I'm looking for a little perspective, especially from some of the more experienced guys. I've just had my CR and its thrown up a bit of a dilemma. I've been a sub Lance Jack for 3 full years now and my latest CR has graded me B P. Not a bad CR really, similar to my previous ones, and says that I'm a good soldier, good performance and, especially, good potential but that I'm not ready for promotion. Let me qualify why I'm concerned. My last CR was a B Y "is ready for promotion now" (and the one before an A P) Before I arrived at my new Unit (been here 6 months) I went on tour as an A/Cpl and had a good tour, met some good people, worked hard and got a pretty good op insert "carried out the duties of a Cpl to a very high standard....should be promoted ahead of his peers...promote now". Now I know reports vary from RO to RO and Unit to Unit. I'm not trying to kick up a fuss. As mentioned, I've been at my new Unit 6 months and was told that I didn't require a Mid-Year Appraisal as at CR time I would only have been here 6 months. I had assumed (naively it would appear) that this was the status quo but i've been informed that MYAs are compulsory. Now I understand why! Furthermore, another lad who received his CR yesterday (similar length of service, jobs, CRs etc) had a MYA date falsely inserted on the front of his CR. He hasn't had a MYA any more than I have! A blatant lie from my WO, who no JNCOs have a particularly good relationship with. Although signed by the OC, the CRs are written by the WO as the OC, through no fault, is just too busy to get to know us and the ins and outs of our jobs. It seems MYA aren't necessary to identify and let you improve your shortcomings but the boss is happy to use a lack of one to destroy your chance of promotion this decade. I'm not one of these guys (I hope) that likes to cause trouble and get what I am not entitled to. If it seems as though I need to wind my neck in I will but I am raging and am seriously considering redressing this CR. As it stands, I will not be on the LCpl-Cpl board this year because of this CR, robbing me of the chance for the board to see what I have done over the last 3-4 years and the recommendations for promotion. Do I take it on the chin or step up? Obviously I don't want to make things awkward but I feel genuinely aggrieved.