How long will it take to make E5 in the Army going in as E3 in a 42A active duty spot?

I have an associates degree in the arts and 90 credits towards my bachelors degree AIT will finish off my bachelors degree with transfer credits so is education taken into account and is it harder to advance with a staff job? What will get me their faster?

Asked By: - 7/31/2009
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It depends on your unit, your points, and the points needed in your MOS to make E-5. It also depends on when your unit wants to send you to the E-5 Board and if you get selected for promotion after you go to the board... More
Answered By: Heart of Darkness - 7/31/2009
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You will need to meet the time in service, and time in grade requirement regardless of the level of education.
Answered By: Tom - 7/31/2009
Here are the requirements... More
Answered By: B MAN - 7/31/2009
It will take as long as it takes... More
Answered By: MP_doc - 7/31/2009
As a 42A, probably 4 years... More
Answered By: jeeper_peeper321 - 7/31/2009
Same amount of time as it takes going from PVT. Get in the habit of saying "Sergeant" instead of E-5. An E-5 is just someone there to collect a paycheck. A Sergeant serves his/her Soldiers by training and mentoring them... More
Answered By: stnewton09 - 7/31/2009
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