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Army to recruit ranking officers from civilian world

by | 10th, July 2017

There’s going to be a whole new rank of the officer class to send fighting men and women into battle. It’s not the politicians and toffs anymore screaming “CHARGE!” it’s the block who used to order stationery for the office, whatshername from logistics and Neville the drone enthusiast – he’s going to bomb Berlin from his garden in Melton Mowbray:

Army leaders will be recruited direct from the civilian world rather than rising up through the ranks, under a proposed overhaul to bring in specialist skills for 21st century warfare.

The plan to hire straight into the regular Army’s middle and possibly even higher ranks will overturn generations of tradition and a career structure that has seen leaders work their way up from the bottom.

Spotter: Telegraph

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