Updating army records
Use information from multiple sources when making important professional decisions.
Soldiers preparing to submit a packet to an upcoming promotion board should be sure to review and verify their Enlisted Records Brief.
The MOI is posted to the AZNG intranet system, and to Guard Knowledge Online, and is provided to the units 90 days before the board cycle will begin.
This document contains instructions outlining the board references, suspense dates, packet requirements, and what dates will be used to calculate time in grade and time in service.
With the new system, in cases that would previously require an ETP due to an unavoidable circumstance that is no fault of the Soldier, S1, MPD, or Promotions Work Center, the promotion authority may submit a request for an Administrative Records Correction (ARC). The Unit, S1, MPD, and/or Promotion Work Center are responsible to ensure personnel records are updated both timely and accurately. "Mackie" Ocampo is a full-time Active Duty Sergeant First Class and has served in the Army for 13 years to date with 9 years of service as a Human Resources Specialist.
Currently, he serves in 2d Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment, 2d Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2d Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-Mc Chord, WA. Carson, CO, Schofield Barracks, HI, twice in Afghanistan, and twice in Iraq accumulating over 59 months of overseas service.
“Soldiers should not wait until they are boarding for promotion to review and validate their ERB,” Carbajal said.
“I have seen very good Soldiers not receive the rating they could have from the board due to outdated ERB’s, or they discovered a discrepancy but did not have enough time to correct it before their packet was due.” Education also contributes a significant factor into the promotion point system.
PHOENIX – Each promotion season the Arizona Army National Guard’s personnel office publishes a Memorandum of Instruction for the fiscal year’s promotion boards.I don't want to bring it up any higher and want to try and resolve the issue on my own. The Army discontinued Exceptions to Policy (ETP) pertaining to promotion when the new system took effect on 1 June 2011.ETPs would have otherwise been granted when a Soldier missed cut-off due to no fault of the Soldier. The Soldier has the responsibility to ensure his/her record is current, all required updates are completed, and the information is accurate in their record and on the PPW.“Soldiers invest a lot of time and effort to meet and exceed the standards set for them,” Carbajal said.“Taking the time to verify that they are being properly represented, and given credit for all they do is equally important.
The service member should review this MOI and compare it to their promotion packet to insure all documents are present and up to date prior to submission.