Deferred Promotion..... what can I do.

My family and I have been posted overseas in February this year, however I have just found out that I have received a 3RO so have the possibility of promotion this year. After speaking to my new RSM I asked if I could defer promotion until this post is finished in Feb 2022. I was simply told no and my family and I would be expected to move again before the year is up. My son hasn’t been in education due to the current situation and desperately needs some stability with his schooling. Has anyone deferred their promotion successfully or have any idea how to go about it or am i clutching at straws here.
 
To be fair until you are selected for promotion it’s not happening. Every mil/ex-mil bod on here who has done more than a Naafi break in training has gone through or heard “I’ll be promoted after that write up“ to still be in the same rank 12 months later. Of course Covid has messed things up which just adds to your issue but wait until you get the so called good news and deal with it from there.
 

Dr Death

War Hero
What trade are you?
 

conjurer

Clanker
Formally turn down the promotion advising that you have done so for family stability reasons and wait to be re-selected. You’ve been selected once so clearly of sufficient quality. You will be aware of where you sit in your CEG cohort so cognisant of future promotion prospects against time in service remaining. Your RCMO will be aware of the process either way and be able to discuss with your CM at APC. Your situation is not unusual and you do have a choice
 
I was under the impression that with recommendations at all levels and coming off the board you still only ‘could’ be promoted and that for a whole lot of reasons might not actually be promoted.
 

Daxx

MIA
Book Reviewer
What rank are you expecting?. Also, if you want stability for your family, go unaccompanied and/or put your son in full time boarding school.

I'll add if you are selected for promotion and turn it down, they'll promote the next person on the list and you will go back into the melting pot; there is no guarantee you'll be selected next time.
 
As I'm so long out of date on matters like this, I won't pretend to offer advice, but simply say that I was under the impression that the Army of today was supposed to be a lot more "family friendly" and considerate than in the old days. Good luck with it.
 
I’m in the AGC, and will be expecting Sgt. I’ve been in a specialist role for the last 4 years.
If you are going overseas the education for your son isn’t going to be that of the UK.

As has already been said, you’ve got to come off the board, it’s a foolish thing to turn down promotion and contrary to the value of selfless commitment.
 

Gerber

Swinger
My family and I have been posted overseas in February this year, however I have just found out that I have received a 3RO so have the possibility of promotion this year. After speaking to my new RSM I asked if I could defer promotion until this post is finished in Feb 2022. I was simply told no and my family and I would be expected to move again before the year is up. My son hasn’t been in education due to the current situation and desperately needs some stability with his schooling. Has anyone deferred their promotion successfully or have any idea how to go about it or am i clutching at straws here.
This is my situation right now. Would love to know the answer
 

oldfecker

Clanker
If you are going overseas the education for your son isn’t going to be that of the UK.

As has already been said, you’ve got to come off the board, it’s a foolish thing to turn down promotion and contrary to the value of selfless commitment.
Your Son’s education in a British Military School will be nothing like a civilian school in the UK.

Think about it. The UK treat teachers as scum and/or punch bags. Try that in a Military overseas school.

Overseas schools attract the best teachers, so the kids get the best education.
 

Gerber

Swinger
Your Son’s education in a British Military School will be nothing like a civilian school in the UK.

Think about it. The UK treat teachers as scum and/or punch bags. Try that in a Military overseas school.

Overseas schools attract the best teachers, so the kids get the best education.
This is so true. My sons shares school with a Canadian school and the facilities are out of this world. The class are small too. It's like private school but without the bill.
 

oldfecker

Clanker
You are simultaneously on two different threads.

Pursue 1 thread or the other.

To (hopefully) end this thread, British Military Schools were brilliant.
 

Gerber

Swinger
You are simultaneously on two different threads.

Pursue 1 thread or the other.

To (hopefully) end this thread, British Military Schools were brilliant.
If this is directed at me we are two different people it's just he wrote my exact situation, which I find very spooky
 

Gerber

Swinger
You are simultaneously on two different threads.

Pursue 1 thread or the other.

To (hopefully) end this thread, British Military Schools were brilliant.
If this is directed at me we are two different people it's just he wrote my exact situation, which I find very spooky
 
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