|U.S. Army AIT Platoon Sergeant
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 granted.
(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
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 prohibited.
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
Enlisted Background Screening Section (EBSS) email address:
Phone: (502) 613-5075 DSN: 983-5075.
AIT Platoon Sergeant Requirements Information
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