Army Promotion Points – A Comprehensive Guide

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The Army Promotion Point System Army promotion points are something of a mystery. Nothing is clearly spelled out and there always seems to be loop holes and shortcuts that no one bothered to tell you. To get promoted to Sergeant (SGT) or Staff Sergeant (SSG), you need to gain promotion points. Getting promoted isn’t just [...]

Skillport Courses to be Removed

The Army has announced that is will be removing quite a few Skillport Courses from promotion point eligibility. These courses are being removed, replaced, or retired. If you would like to download a the Excel chart of all the courses being removed you can download it here: COURSES FOR REMOVAL – August 2014. If you [...]

EBDL – Getting Paid for Electronic Based Distance Learning

Everyone knows that there are online courses you can take in the Army to get promotion points. However, not many soldiers know how to get paid for certain Electronic Based Distance Learning (EBDL) courses. The Army Reserves and National Guard will actually pay you to complete up to 96 hours of EBDL courses each year. [...]

How to Print SSD1 Certificate of Completion

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SSD1 is an online course that is required before you can be promoted to SGT. The hardest part of the course is figuring out how to print the SSD1 Certificate of Completion in order to get paid for it and get it added to your ERB. This guide will walk you through the process step [...]

McDonald Must Clean House at VA, Experts Say

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Bob McDonald, President Barack Obama’s pick to head up the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, needs to clean house.,Bob McDonald, President Barack Obama’s pick to head up the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs, faces such a hidebound bureaucracy that experts say the way forward is clear: He must clean house.

Rebel SAM System Lacked ID Capability

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Ukrainian rebels didn’t have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft.,If Ukrainian rebels shot down the Malaysian jetliner, killing 298 people, it may have been because they didn’t have the right systems in place to distinguish between military and civilian aircraft, experts said Saturday.