|U.S. Army AIT Platoon Sergeant
AIT Platoon Sergeant Requirements Information
The Advanced Individual Training Platoon Sergeant Course (AITPSGC) is conducted at the
United States Army Drill Sergeant School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina. The course is
designed to train and prepare NCOs to perform duties across the Army as AITPSGs, and
continue the Soldierization process of the Army’s newest members once they graduate from
Basic Combat Training.
------------------------ Qualifications IAW AR 614-200, Section IV Ch. 8-19 ----------------------------------
8–19. Advanced individual training platoon sergeant candidate prerequisites
a. Advanced individual training PSG candidates must meet the following prerequisites:
(1) PULHES 111221; however, some conditions may be allowed via waiver; meet body
composition requirements in AR 600–9; and be able to pass the APFT (no substitution of events)
upon arrival at AIT PSG school. Soldiers who are 40 years old or more must have the appropriate
medical clearance (see AR 40–501). Medical clearance should state that Soldier is medically
cleared for AIT PSG duty.
(2) Have no record of emotional instability as determined by screening of health records and
clinical evaluation by competent mental health officer. (NCOs initially receiving a negative
behavioral health evaluation, that is subsequently reversed by a competent, licensed doctoral-
level mental health provider, may be renominated for AIT PSG duty.) Positive evaluation must be
from a licensed doctoral-level mental health provider. In accordance with TRADOC Regulation
350–16, appendix F, mental health evaluations will be conducted during wellness week for all
midtour and third year AIT PSG.
(3) Have no speech impediment.
(4) Be a high school graduate or possess the GED equivalent.
(5) Display good military bearing.
(6) Have demonstrated leadership ability during previous tours of duty and have demonstrated
capability to perform in positions of increasing responsibility as senior NCO in the Army, as
reflected on the NCOERs.
(7) Have had no court-martial convictions.
(8) Have no record of disciplinary action, to include letters of reprimand, or time lost under 10
USC 972 during current enlistment or in the last 5 years, whichever is longer.
(9) May not have received EB or SRB for current service obligation if PMOS is not among those
authorized for AIT PSG positions if AA Soldiers.
(10) Have qualified with M16A2 or M–4 carbine rifle within last 6 months.
(11) Be SSG through SFC.
(12) Have a minimum of 4 years total active Federal Service.
8–20. Qualification criteria
a. Soldiers stationed OCONUS may submit application no earlier than 14 months and no later than
10 months prior to their DEROS.
(1) A curtailment of OCONUS tour for the sole purpose of entry in the AIT PSG Program will not be
(2) Soldiers selected and in receipt of AI, for the AIT PSG Program will not be extended OCONUS.
b. Soldiers based CONUS must complete at least 16 months at their current installation prior to
submitting an application. Soldiers will not PCS until completion of at least 24 months TOS.
However, as an exception, Soldiers may submit an application earlier when they are assigned to an
installation where AIT PSG positions are authorized.
c. Soldiers must successfully complete AIT PSG school prior to performing AIT PSG duties.
(1) Soldiers based CONUS who are located at installations without an AIT PSG school will attend
school in a TDY and return status.
(2) Soldiers located at installations where an AIT PSG school is located will be attached to the
school for training.
(3) Soldiers returning from OCONUS will be assigned to the installation where they will be an AIT
PSG. The CONUS-based Soldiers will be sent to duty installation.
8–21. Advanced individual training platoon sergeant tour of duty
a. Upon successful completion of AIT PSG school, Soldiers will be awarded SQI “Y” and incur a
24–month obligation for AIT PSG duty. Soldiers must take appropriate action to meet the length of
service requirement prior to attending school. (See AR 140–111, AR 601–280, and NGR 600–200.)
b. The AA AIT PSG will be stabilized for 24 months with an option to extend, on a one-time only
basis, for an additional 6 to 12 months. The stabilized tour will begin the month the Soldier reports
to the AIT PSG installation (gaining unit) and will terminate 24 months later on the last day of the
month from the actual reporting day. (Example: if start date is 070113, term date will be 090131).
The AIT PSG tour will not exceed 36 months. The approval authority for third-year extensions
requested prior to completing 18 months will be the first GO in the AIT PSG’s chain of command.
All other requests will be approved at HRC (AHRC–EPD–D). Active Army Soldiers will normally
serve only one tour as an AIT PSG.
c. Prior AIT PSG who have completed successful tours as AIT PSG must serve not less than 36
months in a valid career progression TOE assignment before reentering the AIT PSG Program.
Former AIT PSG requesting subsequent tours must still be qualified in accordance with paragraphs
8–19 and 8–20, above.
d. Reassignment after a tour of AIT PSG duty outside of the Soldier’s PMOS and/or CPMOS is
e. Active Army AIT PSGs who are selected for promotion to MSG will continue to serve in
authorized AIT PSG positions until the last day of the month prior to promotion. The Soldier will
remain an AIT PSG until the last day of the month prior to promotion to MSG.
Drill Sergeant Team: Commercial: 502-613-5870 DSN: 983-5870
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Phone: (502) 613-5075 DSN: 983-5075.
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