I picked up rank on my 3rd year in because a number dropped too low. I got passed by females that I out performed consistently. Not saying it's sexist, I'm saying it's not consistent/fair. Looking good on paper is one thing, doing your job well and having leadership/common sense is another
Time in Grade, or earned thru effort. Boards are for babies who shouldnt be in uniform in the first place ( any uniform). This affirmitive action crap is for civilians. Whats on my sleeve & chest I earned the hard way ( the right way!) No one gave me anything and I didnt enlist for medals and bs decorations. Your title was earned - earn everything else that follows.
Honestly, "if" we're doing what we are supposed to on the Leadership Development front, the board is Unnecessary. If it is followed per the MARADMIN as a coaching and development tool, it has the potential to add value to our process, however, it is more likely to create an artificial roadblock to promotion at the junior grades. We already have a process (non-rec) which allows us to say someone is not ready for promotion.
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