Advancement in the Reserves
Last Post 20 Jul 2020 07:17 PM by Upstate. 2 Replies.
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20 Jul 2020 01:30 PM
    Hello Everyone,
    Appreciate the previous responses.  
    Working with a recruiter on joining the Reserves, likely as an OS or PA rate.  Through the DEPOT program and post A-School I am told I would come out as a E-4.   
    My question, not to get ahead of myself, is on the progression/advancement in the Reserves.   How does one move to E-5, E-6, etc?  And what is the approximate timeframe for those transitions/promotions?   Thank you. 
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    20 Jul 2020 03:29 PM
    Hello... Advancement is based on a number of factors. These include time in service, time in your current paygrade, your evaluations, awards, and your score on the Servicewide Exam. This exam has questions based on your paygrade and rating. These numbers are all worked into a formula and a score is produced. This score determines where you appear on the advancement list. There is no set time frame for advancement. The ratings that have more people in them tend to see advancement quicker. In the smaller ratings, it can take much longer to advance. I was in the IV (Investigator) rating, which was exceptionally small. Making IV2 and IV1 wasn't too hard. Making IVC was tough and IVCS and IVCM was very difficult. This was due to the fact that there were only 12 IVCS billets and three IVCM billets throughout the entire rating
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    20 Jul 2020 07:17 PM
    Helpful - thank you.


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