MIL E1-E4 -- how long does it usually take?

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  1. Ultimate_Ninja

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    Little brother just got promoted to Specialist. Joined the ANG a little over 18 months ago, entering as an E1. Doesn't that seem pretty quick? Dude must be doing something right...!
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Edit: 24 months, with early promotion allowed at 18 months I think.

    The promotion criteria for promotion to the ranks of E-2 to E-4 are:

    Private (E-2) - Six months time-in-grade (TIG) as a private (E-1).
    Private First Class (E-3) - Four months TIG as a Private (E-2) and 12 months time-in-service (TIS).
    Specialist/Corporal (E-4) - 6 months TIG with 24 months TIS.
     
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    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    the Army may allow the unit commander to waiver TIG and TIS requirements. When specifically authorized, the commander can waiver up to 2 months TIG for promotions to E-2, 6 months TIS/2 months TIG for promotions to E-3, and 6 months TIS/3 months TIG for promotion to E-4.
     
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    the command probably had a waiver available and decided he was the least shitty PFC
     
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    Depends on branch, unit, amount of ass kissed etc.
     
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    I was E1 on May 13, 2008

    made E4 on Sept, 21st, 2009

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    NG and Reserve units are usually pretty cool on getting people promoted early with waivers. Since most companies are small, Commanders usually have more contact with their Soldiers.

    I saw 3 PFCs get promoted after being in the unit for 2 months.
     
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    That is the ANG for you. I went in as in E4 and 3 years later I was and E6. The ANG promotions are based on open slots and not really performance.
     
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    What rate?
     
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    Then, you will stay E-4

    FOREVER
     
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    Or until someone dies lol
     
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  15. EYOB

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    Being infantry and getting deployed soon, I'm told I can get promoted pretty quickly. I got demoted late october to E-3 in Basic, but with prior service I already have TIG. So without a waiver, which I would prefer, I'll get SPC maybe in march.
     
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