I am putting the following question in this forum on the advice of a follow arrse user hope someone can help: I am a clerk and yes I like to help people but unfortunately looking though the regulations (MS guide to CR writing) I am unable to offer any help as i like to quote from regulations but cannot find anything to help. I wondered if anyone on Arrse could help with the problem one of our guys in the regiment has. Basically he is a Corporal and it is his fourth look at the Cpl to Sgt board which sits soon. His CR was due at the end of January but so far he has not seen it. The chief clerk of the regiment has been on long term sick leave and the front cover has not been generated yet. He has been told the chief clerk will be back soon and that he will get part one and part two of his CR and that they will be presented to the board. However because the third reporting officer is in Sierra Leone he will not have the third part complete. His concern is firstly his CR is late by two months now, and secondly if his CR goes to the promotion board with only part one and two he will be disadvantaged. Because if someone has part 1,2 and 3 then they will most probably get promoted over him as he only has part one and two. Having looked at the MS guide he cannot redress it as he says he will get a recommendation based on his mid year. But can he put in a representation on the basis that it is late and that the third RO has not completed their part? Any help would be appreciated he feels he is been career fouled and has come to me for help but I cannot find anything to help him. Thanks in advance for any help or advice.