"Many of those reductions came in the lower-grade positions, and so I'm now looking at this situation where I have more field-grade officer
requirements than company-grade officer requirements," he said.
* First female field-grade officer
in the 82nd Airborne Division
In May 2003, the MAG-14 CO created a focus group consisting of one field-grade officer
, one company-grade officer, and eight Marine NCOs from within MAG-14.
A transportation field-grade officer
is the best choice, but factors such as personality, experience, training, and education also matter.
He was asked, seriously, by a field-grade officer
in the Multi-National Force-Iraq contracting command if he wanted to get this project done, or if he wanted to do it legally.
During my time at HRC, I learned many things about field-grade officer
career progression that I want to share.
Thus, the Army invests between five and seven years (including preparatory training) in a field-grade officer
to complete one such assignment--the normal length of time at the rank of major (O-4).
The field-grade officer
deficit began when PAs were first commissioned in 1992.
[In 2011, the Chief of Staff of the Army approved a restructuring of the officer grade plates to increase the number of company-grade officer positions by 1,392 and decrease the number of field-grade officer
positions by 2,208 (682 of which are lieutenant colonel positions) for a total decrease in officer positions of 816.]
Recently, the Army restructured the theater sustainment command (TSC) so that senior warrant officers replaced field-grade officers
in the distribution management center (DMC).
Conversely, Glory is an excellent example of organizational leadership for both senior NCOs and field-grade officers
. Glory would not provide the same value for a squad or platoon-level leaders.
As an institution, DOD should feel comfortable in affording opportunities for selected enlisted leaders to attend appropriate levels of existing joint professional military education institutions traditionally reserved for junior and field-grade officers
. Joint curriculum within the enlisted professional military education institutions of each Service should also be redefined and developed in ways that encourage "cross-pollination" of students on a large scale.