If someone has signed off, and within their year of getting out they come off a promotions board, are they unable to wear the rank of the board they have been selected for. For example, if they are to get out in Sept 08, and came of the SSgts board this year is it wrong for them not to be given the substantive rank at their work, and all the posts be filled without them being selected? This means they will not get to wear the rank and not get paid for it - so basically being predjudiced - and what happens if they decide to stay in??? Can ANYONE help - please? Oh, and this does refer to me - I feel that I am having the 'final' final nail hammered into the coffin - I wont be staying in anyway, but the extra money woud be nice... Why put me forward to the board if they never intended to promote me if I was successful?? Thanks in advance for your help.