Let's take a look at TRULY separating the E-4s in the Army.<br><br>When a SPC is recommended and attends a promotion board and is recommended for promotion (becomes 'promotable') to Sergeant, should the Army empower our junior leaders by laterally promoting them to Corporal?<br>
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Yes. It allows for universal recognition of the leadership potential of that individual. SPC (P) are usually recognized in their platoons and units, but with CPL, the rest of the post will know that individual is striving for a higher leadership position. And it does not cost the Army a dime more to do so!<br>
MSG(P) Quick - Absolutely, a Specialist that is promotable should start separating themselves from their peers (other Specialists) so when they actually do become a Sergeant it won't be as hard to be their superior. Being promoted to Corporal would instantly be a separator and would give them more power to take charge! I agree with you 100% about promoting he/she to Corporal would empower them to take charge off the rip, instead of waiting until cut-off! Great question!!
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