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Army SGT and SSGT Promotion Requirements
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The time-in-service requirement for attaining eligibility for promotion to SGT is 36 months Active Federal Service for the primary zone and 18 months for the secondary zone. (Note: The secondary zone is a Below-the-Zone Promotion Program. Commanders can select HIGHLY QUALIFIED enlisted personnel for early promotion consideration. This is known as "Secondary Zone" Promotion). The time-in-grade requirement for attaining eligibility for promotion to SGT is eight months as a CPL/SPC, waiverable to four months for those recommended in the secondary zone. Soldiers in the secondary zone may be boarded with 16 months time-in-service and four months time-in-grade as of the first day of the board month.

The time-in-service requirement for attaining eligibility for promotion to SSG is 84 months Active Federal Service for the primary zone and 48 months for the secondary zone. The time-in-grade requirement for attaining eligibility for promotion to SSG is 10 months as a SGT, waiverable to five months for those recommended in the secondary zone. Soldiers in the secondary zone may be boarded with 46 months time-in-service and five months time-in-grade as of the first day of the board month.

The minimum promotion point score for attaining recommended list status for promotion to SGT is 350. The minimum score for attaining recommended list status for promotion to SSG is 450.

The service remaining requirement is six months for promotion to SGT and 12 months for promotion to SSG.

Soldiers competing for promotion to SSG must be graduates of the Primary Leadership Development Course (PLDC) prior to being recommended for promotion.

Soldiers competing for promotion to SGT/SSG must possess either a high school diploma, GED equivalency, or an associate or higher degree.

Each month the Department of the Army establishes the total number of soldiers to be promoted based on budgetary and strength constraints. The number of promotions is allocated by Primary MOS (job) within these constraints.

Department of the Army promotion cutoff scores are announced monthly. Soldiers who meet or exceed the announced cutoff score are promoted if otherwise eligible.

Army SGT/SSGT Promotion Snapshot
MOS Rank Average Points for Those Promoted (Primary Zone) Average Points For Those Promoted (Secondary Zone)
00B SGT 380 504
00B SSG 450 450
02B SGT 404 412
02B SSG 717 756
02C SGT 658 658
02C SSG 725 775
02D SGT 350 350
02D SSG 736 769
02E SGT 753 753
02E SSG 790 798
02F SGT 681 697
02F SSG 783 798
02G SGT 587 587
02G SSG 788 798
02H SGT 350 350
02H SSG 786 798
02J SGT 350 350
02J SSG 724 759
02K SGT 350 350
02K SSG 787 787
02L SGT 668 668
02L SSG 739 776
02M SGT 798 798
02M SSG 798 798
02N SGT 350 350
02N SSG 771 771
02T SGT 761 761
02T SSG 792 798
02U SGT 661 661
02U SSG 771 798
11B SGT 401 404
11B SSG 538 544
11C SGT 496 505
11C SSG 669 672
12B SGT 423 435
12B SSG 635 640
12C SGT 527 551
12C SSG 705 716
13B SGT 404 417
13B SSG 650 652
13D SGT 408 412
13D SSG 450 450
13F SGT 350 350
13F SSG 542 575
13M SGT 350 350
13M SSG 598 605
13P SGT 455 477
13P SSG 667 712
13R SGT 363 363
13R SSG 655 717
14E SGT 479 692
14E SSG 504 548
14J SGT 589 591
14J SSG 450 450
14R SGT 350 350
14R SSG 519 519
14S SGT 519 524
14S SSG 655 706
14T SGT 570 644
14T SSG 624 624
18B SGT 798 798
18B SSG 629 661
18C SGT 798 798
18C SSG 641 666
18D SGT 798 798
18D SSG 631 631
18E SGT 798 798
18E SSG 554 608
19D SGT 370 374
19D SSG 508 511
19K SGT 354 362
19K SSG 603 622
25M SGT 695 747
25M SSG 755 774
25R SGT 706 798
25R SSG 798 798
25V SGT 659 747
25V SSG 780 792
27D SGT 580 588
27D SSG 770 783
27E SGT 623 683
27E SSG 717 745
27M SGT 457 723
27M SSG 680 798
27T SGT 355 384
27T SSG 642 644
27X SGT 798 798
27X SSG 796 798
31C SGT 359 365
31C SSG 672 688
31F SGT 408 413
31F SSG 625 630
31L SGT 360 366
31L SSG 606 607
31P SGT 493 497
31P SSG 658 659
31R SGT 351 353
31R SSG 574 605
31S SGT 603 700
31S SSG 607 607
31U SGT 509 513
31U SSG 724 729
33W SGT 369 372
33W SSG 460 460
35D SGT 350 350
35D SSG 707 740
35E SGT 798 798
35E SSG 798 798
35F SGT 640 645
35F SSG 737 737
35H SGT 662 736
35H SSG 510 510
35J SGT 368 372
35J SSG 773 789
35L SGT 705 747
35L SSG 774 775
35M SGT 798 798
35M SSG 727 798
35N SGT 668 761
35N SSG 745 775
35R SGT 732 798
35R SSG 721 725
35Y SGT 350 350
35Y SSG 798 798
37F SGT 445 445
37F SSG 661 726
39B SGT 458 593
39B SSG 798 798
44B SGT 711 759
44E SGT 657 712
44E SSG 798 798
45B SGT 593 750
45D SGT 350 350
45G SGT 653 798
45K SGT 359 365
45K SSG 697 748
46Q SGT 401 425
46Q SSG 730 730
46R SGT 486 617
46R SSG 716 724
51B SGT 519 531
51H SSG 632 690
51K SGT 350 350
51M SGT 350 350
51M SSG 450 450
51R SGT 684 724
51T SGT 701 749
51T SSG 740 757
52C SGT 701 741
52C SSG 770 788
52D SGT 663 677
52D SSG 797 798
52E SGT 713 798
52E SSG 726 772
54B SGT 350 350
54B SSG 592 615
55B SGT 433 451
55B SSG 612 655
55D SGT 495 596
55D SSG 467 467
56M SGT 518 523
56M SSG 765 771
62B SGT 612 671
62B SSG 795 797
62E SGT 622 696
62F SGT 441 589
62H SGT 455 649
62H SSG 791 798
62J SGT 671 771
62N SSG 760 783
63A SGT 453 510
63A SSG 713 726
63B SGT 570 580
63B SSG 762 762
63D SGT 525 638
63D SSG 628 636
63G SGT 660 743
63H SGT 455 540
63H SSG 660 671
63J SGT 599 603
63M SGT 352 353
63M SSG 660 664
63S SGT 572 597
63W SGT 622 720
63Y SGT 362 364
67R SGT 574 583
67R SSG 587 619
67S SGT 532 544
67S SSG 682 704
67T SGT 598 651
67T SSG 735 761
67U SGT 443 530
67U SSG 689 743
68B SGT 657 749
68B SSG 742 747
68D SGT 666 749
68D SSG 782 798
68F SGT 662 715
68F SSG 793 793
68G SGT 572 715
68G SSG 751 762
68H SGT 575 695
68H SSG 748 781
68N SGT 691 761
68N SSG 794 794
68S SGT 798 798
68S SSG 783 791
68X SGT 747 798
68X SSG 757 757
68Y SGT 350 350
68Y SSG 692 696
71L SGT 643 655
71L SSG 792 797
73C SGT 671 679
73C SSG 787 788
73D SGT 756 798
73D SSG 785 791
74B SGT 507 557
74B SSG 657 663
74C SGT 625 673
74C SSG 694 713
75B SGT 632 634
75F SGT 632 664
75H SGT 701 707
75H SSG 774 775
77F SGT 593 606
77F SSG 796 798
77L SGT 379 448
77L SSG 768 768
77W SGT 576 614
77W SSG 692 768
79R SGT 798 798
79R SSG 568 704
79S SSG 758 798
81L SGT 721 798
81L SSG 798 798
81T SGT 598 753
81T SSG 696 731
82C SGT 350 350
82C SSG 752 772
82D SGT 350 350
82D SSG 654 714
88H SGT 356 370
88H SSG 790 790
88K SGT 798 798
88K SSG 767 780
88L SGT 798 798
88L SSG 759 759
88M SGT 598 601
88M SSG 761 775
88N SGT 353 355
88N SSG 494 494
91A SGT 747 798
91A SSG 769 792
91D SGT 681 720
91D SSG 780 791
91E SGT 696 782
91E SSG 798 798
91G SGT 788 798
91G SSG 797 798
91H SGT 784 798
91H SSG 790 798
91J SGT 703 733
91J SSG 796 798
91K SGT 759 798
91K SSG 797 798
91M SGT 543 764
91M SSG 721 759
91P SGT 697 737
91P SSG 791 795
91Q SGT 662 749
91Q SSG 776 787
91R SGT 610 708
91R SSG 786 793
91S SGT 726 798
91S SSG 796 798
91T SGT 693 702
91T SSG 776 798
91V SGT 609 747
91V SSG 788 793
91W SGT 511 517
91W SSG 769 775
91X SGT 674 727
91X SSG 774 789
92A SGT 716 717
92A SSG 798 798
92G SGT 448 504
92G SSG 651 658
92M SGT 350 350
92M SSG 630 696
92R SGT 604 685
92R SSG 789 797
92S SGT 546 554
92S SSG 776 798
92Y SGT 350 350
92Y SSG 710 711
93C SGT 671 758
93C SSG 667 677
93F SGT 350 350
93F SSG 450 450
93P SGT 454 508
93P SSG 687 716
95B SGT 415 453
95B SSG 665 672
95C SGT 530 638
95C SSG 705 742
95D SGT 690 798
95D SSG 678 707
96B SGT 350 350
96B SSG 450 450
96D SGT 350 350
96D SSG 478 480
96H SGT 350 350
96H SSG 450 450
96R SGT 523 648
96R SSG 662 714
96U SGT 525 602
96U SSG 450 450
97B SGT 479 479
97B SSG 450 450
97E SGT * *
97E SSG * *
98C SGT 350 350
98C SSG 450 450
98G SGT * *
98G SSG * *
98H SGT 350 350
98H SSG 708 729
98J SGT 350 350
98J SSG 450 450
98K SGT 350 350
98K SSG 450 450
MOS LIST AVG AVG
ALL SGT 549 589
ALL SSG 689 706

* Language specific MOS (97E and 98G) have announced cutoff scores by language identifier; therefore the PZ AVG / SZ AVG columns for these MOS are indicated by asterisks.

If the MOS is not listed, that means there were no promotions in that MOS/rank during the snapshot. Usually that indicates an overmanned MOS
with little promotion opportunity.

Above Information Courtesy of United States Army

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