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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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It's tough being passed over but we always said, watch out for the passed over Majors and Lt Cols, they are the ones who keep the officer corps honest as they have nothing to lose.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
Lt Col Charlie Brown
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How you feel about it is what matters...
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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LTC Ronald Stephens - its passed over just the same. You are done with progression permanently. You are allowed to continue to 28 years, which may have returned to 24 years since I retired.
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
Lt Col Charlie Brown
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LTC Jason Mackay - I believe it is 24.
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LTC Jason Mackay
LTC Jason Mackay
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Lt Col Charlie Brown - HRC is still saying 28 years. https://www.hrcapps.army.mil/shared/mrdcalc/mrdcalc.asp

Sounds great, but you'll either be tapped into and leveraged OR you'll be relegated to night shifts, slide muckery, and irrelevance....all needs of the Army locations and positions.
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CPT Corporate Buyer
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Great article. Obviously I haven't been passed over for LTC at this point but I've had other things in the military not go my way for sure. I felt the anger and depression and bitterness and all that. But the thing that moved me past it is my faith. I believe that God is ultimately in control and that He makes no mistakes. So regardless of how what happened made me feel, I trust that is was the right thing. I know others here won't agree with that and that's fine. I'll let them do them and I'll do me.
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LTC Medical Logistics & Capability Development Consultant
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11 mo
Indeed!

Too many people put their self worth in the rank they wear.

I’ve noticed their work ethic is tied to their organization motion rate as well sometimes.
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SFC Joe S. Davis Jr., MSM, DSL
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LTC Jason Mackay awesome read/share my friend; I got passed over 6 times for MASTER SERGEANT, I can RELATE:

Promotion Isn’t Happening and Here’s Why
Air Force majors are generally considered for promotion in three stages: “below the promotion zone” before 14 years of service, “in the promotion zone” at 14 years of service, and “above the promotion zone” after 14 years of service. For the last 31 lieutenant colonel boards (1989 through 2017), the rate of promotion for majors meeting the board “below the promotion zone” averaged 2 percent. The rate of promotion for majors meeting the board while in the zone averaged 69 percent. This drops to 2.8 percent for majors meeting the board above the zone over the same period. If you weren’t promoted at 14 years, the chances of being promoted after are bleak. So if you’re part of the annual 31 percent who are not promoted in the zone, your chances at promotion only get worse. It’s time to accept this fact.


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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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Thank you for the mention brother Joe.
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SFC A.M. Drake
SFC A.M. Drake
11 mo
Joe I have you beat I got passed over 10 times
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LTC Medical Logistics & Capability Development Consultant
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Couple differences though; in the Army...

enlisted pass-overs stay in until RCP, whereas officer pass-overs are either transitioned out or selectively continued after second pass-over .
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