After the Lcpl to Cpl, and Cpl to Sgt grading board, at a certain unit, a certain individual decreed that his "policy" was that no one in the unit would grade above a "B" unless they were really exceptionall. It is the view of many individuals in that unit, that this "policy" could, in fact constitute a blanket "career foul", especially in the cases of senior Cpl's, who wcould be seen by MCM div as having slacked off since their last confidential report. It is well known, that the boards take little notice of the actual grading, and concentrate on the write-up, HOWEVER this is not seen as the issue for those people concerned. This is because a grade is a grade, regardless of the write-up, and they would not use grades if they were not important enough to exist. In the case of a senior Cpl who has had 3 consecutive "A" grades, is suddenly a "B" grade; he or she, by definition, has not performed as well as he or she did last year. It is agreed that overgrading is a potential problem....but is undergrading the answer? Is it worth putting a soldiers career back by a year or so, just so 1 man at one unit can further his personal CR grading policy crusade? Looking forward to SNCO gradings, that should be a real giggle, a real positive move for unit cohesion..... Oh, and this so called "policy" cannot be found anywhere in black and white. Strange old thing. The same man constantly wonders why the mood of the entire unit, and general morale is lower than a rattlesnakes bolllocks.