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FAQ's - Promotions



How do I contact the Promotions Section?

You can call 315-772-9953 for general questions(Click for Contact List)

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Where is the Promotions Section Located?

The Promotions Section is located at Clark Hall, Building P10720, Mount Belvedere Blvd Room C2-14.

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What are the hours of operation?

Monday thru Friday 0730 - 1600 except for Holidays.

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When must I turn in my promotion re-evaluation for them to be counted for the current month?

You must turn in your Promotion Reevaluation to the Promotions section before the 20th of the month to get credit for the current month. Please keep in mind that it must go through your unit, which may require a few days to process. Check your unit’s SOP to find out when they must receive your documents in order to have it completed and submitted before the 20th.

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What regulation covers promotions?

AR 600-8-19 covers promotions.

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Can I still get conditionally promoted?

Yes, you can be conditional promoted due to deployment for detail guidance see AR 600-8-19 chap one 1-27.

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Why didn't I get all of my points for civilian education?

IAW AR 600-8-19, ch3 sec47, promotion points will only be awarded for the most current college transcript. College transcripts must have the Service Member’s name, the institution’s name and full address, and must be listed in the American Council of Education (ACE) published Accredited Institutions of Postsecondary Education guide. Promotion points for civilian education are awarded per semester hour.

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How long are my PT and Weapons cards good for?

The PT Card is valid for 1 year. The Weapon Card is valid for 2 years.

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What happens if my promotion packet cannot be reconstructed or promotion packet is lost?

If the promotion packet cannot be reconstructed within ninety days of arrival, the soldier will be removed from the standing list. The soldier must start the process over again and he/she must re-appear before a board.

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When will my promotion points become effective?

Your promotion points will become effective the 2nd month following the point adjustment. i.e. If you turn in points in the month of January, your points will be effective for the 1 March cutoff.

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Where do I turn in my promotion packet when I arrive to Ft. Drum?

A new soldier will turn in his/her promotion packet to their  S-1.

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What do I do if I forgot my promotion packet at my last unit?

The promotion work center will advise the soldier to contact the losing unit to forward his/her promotion packet to the local PSB Promotion Work Center. If the promotion packet is not located, but board proceedings or the original DA Form 3355 is present and signed by the promotion authority it can be reconstructed.

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Can we add points to our promotion packet when we first get to Fort Drum?

No, you must wait until you arrive at your new unit. A soldier must request a reevaluation if adding 20 or more points. If a soldier has an outdated APFT (more than 1 year old) or weapons card (more than 2 years old), a soldier can update these points within five days of arrival. This is the only exception to adding points upon arrival.

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What happens if I met the cut-off score while in-transit?

The promotion work center will verify soldier’s APFT is updated and current. In addition, ensure the soldier is on the promotion by-name list. If all information can be verified orders will be cut for the soldier.