Unethical Practices In The Army Case Study

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Unethical Practices and Discrepancies within Promotions The purpose of this paper is to discuss an ethical dilemma facing the Army today. Unethical dilemmas exist everywhere; all around us, at any given time. Through personal experience and the history of the Army there has been an ethical dilemma of, how unethical practices and discrepancies within the promotion system will lead to a decline in the development of qualified, effective leaders. I see the cause for this falling into two categories of, either soldier compromises or leader compromises. As with any unethical practice there will always be an impact on our force, and I believe that to be the production of unqualified leaders and the possibility of being unable to retain qualified individuals who have been passed over by these practices. History Most people will agree that you don’t have to look very far to find examples of unethical behaviors. By today’s standards it’s easy to find unethical practices in business such as: stealing time, Quid Pro Quo, or passing over a person for a promotion that they’ve earned. The Army is no different, unethical practices in the promotional system have existed since its inception. Reaching back to the Continental Army; who were the appointed leaders? They were plantation owners or prominent…show more content…
My packet went through Squadron review and then to Brigade for final approval. My packet was rejected at Brigade level by the Brigade Command Sergeants Major (CSM). The CSM’s cited reasons were, for ratings of zero in two categories on my leader’s evaluation. The categories were; Works in a Higher Grade Position and Performance of duties in a Higher Grade Position. (Attachment 1) My 1SG’s ratings were correct and justified, as he and my Platoon Leader were present for all training assemblies that year, thus not affording me the opportunity to work in a higher grade

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