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Last Updated: November 21, 2018

Army PPW

Missed the cut-off again? Download the Promotion Points Workbook

Army promotion points play an important role in your journey from Corporal or Specialist all the way up to Staff Sergeant.

There are 4 categories where you can earn promotion points. These include military training, awards or decorations, military education and civilian education.

Looking for the most current cutoff scores for your MOS?


December 2018: Click here to jump to the entire MOS list below

You can earn a maximum of 800 points, however the most you will ever need to earn a promotion is 798.

Army Promotion Points Breakdown:

Category SGT SSG
Military Training 340 255
Military Awards & Decorations 165 165
Military Education 200 220
Civilian Education 135 160
Total 800 800

What are the Requirements to Get Promoted?

Eligible Soldiers who meet the following criteria may appear before a promotion board:

Promotion from Corporal (CPL) or Specialist (SPC) to Sergeant (SGT) Requirements:

  • Meet or exceed MOS cutoff score
  • Complete Structured Self Development (SSD) prior to board appearance
  • Pass a promotion board review
  • Graduate the Basic Leader Course (BLC) before they are eligible for consideration for promotion pin-on to SGT
  • Primary zone: CPL/SPC with 36 months TIS and 8 months TIG
  • Secondary zone: CPL/SPC with 18 months TIS and 6 months TIG

Promotion from Sergeant (SGT) to Staff Sergeant (SSG) Requirements:

  • Meet or exceed MOS cutoff score
  • Complete SSD prior to board appearance
  • Pass a promotion board review
  • Graduate the Advanced Leader Course (ALC) before they are eligible for consideration for promotion pin-on to SSG
  • Primary zone: SGT with 72 months TIS and 10 months TIG
  • Secondary zone: SGT with minimum 48 TIS and 7 months TIG

Want to learn more about Army ranks? See our complete guides on Enlisted Army Ranks and Officer Army Ranks.

DECEMBER 2018 Cut Off Scores

Editor’s Note: Did you miss the promotion cut-off again this month? Download our Promotion Points Workbook to discover how to get promoted to SSG or SGT without doing hundreds of sit-ups or going back to college! Click here to learn more

SGTSSG
MOS PZ SZ PZ SZ
09L 40 40 15 15
11B 40 40 15 15
11C 379 385 15 15
12B 40 40 15 15
12C 40 40 15 15
12D 798 798 15 15
12H NA NA 15 15
12K 40 40 NA NA
12M 357 798 15 15
12N 362 528 15 15
12P 40 40 798 798
12R 40 40 NA NA
12T 422 798 15 15
12W 40 40 NA NA
12Y 517 537 15 15
13B 40 40 15 15
13F 40 40 15 15
13J 193 297 15 15
13M 40 40 15 15
13R 287 798 15 15
14E 254 331 15 15
14G 355 798 15 15
14H 327 352 516 516
14P 40 40 15 15
14T 429 464 15 15
15B 574 798 611 611
15D 612 798 610 611
15E 536 798 15 15
15F 798 798 453 798
15G 798 798 798 798
15H 798 798 798 798
15N 292 531 798 798
15P 418 446 516 518
15Q 492 539 15 15
15R 448 450 15 15
15T 394 408 15 15
15U 446 588 15 15
15W 798 798 15 15
15Y 296 552 15 15
17C 40 40 798 798
17E 40 40 798 798
19D 40 40 15 15
19K 40 40 15 15
25B 443 508 499 519
25C 466 798 15 15
25D NA NA 15 15
25E 798 798 15 15
25L 427 798 544 798
25M 611 798 15 15
25N 40 40 421 470
25P 40 40 542 798
25Q 395 395 798 798
25R 677 798 15 15
25S 512 515 509 798
25U 431 431 15 15
25V 488 489 544 569
27D 40 40 15 15
29E (SEE 17E) (SEE 17E)
31B 403 428 569 572
31D 40 40 608 798
31E 40 40 398 798
31K 798 798 15 15
35F 184 238 15 15
35G 270 270 15 15
35L 40 40 502 506
35M 40 40 15 15
35N 475 512 533 533
35P 798 798 798 798
35PAD 798 798 798 798
35PAE 798 798 798 798
35PAP 508 798 412 798
35PAV (SEE 35PAD)(SEE 35PAD) (SEE
35PCM 389 798 670 798
35PDG 447 798 798 798
35PFR 798 798 798 798
35PJN 798 798 798 798
35PKP 798 798 798 798
35PPF 798 798 798 798
35PPG (SEE 35PPF)(SEE 35PPF) (SEE
35PPU (SEE 35PPV)(SEE 35PPV) (SEE
35PPV 300 798 798 798
35PQB 585 798 673 798
35PRU 798 798 386 798
35PTA 798 798 798 798
35Q 520 520 15 15
35S 40 40 538 548
35T 798 798 15 15
36B 555 555 15 15
37F NA NA 798 798
42A 474 474 15 15
42R 798 798 798 798
46Q (SEE 46S) (SEE 46S)
46R (SEE 46S) (SEE 46S)
46S 40 40 589 589
51C NA NA 15 15
56M 40 40 798 798
68A 428 454 537 537
68B 798 798 15 15
68C 508 508 15 15
68D 604 798 798 798
68E 666 798 717 798
68F 40 40 798 798
68G 549 798 798 798
68H 798 798 638 798
68J 502 578 588 623
68K 592 798 672 798
68L 798 798 798 798
68M 497 798 517 798
68N 40 40 798 798
68P 610 731 674 798
68Q 798 798 798 798
68R 505 798 589 657
68S 458 468 15 15
68T 606 606 798 798
68U 798 798 798 798
68V 798 798 687 798
68W 467 480 15 15
68X 501 798 798 798
68Y 40 40 496 798
74D 40 40 15 15
79R NA NA 15 15
79S NA NA 15 15
88H 275 358 490 556
88K 40 40 15 15
88L 40 40 479 798
88M 384 385 15 15
88N 40 40 235 432
89A 40 40 NA NA
89B 40 40 15 15
89D 534 798 15 15
91A 40 40 406 450
91B 332 345 616 617
91C 434 434 705 798
91D 467 471 685 798
91E 798 798 798 798
91F 443 798 798 798
91G (SEE 94Y) NA NA
91H 40 40 502 798
91J 798 798 NA NA
91L 798 798 798 798
91M 40 40 376 798
91P 40 40 15 15
91S 40 40 15 15
92A 518 524 734 798
92F 448 451 658 659
92G 40 40 382 798
92L 40 40 798 798
92M 40 40 15 15
92R 40 40 562 798
92S 40 40 680 798
92W 499 499 539 561
92Y 40 40 578 578
94A 40 40 15 15
94D 798 798 798 798
94E 473 798 539 798
94F 532 798 15 15
94H 40 40 15 15
94M 84 435 798 798
94P 40 40 15 15
94R 798 798 15 15
94S 40 40 448 798
94T 798 798 15 15
94Y 40 40 15 15

Table Legend:

Icon Meaning
+ CLI Promotions to E5
* CLI Promotions E6
+* CLI Promotions E5 + E6

Conclusion

army promotion ceremony

Photo by Sgt Emmanuel Ramos / CC0

As you can see there’s a long list of hoops you’ll need to jump through in order to get promoted.

Not only will you need to earn enough promotion points, you’ll also need to pass the Basic or Advanced Leader Course and complete Structured Self Development courses.

Are having trouble earning enough promotion points to meet the current cutoff scores?

Check back soon as we update this guide with more information on earning points in all 5 categories including military training, awards or decorations, military education and civilian education.