The US Army Commits Itself to Valuing Trainers' WorkOne of the most significant promises of change I've come upon recently is reported in the June 19 edition of the Wall Street Journal. According to the Army Chief of Staff George Casey, the US Army is going to reform how it values training assignments when making promotion decisions.
Traditionally, time spent on a training team for example, training police in Iraq does not help a service member's career, no matter how well the individual in question handles the assignment. If this dismissive view of the contribution good trainers make to achieving military goals does actually change, it will be a big step forward.
I will be watching for evidence that the promised change is actually occurring.