As per this:
AR-600-8-19 para. 5–11. Declination of selection board consideration.
a. A Soldier who is within the zone of consideration for promotion may decline such consideration before his or her
promotion packet is assembled and sent to the promotion ...board. Once the packet has been sent to the board, the Soldier
cannot decline consideration. However, if selected and placed on the PPRL, the Soldier may request removal from the
list per paragraph 5–27c.
b. A declination of board consideration will be a written statement signed by the Soldier, witnessed by an NCO or
officer, and inserted in the Soldier’s MPF. The declination will remain in effect for any subsequent boards unless the
Soldier changes his or her mind and requests board consideration. In this event, the declination will be removed from
the MPF, annotated by the custodian to indicate the declination was withdrawn on a specified date, retained by the
custodian until the next regular board is convened, and then destroyed.
c. When a Soldier declines promotion consideration, it is essential that the Soldier’s immediate supervisor and the
CDR determine the reason for the declination and provide adequate counseling.
I wish to decline a promotion board. I don't have much time left in, and make no secret of wanting to get out. I just need some help with the wording of my counseling statement. Yes I have to do the foot work for this on my own, as my platoon SGT has informed me that he will not. I have the statement on a DA 2823 siting the AR and my reasons for not wanting to attend.
So any help would be nice. I don't really feel this is a negative counseling. I'm slightly miffed as to how one should go about it.