Not sure if been discussed but reasonably hot off the press. After reading through the latest changes to current promotion rules I think that the powers above have done a good job to try and deal with the issues of VENG. The main changes Ive seen on non tech trades are that Sgts still have to do 15 years service but have to do 3 years sub rank (rather than 2) for promotion to SSGT. Tiffies have to do 4 years in sub rank allowing them to do a minimum of two complete tours. This I totally agree with as it then makes sure that they are fully ready and showed their worth at two different units before getting their badge. Also good to see that Artisan WO2 can now get their WO1 after 2 years in the rank. On the whole most of the changes mean an additional year in rank before being eligable for promotion (unless your an old bloke like me) I think its a good thing but whats the view of the mass? Hope there can be a sensible discussion with peoples views on here and throw it over to okimato for a starter for ten.