Now not being in the window for selection to my next rank, I always like to look at the signal just because I'm nosy and always like to listen to my colleagues exasperation when some apparently alleged 'butt snorkelling professionally incompetent moron ' gets selected. But I have to wonder at this year's stat. of the 22 selected, 19 were pompey rates. Now I'm not questioning the worthiness of the guys selected but this does seem unfairly weighted, especially in my branch where the average time in rate is about 7-10 yrs before selection. Is this indicative of a familarity with the board members to the guys up for selection. especially when there is such a small margin between most prospective selectees. I know this isnt just specific to my branch, discuss?