IG will not get involved. Sending someone to a promotion board falls under the heading of Command Discretion. Have you told them you want to go to the board? You have to be proactive in your career progression. Often times, a 1st Sergeant won't send anyone to the E5 or E6 board until that soldier comes to him and says "I want to go to the board". Then and only then will the 1st Sergeant consider whether or not the soldier is ready. If you really want to go, you need to follow up with your 1st Sergeant on a weekly basis. You need to demostrate your desire in going to the board. I'm confused what you are? Active Duty? National Guard? or Army Reserves? Active Duty soldiers are not assigned to a NG or AR unit. If you are active duty with a "garrison" type position, then you would be assigned to HHC, USAG for that post. Edit: Exactly which post you are on? I'm not aware of any Active Army post that has the NG and Reserves running parts of it That's what the HHC, USAG unit on every Army post is for. There would be no need to activate a NG or Army Reserve unit to run an Active Army post. The whole purpose of HHC, USAG is to keep the post running after all other military units has left/deployed. That's why HHC, USAG is a non-deployable unit. When I was in HHC, USAG @ Fort Hood, the company had a strength of just under 3,000 soldiers. Also there is no Garrison 1SG, There's a Garrison CSM(not SGM, like you state) and then there the HHC, USAG 1SG. But regardless of any of that, it is your Company Commander, in consultation with the 1SG, who decides who gets to go to the promotion board. It is the CO decision and he has absolute discretion about who he recommends to the board.