“Good followers do not become good leaders. To be sure, the good follower may win many promotions, but that does not make him a leader. Most hierarchies are nowadays so cumbered with rules and traditions, and so bound in by public laws, that even high employees do not have to lead anyone anywhere, in the… Read More
British Army Promotion Policy Changes from 01 July 2020
The Army policy on accelerated promotion is being updated. The new regulations will be live from 01 July for Regular and Reservepersonnel and come into effect from the 2020-21 annual reports. Soldiers graded with a potential recommendation of “exceptional for promotion one rank up” in their annual report, short tour or duty period report and… Read More
“Platoon Leader: “Every man in the squad should listen to his squad leader with the thought in mind that he may have to be the squad leader before the battle is over.”” Extracts from Combat Lessons (World War II Combat Reports) and Combat Report from Korea, [US Army] Infantry, Vol. 50, No. 2, February-March 1960.
Linking Workplace Stress & Recognition
Do you give your all to your job but get little recognition? A study of workplace stress suggests that throwing yourself into work that you love, but not receiving appropriate reward, is a toxic cocktail for biological stress. Leander van der Meij, now at Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, and his colleagues have discovered this by studying… Read More
What was the Number of Candidates Eligible for Promotion in REME (2010-2016)?
Below is the number of candidates eligible for promotion from Sergeant (Sgt) to Warrant Officer Class One (WO1) in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) between 2010 and 2016. Table 1: Promotion Year 2013-2014 Promotion Rank Eligible for Promotion Numbers Promoted Medical Grading Below P2 FE WO1 150 100 20 WO2 230 110 20… Read More
REME LE Officer Statistics, 2014-2017
Table 1 outlines the number of Late Entry (LE) Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME) officers for 2017. Table 1: No. of REME LE Officers for 2017 Rank Captain Major Lieutenant Colonel Total Number 110 110 10 230 Table 2 outlines the percentage of serving LE REME officers eligible for conversion from an IRC (LE)… Read More
The Number of Royal Engineers Promoted to Corporal & Sergeant, 2014 & 2015
Table 1 outlines the percentage of Royal Engineer Lance Corporals (LCpl) promoted to Corporal (Cpl) and Corporals promoted to Sergeant (Sgt) during the 2014 and 2015 promotion selection boards, for their 1st to 6th ‘looks’. Table 1: Number selected for promotion to Corporal or Sergeant Promotion Board 1st 2nd 3erd 4th 5th 6th Total Selected… Read More
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