"We're promoting 95 to 98 percent of captains to major, 93 or 95 percent of majors to lieutenant colonel," said Martin. "We're not really separating out the true high performers that we should aspire to have. We shouldn't be satisfied that 98 percent of captains are being promoted to major, because 98 percent of captains don't deserve to be promoted to major. Statistically, that's an infeasible percentage. And we've got to do the same thing on the noncommissioned officer side."
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