I have a question. My husband is getting promoted to SGT next month. But the 1st is on a saturday. So will he get promoted on the 30th or the 3rd? Just wondering because he's never gotten promoted with the 1st falling on a weekend. Thanks!!
MrsFear....there is a below Zone, In Zone, and above Zone. The In Zone is where Marines commonly pick up at and the Zone the Marine Corps promotes the most from. The Marine Corps sets dates for each zone. The first set of dates are the most common and its based on when you picked up Sgt. For example my husband should be in the Gunny Zone next year. (works the same way). The In zone will list a set of dates and if you picked up staff within those dates you'll be in the Gunny zone. Last year he missed the In Zone by a day and was in the below zone dates.
A few Marines are selected from the below and above zone.