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And let's be clear about the definition of "the right stuff" - it's not your quality but your connections within the community, including having friends on the promotion boards. That is to say, it's not what you know but who you blow.


Cases like this demonstrate how militaries degenerate into politically focussed piss-poor careerist bureaucracies.


Does anyone know when he met his in-the-zone board?

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The fact is, it only takes one less-than-perfect Officer Evaluation Report in today's military to get passed over. The "paper trail" you refer to can consist of one page.

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