- Reaction score
There has always been problems with score inflation, ensuring that each person was scored on the bell curve correctly. That's simple enough in theory but when personalities become involved the wheels fall off the wagon. Members have been scored higher than warranted and the narratives adjusted (wordsmithed) to fit the score in order to:Have we been promoting the right people, or have we been promoting people with the right ticks in the box ?
1. get the member posted out because they are a problem;
2. get the member career loaded then promoted to fit the needs of the regimental godfathers;
3. to avoid the uncomfortable discussions that should accompany an adverse PER;
4. to avoid the effort of dealing with a redress;
We have very often sent lesser quality members on course/tasking or missions because:
1. we don't want to leave a vacancy unfilled because we won't get one offered to us next year;
2. our No. 1 candidate is unavailable and it would look bad on the unit if we didn't fill the vacancy we asked for.
2. this is a "no fail tasking" (aren't they all?);
3. we need that qualification in the unit lines.
and that fills the "tick" the member needs for the next step up the ladder.