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LTC Stephen F.
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Thank you my friend LTC (Join to see) for posting. By the way I was passed over twice for Major in regular army, forced out and then promoted to Major USAR. I was passed over twice to LTC and promoted two weeks before my MRD in May 2000
Image: Promotion to Stephen Ford to LTC in the Pentagon, DCSLOG by BG Curry on May 9, 2000

I had a good OER from a BG as senior rater as a captain which was a kiss of death for promotion. By God's grace i was advised to contact General officers I worked with/for and ask them to write letters to the promotion board. They all wrote letters on my behalf - they were BG/MG and one became LTG later.
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SPC Nancy Greene
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Excellent Information LTC Stephen Ford

I knew of a handful of SM’s who passed over and one Marine was forced out because he was passed over for LTC two times
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LTC Stephen F.
LTC Stephen F.
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FYI my friend SPC Nancy Greene I think you meant to mention LTC (Join to see) :-)
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SPC Nancy Greene
SPC Nancy Greene
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Yes I definitely did mean to mention LTC (Join to see) Thank you Sir fir ‘catching’ this mistake (I should not comment without wearing my glasses$LTC Stephen F.
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COL Aviation Combined Arms Operations
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The writer makes it sound like getting a slot in the reserves/guard is an option for a Senior O4. From the Army perspective, it’s not. I counseled a number of pilots seeking a slot in the CAARNG that as an O4, they had too much rank and would have to become a CW2. And we had a lot more O4 and O5 slots than the ANG. Most states are significantly smaller than CA so their ANG allocation of O4/O5 slots is also very limited.

It should also be remembered that the promotion and retention systems between AD and RC are very similar. So if you’re having issues AD, they will be similar in the RC, but now you need to turn 60 to collect your retirement.
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My Title 10 deployment of 15 months in 2008-2009. My deployment to Iraq in 2004 and 2005 (OIF 3/4)do not count. This change applies only to National Guard and army reserve personnel Deployed abroad or in support of Contingency operations abroad.
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LTC (Join to see) I was able to retire 9 months early due to that law. Although like you, my earlier mobs did not count. I used age 60 as the statutory retirement age since everyone of us is going to be little different.
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Yes, Sir, I thought you were AD. I am preaching to the Choir! :)
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LTC (Join to see) oh hell nooooooo.
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