Agreed Wolfgang. I saw WAY too many senior officers in the military who were more concerned about getting their next promotion than doing the right thing. That's why when the opportunity came up, dozens of us junior officers resigned our commissions and got out early. Of the three Battalion Commanders that I served under, I wouldn't want to follow more than one of them into combat. I even had a Vietnam veteran NCO tell me that if a war broke out, I was to avoid any battalion staff calls because of the probability of someone fragging the meeting because of the senior officers in the battalion.