Should the Army allow subordinates of all ranks to board select their superiors? Would a Army wide rank wide board be relevant to choosing appropriate personnel to lead those that desire good leadership? As an NCO my career path is determined at this point by a group of people who know nothing about me except what is on paper. Should we do the same thing while remaining free of bias and favor towards our leaders???
Posted >1 y ago
In short, no...you would have individuals getting selected because they are "liked" by subordinates due to them being buddy-buddy while others who may be more deserving would not get selected because they are "not liked" due to being more strict when it comes to upholding standards and maybe are not as political as the "liked". Bad joo-joo there if you ask me.....
Interesting idea. Not sure how it would work, but having subordinates be able to have an impact on superior ratings would help prevent some really bad leaders get promoted. If everyone in a Unit gives the leader a bad rating, there's something to it, vs. just a couple of bad ratings.
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