Unit Promotion Policy Overview
In order to create an atmosphere related to military simulation a promotion system resembling the U.S. Army's was needed. The following policy is the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiments attempt to bring real world realism into the practical application of gaming where the unit exists. This policy has been the best attempt to create a fair and impartial way to reward members for their dedication to the unit.
Requirements for Promotion
Ranks at the enlisted, warrant and officer levels are posses different criteria or requirements for promotion. These are for example; contributing to the forums, no lapse in activity levels, proficiency in-game, graduated from BLC/ALC/OCS, recommendation from squad leader or promotion board. The more open ended requirements are for the interpretation of the promotion board such as forum contributions and proficiency in-game. While contributing to duty MOS (DMOS) activities are more defined as active participating in staff section(s).
Time in Grade & Time in Service
Time in Grade is defined as the number of days spent at the current rank or pay grade. Time in Service is the overall number of days spent in the unit. While in the reserve section Time in Grade is adjusted to reflect the activity level of reserve members while the Time in Service is not altered. In most cases the Time in Grade and Time in Service requirements are not to be deviated from without approval from S-1 Personnel and Command Staff.
Eligible for Promotion
Any soldiers who meets the Time in Grade, training, and the other miscellaneous requirements listed on the Ranks and Insignia page must first be approved by the S-1 Personnel Officer. The list of soldiers who are ready for promotion administratively must be checked for disciplinary complaints or an activity check. In most cases promotions to E-2 PV2, E-3 PFC, and E-4 SPC are awarded to soldiers without promotion boards or a complete service history overview. In short, soldiers who attend events and contribute positively to the unit will expect to be promoted. Promotions to non-commissioned officer (NCO) require the solider to be in a billet which supports the promotion. Examples of NCO billets are; Fireteam Leader, Squad Leader, Platoon Medic, Platoon JTAC and Platoon JFO. The policy of being in a billet which supports a promotion applies to the staff non-commissioned officer promotions as-well. Examples of SNCO billets are; Platoon Sergeant, Company First Sergeant, Battalion Sergeant Major and any staff section billets which command staff allows for dedicated personnel to occupy the position such as Operations NCOIC as a E-8 Master Sergeant.
Personnel who are up for promotion to ranks that require a promotion board, will be reviewed by their immediate chain of command. Topics such as the soldiers activity, performance in game, ability to lead, manage and supervise subordinates, awards the solider has earned, training qualifications obtained and general good character will be reviewed. It is up to the discretion of the promotion board if an interview is conducted with the solider up for promotion. Once the promotion board is concluded the results are passes to the S-1 Personnel Officer to be approved and the promotion is granted.
You may be eligible for promotion administratively, however all promotions are approved by S-1 Personnel and Command Staff. Generally speaking, the lower the promotion the less the Command Staff is involved with the decision. A solider up for promotion to Sergeant is closer reviewed by their Squad and Platoon Leaders rather than the Battalion Commander. Meanwhile, staff non-commissioned officers, warrant officers and officers are closely evaluated for performance and ability to act in accordance with the position the promotion will grant.