Army Regulation 600–8–29





Department of the Army

Washington, DC 25 February 2005



AR 600–8–29

Officer Promotions

This rapid action revision, dated 25 February 2005--

o   Addresses rules for officers found not qualified for promotion to 1LT (para 1-13b).

o   Clarifies remaining active duty service obligations (para 1-14g(2)). o Clarifies selective continuation for majors (para 1-14d).

o   States that officer pending Article 15 or court-martial will be flagged inaccordance with AR 600-8-2 (para 1-19a(13)).

o   Addresses who may close DA Form 268 when initiated by the command (para 1-20e).

o   Prescribes rules for promotion to CPT of fully qualified officers (para 1-


o   Clarifies promotion dates to 1LT to 18 months (para 3-1a(1) through 3-4).o States rules for processing frocking requests (para 6-1 and 6-2). o Adds warrant officers to selective continuation boards (para 7-2b). o Revises DA Form 78 for electronic media only (EMO). o Addresses new rules for processing DA Form 78.

o   Replaces table 3-1.o Removes figure 4-1.

This Army regulation, dated 30 November 1994--

o   Describes the policies, responsibilities, principles of support, andstandards of service governing officer promotions within the military personnel system (chap 1).

o   Incorporates the main tenets of Department of Defense Directive 1320.12 andthe general provisions of the Warrant Officer Management Act (chap 1).

o   Provides HQDA-directed, mandated operational tasks for field execution(chaps 2 through 8).

o   Revises and clarifies procedures for first lieutenant promotions andeliminates the 6-month probation period following denial (chap 3).

o   Details the process of special selection boards (chap 7) and promotion reviewboards (chap 8).


Department of the Army

Washington, DC

25 February 2005

History. This publication is a rapid action r e v i s i o n . T h e p o r t i o n s a f f e c t e d b y t h i s r a p i d a c t i o n r e v i s i o n a r e l i s t e d i n t h e summary of change.

S u m m a r y . T h i s r e g u l a t i o n p r e s c r i b e s policies and procedures governing promotion of Army commissioned and warrant officers on the active duty list. It incorpor a t e s p r o v i s i o n s o f t h e D e f e n s e O f f i c e r

Personnel Management Act as specified in sections 557 through 563 and 601 through 640, Title 10, United States Code, and provisions of the Warrant Officer Management Act as specified in sections 571 through 583, Title 10, United States Code.

Applicability. This regulation applies to t h e A c t i v e A r m y , t h e A r m y N a t i o n a l

*Army Regulation


Effective 25 March 2005


Officer Promotions

G u a r d o f t h e U n i t e d S t a t e s , a n d t h e 11–2, but it does not identify key manageU n i t e d S t a t e s A r m y R e s e r v e c o m m i s - ment controls that must be evaluated. sioned and warrant officers on an active

duty list. This publication is applicable S u p p l e m e n t a t i o n . S u p p l e m e n t a t i o n o f during mobilization until further notice. this regulation and establishment of comUpon termination, functions will be de- mand and local forms are prohibited withcentralized to major Army commands or out prior approval from Deputy Chief of installations. The proponent agency of this Staff, G-1, 300 Army Pentagon, Washingregulation will make the announcement. ton, DC 20310–0300.

Proponent and exception authority. Suggested improvements. Users are The proponent of this regulation is the invited to send comments and suggested

Deputy Chief of Staff, G-1. The propoimprovements on DA Form 2028 (Recom-

nent has the authority to approve excepm e n d e d C h a n g e s t o P u b l i c a t i o n s a n d tions or waivers to this regulation that are consistent with controlling law and regu-               B l a n k F o r m s ) d i r e c t l y t o C o m m a n d e r ,

lations. The proponent may delegate this U n i t e d S t a t e s A r m y H u m a n R e s o u r c e

approval authority, in writing, to a divi- C o m m a n d , A T T N : A H R C – M S P – S , 2 0 0

sion chief with the proponent agency or    S t o v a l l  S t r e e t ,  A l e x a n d r i a ,  V A

its direct reporting unit or field operating        22332–0443.

agency, in the grade of colonel or the

Distribution. This publication is availa-

civilian equivalent. Activities may request

a waiver to this regulation by providing                   ble in electronic media only and is in-

justification that includes a full analysis of            tended for command levels A, B, C, D,

t h e e x p e c t e d b e n e f i t s a n d m u s t i n c l u d e and E for the Active Army, the Army

f o r m a l r e v i e w b y t h e a c t i v i t y ’ s s e n i o r National Guard of the United States, and

legal officer. All waivers requests will be          the United States Army Reserve.

e n d o r s e d b y t h e c o m m a n d e r o r s e n i o r

leader of the requesting activity and for-

warded through their higher headquarters

t o t h e p o l i c y p r o p o n e n t . R e f e r t o A R

25–30 for specific guidance.

Army management control process.

This regulation contains management cont r o l p r o v i s i o n s i n a c c o r d a n c e w i t h A R

Contents (Listed by paragraph and page number)

Chapter 1

Introduction, page 1

Section I

General, page 1

Purpose • 1–1, page 1

References • 1–2, page 1

Explanation of abbreviations and terms • 1–3, page 1

Responsibilities • 1–4, page 1

Manpower resources • 1–5, page 1

*This regulation supersedes AR 600–8–29, dated 30 November 1994.

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Levels of work • 1–6, page 1

Section II

Principles and Standards, page 2

Principles of support • 1–7, page 2

Standards of service • 1–8, page 2

Section III

Policy, page 2