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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

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