Friday, April 5, 2013
Stuck like Chuck
This post is a rant about my current position in life. Luckily I work with some great people but the fact of the matter is I’ve been stuck on staff for 20 months. In 4 months it’ll be 2 years. This might not seem to bad to most but as an Officer in the Army there are certain jobs that you have to have in order to make the next rank. For a Captain in Logistics it is company command. Here recently I interviewed for a command in the Division headquarters but I was not selected. I started to reflect on the past (almost) two years and it’s frustrating. I had the opportunity to interview for a company command in the Aviation Brigade but I was not allowed to interview. Then the guys that are in the combat arms side of the Army were moved down to Brigades at the year mark but myself and another Captain (both Logistics) are still on staff after 20 months. I don’t know if it’s intentional but it seems like they took care of the Combat Arms guys and screwed over the support guys. Maybe my perception is a little skewed but sometimes perception is reality.