I was told by my 1SG, if I do not attend WLC with in 1 year of my DOR to E5, that I will be reduced back to E4.
I looked up the regulation of reduction and found in AR 600-8-19 para 10-18 "10–18. Failure to complete or attend Noncommissioned Officers Education System Soldiers who fail to successfully complete, fail to remain eligible to be scheduled for or attend, who are denied enrollment in, or who do not attend their scheduled NCOES class (through fault of the Soldier) will be administratively reduced or removed from the promotion list. Soldiers will only be reduced when NCOES is required for his/her current grade. Soldiers will be removed from promotion list when promotion is being held in abeyance (for reasons set forth in para 1–27, of this regulation). The effective date of administrative reduction is the date of the action that caused the Soldier to be ineligible to retain the promotion. The DOR will be the previous DOR held at the reduced grade."
Now can some one help me find where it says WLC is a requirement to be an E5? I have always been told it is a requirement to be promoted to E6.