Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Hey! I coulda got promoted!

If I had been in the Army instead of the Marines. Or had had the vaguest notion of staying in beyond my 5.

Army's Rising Promotion Rate Called Ominous - Los Angeles Times:
"But the recent trends in promotions have stirred concerns that the Army is being forced to lower its standards to provide leaders for combat units that will be deployed overseas.

'The problem here is that you're not knocking off the bottom 20%,' said a high-ranking Army officer at the Pentagon. 'Basically, if you haven't been court-martialed, you're going to be promoted to major.'"

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