Whilst answering on one of the other topics I caught myself about to rant about postings and extensions so stopped myself there and decided to add it as a new topic (or more likely re-hash an old one). Don't get me wrong I've been fairly lucky with my postings and once had an enforced extension (due to unit move) but for the last roughly 10 years I have been trying to get a particular posting (which I'm not gonna mention, don't want everyone jumping on the bandwagon for it). Its been the numero uno choice on my PPP or that time, I had it as my recommendation of most of my CRs in that period but I can't get there. And I know there are certain people there who seem to have been there since the dawn of time. I've been out of the Field Army for at least the last 5 years (and the next couple) and don't particularly want to go back (I mean WTF is BOWMAN FFS!). I have moved jobs and units in that and they've all been different. I will go back if that's where I get sent. However... My point is there are really good jobs out there that would probably benefit from the new perspective of a new person every 2/3 years. And it would stop certain attitudes/knowledge bases in those posts from becoming stuck in the past. I can understand people wanting to stay in the same area/location (that what the super garrisons were suppose to be for). I can understand people wanting to do the same job (that what the releant circuits are for). But surely everyone should be able to have a fair crap of the whip? I can also see some of the benefits especially for compassionate/welfare reasons. But the majority of the time it is neither a benefit for the Corps or the particular job or the career of that person. I mean FFS even those who will remain nameless have enough sense to send their particular fraterity back into the mainstream for time to time. Am I the only one? Am I just ranting? Do I need to get more? Answers on a postcard to the usual address.