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.