Some Good luck for Marine SSgt's looking to get promoted to GySgt! There will be 1,797 Marines promoted to gunnery sergeant this year higher than the original 1,697. More SSgt, Sgt and Cpl promotions coming your way! ,Semper Fi.
It's good to see promotions being expedited if they're deserved. Experienced way too many promotion "freezes" in my day. Deserving Marines sitting in their rank for years because a given MOS was frozen simply for administrative purposes was highly DE-motivating.