This doesn't really change much. Board system was only in place for 2 years and didn't change the promotion rates much. They say 100% opportunity, but the actual rate is never 100%. The Senior rater (wing commander) makes promotion recommendation and did the same for the board the last two years. With thin records to review, the board pretty much went with the Senior rater's recommendation. So, the board did seem to be a waste of money and manpower.