Document 330508

For distribution to all soldiers
The following information concerns wearing of the Army Green uniform and updates to the Promotion
LOI.
1. Wear of the Army Green Uniform
Reference: DA Pamphlet 670-1, Guide to Wear and Appearance of Army Uniforms and Insignia, dated
31 March 2014.
Paragraph 13-1 (a) The Army Green Uniform wear out date is 30 September 2015.
Paragraph 13-1 (b) Army Blue Uniform (old) The wear out date is 30 September 2015.
Paragraph 13-1 (c) Army Service Uniform (blue) The mandatory possession date of this uniform is 1
October 2015.
What this means is that the Arm Green Uniform is authorized for wear until 30 September 2015.
2. Changes or clarification of the 2015 Promotion LOI and Appendix. Authorized by LTC (CA) Burge,
DCS Personnel, HQ SMR. Appendix 1 has been revised to reflect the following changes.
A. Evaluations: Submit the THREE most recent, consecutive evaluations. Prior Service SM
may submit OER/NCOERs as part of those three. Appendix 1
B. Dress Blue Uniform is acceptable for the required photo. Appendix 1
C. Waiver Requests: DO NOT SEND ANY waiver requests directly to the CG. LOI paragraph 5
3. Command Guidance - COL (CA) Thornley, CDR RSCS
A. RECOMMENDED BY: Appendix 2, Form 13A Promotion Recommendations paragraph 6
Promotion recommendations will be made by the designated Commanders/CSM/CCMS.
1) Unit Commander - The Brigade commander shall be the recommending officer for soldiers in
his command.
2) Unit CSM/CCMS - The Brigade CSM/CCMS shall sign for all Enlisted personnel in his
command.
3) Senior/Major Command - The Commander, RSCS shall sign ALL promotion
recommendations.
4. Recommendations:
The Form 13 paragraph 4, Other Events states “Participation in significant projects, missions,,
and/or events reflecting on your qualification for promotion”. This section will normally be completed by
the SM requesting promotion consideration. Since most SM are not conversant in this type of entry, I
strongly recommend that Unit Commanders for officers and the Senior Unit NCO review these entries
with the intent of providing guidance on what should be entered.
The Form 13 paragraph 5, Commander’s Recommendation and Justification for Promotion
Action, should be completed by SMs commander, which may be different than the signature guidance. If
at all possible this information should be entered on the form prior to the SM signing. This will allow the
contents to be typed.
It is the Commands intent that no packets be rejected because the requirements of the LOI or Appendix
was not followed. If you have any question regarding the process or required information contact your
immediate superior for clarification as soon as possible. Do Not wait until the last moment.
COL (CS) Runyon
DC, RSCS
Computing your Date of Rank
BASIC COMPUTATION EXAMPLE (with no converting or borrowing):
Thru date of Board
Date of Rank
-
Time in Grade
YR
2015
2014
MO
01
01
DY
31
30
1
0
01
BORROWING EXAMPLES: If the number of days in the top line is less than the second
line, borrow 30 days (It doesn’t matter if the next month has 31 or 28/29 days –
BORROW 30 DAYS) and add to the days on the top line.
Thru date of Board
Date of Rank
-
Time in Grade
YR
2009
2009
MO
05 04
02
DY
17 47
19
0
02
29
If the number of months in the top line is less than the second line, borrow 12 months
from the year and add to the months on the top line.
Thru date of Board
Date of Rank
Time in Grade
-
YR
2015 2014
2009
MO
01 13
02
DY
20
19
5
11
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Appendix 1
2015 CSMR PROMOTION SELECTION BOARD (PSB) PACKET CHECKLIST
Name: _________________________________________________ Rank: ________
Print Clearly: Last, First
Unit: ______________________________
Component: Army / Air
Circle One
Major Subordinate Command:
CSMR-HQ
RSC-N
RSC-S
CCMH
ISC
YCPTF
TNG
TC
Appendix
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ASC
Circle One
Tab
A
B
C
D
E
F
G
H
I
J
DO NOT INCLUDE EXTRANEOUS DOCUMENTS
Checklist
CA SMR Form 13A
Biographical Summary
Signed Medical Release
Dated NET 1 Sep 2014
Provisional Promotion (If Applicable)
Officer Specialty Directorate RFP (If Applicable)
4 most recent and consecutive evaluations
Civilian Education Diploma
Military Education Certificates
Official Photograph
Dated NET 1 Sep 2014
CDR
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2
3
4
5
6
Notes:
TAB C: Include copies of your CSMR initial accession and current promotion orders.
Prior Service should include copies of your final DD214 or equivalent service
documents to validate TIS/TIG.
TAB E: If the military education courses required for promotion were unavailable,
defined as the required military education courses were not provided during the time
period between the Service Member’s last promotion and the date for submission of the
promotion packet. A course is available if it was provided during that time period, even
though the individual was unavailable to attend when it was provided.
TAB F: Specialty Directorates complete and sign for officers assigned as JAGs,
Medical or Chaplains.
TAB G: Evaluations must be signed by the CSMR Chain of Command, not the service
member’s Full-Time Supervisor.
TAB I: Include copies of certificates for all military education including BOC, OES,
NCOES and professional development courses.
TAB J: Submitted photos will be as follows:

¾ length color photo (2 inches above head and below hands), ¼ turn
to the right; No cover; White background

Army: Class A uniform (Green) or the blue Army Service Uniform
(ASU) ; Air: Service Dress

Attached to an 8 ½ x 11 sheet of paper; Signed and dated in the
bottom right corner
Signed:_____________________
(Service member)
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Appendix 2
FORM 13A PROMOTION RECOMENDATION
Under the provisions of CSMR Regulations, the following individual is recommended for
promotion consideration by the CSMR 2015 Promotion Selection Board.
1. IDENTIFICATION DATA
NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
SSN: (last 4 digits)
DOB:
CURRENT GRADE:
DOR:
CURRENT TDA ASSIGNMENT: (para, line)
DUTY TITLE:
AUTH GRADE:
f. PROPOSED DUTY ASSIGNMENT (if different from above)
GRADE:
g. CURRENT MAILING ADDRESS/TELEPHONE
Street or P.O. Box
City
Home Phone
Business Phone
ZIP
2. HEIGHT AND WEIGHT CERTIFICATION: The Unit Commander/CSMR Chief of
Staff/ CSMR General Staff Director certifies that service member meets the height and
weight standards of CSMR REG 600-9.
3. CSMR PARTICIPATION RECORD
Total cumulative hours of CSMR Volunteer Service: _____ Hours
(Note: This is in addition to the hours of drill attendance)
Summary of Participation as of:
Volunteer Hours
(1) Current Calendar Year 2014
(2) Previous Calendar Year 2013
(3) Previous Calendar Year 2012
Note: As certified on service members CSMR Form 20s. Do not attach the Form 20s.
4. OTHER EVENTS
Participation in significant projects, missions, and/or events reflecting on your qualification for
promotion. This provides the Promotion Board with additional information that has the potential
to favorably reflect as to whether or not the SM is qualified for promotion.
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Appendix 2
FORM 13A PROMOTION RECOMENDATION
By signing, service member certifies that all the information contained in this packet is
true and correct and is a true and correct representation of the service members civilian
education, awards, decorations, and achievements and completion of Military Education
Courses, Branch Qualification Courses, FEMA Courses, Emergency Qualification
Courses, and other military training courses.
Service Member: ____________________________
Printed Name
_______________________
Signature/Date
5. COMMANDER’S RECOMMENDATION FOR AND JUSTIFICATION FOR PROMOTION
ACTION
Show summary of SM’s prior performance of duty and reasons for recommending
promotion at this time. The commander’s recommendation and justification is significant
to the Promotion Board’s assessment of whether or not the SM is qualified for
promotion.
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Appendix 2
FORM 13A PROMOTION RECOMENDATION
6. RECOMMENDED BY:
By signing below, I recommend the SM for promotion and certify that I have reviewed
this packet and find that this packet is complete and adheres to the Promotion Boards
Letter of Instruction.
For Unit-Level Applicants Only: (No designee signatures)
________________________________
Unit Commander Printed Name
__________________________
Signature/Date
________________________________
Unit CSM/CCMS Printed Name
(For Enlisted Promotion Packets)
__________________________
Signature/Date
________________________________
Senior/Major Command (i.e. RSC)
Commander Printed Name
__________________________
Signature/Date
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For HQ CSMR Applicants Only:
_______________________________
Directorate or Special Staff Officer
Printed Name
__________________________
Signature/Date
_______________________________
CSMR CCM/CSM Printed Name
(For Enlisted Promotion Packets)
__________________________
Signature/Date
_______________________________
CSMR COS Printed Name
__________________________
Signature/Date
7. ENDORSEMENTS:
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Appendix 3
SAMPLE BIOGRAPHICAL SUMMARY
SMITH, John A.
XXX-XX-6789
Captain, CSMR
Date and place of Birth: 01 August 1975, Midlothian, VA
Present Assignment: Battery Commander, E Battery, 111th Field Artillery, 29th Infantry
Division (L) Army National Guard, Sandston, VA 23150
Enlisted Service:
Simultaneous Membership Program (Cadet E-5), C Company,
276th Engineer Battalion, West Point, VA
Commission:
Army ROTC at Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond,
VA. 15 May 1999
Years of Commissioned Service: 12 years, 9 months
Total Years of Service: 14 years, 4 months
Military Schools Attended:
US Army Airborne School, Basic Parachutist Course
US ROTC Leadership Development Assessment Course
USAFAS, Field Artillery Officer Basic Course (FAOBC)
USAFAS, Field Artillery Officer Advanced Course (FAOAC)
CSMR Basic Orientation Course (BOC)
FEMA Courses Completed
Completed
IS-100.b – (ICS 100) Introduction to Incident Command System
IS-200.b – (ICS 200) ICS for Single Resources and Initial
Action Incidents
IS-700.a – National Incident Management System (NIMS),
An Introduction
Emergency Qualification Courses
Completed
ARC Standard First Aid Course
ARC CPR Course
Year Completed
1998
1999
1999
2004
2006
Year
2006
2006
2007
Date
16 September 2012
22 September 2012
Civilian Education:
Local High School
VCU, Richmond, VA
Duke University, Durham, NC
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US Decorations/Badges:
Army Commendation Medal (ARCOM)
Army Achievement Medal (AAM), 3 awd
Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal (AFEM)
Armed Forces Service Medal (AFSM)
Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster
(ARCAM)
National Defense Service Medal, with Bronze Service Star Device (NDSM)
Armed Forces Reserve Medal, with Bronze Hourglass, “M” Device, and “2” Device
(AFRAM)
Army Service Ribbon
NATO Medal
Basic Parachutist Badge
Army Superior Unit Award
State Decorations/Badges:
California Medal of Merit, with 1 Bronze Oak Leaf Cluster (CAMM)
Virginia Commendation Medal
Virginia Service Ribbon with Two Dogwood Blossoms (12 years)
Chronological list of Appointments:
SMP Cadet E-5
ARNG
Second Lieutenant
ARNG
First Lieutenant
ARNG
Captain
ARNG
Captain
CSMR
30 October 1997
15 May 1999
30 May 2002
26 May 2005
1 January 2006
Chronological Record of Duty Assignments:
From:
To:
ARNG - Not on Active Duty
SMP Cadet E-5
Oct 97
Sep 98
USAR - Not on Active Duty
USAR Control Group William & Mary ROTC
USAR Control Group (delayed)
Sep 98
May 99
May 99
Jul 99
ACTIVE DUTY
Student Officer, USAFAS
Jul 99
Jan 01
ARNG - Not on Active Duty
Recon/Survey Officer, HHSB/1-246 FA, 29 ID (L)
Fire Direction Officer, A/1-246th FA, 29 ID (L)
Jan 01
Apr 03
Apr 03
May 05
ARNG – Active Guard and Reserve (AGR), Title 32
Officer Strength Manager, Det 4 (R&R), STARC
Oct 03
Oct 05
CSMR – S-3, Troop Command
Jan 06
Present
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Appendix 4
MEDICAL RELEASE
CSMR Member Name:
Social Security (Last Four Digits):
Unit:
Rank:
Assignment:
Description of Duties:
I have completed a medical assessment for the individual named above and attest that
he/she can safely participate in his/her normal activities as described.
Signature
____________________________
Date: ________________
Name and Organization Stamp Here:
NOTE: The Medical Release may be signed by a duly licensed MD, DO,
Physician’s Assistant (PA), or Nurse Practitioner.
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Appendix 5
PROVISIONAL PROMOTION
I, ________________________________, understand that if the CSMR Promotion
Board selects me for promotion to the next higher rank that it will be on a provisional
basis pending completion of the next available qualifying course(s) for the new grade.
Course(s) required but unavailable since last promotion:
_______________________________
_______________________________
_______________________________
I further understand that if I fail to complete the next qualifying course(s) when made
available to CSMR members that my provisional promotion will be revoked and I will
immediately revert back to my previous grade.
______________________
Signature
______________________
Date
_____________________
Unit Commander Print
______________________
Unit Commander Signature
______________________
Date
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Appendix 6
OFFICER SPECIALITY DIRECTORATE RECOMMENDATION FOR PROMOTION
CSMR Member Name:
Social Security (Last Four Digits):
Specialty:
Medical
Rank:
JAG
Circle One
Unit:
Chaplain
Assignment:
Description of Qualifications for Promotion:
I have reviewed the promotion application for the SM named above and support his/her
promotion to the next rank. My signature below indicates the officer is fully
educationally qualified, both civilian and military to be promoted.
_________________________
Printed Name
__________________________ ________
Signature
Date
Note: Must be signed by the Command Chaplain, Command Surgeon, Command
Staff Judge Advocate or their deputy, as appropriate.
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