Promotion Points for Military Awards Under the new Army Promotion Point System SEMI-CENTRALIZED PROMOTION POINT COMPUTATIONS IMPLEMENTATION DATE: 1 JUNE 2011
AWARDS, DECORATIONS, AND ACHIEVEMENTS (Permanent Awards) TOTAL MAXIMUM POINTS: 125 for Promotion to SGT and 165 for Promotion to SSG to get the score you must multiply the number of points authorized by the number of awards received. Only awards and badges listed below qualify for award of promotion points. Awards and decorations earned in other U.S. Uniformed Services receive the same points as corresponding/equivalent Army awards.
AWARD OR DECORATION PROMOTION POINTS Soldier’s Medal or higher award/decoration 40 Bronze Star Medal with “V” Device 35 Bronze Star Medal 30 Purple Heart 30 Defense Meritorious Service Medal 25 Meritorious Service Medal 25 Air Medal with “V” Device 25 Army Commendation Medal with “V” Device 25 Air Medal 20 Joint Service Commendation Medal 20 Army Commendation Medal 20 Joint Service Achievement Medal 10 Army Achievement Medal 10 Good Conduct Medal 10 Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal 10 Armed Forces Reserve Medal (with or without “M” Device) 10 Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal 10
BADGE PROMOTION POINTS Combat Infantry Badge 30 Combat Medical Badge 30 Combat Action Badge 30 Expert Infantry Badge 30 Expert Field Medical Badge 30 Master Parachute Badge 20 Master Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge 20 Senior Parachute Badge 15 Senior Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge 15 Presidential Service Badge 15 Vice President Service Badge 15 Drill Sergeant Badge 15 Basic US Army Recruiter Badge 15 Parachute Badge 10 Parachute Rigger Badge 10 Divers badge 10 Basic Explosive Ordnance Disposal Badge 10 Pathfinder Badge 10 Air Assault Badge 10 Aircraft Crewman badge 10 Secretary of Defense Service Badge 10 Joint Chiefs of Staff Identification Badge 10 Army Staff Identification Badge 10 Tomb Guard Identification Badge 10 Driver and Mechanic Badge 10
Certificates of Achievement (DA Form 2442). This is awarded by commanders/deputy commanders serving in positions authorized the grade of LTC or higher or any general officer. CSMs at the brigade level may award certificates of achievement. – 5 each award. (maximum 20 points).
Airborne Advantage. In addition to points awarded for attainment of the airborne qualification badge, Soldiers possessing airborne qualifications, assigned to an authorized airborne position while receiving Hazardous Duty Incentive Pay (Parachute Duty Pay) associated with that position, receive an additional number of promotion points, without regard to the maximum point rules for the awards category as follows:
SCENARIO ADDITIONAL POINTS Parachutist serving in TOE/TDA position 20 Senior Parachutist serving in TOE/TDA position 25 Master Parachutist serving in TOE/TDA position 30