That's why I introduced the suggestion with it needing a fundamental change in the way officer careers are managed. Although it seems to have been fun your career path sounds a little ridiculous and I would guess an amount of gamesmanship on your part.The parent 1* HQ idea doesn't work for the majority of officers.
I've had a reasonably standard career and never been near any of those places you mention. I've spent half my time overseas and, as I posted earlier, have not lived near a 'garrison' for the past 10 years. I'm expecting to move overseas again in the next year.
I was chatting to a guy who was a Lt Col in the Spanish Army. He was staggered at the way we do business. However, he'd been in the same department since 2004 as a major and latterly Lt Col....he was 50 something shadow of a man and just going through the motion until he retires in a few years. That is an alternative model.