Random question and I'm not sure if I'm on the right forum. I have the board tomorrow morning and just got a text from my PLT leader telling me I have to come in an hour and a half early with everyone else who is going to the board and take another PT test. If any of us do not pass, then that person does not go to the board. I just took a record PT test in February and passed it, so it shouldn't be a problem, but I'm just wondering if this is common practice or if this is completely wrong.
It's very common. In my unit, anyone one going to the promotion board has a PT test the morning of, graded by the 1SGs and CSM. I'm not sure if the score is used for promotion points, but if you fail, you will not be going in front of the board. Down range we would sometimes also add an M4 range the morning of the board when possible.
I always said if I became a CSM I would institute a 2 day promotion board that would include an APFT, Range, CTT, some form of instructing and then the formal board (which I would tell you how you did on the training and ask you a few scenarios). Enough day dreaming
I always had an APFT the morning of promotion boards I attended. It was over. And it never lasted longer then a normal morning of pt either.
It was usually no more then 10 of us and it went by quick.
Thank you for the comments! I'd never heard of it before,and it threw me off. It's good to know that it can happen, and will make me better prepared next time. Only thing that peeves me is the late notice on the PT test. Had I known about it I wouldn't of eaten so much of my son's Easter candy!
Usually the Memorandum of Instruction (MOI) will state everything involved with the promotion board..board panel, topics and all events included such APFT, range etc. This does not jive with me you should have known well in advance everything involved with this board. Honestly, I think your leadership let you down and did not make you aware of the memorandum.