The Master Sergeant promotion list just came out, and it has many confused about what they are even looking at. The list seems to raise more questions than answers: What does Most Qualified (MQ) mean? Am I getting promoted? How do I read the list?

This article is geared to better explain the list and not stir up the mud even more.

Roughly 2,000 Special Forces soldiers were considered for promotion to the rank of Master Sergeant. That’s a large pool of men that generally have the same schools, deployments, and awards.

What is Most Qualified (MQ)?