I'm currently my company training NCO and have received conflicting stories about whether flags are lifted for a deployment or not. I can't find anything in the Flags regulation (I can't remember the number right now). I'm worried about some non-deserving individuals coming down on the "auto-promotion" crap when their flags are lifted for our deployment. If this IS a regulation/policy, could someone please reply with the MILPER/ALARACT/Regulation number so I can figure out what should be done? Thanks for all your help!