Promotion

Discussion in 'Military Dentistry' started by LGMAlpha, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. LGMAlpha

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    How many automatic promotions will a military dentist receive and what at years are they done? Can dentists advance above the rank of Colonel assuming they get some type of administrative position?
     
  2. krmower

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    Can't speak for the other services. In the Army you have 2 automatic promotions. The first is when you come in - you are a Captain. The second occurs 6 years later when you become a Major. You don't have to do anything to get those 2 promotions. All the other promotions are competative and require you to complete milestones/benchmarks. The normal promotion schedule is every 6 years. So if you do everything you need to and keep your nose clean (no DUI's etc...) - at 18 years in the Army you could be a Colonel.

    For promotion to Lieutenant colonel you should have specialized and completed the Officer Advanced course/Captain Career course.

    For Colonel you should have become board certified and completed Intermediate Level Education/Command and General Staff College.

    There is 1 position reserved for a 2-star Dental General in the Army. In addition to that you can compete against all the rest of the medical officers for some 1-star General positions that come open from time to time.
     
  3. AFDDS

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    Currently in the AF we have 100% promotion opportunity to major and Lt Col. We also have one position for a Maj General.

    Please note above, I said "currently". This has changed over the years and may change again. This is a great opportunity right now, but can change in the future.
     

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