The FY20 Staff Corps O6 Promotion Board Convening Order was released today. On page 2, you can see the following promotion opportunities:
- Medical Corps – 81%
- Dental Corps – 89%
- Medical Service Corps – 60%
- Nurse Corps – 50%
Promotion board math was reviewed last year and can be confusing, but what it means is this…
Pretend there were 100 physicians in zone for O6. The board could select 81 for O6, but that 81 comes from all of those eligible. In other words, anyone picked from below, in, or above zone counts toward the 81. This means your chances of being selected in zone are much less than the promotion opportunity of 81% because of all the above and below zone eligibles.
Just to give some Medical Corps perspective, here is the historical promotion opportunity as far back as I have it: