Each year, thousands of noncommissioned officers across the Army compete for promotions. Many times the deciding factor in selecting a Soldier is as simple as an assignment. Serving in USAREC has proven to be one of the factors that tips the scales in a Soldier's favor.
The Army-wide selection rate for regular Army staff sergeants selected for promotion stands at 24.4%. The DA selected regular Army recruiter selection rate is 28.8% and the regular Army 79Rs selection rate is 91%. The Army-wide selection rate of Reserve staff sergeants selected for promotion stands at 48.3%. The Reserve 79Rs considered for promotion to sergeant first class were selected at an even higher rate of 95.3%.
Command Sgt. Maj. Clemmons, Col. Iaccoca and I are proud of each and every one of the 655 newly promotable staff sergeants serving in our ranks. Your hard work and contribution to the mission has not gone unnoticed in USAREC, nor at the highest levels of the Army. Your selection for promotion is a testament to your service, your abilities and your increased leadership potential. We look forward to seeing you in positions of increased responsibility in the future!
I ask that members of USAREC take time to review the list of these junior noncommissioned officers and extend your congratulations as they prepare to become the Army's newest senior noncommissioned officers.
Well done, staff sergeants!
Strength starts here!
MG Allen Batschelet