HAMAT AIR BASE, Lebanon: "I envy them, they are the spearhead and they need to train to stay on top of their game so that they are ready for anything," a field grade officer
in the Lebanese Air Force told The Daily Star, gesturing to the two young men in his office at the Hamat Air Base in northern Lebanon.
Active and Reserve Joint Qualified Officers, Billets, and Field Grade Officer
Population as of October 2014 Active Component Reserve Component Joint Qualified Officers 8,497 568 Joint Billets 7,289 1,721 Population of Field Grade Officers
85,147 56,630 Note: Table made from bar graph.
4) The shortage of majors, lieutenant colonels, and colonels to fill field grade billets in the Corps, though, also meant that field grade officer
selection rates under the Army Promotion List system had been of little worry.
APDP certification levels range from level one to level three and are a key factor in matching field grade officers
to acquisition-based positions.
In the Army, the O-4 field grade officers
are majors and the Navy's O-4 field grade is lieutenant commander.
Many post commanders, however, would offer field grade officer
housing to W3s and above; but not all.
It is a rarity to find a senior company grade officer or field grade officer
in those branches that isn't versed on military history or current events.
Most troubling was the recent resignation of a military police field grade officer
who resigned in lieu of deploying.
and then most attend the Joint and Combined Warfighting School (JPME II) to get fully trained and educated to be a Joint field grade officer
ILE is a good course, but more importantly it is the gateway to transforming yourself into a field grade officer
During recent years, the Army has undertaken several initiatives to reduce field grade officer
and captain authorizations to meet Defense Officer Personnel Management Act ceilings.
The benefit to this COA is the experience of the field grade officer
who fully understands the MDMP and the big picture of the BCT mission.