Promotion freezes as cuts bite in Navy

McGrew

Midshipman
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/main.jhtml?xml=/news/2007/01/06/navy06.xml

The Daily Telegraph reports (link above) Promotion freezes as cuts bite in Navy.

[marq=right]"But Lewis Page, a former Navy officer who wrote Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs, an acclaimed book about MoD overspending, said cuts were necessary for the 1,100 Lt Commanders in the Navy because a "staggering" 17 of the rank were based ashore for every one at sea."[/marq]

While the enormous number of lt cdrs (always suspected as much) is staggering surely this cannot be right? I wonder what the attitude would be if it were petty officer to chief that was being frozen?
 

the_matelot

War Hero
Moderator
That story ony tells part of the Galaxy Publication that was released.

It also neglects to mention that CPO to WO Promotion is also affected as is selection for 2OE.
 

McGrew

Midshipman
Not too sure what happened with the scrolling text - it read:
But Lewis Page, a former Navy officer who wrote Lions, Donkeys and Dinosaurs, an acclaimed book about MoD overspending, said cuts were necessary for the 1,100 Lt Commanders in the Navy because a "staggering" 17 of the rank were based ashore for every one at sea.
 

the_matelot

War Hero
Moderator
I wouldn't pay much attention to Page, McGrew. He comes across as being a very bitter and twisted person who couldn't get his 2 1/2's!

So is it really a surprise that he has had a dig?
 

i/cflyingcircus

Midshipman
The thing is, if the stats published in the latter part of '06 are to be believed, then we have more Lt Cdrs than Lt's, which is wrong in any calculation. So dare I say it the reduction in this instance is neccessary!

However, there is talk we need all these higher ranking officers to compete at meetings with the other 2 services, especially those that wear a lighter shade of blue, who go into these events very high powered. As for people not being rewarded with Ship "drives", the way things are/will go they wouldn't anyway.

It's a shame the article didn't pick up on the fact that 2OE, WO's and CPO's will also be effected, because let's face, the Lower Deck could do with the boost, at all levels- from manning to drafting cycles to accomodation.

I am presuming, the money saved from this shedding of jobs will, or can't be used for these purposes, despite the Lower Deck, understandably, making up the majority of the Frontline- it is exactly what it says in the breif- a money saving c
 
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