The promotion list was an inventory of Starfleet officers who were in line for advancement in rank.

In 2254, Benjamin Finney was reprimanded and moved to the bottom of the list as a result of an oversight on his part which almost led to the destruction of the starship USS Republic. The oversight was logged by Finney's old friend, then-Ensign James T. Kirk, subsequently leading to a rift in their friendship. (TOS: "Court Martial")