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MILITARY DEPARTMENT OF TENNESSEE HEADQUARTERS TENNESSEE STATE GUARD HOUSTON BARRACKS P.O. BOX 41502 3041 SIDCO DRIVE NASHVILLE, TENNESSEE 37204-1502

TNSG- CG

15 March 2011 Reissued: 29 September 2013

MEMORANDUM FOR RECORD SUBJECT: Commanders Policy Letter # 08, PME.

A. This information applies whether you are a new applicant or a current soldier in the Tennessee State Guard. With this one policy letter, seven other policy letters have been eliminated to reduce the numerous documents covering this topic. 1. All Enlisted Personnel Must Have a High School Diploma or GED 2. All Warrant Officers Must Have a High School Diploma and an Associate’s Degree, Professional License or Documented Extensive Experience in Their Warrant Specialty 3. All Officers Must Have as a Minimum a Bachelor Degree 4. Promotion to Sergeant, Chief Warrant Officer -2, Captain and Above Require NIMS Basic Certification or Proof of Completion of all Required NIMS Basic Courses 5. A Minimum Drill Attendance of 80% Including Mandatory Attendance at Annual Training and NGAT 6. Completion of the TNSG Affirmation on-line Academy course for the year being considered.

PROMOTION TO FIRST LIEUTENANT (02) 1. Completion of Officer Basic Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 3. Minimum of 2 Years Time-in-Grade as Second Lieutenant

PROMOTION TO CAPTAIN (03) 1. Completion of Officer Basic Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 3. NIMS Basic Certificate or proof of completion of all requirements from the NIMS training coordinator for Non-SGAUS members 4. Minimum of 2 Years Time-in-Grade as a First Lieutenant

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PROMOTION TO MAJOR (04) 1. Completion of Officer Basic Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of Officer Advanced Course (or active duty equivalent) 3. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 4. NIMS Basic Certificate or proof of completion of all requirements from the NIMS training coordinator for Non-SGAUS member 5. Minimum of 3 Years Time-in-Grade as a Captain PROMOTION TO LIEUTENANT COLONEL (05) 1. Completion of Officer Basic Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of Officer Advanced Course (or active duty equivalent) 3. Completion of Command and Staff Phase I Course (or active duty equivalent) 4. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 5. NIMS Basic Certificate or proof of completion of all requirements from the NIMS training coordinator for non-SGAUS members 6. Minimum of 5 Years Time-in-Grade as a Major PROMOTION TO COLONEL (06) 1. Completion of Officer Basic Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of Officer Advanced Course (or active duty equivalent) 3. Completion of Command and Staff Phase I Course (or active duty equivalent) 4. Completion of Command and Staff Phase II Course (or active duty equivalent) 5. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 6. NIMS Basic Certificate or proof of completion of all requirements from the NIMS training coordinator for non-SGAUS members 7. Minimum of 5 Years Time-in-Grade as a Lieutenant Colonel

PROMOTION TO CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER-2 (CW2) 1. Completion of Warrant Officer Basic Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 3. Minimum of 3 Years Time-in-Grade as a Warrant Officer -1 PROMOTION TO CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER-3 (CW3) 1. Completion of Warrant Officer Basic Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of Warrant Officer Advanced Course (or active duty equivalent) 3. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 4. NIMS Basic Certificate or proof of completion of all requirements from the NIMS training coordinator for Non-SGAUS members 5. Minimum of 5 Years Time-in-Grade as a Chief Warrant Officer -2

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CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER-4 (CW4) 1. Completion of Warrant Officer Basic Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of Warrant Officer Advanced Course (or active duty equivalent) 3. Completion of Warrant Officer Staff Course (or active duty equivalent) 4. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 5. NIMS Basic Certificate or proof of completion of all requirements from the NIMS training coordinator for Non-SGAUS members 6. Minimum of 7 Years Time-in-Grade as a Chief Warrant Officer -3

PROMOTION TO PRIVATE (E2) 1. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 2. Minimum of 6 Months Time-in-Grade as a Private (E1) PROMOTION TO PRIVATE (E3) 1. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 2. Minimum of 6 Months Time-in-Grade as a Private (E2) PROMOTION TO CORPORAL (E4) 1. Completion of Primary Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 3. Minimum of 12 Months Time-in-Grade as a Private (E3) SERGEANT (E5) 1. Completion of Primary Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 3. Minimum 24 Months Time-in-Grade as a Corporal PROMOTION TO STAFF SERGEANT (E6) 1. Completion of Primary Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of Advanced Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 3. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 4. NIMS Basic Certificate or proof of completion of all requirements from the NIMS training coordinator for non-SGAUS members 5. Minimum of 24 Months Time-in-Grade as a Sergeant

PROMOTION TO SERGEANT FIRST CLASS (E7)

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1. Completion of Primary Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of Advanced Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 3. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 4. NIMS Basic Certificate or proof of completion of all requirements from the NIMS training coordinator for non-SGAUS members 5. Minimum of 48 Months Time-in-Grade as a Staff Sergeant MASTER SERGEANT-FIRST SERGEANT (E8) 1. Completion of Primary Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of Advanced Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 3. Completion of Senior Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 4. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 5. NIMS Basic Certificate or proof of completion of all requirements from the NIMS training coordinator for non-SGAUS members 6. Minimum of 60 Months Time-in-Grade as a Sergeant First Class PROMOTION TO SERGEANT MAJOR (E9) 1. Completion of Primary Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of Advanced Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 3. Completion of Senior Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 4. Completion of PODs Course (IS026) 5. NIMS Basic Certificate or proof of completion of all requirements from the NIMS training coordinator for non-SGAUS members 6. Minimum of 60 Months Time-in-Grade as a Master Sergeant or First Sergeant PROMOTION TO COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR (E9) 1. Completion of Primary Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 2. Completion of Advanced Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 3. Completion of Senior Leader Course (or active duty equivalent) 4. Completion of Command Sergeant Major Course (or active duty equivalent) * 5. Completion of PODs Course (IS026 6. NIMS Basic Certificate or proof of completion of all requirements from the MEMS training coordinator for non-SGAUS members *NOTE: WRITTEN PERMISSION FROM BOTH THE COMMANDING GENERAL AND DIVISION COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR IS REQUIRED TO TAKE THE COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR COURSE B. This Command Policy Letter is effective immediately. POC is the G1/3.

KENNETH T. TAKASAKI BG (TN) TNSG Commanding

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