Hope you gave your husband a big kiss! His explanation has been the best and makes the most sense of all the problems that have arisen over this question of promotion. Didn't notice that some had the same date, but when working in keying mode the typing just takes over.
My brother was career Army, now retired and I never even thought to ask his opinion. Congrats to your daughter. I know how hard the National Guard works-when my town was devastated by a flood in 1969 and again in 2011, it was both the National Guard and the men and women from the Air Force base located near here that worked with us and helped us. They are truly under appreciated for the sacrifices they make.
Thanks again and I'll also wait for a response from Anna.