Every time I see someone come out of the BCs office, CR in hand, they always talk about how they need to project themselves more, get some, and I hate this clichÃ©, face time and do something "regimentally" to get themselves noticed. What happened to the good old days when you were good at your job and gained promotion that way? Does an NCO, junior or senior, have to kiss arse or buy a computer for his CO to get that beloved promotion. Before I get any cynical replies, no, I havent been passed over for promotion and as I have only four years left dont really give a toss one way or the other. It just grips my shÃt that good blokes get overlooked because they are outspoken or they leave the mess earlier than the rest. I know plenty of "social" WO2's who are where they are through their socialising ability because they are, how can I put this, thick as a whale omelette. Lets start promoting guys on merit again, not because they can drink until six in the morning and help the RSM to bed!!