Posted on Dec 16, 2013
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I understand that there is a time and number issue with these boards, but a blanket AAR while good does not pin point things some individuals need to fix.
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This is a topic several of us discussed after last years SFC selection board.  I don't think that individual feedback is warranted for all who board, that's the point of leadership reviewing records before and after.  What I would love to see is a quantified placement for those who were not selected.  For example if there were 350 reviewed for SFC in a particular MOS, but only 46 were selected for promotion, then the other 301 should get an email with a numerical ranking.  If a Soldier is # 3 of 350, it can be assumed they are doing the right thing, and their record looked good, it just wasn't the best, so they missed selection due to limited slots available.  If a Soldier is 340 of 350, it can be assumed they are doing something wrong, their record is messed up, or something else.  Either way, the second Soldier should receive additional time with a senior mentor to determine the best way to correct deficiencies, or to discuss post mililtary options.

 

These days, more and more people will not be selected for promotion at all levels, and having some sort of feedback would help people prepare better for their future, in or out of the service.

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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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From the beginning of a program called WAPS, Weighted Airman Promotion System in the early 1970s in the US Air Force, they did notify everyone. It broke it down via points and what they were earned for for each individual area of a person's career. It also told You where You were on the list and if some many were promoted, how many were qualified, what the cutoff number was and exactly where You stood on the list if You were selected for promotion or not. Each individual was provided with their own copy of this scorecard/evaluation .if there were any errors there was a process to correct them and it worked and the same sort of program is still used.
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SMSgt Lawrence McCarter
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On another note, I would agree that a new board should make its own decision and not be influenced by a prior boards view. Each board should approach the selection process without the influence of any past process of the same nature. Opinions as well as other changes may not still be very timely or apply to the current time.
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CW2 Joseph Evans
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No, your CSM or SGM should be the one advising you on your packet before you even submit it. Most time the criteria is pretty generic with a specific emphasis based on the board and the members. No board will look at things in exactly the same way, so personal feedback from one board is not going to be extremely helpful on the next, not to mention, it is going to add a lot of time to the process.
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It would be very helpful to provide specific feed back.  Then again i'm not sure if "sorry but I know this guy, not you" would be valid feedback.  For years i've been curious as to why I had not been selected for MSG, I've had the excellence's, 1,1 among the best and have served in some challenging positions and have done an outstanding job, multiple deployments (unheard of for my MOS) but have not been selected.  If they provide that feedback it would be a lot less discouraging when you are not being selected for promotion.
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