NDAA 2020 Limits Promotion Opportunity to Max of 95%

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The Medical Corps has historically had a 100% promotion opportunity for O4/LCDR, but the 2020 NDAA limits promotion opportunities to 95%:

NDAA FY20 Section 503

I have no insight into why this change was made, and would only be guessing, so I won’t bother. How would this have affected our most recent FY20 board?

The FY20 O4 board had 253 LTs in-zone and a 100% promotion opportunity for O4, therefore they were allowed to pick 253 LTs total from those in-zone, below-zone, and above-zone. Here’s how it broke down:

Screen Shot 2020-07-30 at 12.04.45 PM

As you can see, they picked 253 (6 + 223 + 18).

If you apply a 95% promotion opportunity, they would have only been able to pick 240 (253 x 95%), so 13 people would have lost out.

Whether this will lead to less below-zone picks or what other effects it will have we’ll just have to see.

 

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