Posted on Mar 16, 2016
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Is there any publication of feedback coming out of the board that at least gives us some insight as to their thoughts, reactions, reviews, etc. on the profiles/personnel they reviewed? Also, my fellow CPTs and I have been hearing that only the last 5 OERs are being reviewed and that a minimum of two ACOMs are necessary to be considered for promotion (other factors being equal). Makes you wonder.
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MAJ Michael Pauling
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I can tell you the litmus test for qualification for promotion is fluid. A good friend of mine was 4:5 ACOM OERs, had all school requirements and multitude of assignments in various Echelons and Joint yet still was not picked up. So you are not the only one wondering but which is evident to the fact that you need to be ready for you are not selected for promotion just as much as you are prepared for promotion.
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MAJ Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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It changes every board. The best thing to do is just do your best, don't worry about the ratings or box checks and hope the Army rewards you for your hard work.
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Agreed. And that is the guidance I have heard (and aim to follow) for the past 9.5 yrs now. It would just be nice to have a little transparency, or just a little feedback from the folks who are deciding people's fate.
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MAJ Observer   Controller/Trainer (Oc/T)
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Yeah MAJ (Join to see), I agree. I've heard from several board members several different years, as well as various branch managers, and a board supervisor. They all day different things mattered every year and that there really isn't much you can do to prepare. The biggest thing they've said is make sure your file is complete and that you certify it, which sadly enough ~5% of officers don't bother to do.
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I don't think there can ever be a statement that you need two ACOMs to promote. That may be the result of the overall but not a gate. It's too subjective.
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I understand the board cannot discuss why or why not personnel were selected, but it sure would be nice to get some kind of wrap up that says: hey these are what profiles looked like....this is what we noticed with ORBs......this is how we felt about x, y, and Z.
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