Army updates selection board process

The Army Human Resources Command, headquartered in Alexandria, Va., has fully automated the selection board process for its enlisted personnel.

Using the Enlisted Selection Board System, the command recently conducted its first fully automated enlisted selection board and electronic board file validation, eliminating the need to have hard-copy promotion board files on soldiers.

ESBS also automates the official military personnel file, photo, and Enlisted Record Brief as an electronic file to the voting members of the sergeant major board.

The sergeant major board held June 3-19 in Indianapolis, Ind., was the first complete board conducted using the system.

Soldiers can view and validate their files on the EREC Web Site from any computer at, clicking on HRC Indianapolis (EREC) and then selecting 'Promotion File.'

'The soldier no longer has to depart his unit to go to a personnel office unless changes are required, and the personnel office no longer has to see each individual soldier, make copies of the ERB [Enlisted Record Brief], have them signed and then mail them,' said Sgt. Maj. Deborah L. Seimer of the Enlisted Records Evaluation Center.

'When you think about some boards having 30,000 to 35,000 soldiers in the zone of consideration, it drives home the number of man-hours and money saved by automating the process,' she added.

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