23 May '12, 1am

Don't promote mediocrity - a BGen's call for reform

Today’s best junior officers, those with high talent and a strong calling to service, should become the admirals and generals who testify before Congress and serve as Joint Chiefs in 20 years. Retaining them is vital; losing them hurts our long-term ability to creatively transform the military as security challenges change. The U.S. military must replace its industrial-age personnel processes and insular culture with contemporary personnel and talent management systems that reward innovation. ... A short list of overdue changes to the military personnel system includes efforts to: • Promote top performers only when they are selected for higher responsibilities. • Eliminate year-group and “time in grade” promotions. • Find and release the worst performers at all levels. • Establish a job posting system. • Give senior leaders responsibility for assessing, hiring and developi...

Full article: http://smallwarsjournal.com/blog/dont-promote-mediocrity

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