Does anyone know what goes on up at SOinC HQ these days? Yet again they have changed the promotion rules. For promotion to WO2 it used to be 12 months substansive SSgt and 13 years service. They then changed that last year to 24 months substansive and kept it at 13 years. Fine I thought, an extra year can't do anyone any harm. Now they have changed it to a minimum of 16 years service on first day of promotion year. What the f*ck!! That's another year to wait before I am even eligble. Not saying I would have come off board anyway (probably not) but it would be nice to even have a sniff. This new update will no doubt mess around loads of quality blokes who deserve to be promoted but haven't done the required time. What exactly are they trying to acheive with this? What happened to "if you're good enough, you're old enough." Are they trying to turn us into the RAF? Please now can someone explain the benefits of taking the supervisory route? One of the main draws was improved promotion prospects. Not so now. I can see it now, "yes son you are an excellent Foreman/Yeoman, however, we had to promote that useless cnut ahead of you because has has served longer". Sorry for the rant, but this just seems plain ridiculous to me.