CHANGES TO COMMAND LIST INTEGRATION
Not all promotion-eligible Soldiers have their commander's recommendation to go before a promotion board. But those Soldiers could still be promoted by being placed on "command list integration," or CLI.
Soldiers on CLI are on the promotions standing list along with Soldiers who went before a promotion board. But those CLI Soldiers do not appear on the list with all the promotion points they earned. Instead, they are ranked on the list with either 39 points, if they are seeking promotion to sergeant, or 14 points if they are seeking promotion to staff sergeant.
When the Army needs to fill more spots in an MOS than the number of Soldiers sent before a promotion board for sergeant, for instance, it drops the promotion requirement for that MOS to 39. This allows the Army to fill its manning requirements by picking up for promotion all the Soldiers who went before a board, and to then also pick up additional Soldiers for promotion who did not go before the board.
The CLI was recently "automated," Uribe-Huitron said. He explained the CLI policy was written so that Soldiers could be put on the CLI if they did not go before a board. But if those same Soldiers become non-promotable for some reason, like being barred from enlistment or by failing their physical fitness test, their unit would have to notify Human Resources Command to take them off the CLI. Many units failed to make that notification.
There was a "very substantial" number of Solders on CLI that were not actually promotable," Uribe-Huitron said. "The most notorious reason was for not taking an APFT or for failing an APFT."
Now, he said, inclusion in CLI is automated. As of Nov. 21 Soldiers who become ineligible for promotion for some reason are automatically taken off CLI.
"It gives us a more accurate number of who we have eligible to fill promotion requirements," he said.