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Enlisted Branch nests with the Personnel Services Branch within the G1, Personnel Directorate. The mission of Enlisted Branch is to provide regulatory guidance, proactive communication, and on-call resourcing to Major Subordinate Commands and lower level units. Enlisted Branch provides customer oriented service and collaboration with commands in order to provide every opportunity for Soldier success.
EPS Promotion Boards are convened in order to fairly and equitably fill NCO vacancies for the KYARNG. Soldiers must ensure they read the appropriate Memorandum of Instruction (MOI) for the EPS Promotion Board that will consider them. Soldiers interested in being promoted from E-4 to E-5 and E-5 to E-6 must review the FY22 Semi-Centralized Promotion Board MOI. Soldiers being promoted from E-6 to E-9 must review the FY22 Centralized Promotion Board MOI. For a snapshot of the requirements for the EPS board, review the FY22 EPS Pamphlet. If there are any discrepancies with the Soldiers packet based on the aforementioned guidance, Soldiers must submit a formal memorandum to the President of the Board. It is also important for all Soldiers being considered before the board to realize and understand they will select where they are willing to travel for their promotion. There are 10 regions to choose from, or the Soldier can select unit only, battalion, or brigade as promotion opportunities. Soldiers must make their promotion elections through the Self-Service option in the Integrated Personnel and Pay System – Army (IPPS-A).
Enlisted Qualitative Retention Board (eQRB): The Enlisted Qualitative Retention Board considers all traditional (M-Day) Soldiers who have at least 20 years of qualifying service for retired pay at age 60 as verified by a notification of eligibility for retired pay. A board was not conducted for FY21 or FY22; however, you can expect a board to be held in FY23.
Final Formation Program: The Final Formation Program was designed to out process those Soldiers we cannot retain and those retiring to ensure Soldiers receive a proper transition. Final Formation is also designed to provide one final opportunity for Soldiers to reenlist, offering opportunities for Soldiers to gain familiarity with incentives, transfer units, and eliminate any barriers to reenlistment.
The ING is an effective way for a Soldier to stay in the Guard while taking a temporary reprieve from the rigors of the regular participation in the ARNG. Please refer to NGR 614-1 for more information on the ING or get with your unit to discuss ING options.