Promotions

#1
I have been informed by my OC that he wants to promote me to LCPL but he cant be sure how long it will take to go through because there is a rule saying you have to have completed 2 bounty years before you can be promoted. Has anyone else heard of this?
 
#2
How long have you been in and do you have any ex-reg service.
 

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#4
Never heard of this - and I have certainly promoted sooner than this. Maybe a Regt/Corps thing, but most likley made up/local rule :)
 
#6
Never heard of it myself. Personally, I'd ask him where the rule comes from, afterall it is only a question and if it is a local/regt thing then you know why.
 
#8
have a look at the serving soldier bit of the army website: MCM pages

or in that big folder they gave you (PDR?). In ours it tells you minimum service before promotions. Ours is 18 months before lance jack.
 
#9
Purple_Emperor said:
have a look at the serving soldier bit of the army website: MCM pages

or in that big folder they gave you (PDR?). In ours it tells you minimum service before promotions. Ours is 18 months before lance jack.
Or 2.5 mins for 2nd Liet, :wink:
 
#10
Harsh hogspawn, it's going to be atleast 12months, although I have heard of an eight month wonder-but they were quite an exception.

Now as for how long some 2Lt's last, you might be closer.
 
#14
GSSigs said:
completed 2 bounty years before you can be promoted.
Never heard of this, sounds like a local rule. The main criteria is having the correct trade quals, when I was in the inf that was being class 1 and completed MOI. Sigs seems to be class 2 and DITS (plus driving quals if your in 11 Sig Bde)
 
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#18
All promotions are 'prov' before being made substantive. They can be backdated to the promotional date, or after being prov for a year the promotion become substantive.

2 years must be a local rule because as long as you've done the courses you can be promoted. In the inf you have to be substantive and in post for a year (in theory) to do a promotional course. Promotions to LCpl are the on the OC's say so anyway, he can do what he wants.
 
#19
hogspawn said:
Purple_Emperor said:
have a look at the serving soldier bit of the army website: MCM pages

or in that big folder they gave you (PDR?). In ours it tells you minimum service before promotions. Ours is 18 months before lance jack.
Or 2.5 mins for 2nd Liet, :wink:
2.5mins for "promotion" to 2Lt? Promotion from what?
 
#20
GS - be carefull for what you wish for - it may come back to bite you in the ass!

Remember - being a lance jack is neither fish nor fowl. The Privates hate you for getting a bit of authority and the Corporals hate you because you think you know it all. Take your time and it will all fall into place, but remember, you can be shot just as easily by your own side so be careful how you use or abuse your power.
 
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