AR 600–8–19 Enlisted Promotions and Reductions This Update is Dated 16 MAY 2019 (Download the Entire Regulation Below the Revisions)
Latest revisions include the following:
Establishes exception authority to the Director of Military Personnel Management as appropriate (para 1–4a(10)).
Incorporates (from AR 600–20) date of rank policies upon enlistment, subsequent enlistment/reenlistment, and call/ordered to active duty or active duty for training (paras 1– 13a through 1–13c).
Incorporates policy from AD 2015–31 (paras 1–29a(2) through (8), para 1–33d(1), and 1– 33d(1)(a)).
Adds graduation of the Master Leaders Course as a promotion requirement to master sergeant (para 1–29a(8)).
Establishes a temporary promotion authority under certain conditions (para 1–36).
Revises intent, purpose, and concepts of the semi-centralized promotion system (para 3– 1a).
Incorporates Army Directive 2017–23, hereby superseded (para 3–5c).
Establishes a Headquarters, Department of the Army bar to continued service when Soldiers fail to qualify themselves for promotion board appearance (para 3–11b(1)(b)l).
Requires commanders who reduce a Soldier for inefficiency from the grade of staff sergeant or sergeant, who meets the criteria for mandatory list integration, be required to initiate a bar to continued service against that Soldier (para 3–24).
Removes service remaining requirements for some Army Reserve promotions to sergeant and staff sergeant (para 3–33).
Incorporates Army Directive 2017–28 (throughout).
Changes noncommissioned officer education system to noncommissioned officer professional development system (throughout).
Incorporates the Distributed Leader Course (throughout).
Provides clarifying language (throughout).
Changes regional support commands to readiness divisions (throughout).