Flags and Removal from Promotion Standing List
Question: Are Soldiers who are flagged automatically removed from the E5/E6 promotion standing list?
Answer: Yes. If a Soldier is flagged the PPW system will remove the Soldier from the promotion standing list and place the Soldier into
a NOT Eligible status. If the Soldier is flagged for adverse action and receives a summarized Article 15 or is exonerated from the initial
flag, the BDE/BN S1 will re-integrate the Soldier back onto the promotion standing list. To re-integrate the Soldier follow the steps in the
PPW user manual on pages 12-17.
If a Soldier that is exonerated/case closed favorably from an initial flag who would have made the DA Promotion Point Cutoff Score
while the suspension of favorable personnel actions was in effect, provided otherwise qualified, the unit S1 will submit an Administrative
Records Correction request to HRC, ATTN: Junior Enlisted Promotions. Email request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
mil If Soldiers are selected for promotion and flagged after the BY-NAME list is posted, there will be a relook of the system for flagged
Soldiers prior to the 1st of the month to prevent by-name selection and ultimate promotion.
Question: Voluntary Removal from the SGT/SSG Standing List: I have a SGT(P) in our battalion who wants to reenlist to re-class for
another MOS. In order for him to do so, he can’t be promotable. Is there any way I can remove him from the promotion standing list
without making it seem like there were any negative actions against him?
Answer: If the Soldier is requesting to be removed from the promotion standing list to concur with a reenlistment/reclassification action
several steps must be completed.
Soldier must submit a request to be removed from the list, based on the circumstances, to their Chain of Command, (Company
Commander). The request can be in memo or DA Form 4187 format.
Unit Commander (Company), with the assistance of the Retention NCO, will endorse the Soldier's request with all pertinent information,
i.e. MOS requested, details of reclassification, and the commander will make a recommendation to the promotion authority.
The Promotion Authority, (Battalion Commander) will approve/disapprove the action and forward to the BN S1 for action. If the action is
approved, the BN S1 will remove the Soldier's promotion points through the PPW. If the action is disapproved or withdrawn, no action is
taken. Once complete, the BN S1 will complete a memorandum notifying the Soldier of the action completion date and include all
enclosures, i.e., Soldier request, command endorsements.
A copy will be kept with the Soldier's Personnel File within the BN S1.