"Take the Roll of the Dice Out of the Selection Process"

January 2004
U.S. Naval Institute Proceedings;Jan2004, Vol. 130 Issue 1, p17
Conference Proceeding
The article focuses on the comment and discussion on the selection process and the board of the U.S. Navy by a retired officer of the U.S. Navy, Michael A. Yates. Each selection group has a top 10-15% and a bottom 7-10%. Of the vast group in the middle, almost all are capable and can perform well in most assignments. Therefore, since the selection boards are drawing a line based on the number required, little difference exists between the last few to get promoted and the next few that did not.


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