Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Captain promotions dominate March forecast

Feb. 9, 2007 - 03:19PM   |   Last Updated: Feb. 9, 2007 - 03:19PM  |  
  • Filed Under

About one-quarter of the nearly 4,000 lieutenants on the Army's new basic-branch captains list will be promoted by March 1.

  • Please enable JavaScript for your browser in order to use armytimes.com.com.
Want to read more?
Current Subscribers
Access to Army Times Prime is free for current Army Times subscribers.
Log in
Haven't registered online?
Activate Account
New Subscribers
Start your subscription to Army Times Prime for as little as 59¢ a week!
Subscribe

About one-quarter of the nearly 4,000 lieutenants on the Army's new basic-branch captains list will be promoted by March 1.

The 1,063 Army Competitive Category captain promotions are in addition to the 517 advancements to the chief warrant officer ranks, major lieutenant colonel and colonel scheduled for March 1. Ten officers in the Medical Specialist Corps also will advance to captain.

With a pressing shortage of captains, the Army has made some of the promotions off the new list retroactive.

The back-dated advancements total 68 for Jan. 19, 383 for Jan. 20 and 302 for Feb. 1.

A forecast developed by the Office of the G-1 at the Pentagon calls for 310 Army Competitive Category promotions to captain on March 1, 133 to major, 104 to lieutenant colonel and 36 to colonel.

When the special branches are factored into the mix, March promotions will total 54 to colonel, 118 to lieutenant colonel, 142 to major and 320 to captain.

Basic-branch officers of the Amy Competitive Category will, on average, have 22 years and 11 months of commissioned service when promoted to colonel; 16 years and 10 months to lieutenant colonel; eight years and 10 months to major; and 38 months to captain.

In the chief warrant officer grades, 203 will be promoted.

The annual Army Competitive Category captain board met Oct. 24 through Nov. 7.

The zones of consideration were comprised primarily of officers in Year Group 2004, including 4,363 first lieutenants of the basic line branches.

The board recommended 4,290 officers for promotion, for an overall selection rate of 98.1 percent.

The select rate is consistent with the O-3 board results of recent years.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.


This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

2015 career forecast
Fewer promotions, more force-outs

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
Woman who cried rape
(3 replies)
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        May 3, 2014 1:32 PM
   Last Post: garhkal
        May 1, 2014 5:03 PM
Cliven Bundy
(45 replies)
   Last Post: Chief_KO
        Apr 26, 2014 9:49 AM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook