It's in AR 614-200 Enlisted Assignments and Utilization Management
[quote:c6ad89ee8e][b:c6ad89ee8e]3–14. Lateral appointments[/b:c6ad89ee8e]
a. For lateral appointments to 1SG see paragraph 8–24.
b. Lateral appointments are not required for soldiers in the grade of SFC moving to or from platoon sergeant positions.
[b:c6ad89ee8e]c. Commanders (05 and above) may authorize lateral appointment of SPC to CPL without local selection board action provided the soldier concerned is assigned to an authorized (documented) NCO position in their CPMOS.[/b:c6ad89ee8e]
(1) Lateral appointments will be announced by either DA Form 4187 (Personnel Action) or informal memorandum. DA Form 4187 or informal memorandum will be the only announcement of the lateral appointment.
[b:c6ad89ee8e](2) Soldiers appointed to CPL will retain the grade when reassigned from the NCO position, including permanent change–of–station moves. However, the unit commander may laterally appoint CPL to SPC without soldier’s consent or board action—[/b:c6ad89ee8e]
(a) For disciplinary action taken under Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ) (50 USC 22) that adversely affects the ability to perform duties as a NCO.
(b) For demonstrated substandard performance of technical or supervisory duties.
(c) Upon direction of HRC.[/quote:c6ad89ee8e]