Posted on Mar 2, 2014
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Many units have a 90 day rule (give or take) where they assess the NCO/Soldier before sending them to the promotion board. Do you think this is too long, too short or just right? What if you know for a fact that a NCO/Soldier is ready/has the potential; would you wait the 90 days or send them?
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1SG Alan Bailey
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I always needed the 90 days, because there were some situations I wanted to put Soldiers in before I would send them. I wanted them to write a counseling statement, be incharge of a detail run PT formation. this is just some of the things I want to see. Just because the Soldier is good at memorizing doctrine does'nt mean they are ready to lead Soldiers.
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SFC Steven Harvey
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My thoughts exactly 1SG, the 90 days is there to test thier abilities filling leadership roles and taking over your job while you observe and challenge him.

I see NCOs all too often just say "Hey SPC Snuffy I'm sending you to the board in 3 months" without ever doing anything other than telling them to study.
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SGM Matthew Quick
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Well, "if you know for a fact that a NCO/Soldier is ready/has the potential", they can be sent prior to the arbitrary 90-day rule.
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SFC Rear Detachment Ncoic
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If you feel they are ready send them. Just dont set them up for failure.
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SSG Graves,

I agree with you 100%. I went through that last week I have been in the unit for 45 days and my COC sent me. The board members were hesitant at first, but I proved to them why I belonged there. I had my leaders back me 100%, I have seen cases though where that isn't the case.
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