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To opt in for the command board: Officers can submit opt-in requests and assignment preferences using the online Command Preference Designator system beginning June 21.
Find out more: For details, consult MilPer Message 13-124, dated May 17.
Eligible lieutenant colonels and promotable majors of the Army Reserve will be considered for fiscal 2014 battalion-level command tours by a board that convenes July 22.
The zone of eligibility for the opt-in board includes Army Promotion List and Army Medical Department officers of the Active Guard and Reserve (Army Reserve) and the non-AGR categories of the Army Reserve.
Officers who want to opt in for command consideration must do so by July 17.
Majors who were considered by the APL lieutenant colonel board that met in January also are eligible for command consideration, provided they submit a request to compete. The results of the promotion board are pending release.
Specific eligibility requirements are:
■Active Guard and Reserve lieutenant colonels must have O-5 dates of rank of Jan. 1, 2010, or later, and a mandatory removal date of Jan. 1, 2017, or later.
■Non-AGR lieutenant colonels are eligible for consideration without regard to dates of rank.
However, all candidates must be able to serve at least 24 months of command tenure from the date the position is posted for fill. Acting command time counts toward this requirement.
■AGR and non-AGR majors of the APL and Judge Advocate General’s Corps with dates of rank of March 31, 2008, or earlier, and Army Medical Department majors with DORs of Feb. 28, 2008, or earlier.
Officers who are selected by the command board, and who are passed over for promotion to lieutenant colonel, will be removed from the command order of merit list.
■Military technicians are eligible for consideration, as are National Guard officers who transfer to the Army Reserve before the command board convenes.
In addition to the date-of-rank criteria, candidates for command consideration must hold a bachelor’s degree or higher, be enrolled in the 10-month Intermediate Level Education course, have credit for completion of the nonresident phase of ILE or have credit for completion of at least 50 percent of the legacy Command and General Staff Officer Course.
Army Medical Department officers, other than Medical Service Corps officers in the functional area 70-series and area of concentration 67J, are exempt from the schooling requirement.■