DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY OFFICE OF THE DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF, G-1 300 ARMY PENTAGON WASHINGTON, DC 20310-0300 DAPE-ZA 1 December MEMORANDUM FOR SEE DISTRIBUTION SUBJECT: Calendar Year 2023 (CY23) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Promotions 1. References. a. Army Regulation 600-8-19, Enlisted Promotions and Reductions, 16 May b. Headquarters, Department of the Army, DAPE-ZA memorandum (Consolidated and Updated Application of Noncommissioned Officer Temporary Promotions, dated 1 November c. Headquarters, Department of the Army, DAPE-ZA memorandum (Consolidated Exceptions to Policy Concerning Enlisted Promotions During the Coronavirus (COVID- 19) Outbreak, dated 17 November d. Headquarters, Department of the Army, DAPE-ZA memorandum (Noncommissioned Officer Temporary Promotions – Additional Guidance, dated 13 December e. Headquarters, Department of the Army, DAPE-ZA memorandum (Supplement to Temporary Promotion Eligibility Criteria for United States Army Reserve Troop Program Unit Noncommissioned Officer Promotions, dated 15 February f. Headquarters, Department of the Army, DAPE-ZA memorandum (Exception to Policy (ETP) for D Engineer Divers Temporary Promotion to Sergeant First Class Professional Military Education (PME) Requirements, dated 1 July g. Department of Defense Financial Management Regulation (DoDFMR) 7000-14-R, Volume A, Chapter 10, Duty Subject to Hostile Fire or Imminent Danger. Effective 1 January 2023, references b through fare rescinded. This applies to all Army Components. a. The Commander, US. Army Human Resources Command (AHRC) will establish procedures, update supporting systems, publish specific administrative instructions, and be responsible for managing these provisions for all Regular Army (RA) and United
DAPE-ZA SUBJECT Calendar Year 2023 (CY23) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Promotions 2 States Army Reserve (USAR) Active Guard Reserve (AGR) Soldiers to ensure they are properly carried out. b. Per reference a, paragraph b, I authorize the Director, Army National Guard (DARNG) to publish specific guidance regarding the applicability of the following provisions, to include implementation dates, as it related to promotion for Army National Guard Soldiers. c. Per reference a, paragraph c, Chief, Army Reserve (CAR) will provide implementing guidance and instructions for USAR (other than AGR) Soldiers. I authorize the OCAR, Deputy Chief of Staff, Gin the grade of Colonel or the civilian equivalent, exception authority to temporary promotion eligibility criteria, on a case-by- case basis as needed, consistent with controlling laws and regulations. 4. Temporary Promotions. a. Effective with the January 2023 promotion month, the Army will utilize the temporary promotion provision (reference a, as needed, to promote RA and USAR Soldiers to the rank of Sergeant (SGT) through Sergeant Major (SGM) based on their order of merit list (OML) standing or awarded promotion points, without regard to their completion of the requisite level of professional military education (PME) required for promotion. (1) All other eligibility requirements must otherwise be met, to include completion of the appropriate level of the Distributed Leaders Course (DLC). (2) All USAR Troop Program Unit (TPU) Soldiers must have an approved reservation within the Army Training Requirements and Resource System (ATRRS) for the requisite level of PME required for the promotion. In those instances where multiple phases are required to complete the required level of PME for the promotion, the Soldier must have an approved ATRRS reservation for the final PME phase. These provisions do not apply to Soldiers affected by pregnancy/postpartum provisions. b. A temporary promotion is a promotion to a noncommissioned officer rank, with pay and allowances, that terminates on a specified date unless an established requirement is met. (1) Temporary promotions that expire require the Soldier revert to their former grade. There will be no recoupment of pay and allowances, and the Soldier’s original date of rank and effective date will be restored. (2) Soldiers attending a requisite PME course following approval of a temporary promotion who subsequently fail the course (except for compassionate reasons) will be
DAPE-ZA SUBJECT Calendar Year 2023 (CY23) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Promotions 3 reduced to their former rank. There will be no recoupment of pay and allowances, and the Soldier’s original date of rank and effective date will be restored. (3) A Soldier who previously attended and failed to pass (other than for compassionate reasons) their PME course is not eligible fora temporary promotion and will be skipped for promotion until such time the Soldier passes the requisite course of instruction for their next grade. c. Soldiers who receive a temporary promotion are required to complete the requisite level of PME for the grade to which promoted as follows (1) Within 365 days of the temporary promotion effective date for Soldiers in the RA and USAR AGR. (2) Within 36 months of the temporary promotion effective date for Soldiers assigned to the USAR (other than AGR Soldiers. (4) Within 365 days (for RA and USAR AGR Soldiers) or 36 months (for USAR other than AGR Soldiers) from a Soldier’s redeployment date when promoted during deployment to an imminent danger/hostile fire area, as defined in reference g. (5) Within 24 months (for RA and USAR AGR Soldiers) or 36 months (for USAR other than AGR Soldiers) from the expected date of birth as indicated on a Soldier’s pregnancy-based profile when promoted when pregnant or from the child’s date of birth or termination of a pregnancy when promoted during a period of postpartum. (7) Within 24 months for all Soldiers serving in military occupational specialty D Engineer Divers. (8) Within 12 months of completing training and award of the appropriate additional skill identifier for Soldiers enrolled in the Army Software Factory or the Artificial Integration Center course of instruction. (9) Not later than the established graduate date of the nonresident portion of the Sergeants Major Coursed. Enclosed is additional temporary promotion guidance. 5. Exceptions to Policy Concerning the Coronavirus (COVID-19) Outbreak. a. Both RA and USAR battalion commanders serving as promotion authorities may utilize virtual promotion boards or rely on input from the battalion command sergeant major to make recommendations regarding promotion of enlisted Soldiers.
DAPE-ZA SUBJECT Calendar Year 2023 (CY23) Noncommissioned Officer (NCO) Promotions 4 b. The established expirations regarding award of promotion points for RA and USAR Soldiers pertaining to weapons qualifications, civilian certifications and/or re- certifications, and the Defense Language Aptitude Test are suspended. 6. These provisions will remain in effect for 12 months from the date of this memorandum, unless superseding guidance is published, or they are otherwise extended or rescinded. Encl DOUGLAS F. STITT as Lieutenant General, GS Deputy Chief of Staff, G DISTRIBUTION Principal Officials of Headquarters, Department of the Army Commander US. Army Forces Command US. Army Training and Doctrine Command US. Army Materiel Command US. Army Futures Command US. Army Pacific US. Army Europe and Africa US. Army Central US. Army North US. Army South US. Army Special Operations Command Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command US. Army Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Strategic Command US. Army Cyber Command US. Army Medical Command US. Army Intelligence and Security Command US. Army Corps of Engineers US. Army Military District of Washington US. Army Test and Evaluation Command US. Army Human Resources Command Superintendent, US. Military Academy Commandant, US. Army War College Director, US. Army Civilian Human Resources Agency Executive Director, Military Postal Service Agency Director, US. Army Criminal Investigation Division Superintendent, Arlington National Cemetery Director, US. Army Acquisition Support Center STITT.DOUGLAS.FR ASER.1026808916 Digitally signed by STITT.DOUGLAS.FRASER.1026808 916 Date 2022.12.01 19:02:10 -05'00'