What you say is right Harry, but it is made worse when no one else does either, it seems the man's word is complete Law...what power. No doubt some one will reply with the word re-dress, how many of those are successful.!!
Do you want to tell him that he shouldnt change it. Its not too bad because it give everyone a kick start every 2 years and wakes up the old RSMs "Inner circle" to the fact that they are not untouchable anymore.
The senior soldier should lay down his law, he earned it.