Serious question, does the traditional role of Officers still fit in the modern Army? For example, all promotion boards for Junior and Senior ranks are sat by Officers. Yes I know that some of the Junior boards have a SNCO present, but in this day and age why is it that Officers only have the necessary skills to enable them to recognise the traits required to be a certain rank? Surely it is those who have come up through that rank who understand best what is required of those who seek to be promoted into it. Tradionally when Officers were better educated than the masses I can understand the need, but today, a lot of ORs are themselves better educated than the Officers who serve. Discuss!