Enlisted Promotions are slowing down; so are some of the Officer promotions.
The time in service requirement went up for Senior NCOs, as it was said that leaders today were not progressing quickly enough to handle duties of the next rank. That a mentoring tool was needed and Soldiers needed to slow down on promotions to grow. Why was this not true in the past? What are we doing differently now that this needs to be seen and acted on versus the past?
When we look at the officer track; why are they not spreading them out more between their junior grades? I think perhaps they hold them in suspense at CPT to long. We should look at developing 1LTs more, and perhaps insuring they can get two years of PL time before moving on to CPT and possible CMD.
I just had an NCO pin on E-6 this week. She has less than 5 Yrs time in service. and only 1 deployment. while we also had a soldier pin on E-5 after having 10+ years in with 3 deployments. Its all about how hungry you are.