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The site ​​​​​where 1SG's and CSM's get their board questions from.  This way you will recognize the question when asked and be able to give the correct answer to the board member.  So do not study outdated sites or apps that have different questions than the ones that the 1SG's and CSM's will actually ask and you will be ready with the exact answer.  Also don't study incorrect and outdated questions or from apps with only a few questions and answers per subject.  

Study the most up to date material for ADP, ADRP and all the other board subjects.  Total of 5 Subjects updated or created in July 2018.

We are "The Source" for Army study guide questions and answers.

The site and Apps contain questions and answers for both Army promotion boards and competition boards.  All questions and answers are derived directly from the most current U.S. Army publications.  They are also designed so Soldiers are able learn as much of the information without the burden of having to read and attempt to memorize over 800 pages directly from each of Army publications. 

We attempt to keep the site and Apps updated with the most current changes and information. 

So please inform TOP of any outdated material on the site or App, to keep all material current. 

Also, do not hesitate to contact TOP if there is a board topic or subject that you would like to see added to the site or Apps.  Email  ​

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Also do not produce local unit study guides as the information is always changing and the locally made study guide will be quickly outdated.  While these can help and make it easier for Soldiers, I have personally seen many units that had local study guides and they were almost always outdated because they were hardly ever maintained and kept up to date.  

As Leaders, we must get out of that mind set of having our future leaders studying old or outdated information.  Instead we have an obligation to have them learning current information ensuring their knowledge is currently relevant to prepare them to be our future Army Leaders to our Soldiers.   

​​​​​​​​​​Click here to study questions and answers! 

​​This site and Apps are the most up to date questions for the army study guide available anywhere.  So do not study outdated material from other sites or apps where the information has not changed since 1999 and the questions will be different from what the board members ask you.

The 2018 Army study guide

Where 1SG's and CSM's get their board questions from!​

Who better than NCO's that have asked and had to answer the questions to maintain this site? 

So, They have literally been on both sides of the table.

Why the site and Apps were created!!!!

The site and Apps because I felt that previous sites were completely outdated.  Also, as a leader I was tired of my own Soldiers studying outdated material or asking them old outdated questions just because the MOI said so to us a certain site.  Our Soldiers were literally studying questions that were older than they were.  Also, I have also personally witnessed just how difficult studying directly from Army Doctrine Publications (ADP and ADRP's) were for my own Soldiers when the direction come down not to use the study guide site we had used for years.  Even the Army CSM knew that those questions were back when he was a PVT.  I also saw that the board members were not asking the questions exactly the same way with each soldier.  It was like they were winging it just to make up a question for the board.  So I wanted to help both the board members and Soldiers by standardizing the questions and answers here and in the Apps.  This way Soldiers would recognize the exact question when asked by a board member and be able to give the correct answer the board member would recognize.  My goal is to give Soldiers and Leaders a good, current and relevant source of information, with the intent of Soldiers gaining a base of knowledge to better prepare them to become our future Army leaders and the NCO's to our Soldiers. 

Feel free to email if you would like to see new subjects added or if you see something wrong, outdated or needs correction.  I am happy to accept feedback and requests to ensure that our Soldiers have the resources needed to gain the knowledge to become better leaders.  

Please email TOP any requests at

"TOP's" Tips 

Review the  Civilian Education Page . The most important thing you can do besides passing the board is convert your military education to college credits and college classes.  When I did, I recieved 64 College credits just from my military education and all they required was my AARTS transcript and only cost me $250 which I made back first month I was promoted.  This is also one of the fastest ways for you to add or gain promotion points.  You can choose a college and have your Military training converted to civilian college course credits and go from having 0 to possibly more than 50 promotion points in weeks.  You should also review theTOP's Guide to Getting Promoted . This page is designed to provide you with more detailed information on how to do this.  Email "TOP" with any Questions regarding promotions, counseling, or other career questions at  This site will also assist you in completing your structured self development or SSD, SSD I, SSD III, SSD IV and SSD V.