U.S. Army Leadership FM 6-22 (FM 22-100)

Archive for January, 2011

Are we promoting them too young?

Over the past three months I’ve attended countless professional development seminars, symposiums, socials and a handful of conferences at which someone invariably states that we’re promoting our young enlisted to the rank of Sergeant entirely too early in their career.

So my question is: are we really’

What many, who make the aforementioned statement, lack is perspective born of sufficient tenure in this organization (The Army) to reflect back on the state of our institution in the mid 1970’s.

Having enlisted in 1976 and having been promoted to the rank of Sergeant nearly two years to the day I enlisted, many an old Soldier in my day also stated that we were promoting our young enlisted at an all too early age in their career. (continue reading…)

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