Here's my question. Does the regulation cited below mean any soldier who is told by higher to attend WLC, regardless of other regulations, who refuses to attend qualify for reduction in rank?I have five months left. I will have to push my ACAP process for at least another month. I was also threatened with loss of rank/pay. I was promoted roughly three weeks ago. No, I do not know why I was told to attend the promotion board with six months left in the Army. Frankly, the open threat pissed me off. In a time when my unit is denying reenlisted because individuals do not meet the criteria, the are willing to threaten me so I can go waste a WLC slot.
AR 600-8-19 covers this:
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). 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.
Since they want to play a regulation game, I'm willing to take this to the books. If there is nothing I can do, then so be it.