As 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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