Let's face it, promotion to E-5 is a very important issue. It is the beginning of the Army's first and most influential front of leadership. I personally have been in the Army long enough, and have been to enough places, to realize that sometimes those who have passed the board may not be the most ideal candidates for promotion. Please give your thoughts on the promotion system for E-5 and the pros and cons involved in it. Please be open-minded when answering or reading others answers that you may not agree with. It takes the ideas and efforts of all ranks to keep the Army running, let us try and keep this discussion that way.
Posted >1 y ago
PFC Morrow, in my opinion its more than just kowing how to answer question from a book. First of all I will not send a soldier to the board unless I feel they have proving to me and other leaders that they are ready to become a NCO. I could care less if a soldier can answer every question from the study guide. They will only go if we feel they can LEAD.
<p>This is how the E-5 promotion should be:<br><br>Day One - PT Test/CTT Performance - skill level 1-2<br>Day Two - Range<br>Day three - Essay (Why should you be an NCO/What you have done for the Unit/Platoon/Section)<br>Day Four - Board<br><br>Day 1 - Will asses Physical Fitness/ / Skill 1 - 2 proficiency</p><p>Day 2 - Will assess if you can shoot<br>Day 3 - Will asses writing and communication skills<br>Day 4 - Will asses verbal communication, posture, confidence and basic army knowledge</p><p><br>That is the perfect promotion for E-5/6, is it practical, slightly the range portion can be difficult if you are in a TRADOC unit. </p>
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