I would like just to have a rant about this PNCO course that now runs Corps wide. Surely the Signals have got this completely the wrong way around. Shouldn't a board be sat before SJAR's are written to decided who is looking at some sort of recomendation, once decided those that are looking at a recomendation are put on a PNCO course. An insert is made up for the said candidates SJAR and judging by how he done on the course. This will see if he can keep the recomendation that his chain of command have decided. The Artillary do this and it seems to stop (80% of the time) absolute throbbers getting promoted. Another gripe of mine for example: Kit checks for exercise on the course.... Surely if some lad who is said he can be a LCPL does not need his kit checked? I understand that some NCOs in the Corps do need their kit checked. But like I said, if the Corps had decided that he is good enough to have some sort of command over his peers, should he really have someone checking if he has got a sleeping bag or a toothbrush.