Army SGT and SSGT Promotion Requirements

Time In Service For Promotion

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Typically a soldier's time in service, the time he/she started boot camp to the present, and the performance of that soldier will determine the promotion status of a military member.  Special performance can earn an early promotion in exceptional soldiers.  Poor performance may not make the next higher rank as well.

The time-in-service requirement for attaining eligibility for promotion to SGT is 36 months Active Federal Service for the primary zone and 18 months for the secondary zone.

(Note: The secondary zone is a Below-the-Zone Promotion Program. Commanders can select HIGHLY QUALIFIED enlisted personnel for early promotion consideration. This is known as "Secondary Zone" Promotion). The time-in-grade requirement for attaining eligibility for promotion to SGT is eight months as a CPL/SPC, waiverable to four months for those recommended in the secondary zone. Soldiers in the secondary zone may be boarded with 16 months time-in-service and four months time-in-grade as of the first day of the board month.

The time-in-service requirement for attaining eligibility for promotion to SSG is 84 months Active Federal Service for the primary zone and 48 months for the secondary zone. The time-in-grade requirement for attaining eligibility for promotion to SSG is 10 months as a SGT, waiverable to five months for those recommended in the secondary zone. Soldiers in the secondary zone may be boarded with 46 months time-in-service and five months time-in-grade as of the first day of the board month.

The minimum promotion point score for attaining recommended list status for promotion to SGT is 350. The minimum score for attaining recommended list status for promotion to SSG is 450.

The service remaining requirement is six months for promotion to SGT and 12 months for promotion to SSG.

Soldiers competing for promotion to SSG must be graduates of the Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) prior to being recommended for promotion.

Soldiers competing for promotion to SGT/SSG must possess either a high school diploma, GED equivalency, or an associate or higher degree.

Each month the Department of the Army establishes the total number of soldiers to be promoted based on budgetary and strength constraints. The number of promotions is allocated by Primary MOS (job) within these constraints.

Department of the Army promotion cutoff scores are announced monthly. Soldiers who meet or exceed the announced cutoff score are promoted if otherwise eligible.

Army SGT/SSGT Promotion Snapshot

MOSRankAverage Points for Those Promoted (Primary Zone)Average Points For Those Promoted (Secondary Zone)
00BSGT380504
00BSSG450450
02BSGT404412
02BSSG717756
02CSGT658658
02CSSG725775
02DSGT350350
02DSSG736769
02ESGT753753
02ESSG790798
02FSGT681697
02FSSG783798
02GSGT587587
02GSSG788798
02HSGT350350
02HSSG786798
02JSGT350350
02JSSG724759
02KSGT350350
02KSSG787787
02LSGT668668
02LSSG739776
02MSGT798798
02MSSG798798
02NSGT350350
02NSSG771771
02TSGT761761
02TSSG792798
02USGT661661
02USSG771798
11BSGT401404
11BSSG538544
11CSGT496505
11CSSG669672
12BSGT423435
12BSSG635640
12CSGT527551
12CSSG705716
13BSGT404417
13BSSG650652
13DSGT408412
13DSSG450450
13FSGT350350
13FSSG542575
13MSGT350350
13MSSG598605
13PSGT455477
13PSSG667712
13RSGT363363
13RSSG655717
14ESGT479692
14ESSG504548
14JSGT589591
14JSSG450450
14RSGT350350
14RSSG519519
14SSGT519524
14SSSG655706
14TSGT570644
14TSSG624624
18BSGT798798
18BSSG629661
18CSGT798798
18CSSG641666
18DSGT798798
18DSSG631631
18ESGT798798
18ESSG554608
19DSGT370374
19DSSG508511
19KSGT354362
19KSSG603622
25MSGT695747
25MSSG755774
25RSGT706798
25RSSG798798
25VSGT659747
25VSSG780792
27DSGT580588
27DSSG770783
27ESGT623683
27ESSG717745
27MSGT457723
27MSSG680798
27TSGT355384
27TSSG642644
27XSGT798798
27XSSG796798
31CSGT359365
31CSSG672688
31FSGT408413
31FSSG625630
31LSGT360366
31LSSG606607
31PSGT493497
31PSSG658659
31RSGT351353
31RSSG574605
31SSGT603700
31SSSG607607
31USGT509513
31USSG724729
33WSGT369372
33WSSG460460
35DSGT350350
35DSSG707740
35ESGT798798
35ESSG798798
35FSGT640645
35FSSG737737
35HSGT662736
35HSSG510510
35JSGT368372
35JSSG773789
35LSGT705747
35LSSG774775
35MSGT798798
35MSSG727798
35NSGT668761
35NSSG745775
35RSGT732798
35RSSG721725
35YSGT350350
35YSSG798798
37FSGT445445
37FSSG661726
39BSGT458593
39BSSG798798
44BSGT711759
44ESGT657712
44ESSG798798
45BSGT593750
45DSGT350350
45GSGT653798
45KSGT359365
45KSSG697748
46QSGT401425
46QSSG730730
46RSGT486617
46RSSG716724
51BSGT519531
51HSSG632690
51KSGT350350
51MSGT350350
51MSSG450450
51RSGT684724
51TSGT701749
51TSSG740757
52CSGT701741
52CSSG770788
52DSGT663677
52DSSG797798
52ESGT713798
52ESSG726772
54BSGT350350
54BSSG592615
55BSGT433451
55BSSG612655
55DSGT495596
55DSSG467467
56MSGT518523
56MSSG765771
62BSGT612671
62BSSG795797
62ESGT622696
62FSGT441589
62HSGT455649
62HSSG791798
62JSGT671771
62NSSG760783
63ASGT453510
63ASSG713726
63BSGT570580
63BSSG762762
63DSGT525638
63DSSG628636
63GSGT660743
63HSGT455540
63HSSG660671
63JSGT599603
63MSGT352353
63MSSG660664
63SSGT572597
63WSGT622720
63YSGT362364
67RSGT574583
67RSSG587619
67SSGT532544
67SSSG682704
67TSGT598651
67TSSG735761
67USGT443530
67USSG689743
68BSGT657749
68BSSG742747
68DSGT666749
68DSSG782798
68FSGT662715
68FSSG793793
68GSGT572715
68GSSG751762
68HSGT575695
68HSSG748781
68NSGT691761
68NSSG794794
68SSGT798798
68SSSG783791
68XSGT747798
68XSSG757757
68YSGT350350
68YSSG692696
71LSGT643655
71LSSG792797
73CSGT671679
73CSSG787788
73DSGT756798
73DSSG785791
74BSGT507557
74BSSG657663
74CSGT625673
74CSSG694713
75BSGT632634
75FSGT632664
75HSGT701707
75HSSG774775
77FSGT593606
77FSSG796798
77LSGT379448
77LSSG768768
77WSGT576614
77WSSG692768
79RSGT798798
79RSSG568704
79SSSG758798
81LSGT721798
81LSSG798798
81TSGT598753
81TSSG696731
82CSGT350350
82CSSG752772
82DSGT350350
82DSSG654714
88HSGT356370
88HSSG790790
88KSGT798798
88KSSG767780
88LSGT798798
88LSSG759759
88MSGT598601
88MSSG761775
88NSGT353355
88NSSG494494
91ASGT747798
91ASSG769792
91DSGT681720
91DSSG780791
91ESGT696782
91ESSG798798
91GSGT788798
91GSSG797798
91HSGT784798
91HSSG790798
91JSGT703733
91JSSG796798
91KSGT759798
91KSSG797798
91MSGT543764
91MSSG721759
91PSGT697737
91PSSG791795
91QSGT662749
91QSSG776787
91RSGT610708
91RSSG786793
91SSGT726798
91SSSG796798
91TSGT693702
91TSSG776798
91VSGT609747
91VSSG788793
91WSGT511517
91WSSG769775
91XSGT674727
91XSSG774789
92ASGT716717
92ASSG798798
92GSGT448504
92GSSG651658
92MSGT350350
92MSSG630696
92RSGT604685
92RSSG789797
92SSGT546554
92SSSG776798
92YSGT350350
92YSSG710711
93CSGT671758
93CSSG667677
93FSGT350350
93FSSG450450
93PSGT454508
93PSSG687716
95BSGT415453
95BSSG665672
95CSGT530638
95CSSG705742
95DSGT690798
95DSSG678707
96BSGT350350
96BSSG450450
96DSGT350350
96DSSG478480
96HSGT350350
96HSSG450450
96RSGT523648
96RSSG662714
96USGT525602
96USSG450450
97BSGT479479
97BSSG450450
97ESGT**
97ESSG**
98CSGT350350
98CSSG450450
98GSGT**
98GSSG**
98HSGT350350
98HSSG708729
98JSGT350350
98JSSG450450
98KSGT350350
98KSSG450450
MOSLISTAVGAVG
ALLSGT549589
ALLSSG689706

 

* Language specific MOS (97E and 98G) have announced cutoff scores by language identifier; therefore the PZ AVG / SZ AVG columns for these MOS are indicated by asterisks.

If the MOS is not listed, that means there were no promotions in that MOS/rank during the snapshot. Usually that indicates an overmanned MOS
with little promotion opportunity.

Above Information Courtesy of United States Army

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