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QSP boards for sgt. maj., CSM set in November

Sep. 30, 2012 - 09:47AM   |   Last Updated: Sep. 30, 2012 - 09:47AM  |  
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WHO GETS A LOOK

The zone of eligibility for the Qualitative Service Program boards that convene in late November will include all Regular Army and Active Guard and Reserve (Army Reserve) command sergeants major and sergeants major in the following military occupational specialties who have dates of rank of Nov. 27, 2009, or earlier, and basic active service dates of Nov. 28, 1981, or later:
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FORT KNOX, Ky. — Command sergeants major and sergeants major in nearly 20 overstrength military occupational specialties will be screened for possible involuntary separation by Qualitative Service Program boards that meet in late November and early December.

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FORT KNOX, Ky. — Command sergeants major and sergeants major in nearly 20 overstrength military occupational specialties will be screened for possible involuntary separation by Qualitative Service Program boards that meet in late November and early December.

The QSP screening will be conducted by the Regular Army and Active Guard and Reserve (Army Reserve) brigade and battalion command sergeant major centralized selection list boards that convene Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 to identify noncommissioned officers for assignment to command sergeant major positions that become vacant in fiscal 2014.

Under the original QSP design plan, announced in April, screenings for sergeants major were to be conducted by the annual E-9 selection and training boards that meet in the spring. In late September, the Army revised that plan so that E-9 QSP reviews now will be conducted by the command sergeant major boards that typically meet late in the year.

As part of that policy change, the Army also has removed the Qualitative Management Program from the QSP process.

QMP reviews, which can lead to NCOs being forced out of uniform or early retirement, are targeted at senior NCOs who have had derogatory information relating to misconduct or poor job performance placed in their official personnel files.

QSP is a force-shaping process that considers NCOs for possible denial of continued service when their MOS becomes chronically overstrength.

The process is designed to preserve viable career paths across all MOSs in an all-volunteer force.

The first QSP screenings were conducted by the active-component and Active Guard and Reserve sergeant major boards that met in June.

The Army limited the reviews to command sergeants major and sergeants major in six active-component MOSs and three Army Reserve specialties for Active Guard and Reserve sergeants major.

The QSP screenings for the upcoming command sergeant major boards will focus on E-9s in 11 active-component MOSs and seven Army Reserve specialties.

Soldiers identified for involuntary separation, but who are eligible for retirement, will be allowed to retire in lieu of separation.

Soldiers will not be considered for possible denial of continued service if they have an approved retirement as of Nov. 16 or do not hold one of the specialties designated for the QSP review.

NCOs in the zone of eligibility for the QSP review may send a memo to the board president regarding matters of mitigation or extenuation.

Documents already in a soldier's personnel file should not be included with the memo.

Memos, which must be signed and include a soldier's Social Security number, should be addressed to: President, QSP Board, c/o Commander, Army Human Resources Command, Attn: AHRC-PDV-SE, 1600 Spearhead Division Ave., Dept. 471, Fort Knox, KY 401220-5407.

HRC officials recommend that soldiers review their official file to make sure it is complete and up to date.

Special NCO evaluation reports are not authorized for this board.

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