Question: DA Forms 3356 and 3357 will be obsolete. How will the S1 record the boards’ recommendation to the Promotion Authority to
either recommend or not recommend the Soldier (go/no go)?
Answer: A memorandum (board proceedings) will be required to capture a board’s recommendation to the Promotion Authority; based on
the majority vote (GO/NO-GO) of the board members. The specific format is included in the revision to AR 600-8-19. Ultimately, the
Promotion Authority will either approve or disapprove (by memorandum) the board’s recommendation. This constitutes the only
administrative requirement that captures the authority to integrate (or not) a name to the recommended list. As such, a copy must be
provided to each Soldier affected.
Question: Will the Soldier be present at the promotion board or just the panel (board members)?
Answer: The Soldier will be required to personally appear before the promotion board.
Question: Will promotion board proceedings still be processed and signed by the promotion authority and President of the Board even
though there will be no commander or board points listed? If yes, do the promotion board proceedings still need to be maintained? When
a Soldier PCS’s will they need a copy so they can turn-in the proceedings to their gaining command?
Answer: Yes, the promotion board proceedings signature authority will not change. While there will be no board points or Commander’s
Points listed, a GO/NO GO will be implemented. Soldiers and BDE/BN S1’s should maintain a copy of the board proceedings. Soldiers
should be provided and a copy and are encouraged to maintain a copy of the promotion board proceedings for their own personal
records. Once they are integrated onto the promotion selection list, they can view and print their PPW. If block 6 displays E5 or E6, it
verifies they were integrated onto the HQDA promotion standing list.
Question: What do you do if a Soldier on the promotion standing list in processes and doesn’t have a copy of their board proceedings
and you can’t get a copy from the previous unit that boarded the Soldier? Are there any exceptions to allow integration without the board
Answer: Prior to the Soldier’s PCS, each Soldier should ensure that they were integrated onto the promotion selection list. After they are
integrated, they can view and print their PPW. If block 6 displays E5 or E6, then they were integrated onto the HQDA promotion standing
list. Producing a copy of the memorandum authorizing them list integration can verify actual list status. If a Soldier fails to accomplish
either, they will need to reappear before the promotion board.
New Question: Will promotion boards have a board recorder?
Answer: Yes. An example of the promotion board proceedings are at the following link, https://www.hrc.army.