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'New Model Army'? The case for direct entry at SO1 level...

Often it’s hidden from scrutiny because the organisation can hide behind the uniqueness of what it does. Thus it has largely gotten away with a multitude of horrors in Afghan and Iraq.
 
If by that you are playing the race and war crimes cards then I am just going to write you off as another lying Bolshevik on Arrse.
 

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If by that you are playing the race and war crimes cards then I am just going to write you off as another lying Bolshevik on Arrse.
Perhaps you could just try reading what people say, rather than misinterpreting one sentence and then shooting your mouth off.

It's patently obvious from @bobthebuilder posts and history that is not what he meant.
 
Well, in the US we have a pay scale based on several different factors, but the two base ones are "Rank" and "Years of Service". So if I look up my pay chart, I'm "O-4"/"Over 16 years", and things go from there. We have additional modifiers, a big one, for example, being the company OEs, such as an O-1E which is a 2LT who had at least prior 4 years enlisted service. The difference in pay is notable, a brand, newly commissioned O-1 starts at $3,035/month (plus modifiers), a brand, newly commissioned O-1E, with the exact same rank, responsibilities, and career path ahead of him, but who was, say, a platoon sergeant before commissioning (with 14 years in) will be paid at $4,741/month (Plus modifiers).

So assuming that you gain experience and worth over time, we do pay increases separate to rank change.
But again it isn’t really paid on results or ability

Now that possibly a good thing as the annual report system doesn’t work as it should. Even if it did though the carrot/reward is potential promotion
 
If by that you are playing the race and war crimes cards then I am just going to write you off as another lying Bolshevik on Arrse.
What?

I read that as missing the elements he said were deficient in the rest of his post, like using doctrine as a crutch and failing to do proper analysis at a senior level.
 
If by that you are playing the race and war crimes cards then I am just going to write you off as another lying Bolshevik on Arrse.
It’s got nothing to do with war crimes or race and everything to do with the expenditure of over 30Bn of taxpayers money and more importantly the waste of hundreds of lives achieving very little tangible progress.

There were monumental errors of planning and judgement for which no one was held accountable and which have never been exposed outside of the bubble.

As I implied previously, it’s relatively easy to hide behind doctrinal language and bullshit about making progress in a highly specialised field like soldiering. Cock ups on major procurement and change programs are harder to hide. Same root causes through.
 
It’s got nothing to do with war crimes or race and everything to do with the expenditure of over 30Bn of taxpayers money and more importantly the waste of hundreds of lives achieving very little tangible progress.

There were monumental errors of planning and judgement for which no one was held accountable and which have never been exposed outside of the bubble.

As I implied previously, it’s relatively easy to hide behind doctrinal language and bullshit about making progress in a highly specialised field like soldiering. Cock ups on major procurement and change programs are harder to hide. Same root causes through.
Thank you for expanding. I stand corrected.
 
Perhaps you could just try reading what people say, rather than misinterpreting one sentence and then shooting your mouth off.

It's patently obvious from @bobthebuilder posts and history that is not what he meant.
I am not familiar with Bob but he has now been good enough to explain, in greater depth, that rather short sentence.

You, on the other hand, are a fine one to talk about the shooting off of mouths.
 
Thank you for expanding. I stand corrected.
Actually, I'd take a lot of convincing that there aren't "war crimes" (a better term would be abuses, I'm quoting your words) that took place in both Iraq and Afghanistan that haven't been exposed and never will be. I'm inclined to the view that they're an inevitable risk in any operation and the longer you prosecute the operation, the more likely they are to have occurred. No matter how hard you educate and train, how strong your discipline and how good your leadership, you can't eliminate human failings. At some stage all risks will mature.

That doesn't make me a Bolshevik or racist. Just a realist.
 
I'm being thick then, how is that different to FTRS? I thought that's what FTRS meant. ooohhhhh, unless, I see, might be part time, or some sort of thing which means they don't qualify for the benefits or, I'm just guessing now. :D
if i remember correctly there's 3 forms of FTRS
'full commitment' - you are deployable and used interchangably with a similar qualified regular service person of the same rank
'limited commitment' - some restrictions on how the individual is used
' home comitment' - the 'not really proper soldiers' terms of engagement - fixed location , none deployable , limited access ot med+dent , no housing entitlement etc
 
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Have we actually won anything in the last 25 years? Looks like whatever we are currently doing isn't working. So this couldn't make things much worse.
 
Just how many staff officers are actually needed?
If they're not part of a tactical/deployable hq, do they really need to be military, rather than civil servants or civilian SMEs?
A valid question... Can't find the link (again) but a vandergriff presentation makes from reading from perspective of officers to men.

Historically successful armies had ratios of 1 officer to 30 odd men. We're currently day at 1 to 8 in Britain (or thereabouts).

Leading to the day to day life of the army about giving officers career progression.

DEVELOPING ADAPTIVE ARMY LEADERS: 10 QUESTIONS FOR DON VANDERGRIFF by Elaine M. Grossman
 
i doubt his ideas made comfortable reading for a large number of officers.
I recall reading about a WW2 German general on his advance through the low countries and France ( may have been Rommel, possibly Guderian), whose " staff" consisted of those officers who could fit in his Sdkfz250 along with him, the driver and 2 radio operators.
Iirc, one bleep, one gunner and a loggie.
 

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