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Are there more potential candidates then positions?
CFL said:Are there more potential candidates then positions?
pbi said:Folks: MarkC has, as usual, given a good answer to the question. I will expand a bit.
In the Regular Army, COs are selected from lists generated within the Regiments. The candidates on these lists are LCols who have the requisite levels of performance, potential, experience and qualification. These lists are then considered annually by an Army-level selection board that reviews each nominee and decides suitability. It is most assuredly NOT decided by the Regiments.
We are changing the paradigm. No longer will we spend weeks selecting a private for the Ranger Regiment while spending an average of two minutes to select battalion commanders.
tomahawk6 said:I am not sure that changing selection for commander is necessary. I would rather see a more liberal approach,allowing for officers that have failed get a second chance. This would encourage risk taking which I think is an important attribute of a good leader.
Haligonian said:The way the Canadian selection process has been described clarifies why EA jobs are so valued: they give members who will one day be competed for unit command exposure to those who will sit in the board to decide their fate.