Ok this post could get kinda long so bare with me. Heres my situation. Ive only been in the Army 3yrs now but it feels like way more. Ive been around the military all my life. Pops did 20yrs and I only waited a year after HS to sign up. When I originaly when to sign up I wanted to do the samething my dad did which was field artillerly (13M). When I told him thats what I wanted to do he told me if I did he would never let me back in his house. He said I need something that will benifit me in the long run. So I went signal. My first and only duty station has been strategic. During my time here I have seen a lot of things that I just dont like. The biggest thing (and reason for my post) is the promotion happy fast trackers. Im sorry but I just dont agree with it. From E-1 to E-4 I can understand. But when it comes to the ranks of NCO I dont like it. To me there is more to just answering abunch of questions and copying a buch of answers. NCOs need to be know there job, be wise, professional, and most importantly take care of their soldiers. Basicly the Creed. But I see way too may people getting promoted simply cause of the money, and not giving a damn about soldiers, or just giving monthly coulselings just to cover there ass. My unit is basicly forcing me to go to the promotion board. I feel Im not ready to go. There is way more of the Army I need to know/learn before I feel im ready to be a NCO. IE...ive never been deployed or even been to a tactical location of anykind. Anyway I could go on more but Ill cut it short cause its allready too long. Any thoughts?