Undoubtably, as a result of the new VEng, it appears that most Cpls in the Postal and Courier trade and probably other trades are treading water when it comes to promotion. Whilst the senior ranks reap the rewards of extended service and perhaps 'climb the ladder' further, we Cpls and perhaps other ranks have to suffer as a consequence. If the Army is trying to retain their soldiers, it seems the methods of VEng could backfire with ranks not being satisfied with the rate of promotion and ultimately be forced to leave the service for a better job. I, personally have been reccommended for promotion twice now and have not picked up. The last time was just the other day. I had an SJAR which was an A- and featured sublurbatives of 'outstanding' all over it. Yet, still I have not been promoted. Have all of my efforts been made in vein and am I fighting a loosing battle?