I can see where you are going with this question and my honest answer is no. There are three different rank and grade structures for a reason. Your point is to allow for an Officer to have some experience as a junior enlisted Soldier before they can expect to lead those very same Soldiers. If this were the case then I'd rather have the Officer be required to have some Platoon SGT time or at least obtain the rank of SSG. I don't know very many Specialist who are anywhere near ready becoming successful NCO's right away let alone becoming an Officer after only being an SPC. Development is the key. Soldiers receive that from their NCO's and their PME. Officers recieve their development from their NCO's, the 1SG/Commander, MAJs, Battalion Commanders and up the chain and this continues throughout their entire career. Find me a successful Officer and I'll show you a SSG or above that has mentored and developed that Officer and probably continues to do so to this day.
There are many different paths to becoming a commissioned officer, SGT (Join to see). I went to OCS, so I enlisted and was a specialist (then specialist four) and even sergeant prior to commissioning. However, I do not believe it necessary in the least.
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