12 Aug '18, 7pm

The 2019 defense bill will pave the way for more officers to joing the military at higher ranks:

The 2019 defense bill will pave the way for more officers to joing the military at higher ranks:

The sometimes-rigid officer promotion system could see major shake-ups after Congress approved a series of reforms offering more flexible career paths -- changes experts say were long overdue. The 2019 defense authorization bill, passed by the Senate on Wednesday, paves the way for more officers to join the military at higher ranks, a promotion system based on merit over seniority, and an end to some up-or-out rules that prematurely end some careers. The changes could upend sections of the 1980 Defense Officer Personnel Management Act, or DOPMA, which standardized personnel management for the officer corps across the military branches. Many of those rules date back to World War II, and the branches will be freed to move their promotion systems into the 21st century, said Lawrence Korb, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former assistant secretary of de...

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