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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

A Promotion Board usually consists of a representative/s from Battlegroup HQ and relevant members of the Detachment HQ. These are designed to assess performance, attributes of potential candidates put forward for promotion.

For promotion to the rank of Sergeant (Sgt.) or above the recommendations shall be reviewed by a representative/s from Battlegroup HQ and if applicable Company HQ.

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

Any open positions will be announced via the forums and members can apply if they meet the basic requirements listed (Unless the role is under the effects of Section 2-8).


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)
  • May have to 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)
  • May have to 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.)
  • Member must be in post as a Company Commander.
  • 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 clear Chain of Command as per Section 2-8.


9-7. Expeditionary Air Wing Ranks

The minimum requirements for each rank are shown below:

RAF Ground and Aircrew Ranks

AC (Aircraftman)
  • Member is inducted into EAW as an AC. This rank holds no requirements.
LAC (Leading Aircraftman)
  • DTT and Phase 1 Pass.
  • Once obtained, member can choose to move to either No. 18 Sqn as Aircrew or Tactical Medical Wing (TMW) as a medic.
SAC (Senior Aircraftman)
  • Driving Cse, Basic Medical Cse, Land Navigation Cse and Signals Cse.
  • Once obtained, member can request to transfer to No. 34 Sqn (RAFR) as a JTAC
  • Adv. Medical Cse is required to hold the SAC rank in TMW.
LCpl (RAFR)
  • JNCO, JMLC, ECAS Cse, DIT, JTAC Cse.
  • Member must pass a promotion board.
Cpl (RAF)
  • JMLC, Adv. Medical Cse, DIT and Aerial Gunnery Cse.
  • For 2IC Position in TMW, member must pass a promotion board.
Cpl (RAFR)
  • SCBC Pass.
  • Member must pass a promotion board.
  • Requirement to be a member of at least 1 J-Office (Or perform additional duties)
Sgt (Sergeant)
  • For IC Position in TMW, member must pass a promotion board.
Sgt (Sergeant AC)
  • Member must pass a promotion board.
  • Sling Loading Cse, Aircraft Handling Cse.
  • NCAITC to be completed over a 3-Month period as rank of Sergeant AC.
Flt Sgt (Flight Sergeant)
  • Rank gained by merit.
  • Member must have served for a 6-Month period as Sgt AC or 1 Full Deployment where attendance requirements are met.
  • Member must pass a promotion board.

Army Air Corps (AAC) NCO Ranks

Cpl (AAC)
  • EFS (Elementary Flight Selection)
  • Member must pass a promotion board.
Sgt (Sergeant AAC)
  • AAC Wings, DIT, SERE Cse, Signals Cse.
RAF Officer Ranks

Off Cdt (Officer Cadet)
  • EFS (Elementary Flight Selection)
  • Member must pass a promotion board.
Plt Off (Pilot Officer)
  • RAF Wings, DIT, SERE Cse
  • Aerial Gunnery Cse. Is required for Pilot Officers within No. II Sqn.
  • Initial Chinook Cse. Is required for Pilot Officers within No. 18 Sqn.
Fg Off (Flying Officer)
  • IOTC (Inital Officers Training Course)
  • Member must have served a 6/12-Month Period as a Plt Off, or given by merit at the discretion of EAW HQ.
  • No. 18 Pilots require Night Flying Cse and Advanced Chinook Conversion Cse.
Flt Lt (Flight Lieutenant)
  • Member must have served 1 Full Operation, meeting the attendance requirements.
  • Member must pass a promotion board for Sqn 2IC.
Sqn Ldr (Squadron Leader)
  • Member must have served 2 Full Operations, meeting the attendance requirements.
  • Member must pass a promotion board for Sqn IC.

Army Air Corps (AAC) Officer Ranks

2Lt (2nd Lieutenant AAC)
  • Airframe Conversion Cse, Aerial Gunnery Cse, Night Flying Cse and IOTC.
Lt (Lieutenant AAC)
  • Member must have served a 6/12-Month Period as a 2Lt.
  • Member must pass a promotion board for Sqn 2IC.
Capt (Captain AAC)
  • Member must have served 2 Full Operations at the rank of Lt, meeting the attendance requirements.
  • Member must pass a promotion board for Sqn IC.

Expeditionary Air Wing (EAW) Ranks

WO (Warrant Officer)
  • Member must pass a promotion board.
  • Appointed by EAW OC and BGHQ.
Wg Cdr (Wing Commander)
  • Member must pass a promotion board.
  • Appointed by EAW OC and BGHQ.
Gp Capt (Group Captain)
  • Appointed by BGHQ.
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