NGB4100 Army National Guard Enlisted Promotion Points Worksheet

army ngb 4100As an enlisted soldier in the Army National Guard, you should keep a close eye on your NGB4100 Army National Guard Enlisted Promotion Point Worksheet.  This document is used for E4s and above and is designed to track and calculate the total promotion points each soldier has.

In most cases, soldiers update their NGB 4100 once a year.  Most states set a deadline by the person’s rank. For example, all E5s might have to complete the sheet in May, all E6s in June and so forth.  This makes life a little bit easier for the Unit Readiness NCO and AGR Staff.  Normally, they are the ones who sit down with the M-Day Soldiers and the chain of command to update and validate each sheet.

On the NGB 4100, there is a breakdown by category.  You can earn points for your awards, military education, college education, correspondence courses, points by the board, weapons qualification, the Army Physical Fitness Test and several other categories.  Once you input your data you can compute your total score.

Typically, the G1 Office will receive all of the NGB 4100 Sheets and compile the STAP List from these sheets. This is similar to an Order of Merit List. The person with the highest score is placed # 1 on the STAP List for their specific rank and MOS. The person with the second most points is placed # 2 and so forth.  The people at the top of the STAP List are the first ones to get contacted and slotted for promotions.

If you are serious about your part-time military career, I highly recommend you “actively” manage your NGB4100.  Keep accurate records of all of your promotion points and make sure your NGB 4100 is accurate and submitted on time.  Don’t leave the responsibility up to your first line leader or Readiness NCO.  Even if they are good at their job, it’s still up to you to manage your career.

In summary, the NGB 4100 is quite perhaps the most important document for enlisted soldiers serving in the Army National Guard.  Your job is to make sure your NGB4100 is accurate and turned in on time.  Keep a copy in your personnel folder and review it from time to time, especially if you receive an award, complete a college class or do anything else that can affect your promotion points.

What are your experiences with the NGB4100? Do you regularly keep it up-to-date? We value your opinions and comments, so feel free to post  them below. Also, if you have any questions about the NGB 4100, you can ask them below and I will try my best to provide an answer, or lead you to where you can get an answer.

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22 thoughts on “NGB4100 Army National Guard Enlisted Promotion Points Worksheet”

  1. One of my fellow soldiers is on the Florida Guard OML for E5 and there is a category called NCO ed. Some people have an 8, some have a 0 and all others have a 2. What is this category and what do the numbers mean.

  2. All this talk about the 4100 is great, but it leads to this question: how can a Soldier independently access his/her 4100? I want to manage my career, but I don’t know how to access the forms that allow for this… Thanks for the information, and great site!

    1. Soldiers get a copy of their 4100 when it is completed. Also, there is a copy in your personnel file and the company Readiness NCO keeps a copy of anything. If you ask them for a copy of it they can help you out. I hope that helps.

      1. Received. Thank you. However, this illustrates a bit of the Catch-22 of ‘managing your own career.’ There does not seem to be a direct route for a Soldier to autonomously access his/her 4100. Soldiers must rely on another Soldier for access, which means they must depend on someone else if they are to manage their careers. Thank you for the help. This is a great site, and I intend to check back often for all the superb advice.

        1. It should also be in their IPERMS file as well, so they could probably access it any time they want. They also get a copy every time it’s done, so if the soldier is even half way squared away, they will keep a copy in their I Love Me Book.

  3. Can someone please contact me at sbrenner.army.ng@gmail.com to direct me to somewhere I can double check on what I have completed is worth promotion points? For instance I have a few 80+ courses I have attended, including commandants list at WLC which I know is apparently 85 points? But everything else I do not know how many points I should be receiving for them. We are going to be conducting out 4100s soon and I would like to know I am receiving the correct amount of points for each of my military education, courses, awards etc. Thank you

  4. How do promotions work in the military? I am aware of the point system, but how does one earn points? Anyways, in any career, it’s always smart to be on top of your promotion schedule, and the military is no exception. Keep on top of your NGB4100 – doesn’t seem like something you’d want left to others.

  5. Promotions are definitely not something to leave to someone else. If you are unsure if something is worth points, ask and verify. And making sure things are submitted correctly is the key to staying on top of your career. Too often you see people complaining about not getting promoted when they don’t even know how many points they have.

    1. I can’t preach it enough, “we all have to manage our own career.” Whenever you place your career and promotion process in the hands of someone else, you are really setting yourself up for failure and disappointment.

  6. I agree, this is definitely not something to leave to your NCO. It’s your career, and your responsibility. The NGB4100 is critical to your promotion prospects, and if there’s a mistake on it, it’ll be a disaster. Even the most conscientious NCO can make a mistake in paperwork every now and then, so it’s important to keep on top of it. Thanks for the tip!

    1. You’re so right Andrew. Soldiers have to stay on top of their own NGB 4100. Even if your NCO is helping you out, you still need to be involved. You need to know how many points you have, what schools you have, how many correspondence classes you have, etc. And you need to make sure this information is annotated properly on your NGB 4100.

  7. I’ve talked a little about this elsewhere, but it bears repeating. DON’T GRIPE about not getting promoted if you can’t be bothered to spend a few minutes on your 4100 every year. Yes, I’ve seen situations in which somebody up the chain screwed up or made a poor (in my opinion, at least) policy decision that kept a deserving soldier from getting promoted. But much more often I’ve seen people who didn’t document all the points they deserved. Also, while you’re only supposed to have to turn in documentation once, it’s your career–verify the information every year! In any event, NCO promotions are gradually moving to an automated board system based on the ERB (enlisted record brief). We actually counseled all eligible soldiers last year on their responsibilities for ensuring the accuracy of their online personnel record.

    1. I agree with you Daniel. Once in a rare while higher HQs will mess up a Soldiers NGB 4100 and keep them from getting promoted until it is fixed. But in most cases, the NGB 4100 gets messed up, or doesn’t get updated, because the Soldier doesn’t do their part. That accounts for probably 98% of the mess ups. As a Soldier, don’t count on your NCO or 1SG to do this for you. It’s up to you update this form and manage your own career.

    2. It’s really important to spend some time on your NGB 4100 to make sure it is accurate and current. Many young Soldiers and junior NCOs overlook this. Check each area to make sure you have the right amount of points. Even a small error can keep you from getting promoted.

  8. This is very true. It’s important to keep an eye on your NGB4100 forms, especially if you would like to get a promotion. Keep in mind that your other achievements will also be considered. Basically this form will be the backbone of your promotion, because it explains all of your points accordingly.

    1. Good points here, Michelle. If you are an enlisted Soldier, your NGB4100 is your most important document. You should keep a copy with you, know when you need to update it, and make changes whenever necessary. If you only look at it once a year you are way behind the power curve.

      You must be proactive if you want to get promoted!

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