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Army to briefly promote senior NCOs without schooling next month

Senior noncommissioned officers who have not yet graduated from the Master Leaders Course may still be promoted in the coming weeks, said the Army’s top enlisted Soldier.

The new policy starts Nov. 1 and will briefly promote qualified Soldiers to E-8 for up to a year to provide them time to complete required schooling, or enter proof of graduation into the service’s backend personnel system.

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TRADOC Created a More Efficient E3B Program

Fort Eustis, VA — The Army always strives to have the most up-to-date equipment, systems, and trainings. The Expert Infantryman Badge, Expert Soldier Badge, and the Expert Field Medic Badge, also known as E3B, received an upgrade from the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, who recently analyzed the current badges, and developed them into an aligned event that can be conducted simultaneously.

Aligning three of the Army’s top Soldier skills test will help reduce the resources, time, and personal needed to accomplish the badge events.

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