Overview of the Enlisted Record Brief.
Updated 20080126 by SFC CHARLES T. MURSCH
NOTE: At the time of this printing there is no regulation governing the ERB.
1. Define the ERB.
(a) It contains personal information, qualification skills, training, and assignment history.
(b) It is an automated data form created during the Soldier’s in processing at the reception station.
(c) It is a management tool used in making decisions regarding utilization of Soldiers.
(d) It is corrected or updated using automated systems by personnel from Department of the Army Human Resources Command
(HRC), Finance, and the Adjutant General Corps.
2. The ERB is broken down into an administrative heading and 10 sections.
(a) Administrative Heading
(b) SECTION I – Assignment Information
(c) SECTION II – Security Data
(d) SECTION III – Service Data
(e) SECTION IV – Personal / Family Data
(f) SECTION V – Foreign Language
(g) SECTION VI – Military Education
(h) SECTION VII – Civilian Education
(i) SECTION VIII – Awards and Decorations
(j) SECTION IX – Assignment Information
(k) SECTION X - Remarks
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Enlisted Record Brief - Heading
BRIEF DATE: 20100322 NAME: SMITH, SNUFFY ELMER
Figure 1 – ERB Heading.
1. Administrative Heading
(a) BRIEF DATE – report generated on this date.
(b) NAME - name (Last, first, middle)
Enlisted Record Brief – Heading
RANK- DOR SFC 20000601 PMOS 42A
Current Rank and
Date of Rank
Figure 2 - ERB Heading (cont).
(c) RANK/DOR – current rank and date of rank
(d) PMOS - Primary Military Occupational Specialty
Enlisted Record Brief – Heading
SSN 111-11-1111 COMPONENT: REGULAR
Soldier’s Social Security Number
Figure 3 - ERB Heading (cont).
(e) SSN - social security number
(f) COMPONENT - Regular Army, Army Reserve, or National Guard
Section I – Assignment Information
SECTION I – Assignment Information
#S - 1
OS/Deployment Combat Duty
#L - 1
Start-End Date CT MO TS TT
20030318-20060314 GM 36 1 L # M
20030506-20040407 IZ 11 1 C C 2 17
20020417-20020930 AF 6 1 C O 1 7
20000415-20001004 BK 6 1 O R 0 0
Dwell Time DEROS
Month - Days 42 Mo 19 Days 20060315
Figure 4-ERB Section I.
(2) SECTION I - ASSIGNMENT INFO
(a) OS/Deployment Combat Duty
Start-End Date – Year, month, and day departed and returned from overseas
CT - Country https://www.ask.army.mil/dbhelper/officer/editDetail.asp?varSname=CNTBIR&varEtable=CNTBIR
MO - Number of months on that assignment
TS – Tour Status https://www.ask.army.mil/dbhelper/enlisted/editDetail.asp?varSname=OS_TOUR_STAT_CD&varEtable=TRCMST
TT – Tour Type https://www.ask.army.mil/dbhelper/enlisted/editDetail.asp?varSname=UNTRTY&varEtable=UNTRTY
(b) # of TOURS (AR 614-30)
#S - Number of short tours
#L - Number of long tours
# - Number of tours
M – Number of months
C – Combat Tour
A combat deployment is defined as an operation in a designated combat zone that warrants the wear of the combat patch (see AR 670-1, chapter 28-17)
O – Operational Tour
Operational Deployments (non-combat) are certain overseas deployments -- other than those designated as combat deployments -- such as
peacekeeping/enforcement overseas (for example, Balkans, Guantanamo Bay, etc).
R – Dependent Restricted Tour
Dependent restricted tour areas are stipulated as such in AR 614-30 and one qualifies for the credit whether or not one has dependents.
(c) Dwell Time – (MILPER message 06-004) https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/protect/Active/opmd/Dwell_time/DT_Q_A.htm
Dwell Time is defined as the time a Soldier spends at home station between combat deployments, operational deployments (non-combat), or dependent restricted tours.
Start – Year, month, and day
By default, eMILPO will calculate the Dwell Time based on the Basic Active Service Date (BASD), Pay Entry Basic Date (PEBD) o r Date of Initial Entry Into
Military Service (DIEMS) date
. The Dwell Time counter is set to zero in eMILPO while deployed. Upon return, your HR Specialist records your Overseas Assignment End
Date (OSAED) and then the dwell time counter starts.
DEROS - Date Eligible to Return from Overseas
DROS - Date Returned from Overseas
Section I – Assignment Information Cont’d
Date dependents Arrived OS
PMOS 42A SQI H SP
SMOS 42L PDSI/YRMO /
Bonus MOS ASI A3
Bonus Enlist Elig Dt 20111001
Prev Promotion Points/YRMO
Prom Seq # Prom Select Dt
Figure 5 - ERB Section I (cont).
(c) Date dependents arrived overseas
(d) PMOS - Primary MOS awarded https://www.ask.army.mil/dbhelper/enlisted/editDetail.asp?varSname=MOSENL&varEtable=MOSENL
(e) SMOS - Secondary MOS awarded (If applicable)
(f) BONUS MOS - The MOS the Soldier received an enlistment/re-enlistment bonus. Therefore, on the Unit Manning Report, slot the Soldier against this
(g) BONUS ENL ELIG DATE - Bonus enlistment eligibility date.
(h) PROMOTION POINTS/YRMO - The number of promotion points a Soldier who is competing for promotion to SGT or SSG and the effective year and
(i) PREV PROMOTION POINTS/YRMO – The previous number of promotion points a Soldier who is competing for promotion to SGT or SSG and the
effective year and month.
(j) PROM SEQ # - promotion sequence number, the number given to a senior NCO when selected for promotion to SFC and higher.
(k) PROMOTION MOS - promotion MOS (the promotable MOS for a Soldier identified for promotion).
(l) SQI - Special Qualification Identifier, this is MOS immaterial, meaning that any MOS can obtain any SQI.
(m) PDSI/YRMO – Professional Development Skill Identifier – year and month
(n) ASI - Additional Skill Identifier, a code used to identify any additional skills pertinent to the Soldier’s MOS obtained through military schooling.
(o) PROM SELECT DT - promotion selection date (date of promotion)
Section I – Assignment Information Cont’d
ASVAB Test # / Dt ASVAB1 / 19950301
GT 120 ELEC 115 FOOD 117 TECH 121
ADMIN 111 FA 121 COMMO 117
CMBT 121 MECH 114 MAINT 115
Delay Separation Reason
AEA / DT
Flag Code Flag Start Dt Flag Expiration Dt
NOTE: Figure 6 - ERB Section I (cont).
(o) ASVAB - test information and scores from most recent Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB)
(p) TEST DT - Date (year and month) that the ASVAB was completed
GT = General Technical ELEC = Electronics FOOD = Food TECH = Technical
ADMIN = Clerical FA = Field Artillery COMMO = Communications
CMBT = Combat MECH = Mechanical MAINT = Maintenance
(q) Delay Sep Reason - Reason for delay in separation code
(r) AEA/DT - Assignment Eligibility Availability code and the expiration date (AR 614-200, AR 614-5)
(s) FLAG CODE/FLAG START DT/FLAG EXPIRATION DT – Contains information on Suspension of Favorable Personnel Actions (FLAG) currently
invoked against a Soldier. (AR 600-8-2) https://www.ask.army.mil/dbhelper/enlisted/editDetail.asp?varSname=SFPA_RSN_CD&varEtable=SFPARS
Section II – Security Data
PSI Status: TS-SCI Fld Det PS Stat: TS-INT-SC
PSI Invest INIT: 20060328
PSI Invest Compl: 20070907
CANNOT BE UPDATED BY HUMAN RESOURCE SPECIALISTS
SECURITY MANAGERS OR S2 PERSONNEL MUST UPDATE
Figure 7 - ERB Section II.
(3) SECTION II - SECURITY DATA
(a) PSI Status - Personal Security Investigation Status
(b) Fld Det PS Stat - Field Determined Personal Security Status
(c) PSI Invest INIT - Personal Security Investigation Initiated
(d) PSI Invest Compl - Personal Security Investigation Completed
SECTION III – Service Data
BASD 19960823 PEBD 19960823 BESD 19960823
ETS 20160823 DIEMS 19960628 Reenl Elig/Prohib 10
# Days Lost AGCM Dt 20050823 AGCM Elig Dt 20080822
Figure 8 - ERB Section III.
(4) SECTION III - SERVICE DATA
(a) BASD - Basic Active Service Date
(b) PEBD - Pay Entry Basic Date
(c) BESD - Basic Entry Service Date
(d) ETS - Expiration Term of Service
(e) DIEMS - Date Initial Entry Military Service, the first time a person committed to military service, this includes entry into the delayed entry program.
(f) REEN PROHIB - Reenlistment eligibility code
(g) TIME LOST - Lists periods, in turns of time when a Soldier did not receive credit for svc.
A = Desertion, B = Absence without authority, C = Military Confinement, E = Abuse of drugs or alcohol,
F = Disease or injury as a result of misconduct, G = Civil confinement, D = Confinement prior to conviction of crime
(h) AGCM/DT - Army Good Conduct Medal date
(i) AGCM ELIG DT - Eligibility date for the next award of the Good Conduct Medal (3 year increments)
SECTION III – Service Data
PVT PV2 PFC SPC-CPL
DOR 19960823 19980401
SGT SSG SFC MSG-1SG
DOR 20000401 20020901
DOR SGM - CSM
Figure 9 - ERB Section III (cont).
(j) DOR - Lists each rank and date of rank (DOR) respectively
SECTION IV – Personal/Family Data
Date of Birth 19780531 Birthplace MI
Country of Citz US Sex/Race
No of Dependent MALE / CAUCAS
1/1 BAPT CH OTHER
Maritial Status Spouse Birthplace/Citz
EFMP Dt #Cmd Sponsored 0
Physical Category APFT Dt P/F Score
Last Physical Exam MMRB Results/Dt
Figure 10 - ERB Section IV.
(5) SECTION IV - PERSONAL/FAMILY DATA
(a) DATE OF BIRTH - date of birth
(b) BIRTHPLACE - the state/country of birth
(c) CTRY OF CITZ - country of citizenship
(d) SEX/RACE - sex and race of the Soldier
(e) NO OF DEPENDENTS ADULTS/CHILDREN – Indicates the number of dependents adults and children
(f) RELIGION - religious preference of the Soldier
(g) MARITAL STATUS – A = Annulled, D = Divorced, I = Interlocutory Decree, L = Legally Separated, M = Married, S = Single, W = Widowed,
Z = Unknown, P = Sole Parent
(h) SP Birthplace/CITZ – spouse’s birthplace and citizenship
(i) PULHES - Physical, Upper Extremities, Lower Extremities, Hearing, Eyes, Psychiatric
(j) HEIGHT/WEIGHT – Identifies height and weight of Soldier
(k) EFMP/DT - Exceptional Family Member Program and date of enrollment
(l) # COMD Sponsored - number of dependents that are command sponsored
(m) PHYS CAT - Physical category code (There are 7 codes listed on page 2 of the handout)
(n) APFT DT/ P/F Score - Army Physical Fitness Test date and pass or fail indicator
(o) LAST PHYISCAL EXAM - date of last physical exam
(p) MMRB Results/ Dt – MOS Medical Review Board date
Section IV – Personal/Family Data
Home of Record
Mailing Address: 4550 PARADE FIELD LANE
FORT MEADE, MD 20755-0000
Mil Spouse SSN / MPC
Svc Comp / DoD
Emergency Data Verified Date 20070403
Figure 11 - ERB Section IV (cont).
(q) HOME OF RECORD - city and state where the Soldier lived at the time of entry into the military
(r) MAILING ADDRESS - the current mailing address of the Soldier
(s) MIL SPOUSE SSN/MPC - military spouse social security number and military personnel class code
(t) SVC COMP/DOD - service component and department of military spouse
(u) Emergency Data Verified - date the emergency data (DD Form 93) was verified
SECTION V – Foreign Language
Language Read Listen Speak
SPANISH 26 26
Figure 12 - ERB Section V.
(6) SECTION V - FOREIGN LANGUAGE
(a) Language - language code that was tested
(b) Read - score on reading portion of language test
(c) Listen - score on listening portion of language test
(d) Speak - score on speaking portion of language test
SECTION VI – Military Education
MEL/MES ANCOC / GRADUATED
ACTION OFCR DEVPT CRS 2008
ADVANCE NCO CRS (ANCOC) 2007
HUMAN RESOURCE MGMT CRS 2005
SUPERVISOR DEV 2005
EO LEADERS 2004
BASIC NCO CRS (BNCOC) 2001
UNIT PREVENTION LEADER (UPL) 2000
WARRIOR LEADER CRS 1999
BMQ 20070228/DA FORM 5790(M16)/40
Correspondence CRS Total # Hrs 999
Figure 13 - ERB Section VI.
(7) SECTION VI - MILITARY EDUCATION
(a) MEL/MES - Military education level and status (NCOES). If Soldier has only been selected it will state "selectee" after the school.
(b) Course/Year - list of courses and year of attendance
(c) BMQ – Basic Marksmanship Qualification, YYYYMMDD / DA Form, Weapon / Score
(d) CORRESPONDENCE COURSES – Indicates the total number of hours of correspondence Course completed.
SECTION VII – CIVILIAN Education
Level Completed 3 YR COLL Yr 2002
DESG ASSOCIATE DEGREE
Institution CAMPBELL UNIVERSITY,NC
ARTS & SCIENCES
Number Of Semester Hours Completed 91
Course Name Dt Certified Dt Expires
CERTIFIED RECORDS MANAGER (CRM) 20071021
Figure 14 - ERB Section VII.
(8) SECTION VII - CIVILIAN EDUCATION - Lists the highest level and year completed.
(a) Level Completed - https://www.ask.army.mil/dbhelper/enlisted/editDetail.asp?varSname=CVEDCC&varEtable=CVEDCC
(b) Institution attended - https://www.ask.army.mil/dbhelper/enlisted/editDetail.asp?varSname=CVEDIN&varEtable=CVEDIN
(c) Technical Certification https://www.hrc.army.mil/site/Active/select/TechCert.htm
SECTION VIII – Awards and Decorations
BSM 1 GWOTEM 1
MSM 2 GWOTSM 1
ARCOM 5 ASR 1
AAM 3 NATOMDL 1
ASUA 1 CAB 1
AGCM 4 PRCHTBAD 1
NDSM 1 DRV/MECH 1
AFEM 1 BMQB 1
NOPDR 3 MQBM-GR E 1
Figure 15 - ERB Section VIII.
(9) SECTION VIII - AWDs AND DECRs (AWARDS AND DECORATIONS) -
List of awards, badges, and decorations with number of award.
(a) Award Codes: https://www.ask.army.mil/dbhelper/enlisted/editDetail.asp?varSname=MILDEC&varEtable=MILDEC
(b) Award Classification Codes:
Section IX – Assignment History
Date of Loss Date of Last PCS SECTION IX – Assignment Information Date of Last NCOER 20080601
ASGT From Mo Unit No Organization Station Loc Comd Duty Title DMOS ASI Lang
CURRENT 20090118 WAGAA 0200001ARCAVALRY FT DRUM US FC SR PER SEG 42A3O OO YY
1ST Prev 20070203 24 WDEJA0 0021AGREPLC DET SULLIVAN GM EB H.R. NCO 42A2O OO YY
2ND Prev 20010201 60 W1PTAA 0507CSSUPPORT GRP FT BRAGG US FC H.R. SPC 42A1O OO YY
Most current assignment is
Figure 16 - ERB Section IX.
(10) SECTION IX - ASSIGNMENT HISTORY - Each assignment is listed with the most recent assignment first.
(a) Date of Loss – indicates the date that a Soldier is expected to report to a gaining installation.
(b) Date of Last PCS – indicates the date of the last permanent change of station (PCS)
(c) Date of Last NCOER - Provides the date of the last NCO evaluation report. https://www.erec.army.mil/applications/PDS/index.asp
(e) FROM - the date the Soldier started the assignment
(f) MO - the number of months
(g) UNIT NO - The Unit Identification Code (UIC) https://contractormanpower.army.pentagon.mil/tasks/Lookup_organizationalcustomer2.cfm
(h) Organization - the name of the unit https://contractormanpower.army.pentagon.mil/tasks/Lookup_organizationalcustomer2.cfm
(i) Station – where the organization is geographically located
(j) LOC – US for stateside location or country code for overseas
(k) Comd - Major command code https://www.ask.army.mil/dbhelper/officer/editDetail.asp?varSname=UNTCA&varEtable=UNTCA
(k) Duty Title - title of assigned duty position https://webtaads.belvoir.army.mil/usafmsa/
(l) DMOS - Duty MOS
(m) ASI – Duty Additional Skill Identifier https://www.ask.army.mil/dbhelper/enlisted/editDetail.asp?varSname=ASIENL&varEtable=ASIENL
(n) LANG – Duty Language Identifier https://www.ask.army.mil/dbhelper/enlisted/editDetail.asp?varSname=LANG_CD&varEtable=LANG
Section X - Remarks
HIV DATE: 200807
RGMT AFIL: CORPAG
DATE OF LAST PHOTO: 200905
Figure 17 - ERB Section X.
(11) SECTION X - REMARKS
(a) HIV YRMO – Current HIV testing year and month
(b) RGMT AFL - Regimental Affiliation
(c) DATE OF LAST PHOTO