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Buddy Stripes
(Stripes For Buddies)

The Stripes for Buddies Program is a way for a soldier to earn advancement before reporting to Initial Entry Training (IET). 

This program allows a PV1 to be advanced to PV2 if he/she refers two qualified applicants who enlist.

A PV2 can be advanced to PFC by referring a total of three applicants who enlist (you may include those used for advancement to PV2).