US Army National Guard
SGT (Join to see) best way to be promoted period is to do your job to the best of your ability and always improve yourself. Seek opportunities for responsibilities, additional duties, additional schools, maybe teach a class. Also the key is balance. Try to get BLC when you hit SPC and do your SSD and other online training as well college. These are "easy" points that can add up fast.
I won't repeat everything that was already said....but I will say this: Keep in mind that in order to make SGT (and higher), you may end up needing to transfer to a different state if your state does not have an open slot for your MOS in whatever rank you are wanting to be promoted to.
This will sound like a no-brainer, but be open to a statewide promotion vs unit only, meaning that you are open to go anywhere in the state that there is an E-5 slot. You'd be surprised how many people get pissed when they don't get promoted, yet are only open to unit promotions.
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