How do soldiers get promotion if there's no war?

6 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    You have ignited an unusual situation -- everyone who answered before me gave a correct and excellent answer. Especially, American Daniel, Canadian Capitalgentlemen and OZ Armorour.

    Vacancies primarily occur through attrition, people getting out through expiration of enlistment or contract, retirement, illness or injury. During war time there may be more vacancies due to casualties, etc.

  • 1 month ago

    For Non commissioned personel you take courses to improve yourself and your skills and write exams to qualify for promotion to the next rank once you have put in your time. This same policy goes for Commissioned officers but usually happens due to attrition. 

  • 1 month ago

    Natural attrition we Retire people only do 4 years some medical discharges and  Dishonourable discharges

  • 1 month ago

    Vacancies. When someone retires, someone is promoted to his spot.  When a general retires, there are many promotions:  a Lt Gen to Gen, a Maj Gen to Lt Gen, a BGen to Maj Gen, a Col to BGen .....  right down to a private becoming a corporal. 

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  • Daniel
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Each service does it a little differently, but essentially enlisted are selected for promotion based on some combination of skills testing, written evaluations by their supervisors, decorations, time in service, time in grade, and/or a local or central promotion board.  

    Officers' records go before a central selection board at certain times in their careers where they are looked at.  The officers with the highest scored records get promoted.  

    This is the same in wartime or peacetime.  Battlefield promotions are pretty much non-existent today.

  • 1 month ago

    when some retire, an opening is created

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