Soldier Record Briefs: The Review

OK, You’ve been selected for WOCS! Did you know that failing to ensure your records were up to date could make it harder for you to complete important documents like your DD-214 when it's time to graduate?! Fear not! We are about to go through the SRB and ensure you know what needs to be updated!


Section I- Assignment Information

In this section you have your overseas tour data, dwell time, MOS qualifications, line scores, AEA, and Flag codes. Ensure your overseas tour data is up to date. Location and period of time, ensure that your combat and rotational tour credits are accurate. Ensure all your ASI and SQI data is on your record and accurate. Lastly, ensure you don’t have any flags or incorrect AEA codes on your file. Ensure your supporting documents are updated in your iPERMS.


Section II- Security Data

Ensure your clearance level is accurate and your investigation isn’t expired. If it is, ensure that you have started the process at your home station to ensure your clearance is reevaluated as required.


Section III- Service Data

These dates are of the utmost importance. BASD- Basic Active Service Date, if you don’t have a break in service this is typically the day you left for Basic Training. PEBD- Pay Entry Base Date, this is typically the date you started getting paid by the military. BESD- Basic Enlisted Service Date, this is your first date of enlisted service. It is possible and common for your BASD, PEBD, and BESD to be on the same date. ETS- Expiration- Term of Service, this is the last day you are currently contracted to be in the Army. DIEMS- Date Initially Entered Military Service, this date can be the same as your BASD but is commonly different if you joined the Delayed Entry Program prior to shipping out to Basic Combat Training. 


Remember that if you have a break in service your dates will have to be recalculated based on the time of absence and credible service federal service. If you need your dates evaluated you can go see retention or your S1 for assistance with a time-in-service computation (DA 1506).


AGCM Dt- Army Good Conduct Medal eligibility date, this is the date you are eligible for your next Good Conduct Medal. Remember Officers don’t receive good conduct medals so these will stop once you transition. Lastly, your promotion dates are in this section please ensure they are up to date and your orders (E5 and above are in your iPERMS).


Section IV- Personal/Family Data

Ensure your information here is correctly reflected. Ensure your EFMP is up to date if you have it and your number of dependents and health data is accurate.


Section V- Foreign Language

If you have any foreign languages make sure they are up to date here.


Section VI- Military Education

Ensure every single last course you have done is on here! 40hours or more, no excuses!


Section VII- Civilian Education

Make sure your education levels are accurate and up todate. This should have been done when you completed your initial Warrant Officer Packet.


Section VIII- Awards and Decorations

Every single award and every single Certificate or Achievement (not appreciation) as well as any badges or tabs you have earned should be reflected prominently in this area.


Section IX- Assignment Information

Make sure this area is cleaned up. You should have done this prior to working on your resume for your Warrant Officer Packet. 


Section X- Remarks

You shouldn’t have to worry about this section too much. Ensure your ASCO if listed is correct.



Sections I, III, VI, and VIII are vital in ensuring your DD 214 is completed accurately. You want to ensure all your information is accurately reflected and your supporting documents are uploaded into iPERMS. When it comes time to complete your final processing documents in WOCS it will be of the utmost importance to have this done for a smooth process. If your records are complete and accurate you shouldn’t need any additional documents during the close-out process.


Do you have questions about your SRB? Let us know in the comments.

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