The Post Board process begins once a Promotion Board is adjourned. Upon adjournment of a Promotion Board, a review of investigative files is conducted for those officers selected for promotion for any potentially adverse and/or adverse information. Officers with either potentially adverse or adverse information are screened for pending or completed administrative and/or disciplinary proceedings.
Pending Administrative and/or Disciplinary Proceedings
Officers with pending administrative and/or disciplinary proceedings will have their promotions withheld or delayed until completion of those proceedings and with receive formal notification of the withhold or delay.
Once the administrative and/or disciplinary proceedings are completed, the officer whose promotion has been withheld or delayed is notified that their promotion case is ripe for action. At this time, most officers choose to submit matters in support of their promotion cases via their chain of command to JPL. Once received by JPL, processing timelines vary on a case by case basis; however, JPL follows the same natural progression for most cases. First, JPL compiles the promotion package. Next, JPL drafts the allied documents. Finally, JPL forwards the package to MMPR for routing through the Adverse Material Advisory Board (AMAB).
Completed Administrative and/or Disciplinary Proceedings
Officers with completed administrative and/or disciplinary proceedings will have their promotion case reviewed by the AMAB. The AMAB will consider the adverse information, command endorsements, and, if submitted, the officer’s matters. The AMAB will then make a recommendation to CMC to either promote the officer or remove the officer from the promotion list.
The ultimate promotion/removal authority is statutorily based upon the promotion grade and can range from CMC to the President of the United States (POTUS). The requisite promotion authority will be responsible for making the promotion determination. MMPR-1 is tasked with the responsibility of making the notification of the promotion determination to the officer’s chain of command.