I did things that made you hate me.
The festivities lasted a full week, and all sorts of debauchery and frivolity filled each day. It was not unusual during the festival that the master of a household could be caught serving his servant his meal.
It must have been a good time, at least for the servants. What if, once a year, the Marine Corps were to consider this idea or something similar? Nor am I talking about the debauchery and frivolity I mention above. The board will be composed of the Battalion CO and any 3 additional Battalion Commanders from any regiment or separate battalion.
If feasible, the Regimental CO of the battalion conducting the operation will sit in as the tie breaking vote.
After the board, the battalion commanders decide which Lieutenant was both the most confident, most decisive, and most competent tactically.
The decision is immediately publicized. Here is where the Roman role reversal comes in, but with one glaring difference. For the conduct of the board, the only officers allowed in the room are the Commanders, and one of the lieutenants being boarded.
As the Lieutenant enters the room, his time starts. Immediately one of the sitting battalion commanders verbally gives him a platoon level tactical scenario, with an associated tactical question.
If he answers it satisfactorily, another battalion commander then gives him a company level tactical scenario.
The third gives another company level situation, and time permitting the fourth provides a battalion-level tactical decision question. If at any point that the lieutenant shows indecision, or gives unsatisfactory answers, the battalion commanders can, within the time limits, develop the given scenario as if they were an enemy reacting to a hesitant platoon or company commander.
Each scenario, however, should not last longer than ten minutes, so that the Lieutenant has an opportunity to demonstrate tactical proficiency and potential competency beyond the platoon level.
The commanders then present the Captain with the same scenarios and he is questioned for his responses. This might prove sufficient incentive to ensure the Lieutenant chosen is both competent and well-prepared.
There is no five paragraph order provided. Just an abbreviated situation, and a simple task, and intent. It also brings them out of the platoon and company pigeon-hole to gain a broader perspective of why and how things are decided the way they are at the battalion level.
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I did things that made you hate me. Now you can see why." I truly thought that the Marine Corps was the 1%, but as the years wear on I realize that unfortunately we are just like everyone.