30 Mar '15, 4pm

Carter: Change promotion and retention rules

Carter: Change promotion and retention rules

Defense Secretary Ash Carter spoke to his high school alma mater Monday, where he suggested changes to military promotion and recruiting traditions. (Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) CONNECT 42 TWEET 18 LINKEDIN COMMENT EMAIL MORE The demands of the 21st century may require the military to fundamentally change the way it evaluates, promotes and retains service members, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said Monday. In describing the "force of the future," Carter suggested breaking with key traditions that define military careers and culture. For example, he suggested promotion boards should give less weight to seniority and place more emphasis on merit by allowing the most talented young people to move up in rank more quickly. "[We] have to look at ways to promote people based not just on when they joined, and even more on their performance and talent," Carter told an audi...

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