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


Does Military Rank Affects Hormone Levels & Fairness in an Allocation Experiment?

Research Paper Title Pulling Rank: Military Rank Affects Hormone Levels and Fairness in an Allocation Experiment. Background Status within social hierarchies has great effects on the lives of socially organised mammals. Its effects on human behaviour and related physiology, however, is relatively little studied. Methods The present study investigated the impact of military rank on… Read More

The Number of REME Corporal Promotions (2009 to 2015)

Table 1 highlights the number of promotions from Lance Corporal to Corporal with REME (Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) between 2009 and 2015. Table 1: Number of promotions to Corporal between 2009 and 2015 Year Number of Lance Corporals Presented to the Board Number of Lance Corporals Promoted to Corporal 2009/2010 314 290 2010/2011 341… Read More

Merit: The Person or their Title?

“I weigh the man, not his title; ‘tis not the king’s stampcan make the metal better or heavier.” William Wycherley (1640-1715) From his play ‘The Plain Dealer’, which is a Restoration comedy first performed on 11 December 1676, and is based on Molière’s Le Misanthrope.

Leadership & Rank…

“Leadership is not a rank.” Unknown “Leadership is a choice, not a rank.” Simon Sinek (Management Theorist) Reference Sinek, S. (2014) Leadership is about making others feel safe: Simon Sinek at TED2014. Available from World Wide Web: [Accessed: 03 January, 2015].

British Army to Introduce the Position of Sergeant Major of the Army

Finally, the British Army has decided to introduce the position of Sergeant Major of the Army. The individual appointed in this role will become the most senior soldier in the British Army and provide the troops’ perspective at the top level, advising General Carter (Chief of the General Staff). The post holder will also become a member of the executive… Read More