I was wondering about how this works out... Obviously, there will be new Officers that will come to lead people after 2014 passes and we leave Afghanistan. However, those people will have no combat experience, whilst the men they lead will have probably done a few tours. The SNCOs they command could have done 5+ tours. I'm wondering...is there a "legitimacy" problem with this and how do YOs go about overcoming it? Is it a case that the Officer is very much "on trial" until they themselves have done a tour? This is not meant to be a "bone" thread...I am genuinely curious about how this works out. The main the point of the army is go on combat tours...how can you go about leading men if you yourself have not proved yourself at this? I know that obviously the point of Officers is not to be the most experienced, they blatantly aren't, but surely having no combat experience at all doesn't help their authority/ability to lead?