Fy14 Msg Board Analysis Essay

Ok, first and foremost - I am simply trying to learn here. I am not bitter, and in fact I believe the promotion system is probably fair as fair is going to get in our Army. This is my first look at MSG, and frankly I didn't expect to get selected, and while I was disappointed to not see a sequence number next to my name...I wasn't angry or upset or anything. After all, my consolation prize is my assignment that is a SFC billet in USARPAC doesn't go away and I PCS to Shafter in less than a month :)<div><br></div><div>So I read the board AAR and combined with my own thoughts this is what I was thinking today...</div><div><br></div><div>Actually first, some stats.</div><div><br></div><div>The overall Army selection for MSG was about 8% from what I'm reading. My MOS selected 3%. 11 total people.</div><div><br></div><div>1) How much does TIS factor? I only knew one person that was selected in my field. I know a lot of people in my field. I reclassed in 2004, and usually know most seniors. Or have at least crossed paths. One person I knew was nearly or over 20 years of service and he was sequence #2, meaning someone had over 20 in front of him and possibly behind him. So at LEAST 20% or so of the selectees had 20 years in, compared to my 13. The board AAR is careful to not mention this. Even primary/secondary results are no longer usually published in regular channels.</div><div><br></div><div>2) The board mentions a ton of stuff that doesn't seem to apply to some MOSs, but it baffles me. I have a friend on his sixth look, 11B, didn't validate his record, didn't update his ERB from deployment, didn't get a new photo (all dings on the AAR comments) and boom, he gets picked up. I understand authorizations and I don't expect them to create an auth for my MOS just to pick me up, but the fact that some people get picked up this way baffles me. Is 11B THAT bad that someone who meets the ding on each subject area of the board AAR gets selected?</div><div><br></div><div>3) I'm not 100% sure (actually pretty sure they aren't) the board members from MI came from the two MOSs that compete for my MSG (MI has three MSG MOSs, with different MOSs competing for each one) MOS. How do you feel about SGMs who aren't from your MOS judging the people in your MOS? At the very least, there were only two 35Z that I saw, which means even if they came from different MOS, at least one MSG MOS wasn't represented. I hope that makes sense. MI MSG can be 35X, 35Y, or 35Z depending on your SFC MOS. My MOS combines with 35M and 35L into 35Y. So even if one of the SGMs was a 35M and one was say a 35P, at least one MSG MOS wasn't represented. Not sure I agree with that. I understand budgets, and gathering people together, and the complications of having more and more "judges" but still. Some of the MI MOS may NEVER EVER work together. For example, I have only met a 35S at SLC, and only one and once. Even as a SGM I might not have a clue what a 35S is really about and certainly not the intricacies of their individual qualifications (like this 35S has this school - maybe it's a HUGE deal that only a few have ever done, or maybe it's common)...so I find it hard to believe that they can accurately judge if this SFC 35S (just an example) is above his peers in some areas.<br></div><div><br></div><div>4) They definitely focused on weight fluctuations in the AAR. They didn't seem too lenient on that. So my weight jumped up 20 pounds. I put on a lot of muscle mass during deployment. My photo is like a week max before the board I think, so I'm clearly not fat or even close. My APFTs also say 296, etc. It said pass. Yet I still feel like they would judge negatively.</div><div><br></div><div>What are your thoughts? Do you have additional comments to add that seemed weird on the board?</div><div><br></div><div>I'm tempted to email some of the people that made it and asked what they thought set them apart so I could try to emulate my peers and get better. But half the time when I ask someone they are like "I don't know what the heck was different this year" etc.</div>

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