Fort Knox, Ky. (April 26, 2018) -- The U.S. Army Cadet Command Professor of Military Science (PMS) Centralized Selection Board will convene at Army Human Resources Command, Fort Knox, Kentucky Aug. 20-24, 2018. Selected officers can expect to report for duty before the start of the 2019/2020 academic year.

Army Human Resources Command and Cadet Command are holding a colonel and promotable lieutenant colonel level board in conjunction with the lieutenant colonel level PMS board for active duty colonels and lieutenant colonels (promotable) interested in being considered for PMS selection. Active duty colonels and lieutenant colonels (promotable) interested in being considered by the PMS Selection Board must possess an advanced degree, master's or higher, no later than completion of academic year 18-19; have recently served in a tactical/operational unit (within the last five years); possess moral attributes and personal traits to serve in a position of prestige in an academic environment; meet Army standards of military bearing and appearance (AR 600-9), and be able to serve a three-year tour. Each volunteer must be eligible to PCS during the summer of 2019. Officers should update their Officer Record Brief, DA photo, and ensure their undergraduate and graduate transcripts are in their Official Military Personnel File no later than Aug. 13, 2018. MILPER Message 18-132, issued April 24, 2018 provides additional information, requirements, and restrictions.

Active duty and active guard/reserve lieutenant colonels, promotable majors, and majors interested in being considered by the PMS Selection Board must possess a master's or higher degree no later than May 31, 2018; have completed ILE/Command and General Staff College; have served in a tactical/operational unit; have broad experience in command and staff positions; demonstrate moral attributes and personal traits to serve in a position of prestige in an academic environment; and meet Army standards of military bearing and appearance (AR 600-9). Each volunteer must be eligible to PCS during the summer of 2019.

Officers should update their Officer Record Brief, DA photo, and ensure their undergraduate and graduate transcripts are in their Official Military Personnel File no later than Aug. 13, 2018. MILPER Message 18-133, issued April 24, 2018 provides additional information, requirements, and restrictions.

Officers meeting these qualifications must provide their assignment officers a preference sheet not later than July 9, 2018, to begin the PMS board process. Officers may view the list of projected summer 2019 PMS vacancies, download the FY19 PMS Board preference sheet, and view the applicable MILPER Messages by visiting Cadet Command website,
http://www.cadetcommand.army.mil/cadre_info.aspx.