TV News LIES

Thursday, Feb 26th

Last update12:53:48 AM GMT

You are here News Military Strained by war, U.S. Army promotes unqualified soldiers

Strained by war, U.S. Army promotes unqualified soldiers

E-mail Print PDF

In essence, an Army policy implemented in 2005 and expanded this year lowered the bar for enlisted soldiers with the rank of E-4 to gain the rank of sergeant, or E-5, by diminishing the vetting process. According to more than a half dozen current and former Army sergeants interviewed by Salon, the policy has produced sergeants who are not ready to lead. In some cases, soldiers were promoted even after being denied advancement by their own unit commanders. While awarding a promotion once required effort on the part of a commander, those interviewed say, the Army's current policy actually requires effort to prevent a promotion, and has had negative consequences on the battlefield.

More... 


Most Recent Related Stories...


US deserter needs proof of war crimes in Iraq to seek asylum, court rules

US deserterA US soldier who deserted to avoid serving in the Iraq war and claimed asylum in...

Military approves hormone therapy for Chelsea Manning

Chelsea ManningIn a first for the Army, Chelsea Manning, the convicted national-security secrets leaker, has been approved...

Ex-Marine convicted in 'Sniper' trial faces life in prison

sniper trialA Texas jury has rejected the insanity defense of a former Marine in the deaths of...

Nearly two dozen Marines injured in training exercise

Marines injured in training accidentMilitary officials say 22 Marines have been treated for exposure to fire retardant gas at a...
 
America's # 1 Enemy
Tee Shirt
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
TVNL Tee Shirt
 
TVNL TOTE BAG
Conserve our Planet
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
Get your 9/11 & Media
Deception Dollars
& Help Support TvNewsLIES.org!
 
The Loaded Deck
The First & the Best!
The Media & Bush Admin Exposed!