 years now, and been promotable for 9 months. I received an ALC date for Phase 1, the month after I went to the board, and completed Phase 1 as soon as it started.

Fast forward a few months and I am deployed and unable to attend ALC. I have been hoping to get promoted on the PME ETP for Deployed Soldiers, but points have been 630+ every month; while for the regular promotion list they have been 15.

I am maxed on civilian education, military education, and weapons. I have a 240 on my APFT, because I sit on 2 permanent profiles, making 240 my MAX score. I am starting to get quite frustrated....as it seems there is nothing I can do to get more points. I just got put on profile before deployment against my wishes, and have been working to get off it. I was planning on dropping my profile and taking an APFT for more points, but now I see APFTs can no longer be updated for promotion points as of 1OCT20. And your current score will be the score of record until 2022, as the APFT ended on 1OCT20 and the ACFT wont count for record until then?
Posted in these groups: 79ad2ecb Promotion Points
Avatar feed
Responses: 3
MSG Intermediate Care Technician
4
4
0
Edited 4 y ago
Did you submit the ETP for Deployment? Either way, you will still need to complete phases 2 and 3. So, either submit for ETP and complete PME after your return or wait until you get back and then complete PME and pray you meet points.
(4)
Comment
(0)
SFC Michael D.
SFC Michael D.
4 y
College courses and schools. Air Assault. Jump school etc.
(0)
Reply
(0)
SSG Medic Advisor
SSG (Join to see)
4 y
SFC Michael D. - Maxed on college. Downrange, schools are not an option.
(0)
Reply
(0)
LTC Hardware Test Engineer
LTC (Join to see)
4 y
SSG (Join to see) - correspondence courses?
(0)
Reply
(0)
SSG Medic Advisor
(0)
Reply
(0)
Avatar small
LTC Hardware Test Engineer
0
0
0
Edited 4 y ago
if you're maxed out on your education and weapons, there's not much else you can do. awards add a few points here and there. What about correspondence courses? are you maxed on those?

I feel your pain. I sat as an E5 for 2 cycles back in the 80s when I was USAF. couldn't get the points for promotion even though I was maxed on everything and scored 100% on both SKT and PFE. I missed the cutoff by less than 5 points both times. The problem was there were guys who had so many points for TIG and TIS that it was mathematically impossible for me to make the cutoff.
(0)
Comment
(0)
SSG Medic Advisor
SSG (Join to see)
4 y
Maxed on those as well. I missed points by 16 this month. It has left my quite salty lol.
(0)
Reply
(0)
LTC Hardware Test Engineer
LTC (Join to see)
4 y
SSG (Join to see) - yep. it sucks to see guys get promoted ahead of you when you are much more qualified simply because they have been holding the same rank for 5 years.
(1)
Reply
(0)
Avatar small
Wayne Soares
0
0
0
Thanks for the question Daniel
(0)
Comment
(0)
Avatar small

Join nearly 2 million former and current members of the US military, just like you.

close