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Last Updated: January 24, 2019

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?


February 2019: 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.

FEBRUARY 2019 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 360 368 15 15
12B 40 40 15 15
12C 40 40 15 15
12D 455 798 15 15
12H NA NA 15 15
12K 40 40 NA NA
12M 178 798 15 15
12N 378 389 462 470
12P 40 40 583 798
12R 40 40 NA NA
12T 40 40 15 15
12W 40 40 NA NA
12Y 375 492 15 15
13B 40 40 15 15
13F 40 40 15 15
13J 120 225 15 15
13M 40 40 15 15
13R 383 798 15 15
14E 392 404 15 15
14G 295 798 15 15
14H 798 798 545 798
14P 40 40 15 15
14T 798 798 15 15
15B 557 798 798 798
15D 519 798 798 798
15E 500 798 15 15
15F 575 798 594 594
15G 561 798 595 798
15H 798 798 523 523
15N 239 343 798 798
15P 410 427 504 798
15Q 346 433 15 15
15R 383 410 296 346
15T 204 268 15 15
15U 423 467 15 15
15W 576 584 15 15
15Y 40 40 15 15
17C 40 40 798 798
17E 40 40 416 475
19D 40 40 15 15
19K 40 40 15 15
25B 446 499 540 540
25C 410 510 562 798
25D NA NA 15 15
25E 798 798 15 15
25L 437 798 619 619
25M 611 798 15 15
25N 40 40 514 526
25P 40 40 545 576
25Q 326 350 440 518
25R 551 798 15 15
25S 543 666 798 798
25U 269 287 15 15
25V 798 798 798 798
27D 40 40 15 15
29E (SEE 17E) (SEE 17E)
31B 326 362 532 540
31D 40 40 662 662
31E 40 40 344 380
31K 509 798 15 15
35F 163 308 15 15
35G 265 274 15 15
35L 40 40 511 545
35M 40 40 15 15
35N 544 547 549 549
35P 798 798 798 798
35PAD 798 798 798 798
35PAE 798 798 694 798
35PAP 798 798 798 798
35PAV (SEE 35PAD) (SEE 35PAD)
35PCM 426 798 798 798
35PDG 441 798 352 798
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)
35PPU (SEE 35PPV) (SEE 35PPV)
35PPV 798 798 483 798
35PQB 798 798 798 798
35PRU 798 798 798 798
35PTA 798 798 798 798
35Q 206 798 15 15
35S 40 40 503 798
35T 230 238 15 15
36B 551 580 517 517
37F NA NA 798 798
42A 500 501 15 15
42R 798 798 683 798
46Q (SEE 46S) (SEE 46S)
46R (SEE 46S) (SEE 46S)
46S 40 40 798 798
51C NA NA 15 15
56M 40 40 533 561
68A 601 601 546 798
68B 512 512 15 15
68C 489 798 15 15
68D 550 550 651 798
68E 654 697 691 717
68F 40 40 798 798
68G 489 537 798 798
68H 798 798 15 15
68J 558 582 15 15
68K 583 613 649 798
68L 798 798 529 529
68M 449 798 393 798
68N 798 798 798 798
68P 581 798 637 659
68Q 798 798 620 620
68R 511 798 611 611
68S 439 513 15 15
68T 798 798 798 798
68U 487 798 798 798
68V 334 798 798 798
68W 459 466 15 15
68X 495 536 637 647
68Y 40 40 798 798
74D 40 40 15 15
79R NA NA 15 15
79S NA NA 15 15
88H 316 346 562 589
88K 40 40 15 15
88L 40 40 490 798
88M 376 376 15 15
88N 40 40 346 346
89A 40 40 NA NA
89B 40 40 15 15
89D 416 798 15 15
91A 40 40 798 798
91B 325 337 602 602
91C 405 434 712 712
91D 505 798 798 798
91E 277 517 630 798
91F 569 798 798 798
91G (SEE 94Y) NA NA
91H 40 40 798 798
91J 478 596 NA NA
91L 798 798 532 532
91M 40 40 250 322
91P 40 40 15 15
91S 336 798 15 15
92A 470 486 697 697
92F 466 468 676 690
92G 40 40 798 798
92L 40 40 518 798
92M 40 40 15 15
92R 333 476 798 798
92S 40 40 798 798
92W 487 527 798 798
92Y 40 40 573 574
94A 40 40 15 15
94D 413 798 15 15
94E 506 798 479 798
94F 538 551 15 15
94H 798 798 15 15
94M 484 484 798 798
94P 356 798 15 15
94R 798 798 15 15
94S 40 40 474 798
94T 40 40 15 15
94Y 239 484 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.