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Section 09: Promotion System

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Section 9: Promotion System



9-1. Introduction

9-2. Recommendations

9-3. Acting Ranks

9-4. Completion of Command, Leadership and Management Courses, Tuition and Administration

9-5. Promotion Boards

9-6. Infantry Ranks

9-7. Expeditionary Air Wing Ranks


9-1. Introduction

The promotion system within 4IB is one of the more difficult ladders to climb, with multiple prerequisites required to obtain each rank, outlined below. With each respective rank, additional responsibilities and requirements are bestowed upon and required from the member.

Additionally, members will be promoted and transferred dependant on Operational Requirements, outlined in Section 2-8.


9-2. Recommendations

Relevant Detachment Commanders can make recommendations for members within their detachment to attend any relevant Promotional Courses, including but not limited to: JNCO, SCBC and JMLC.


9-3. Acting Ranks

An acting rank is given to members who have shown the correct attitude, knowledge and enthusiasm but have yet to complete the relevant promotional courses required to hold the substantive rank. A member that holds the Acting (A/) prefix is required to complete any outstanding relevant courses within a pre-agreed time frame (Usually 3-Months) of their promotion, otherwise the member will be demoted back to the previous rank or a suitable one dependant on Operational Requirements, as per Section 2-8.

This section may be overruled by Battlegroup HQ if there is an Urgent Operation Requirement as per Section 2-8.


9-4. Completion of Command, Leadership and Management Courses, Tuition and Administration

Leadership positions and ranks within 4IB require a standardised understanding of how to best utilise those under your command including relevant attachments/detachments. As a result members will be required to complete specific promotional courses to inform them of how best to achieve the aim of their role once appointed to the position. These courses are administered by J7-Training.

Members who are attending any J7 Promotional Courses are required to have an attendance of 80% for participating troops and 60% for directing staff tracking. Attendance waives can be created by the Course Senior Non-Commissioned Officer (SNCO) for participating troops and directing staff if attendance requirements are not met, however good reason needs to be supplied.

Below are the relevant attendance requirements for each respective course:
  • Junior Non-Commissioned Officers’ Cadres (JNCO): 5/6 Weeks, required to attend Final Exercise.
  • Section Commanders’ Battle Course (SCBC): 3/4 Weeks, required to attend Final Exercise.

Attendance will be tracked by the Course SNCO and the Admin Instructor to allow for correct backlogging of attendance for future courses.


9-5. Promotion Boards

These are designed to identify and assess the performance, attributes, and suitability of potential candidates put forward for promotion to selected roles within the unit.

A promotion board should be run for all positions above and including LCpl (Inf/RAFR) or Sgt (RAF), unless there are extenuating circumstances that waive the requirements for a promotion board as granted by Battlegroup HQ.

For promotion to the rank of Sergeant (Infantry) or above, or positions in EAW HQ, the recommendations shall be reviewed by a representative(s) from Battlegroup HQ and, if applicable, Company HQ.

Members selected for promotion will be required to complete the relevant promotional courses for their prospective rank, if they have not already.

Any open positions will be announced via the forums for at least 48 hours, and members can apply if they meet the basic requirements listed (unless the role is under the effects of section 2-8). HQs reserve the right to deny written applications to continue in the process. Successful applicants will then be invited to an interview in case of multiple applicants or otherwise desired at HQ discretion. 


9-6. Infantry Ranks

The minimum requirements for each rank are shown below:

Infantry Enlisted Ranks

Soldier Under Training (SuT.)
  • A member is inducted into the infantry as an SuT. This rank holds no requirements.
Private (Pte.)
  • Phase 1 Pass
Lance Corporal (LCpl.)
  • L7A2 SAA Cse, L2A1 ASM SAA Cse, K170A1 NLAW SAA Cse, Driving Cse, Searcher Cse, Signals Cse.
  • Must have attended the above courses prior to the completion of JNCO Cadre.
  • JNCO Cadre is to be completed within 3-Months of promotion to Acting Rank.
  • Encouraged to join a J-Office. (Space permitting)
  • Must pass a promotion board.
Corporal (Cpl.)
  • DIT Cse
  • All LCpl Cse requirements.
  • SCBC is to be completed within 3-Months of promotion to Acting Rank.
  • Encouraged to join a J-Office. (Space permitting)
  • Must pass a promotion board.
  • Must run an Phase 3 Course at least once every month.
Sergeant (Sgt.)
  • All Cpl Cse requirements.
  • PSBC is to be completed within 3-Months of promotion to Acting Rank, and an additional monitoring period of up to a month.
  • Be in at least 1 J-Office (Space permitting)
  • Must pass a promotion board.
Colour Sergeant (CSgt.)
  • This rank is an Admin Rank within 4IB.
  • Selected by Battlegroup HQ.
Warrant Officer Class 2 (WO2.)
  • All Sgt. Cse requirements.
  • Be in at least 1 J-Office (Space permitting)
  • Member must pass a promotion board consisting of Battlegroup HQ.
Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1.)
  • All Sgt. Cse requirements.
  • Be in at least 1 J-Office (Space permitting)
  • Member must pass a promotion board consisting of Battlegroup HQ.

Infantry Officer Ranks

Second Lieutenant (2Lt.)
  • All Cpl Cse requirements to apply for Junior Officer.
  • Member must pass a promotion board.
  • Be in at least 1 J-Office (Space permitting)
Lieutenant (Lt.)
  • This rank will be awarded when the member has attained experience relevant to their role as a Second Lieutenant (2Lt.) – Usually around a 6 Month Period.
  • Be in at least 1 J-Office (Space permitting)
Captain (Capt.)
  • This rank will be awarded when the member has attained experience relevant to their role as a Lieutenant (Lt.)
  • Head of at least 1 J-Office (Space permitting).
Major (Maj.)
  • This rank will be awarded when the member has attained experience relevant to their role as a Captain (Capt.)
  • Head of at least 1 J-Office (Space permitting).
Lieutenant Colonel (Lt Col.)
  • This rank will be awarded to the current Commanding Officer by a committee of current Battlegroup HQ dependent on Operational Requirement.
 
Extra Information:
  • Under UOR Battlegroup HQ can waive requirements to Section 9-6 to allow for a clear Chain of Command as per Section 2-8.

9-7. Expeditionary Air Wing Ranks

Frontline Squadrons within EAW will each contain their own Rank structure. Members of these squadrons will have to meet certain requirements to be eligible for promotion to the next rank. The criteria are listed below:

No. 18 Squadron RAF

Leading Aircraftman (LAC)
  • Pass Phase 1.
  • Must attain SAC course requirements within 3 months (where possible).
Senior Aircraftman (SAC)
  • Aerial Gunnery, Basic Medical, DTT.
Corporal (Cpl.)
  • Signals, Advanced Medical, Sling Loading.
  • All SAC course requirements.
  • Be a designated Crew Chief.
Sergeant (Sgt.)
  • This rank is held by a Flight 2IC.
  • JMLC, DIT.
  • All Cpl course requirements.
  • Encouraged to join a J-Office (Space permitting).
  • Must pass a promotion board.
Flight Sergeant (FS)
  • This rank is held by the Squadron 2IC.
  • All Sgt course requirements.
  • NCAITC is to be completed within 3-Months of promotion.
  • Be in at least 1 J-Office (Space permitting).
  • Must pass a promotion board.
Warrant Officer (WO)
  • Must pass a promotion board.
  • Must be appointed to EAW HQ and approved by BGHQ.
Officer Cadet (Off Cdt.)
  • Must be selected for Elementary Flight School.
  • Must attain Plt Off course requirements within 3 months (where possible).
Pilot Officer (Plt Off.)
  • Signals, Land Navigation, SERE B, Air Navigation, RAF Wings, Basic Chinook Conversion Course.
Flying Officer (Fg Off.)
  • This rank is held by a Flight IC.
  • Advanced Chinook Conversion Course, DIT.
  • All Plt Off course requirements.
  • Encouraged to join a J-Office (Space permitting).
  • May have to pass a promotion board.
  • Must run a Phase 3 Course at least once every month.
Flight Lieutenant (Flt Lt.)
  • This rank is held by the Squadron OC.
  • IOTC.
  • All Fg Off course requirements.
  • Must pass promotion board.
  • Be in at least 1 J-Office (Space permitting).
Squadron Leader (Sqn Ldr.)
  • Appointed as Air Wing Commander by BGHQ.
  • Must pass a promotion board.
  • Be in at least 1 J-Office (Space permitting).

Tactical Medical Wing
Leading Aircraftman (LAC)
  • Pass Phase 1.
  • Must attain SAC course requirements within 3 months (where possible).
Senior Aircraftman (SAC)
  • Signals, Land Navigation, Basic Medical, Driving, Advanced Medical.
Corporal (Cpl.)
  • All SAC course requirements.
  • Be a designated COY level medic.
Sergeant (Sgt.)
  • This rank is held by the TMW 2IC.
  • JMLC, DIT.
  • All Cpl course requirements.
  • Encouraged to join a J-Office (Space permitting).
  • Must pass a promotion board.
Flight Sergeant (FS)
  • This rank is held by the TMW IC.
  • All Sgt course requirements.
  • NCAITC is to be completed within 3-Months of promotion.
  • Be in at least 1 J-Office (Space permitting).
  • Must pass a promotion board.
  • Must run a Phase 3 Course at least once every month.

No. 34 Squadron RAFR
Leading Aircraftman (LAC)
  • Pass Phase 1.
  • Must be selected in a JTAC selection.
  • Must attain SAC course requirements within 3 months (where possible).
Senior Aircraftman (SAC)
  • Signals, Land Navigation, ECAS, Driving, JTAC.
Lance Corporal (LCpl.)
  • SAA.
  • All SAC course requirements.
  • Must pass a promotion board.
Corporal (Cpl.)
  • This rank is held by the Squadron IC.
  • JMLC, DIT.
  • All Cpl course requirements.
  • Must pass a promotion board.
  • Must run a Phase 3 Course at least once every month.

No. 617 Squadron RAF
Officer Cadet (Off Cdt.)
  • Must be selected for Elementary Flight School.
  • Must attain Plt Off course requirements within 3 months (where possible).
Pilot Officer (Plt Off.)
  • Signals, Land Navigation, SERE B, Air Navigation, RAF Wings, Initial Flight Training, Advanced Fast Jet Training.
Flying Officer (Fg Off.)
  • This rank is held by the Squadron OC.
  • IOTC.
  • All Plt Off course requirements.
  • Must pass a promotion board.
  • Must run a Phase 3 Course at least once every month.
No. 662 Squadron AAC
Airtrooper
  • Must be selected for Elementary Flight School.
  • Must attain Corporal course requirements within 3 months (where applicable).
Corporal
  • Signals, Land Navigation, SERE B, Air Navigation, Helicopter Tactical Flying, AAC Wings.
Sergeant
  • This rank is held by the Squadron 2IC.
  • All Corporal course requirements.
  • Encouraged to join a J-office (space permitting).
  • Must pass a promotion board
Lieutenant
  • This rank is held by the Squadron IC.
  • Defence Instructional Techniques.
  • All Sergeant course requirements.
  • Encouraged to join a J-office (space permitting).
  • Must run a Phase 3 Course at least once every month.

Extra Info
Under UOR, EAW HQ can request rank requirements to be waived. This must be approved by BGHQ to allow for a clear Chain of Command as per Section 2-8. If a rank requirement is waived, the individual will have 90 days from the date of promotion to acquire all outstanding rank requirements previously waived.
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