Why are there so many idiots in senior rank positions?

Discussion in 'The Intelligence Cell' started by themaadone, Jun 30, 2005.

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  1. Before I get hung, drawn and quartered... I am talking about those senior ranks who have been promoted to "get rid".

    I have realised, over the years, that an obnoxious corporal will get his third just so the employing unit can post him away and see the back end of that person. Worse still - they seem to carry on from there, burning a road of tyranny and ill treatment all the way to WO1. I have yet to see big knobs receive a commision, but WO1 - no problem.

    It´s as if there are no "middle thing" or mediocre seniors; it´s either a really good one or a really **** one...

    Am I alone with these thoughts??????
  2. ain't got very good eyesight have you? :twisted:
  3. Might be, that I have had very little to do with ex rankers?!

    Either way, my opinion stays!
  4. "me n bee wrote:
    I have yet to see big knobs receive a commision"

    Excellent seems the system has improved since my day.
  5. chimera

    chimera LE Moderator

    Never in any unit I have served in. For any part of the Army that promotes using a Board system someone cannot be promoted '..just to get rid of them..' Unless they have been given an AR that says that they are better than about 2/3 of their peer groupthen they will not select.