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U.S. Army Cuts SSD-1 Promotion Points MILPER Message 13-343 date 25 Nov 13

A. AR 600-8-19, ENLISTED PROMOTIONS AND REDUCTIONS, 30 APR 10, RAR DATED 27 DEC 11.

B. ALARACT 216/2012, STRUCTURED SELF DEVELOPMENT (SSD) PREREQUISTE FOR NCOES.

C. SECRETARY OF THE ARMY MEMORANDUM,
ARMY DIRECTIVE 2013-15 (NONCOMMISIONED OFFICER
PROMOTIONS), 1 JUL 13.

1. THIS MESSAGE NUMBER WILL EXPIRE NO LATER THAN 11 AUG 14 OR UNTIL SUPERSEDED OR
RESCINDED.

2. THIS MESSAGE APPLIES TO SEMI-CENTRALIZED PROMOTIONS, ACTIVE ARMY AND THE UNITED
STATES ARMY RESERVE AND ACTIVE GUARD RESERVE.

3. REFERENCE C ESTABLISHES COMPLETION OF STRUCTURED SELF DEVELOPMENT (LEVEL I) (SSD-1)
AS A PROMOTION ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT FOR CONSIDERATION TO THE RANK OF SERGEANT (SGT)
EFFECTIVE 1 JAN 14.

4.
ON OR ABOUT 2 DEC 13, SSD-1 WILL NO LONGER QUALIFY SOLDIERS FOR EARNING 16 PROMOTION
POINTS FOR COURSE COMPLETION AND WILL BE REMOVED FROM THE EMILPO CORRESPONDENCE
COURSE TABLE.
SOLDIERS WHO HAVE COMPLETED SSD-1 WILL NOTICE A DECREASE OF 16
PROMOTIONS POINTS DUE TO THIS ADJUSTMENT.

5. UNIT COMMANDERS MUST ENSURE SPECIALISTS (SPC) AND CORPORALS (CPL) COMPLETE  SSD-1
BEFORE RECOMMENDING THEM FOR PROMOTION BOARD APPEARANCE OR COMMAND LIST
INTEGRATION (CLI) TO SGT EFFECTIVE WITH THE PROMOTION BOARD CYCLE FOR 1 JAN 14.

6. ON OR ABOUT 1 JAN 14, ALL PROMOTABLE SPC AND CPL WHO HAVE NOT COMPLETED SSD-1 WILL BE
AUTOMATICALLY REMOVED FROM THE SGT RECOMMENDED LIST (AS INELIGIBLE).

7. THIS CHANGE WILL NOT AFFECT 1 DEC 13 PROMOTIONS.  THIS CHANGE WILL AFFECT 1 JAN 14
PROMOTIONS.

8. POINT OF CONTACT FOR THIS MESSAGE IS JUNIOR ENLISTED PROMOTIONS:  COMMERCIAL (502)
613-9013, DSN 983 OR USARMY.KNOX.HRC.MBX.TAGD.JR-ENLISTED-PROMOTIONS@MAIL.MIL.
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