Originally posted by AutobahnSHO:
The only thing in the universe More Ridiculous is the automatic promotion to SSG.
The way it works is, if you are on the ALI, your points will never be higher than the minimum (350 for SGT, 450 for SSG). If your MOS's points never drop that low, you'll never get picked up. You can never add points to the ALI.
If you're already on the ALI, and you need more points, you MUST go to the board and submit your points. If you are NOT RECOMMENDED at the board, then you are determined by a promotion authority (the board itself) to be NOT PROMOTABLE. This action will remove your name from the ALI as well. Once you have been removed from the ALI, you cannot be re-added to it.
At that point, the only way to re-earn your promotable status is to go to the promotion board again and pass.
Big Army places you on the ALI in good faith that ANYONE with 4 years in should meet the minimum requirements (350 total points, developing leadership qualities, meets all Army standards).
If you are RECOMMENDED by the promotion board, but your total point value is less than 350, you will remain on the promotion standing list with 350 points.Click here to see the original milper message.
Excerpt as follows:
17. SOLDIERS ADDED TO THE RECOMMENDED LIST IN THIS MANNER ARE NOT ELIGIBLE FOR RE-COMPUTATIONS. FURTHER, SOLDIERS WHO DESIRE TO RECEIVE PROMOTION POINTS BASED ON THEIR ACTUAL ACCOMPLISHMENTS, IAW THE EXISTING PROCESSES OUTLINED IN AR 600-8-19, MUST BE RECOMMENDED AND BOARDED BY THEIR CHAIN OF COMMAND. SOLDIERS, WITH SUPPORT OF THEIR COMMANDER, CHOOSING TO APPEAR BEFORE A PROMOTION BOARD AFTER AUTOMATIC LIST INTEGRATION, ARE TO FOLLOW THE EXISTING PROVISIONS FOR TOTAL REEVALUATION.
18. IF, AFTER BOARD APPEARANCE, THE SOLDIER DOES NOT HAVE THE MINIMUM POINTS REQUIRED TO STAY ON THE STANDING LIST (LESS THAN 350) BUT WAS RECOMMENDED BY THE PROMOTION BOARD AND THE SOLDIER WAS PREVIOUSLY AUTOMATIC LIST INTEGRATED, THAT SOLDIER WILL REMAIN ON THE LIST WITH 350 POINTS. TO ADD ANY POINTS, THE SOLDIER MUST REAPPEAR BEFORE A PROMOTION BOARD.
19. CONVERSELY, IF A SOLDIER APPEARS BEFORE A PROMOTION BOARD, AND IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR PROMOTION, THAT SOLDIER, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY WERE PREVIOUSLY AUTOMATIC LIST INTEGRATED, WILL NOT REMAIN ON THE LIST AND MUST APPEAR BEFORE A PROMOTION BOARD TO REGAIN PROMOTABLE STATUS. THE PWC WILL TAKE THE NECESSARY ACTIONS TO REMOVE THE SOLDIER FROM THE PROMOTION STANDING LIST. IN ADDITION, THOSE THAT FALL WITHIN THIS CATEGORY WILL HAVE THEIR RCP ADJUSTED BACK TO PRIOR TO THE PROMOTABLE STATUS.