The Selection Board is an integral part of the promotion process.
Even if you're eminently qualified for a step up in pay grade and
put together a winning Evaluation, your preparation for the selection
board can make or break your promotion. The following links will
give the the information and tips for making sure the selection
board taps you for promotion, accession, command, or that special
duty assignment you want.
Army Selection Boards: [Overview]
to Prepare for an Army Enlisted Selection Board
The centralized selection system relies on information contained
in your OMPF, your official photograph and your Enlisted Record
Brief (ERB). These documents must portray an accurate profile of
your ability and potential. More...
Get some insight into the board process as well as give some
tips that will allow you to prepare your file for evaluation by
board members -- a personnel pre-combat check (PCC). If done correctly,
this PCC will give you your best shot at achieving success. More...
Navy Selection Boards: [Overview]
Enlisted Selection Board Preparation
Among the tasks you should perform to be more competitive when going
before the board, be sure to remember your permanent Personnel Record
& PSR; become a FITREP/Performance Evaluation expert; be on top
of your FITREP/Evaluation administratively, and remember to mention
your off-duty education. More
Selection Board Preparation
The saying in real estate is "Location, location, location."
Your Navy career is all about "performance, performance, performance,
performance." Included are tips to stay on top of the selection
process, and what you should keep track of. More...
Air Force Selection Boards: [Overview]
for the NCO (SNCO) Selection Board
As Air Force members, it's important to keep your record accurate,
especially if you're meeting a board--and who knows your record
better than you? More...
Be sure that when you prepare for the Selection Board Secretariat,
you contact the following offices to get the information you need
for processing. More...
Marine Corps Selection Boards: [Overview]
Officer Selection Board Prep
As you prepare for your selection, remember to review the Current
Copy of Officer Promotion Manual, the Officer Promotion Board Schedule
Message, and the Convening Message. More...
Coast Guard Selection Boards: [Overview]
for the Officer Selection Boards
Coast Guard Officer Selection boards are composed of senior officers
and are convened by the Secretary of Defense every year to select
officers to ranks above Lieutenant (Junior Grade). Selection boards
are impartial and confidential. The selection board must submit
its findings and recommendations, but not the reasons for its decisions.