The Secretary of the Army has signed Army Directive 2019-15 (Enlisted Centralized Selection Boards) regarding NCO Promotion Boards. The directive is a talent management effort that serves as a catalyst to evolve from time-based to merit-based systems (decisions on promotion, assignments, retention) designed to improve readiness, leader and professional development, and professionalism of our NCO Corps. Merit-based management processes recognize top-rated Soldiers increased potential to contribute to the Army team.

Below are links to the Army Directive and information on how this directive will be implemented over the next three years.