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Old 07-20-2009, 04:22 PM
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So, I see two different theories.

Junior NCOs or senior enlisted men (not the senior NCO) leapfrog the senior NCO to become platoon leaders and receive battlefield commisions.


Senior NCOs take over the platoon, keeping their rank and title.

I know that units are smaller and contain less soldiers in 2000, but I think the consensus here is that there will be roughly the same number of units. In other words, for example, a division would keep its three brigades but each brigade would be smaller. It would be this way on down the line. A battalion would still have three companies, just smaller.

With the same number of units, wouldn't folks need the same number of officers to lead each of them? (Unless, that is, smaller units are commanded by NCOs).
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