SSRB and Promotion Boards

The Army has adopted a new pre-board screening process and developed a new SSRB process for post-board adverse information.  Under the new process, adverse information must be presented to promotion selection, special selection, and federal recognition boards that consider officers for promotion. The new screening process means is that any adverse information that it is…


Special Selection Review Board

The Army is replacing the Promotion Review Board (PRB) with a new Special Selection Review Board (SSRB)  process starting with this summer’s selection boards.  The new process applies to all officers at any rank. Under the new process, HRC will conduct a pre-selection screening of an officer’s records for adverse information.  HRC will look in…


PRB Processing Time

HQDA recently released an information sheet regarding the high number of officers undergoing a delay of promotion action. According to the fact sheet, the Officer Promotions Special Actions team is currently handling close to 1,300 cases. Given the number of current actions, the typical PRB processing time is anywhere from 12 to 18 months. It…


Understanding the PRB Process

A Promotion Review Board (PRB) is convened to reconsider the promotion status of promotable officers identified or recommended for removal from a promotion list due to misconduct or sub-standard performance.  The PRB can come at the request of the officer’s command, at the direction of the Secretary of the Army, or HRC’s discovery of adverse…