Army Military Education Promotion Points for E-5/E-6

Military Education Points for Promotions

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Military education points for promotion for E-5/E-6 were revised in Army Regulation 600-8-19, published 19 December, 2015. There is a maximum of 200 points for promotion to SGT and 220 for promotion to SSG.

Promotion Points for NCOES Courses

Structured Self Development Courses: No promotion points are given for structured self-development courses as completion of SSD 1/SSD 2 as they are requirements in order to be recommended; therefore all candidates will have completed these courses.

Basic Leader Course: No promotion points are given for completion of Basic Leader Course (BLC) if you are competing for selection to SGT as it is a requirement to qualify for promotion. The DA Form 1059 must be made a matter of record. Promotion points are received for academic excellence in BLC, however. You can receive 20 promotion points for achieving commandant's list status and 40 promotion points for achieving Distinguished Honor Graduate of the Distinguished Leadership Graduate. These must be verified on the DA Form 1059.

Advance Leaders Course: ALC is a requirement for promotion to SSG, so no points are given for completing it. Promotion points are received for academic excellence in ALC. You can receive 20 promotion points for achieving commandant's list status and 40 promotion points for achieving Distinguished Honor Graduate of the Distinguished Leadership Graduate. These must be verified on the DA Form 1059.

Army Training Requirements and Resources System Courses: You can receive four promotion points per week (40 training hours) for courses that are formally listed in ATTRS. You could receive these promotion points even if the course was a mandatory requirement for your MOS. You should ensure all of your courses are listed in your ATTRS transcript.

Noncommissioned Officer Education System Courses that Carry No Promotion Points

Other than those listed above, you will not receive promotion points for NCOES courses. These courses are excluded from carrying promotion points: badge-producing courses, BCT, advanced individual training, new equipment training, USMAPS/U.S. Military Academy, language training, OCS, Warrant Officer Candidate Course, on-the-job training, on-the-job experience, Sergeant's Time Trining, FEMA courses, and courses required to hold an MOS.

Promotion Points for Ranger, Special Forces, and Sapper Courses

You can be awarded 40 promotion points for completion of Ranger, Special Forces, or Sapper courses, but you must complete all phases of the courses to earn these points.

Computer-Based Training

You can earn a maximum of 80 points for promotion to SGT and 90 for promotion to SSG via computer-based nonresident training. These include military correspondence courses through ATRRS Self-development or Army e-Learning. You earn one point per five hours of Army Correspondence Course Program (ACCP) training.

You must have completed the entire course. You don't get points for training that is duplicated with both a resident course and a correspondence or computer-based course.

The full requirements and promotion points rules are available in Army Regulation 600–8–19 Personnel-General: Enlisted Promotions and Reductions, published by Headquarters, Department of the Army, Washington, DC 18 December 2015

These are subject to further revision and you should consult the current regulation for any modifications.

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