Presentation on theme: "1 The ROCKS INC. Mentorship and professional development of officers has remained a principal mission and core value. Today mentorship is a hallmark of."— Presentation transcript:
1 The ROCKS INC. Mentorship and professional development of officers has remained a principal mission and core value. Today mentorship is a hallmark of our organization. Members of The ROCKS, Inc. are focused on –Effective and sustained mentorship – professional development resulting for both the mentor and mentoree. Mentoring Program is executed by Chapters and Interest Groups. Command and Staff Philosophy Upon reaching Washington, several informal meetings followed. However, the emphasis was modified to deal with survival in the National Capitol Region and to address other issues of interest to the members. During the years which followed, many officers were reassigned in and out of the Washington area so the group continued to grow. The need for a more structured organization was also seen, so a formal meeting was held on October 9, 1974, to get the group formalized. Those present decided to call themselves the "No Name Club." hy Concern, Dedication and Professionalism
2 ROCKS OPD – OFFICER PROMOTIONS 7 Oct 2010 COL Sam Piper IGFC MITT COS
3 PURPOSE To provide information about the officer promotion process. To provide officers with information that will help them better manage: – Their careers. – Their subordinates careers.
Conducted fairly and equitably by mature, experienced, senior officers. Consists of different members, and women and minority members are routinely appointed. Typical board is presided over by a general officer and consists of officers in a grade senior to those being considered for promotion. Reviews the entire performance portion of the official record of every officer being considered for promotion. Recommends those officers who, in the collective judgment of the board, are best qualified for promotion and future service in the Army. OFFICER PROMOTION BOARDS
BEST QUALIFIED SCORING SCORE 6+/- TOP FEW - SUPERIOR PERFORMER 5+/- SELECT AHEAD OF PEERS - OUTSTANDING PERFORMER 4+/- SELECT WITH PEERS - SOLID PERFORMER 3+/- SELECT IF THERE IS A REQUIREMENT - AVERAGE PERFORMER/POTENTIAL 2+/- DO NOT SELECT - WEAK PERFORMER 1 SHOW CAUSE FOR INVOLUNTARY SEPARATION WORD PICTURE
9 MYTHS vs. REALITY MYTH: Knowing a board member helps. REALITY: Diverse board membership (no two officers from same GO command). Board members cannot discuss files amongst each other, separate votes. MYTH: Branch, Component, Source of Commission matter. REALITY: All promotion boards have a separate selection objective. AMEDD boards are further separated by competitive categories (AN, DC, MC, MS, SP, VC) and sometimes AOC. MYTH: Equal opportunity quotas. REALITY: No special treatment/consideration. MYTH: Separate or Secret instructions exist. REALITY: Board must follow the MOI signed by the Secretary of the Army. The MOI is released along with board results. MYTH: The recommended list can easily be changed. REALITY: Only the President of the United States can change the list.
AFTER ALL FILES VOTED Board Recess Results sent to Army G1 Assistant Secretary for Manpower and Reserve Affairs reviews Secretary of the Army reviews Secretary of the Defense approves (CPT/MAJ/LTC boards) President of United States approves (COL board) COL boards also requires Senate approval Returned to Office of Promotions or release Depending on board, processing takes days from recess
HOW CAN I HAVE THE BEST PROMOTION FILE POSSIBLE? Ensure all OERs/AERs are present (OERs must be profiled). Recent DA Photograph. Does not need to be perfect. Must be in Class A uniform or Army Service Uniform (ASU) and current rank. No State/Territory NG awards. No IG, GS, Cavalry Branch. Validate ORB (Sign and date) Maintain personal fitness; pass APFT on all OERs. Make Ht/Wgt. Documents MUST ARRIVE by the cut off date in your MILPER message.
ORB CHECKS Check duty description under Assignment History- no Incoming Personnel. Duty description must also match what is on the OER. Deployment and Combat Tours information MUST be correct - this is how decisions on upcoming assignments are made. Military and Civilian Education must be up to date. Always have a current photo - must be within 5 years; NLT 2 years is recommended for a board. Check your security clearance and last physical dates and make sure they are up to date. Physicals are now required annually. Awards need to match - ORB, Photo, and OMPF. Understand if photo is old, but once you get more awards - its time to update your photo. Enlisted assignment history does not go on ORB - awards do.
HOW CAN LEADERS HELP ? Get their officers to update photo/ORB OERs Timely Consistent/clear message to Board Members Review the Officers File Volunteer to sit on board for experience
14 Questions? COL Sam Piper IGFC MITT COS
Professional Timeline As of 4 JAN 2010 COHORT YG PZ CPT 2x BZ MAJ BZ MAJPZ MAJBZ LTCPZ LTC 1ST BN CMD 1ST SSC LAST BN CMD BZ COLPZ COL 1ST BDE CMD LAST SSC MONTH OF BOARD OCT JAN / FEB FEB / MAR SEP / OCT APROCT JUL / JUN JANAPR ` MONTH OF BOARD OCT JAN / FEB FEB / MAR SEP / OCT APROCT JUL / JUN JANAPR COHORT YG PZ CPT 2x BZ MAJ BZ MAJPZ MAJBZ LTCPZ LTC 1ST BN CMD 1ST SSC LAST BN CMD BZ COLPZ COL 1ST BDE CMD LAST SSC NEAR FUTURE
Photo Official DA Photo (within 5 years, current rank, awards in photo and board file match) Evaluations OERs/NCOERs or AERs to cover entire career (Exception: 2LT, 1LT, and WO1 OERs are masked after promotion to CPT or CW3 and will not be seen by the board) Non-Rated statements to cover gaps in rating periods Explain other gaps in letter to the board PROFILED OERs missing from your file, send to OMPF for your boardsend to OMPF for your board UNPROFILED OERs missing from your file, send to OERSEsend to OERSE Awards Award certificates for all permanent awards, ribbons, badges worn in photo Explain discrepancies in letter to the board (ex: lost certificate, but DD Form 214 validates award of ARCOM in 1999) Missing award certificates, send to OMPF for your boardsend to OMPF for your board Letter to the board (if necessary)recommend limit of one page Explain periods of non-rated time Explain location of proof of missing award certificates (ex: DD Form 214 from 1996 validates award of Ranger Tab) Explain lack of current activity (ex: served three years in IRR, returned to TPU status) Explain relevant civilian acquired skills, experience, assignments not otherwise contained in your board file Missing documents should be ed to the appropriate address Board Applications/Preference Statements/Waiver Requests Submit per the instructions in the MILPER Message for your boardMILPER Message for your board Promotion and Selection Board Checklist