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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentMilitary · 1 decade ago

Promotion - Army while deployed?

Army National Guard 1LT (Promotable) occupying a slot authorized up to 1LT. I've heard that while deployed a person can be promoted one rank above what is authorized such that the deployment does not hold them back from being promoted.

I could not find an AR or NGB pub to confirm/deny this other than what I have been told. Military

5 Answers

  • ?
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    To add to MkG and the "one down, two up" thing, remember this"

    This person will be an O-3 in a job that is rated as an O-2... so he/she had better do a VERY good job in it, as he/she is working "below their position." The evaluations will have to show just how much better this person did the job than any silly 1LT could have done it.

    Good luck!

    Source(s): 21 years of military experience.
  • 1 decade ago

    It's been a while, but a 1LT can be slotted in a 2LT, 1LT, CPT, or MAJ position (1 down, 2 up). Holding the position will not ensure you get promoted, only your performance in the position will ensure your promotion.

  • 5 years ago

    Hi there, you being deployed will not get you your promotions faster. It all depends on how good of a soldier you are and if you have earned your promotions and got the points also. Good Luck to you and have a good Sunday

  • 1 decade ago

    I'm not sure about officers, but we had NCOs get promoted when they accepted a position within a non-deployed unit. When they returned to home station they resumed drilling with their new unit in the position they accepted.

    Source(s): Army, then Guard NCO, 27 years and still at it
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago


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