Quote Originally Posted by LogDog View Post
Sounds like a quota system to me. I've been in flights where there were a couple of people of the same rank who were outstanding and to choose which one of them should be a "Must Promote" would hurt morale.
Yes, it is a quota system, more or less.

Not everyone gets to be #1...shouldn't hurt morale, I don't think. The inflated system hurt morale for the best performers.

It's true someone could get 'screwed' a year or two if they are in a shop of hotshots...but, I think as this system continues for a few years, it will be easy to see who consistently rises to the top over time. You don't need a MP every year to be outstanding if over the course of your career you get them more often than not, you are clearly and outstanding performer.