We all know that some are better at the technical aspects of their specific MOS and some are better leaders. I understand it all but if those in the E-8 and E-9 grades are not great leaders then soldiers suffer. I severed in a unit that had a high turn over rate for 1SG. we had 2 out of four that were able to do a great job. Two of the four was a great men who i respect for their ability to lead and develop leaders. The other was more of a technical expert who knew about everything but developing soldiers and leaders. I asked this question because I have on active duty for almost 18yrs and have served in USN, USN with USMC, and now the Army. Each place did it differently for very specific reasons.
Posted 8 y ago
Thats a good question. I just dont think it would happen. You know the Army Loves to do more with less. Once you start making restrictions on slots, and promotions, it throws it all out of wack. Plus, as you know, a soldier needs to be able to do it all. That's what they pay you for. Great post!
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