I see too many soldiers coming in and fast tracking to SGT in 2 and a half years and don't know shit. They're leading soldiers w/ combat patches when they have barely been to the field and don't know enough but the stuff you study for the board. IMO you should have to be in for 4 years or on your second enlistment to even be eligible. Then commanders and First Sergeants should look at the soldier in depth and decide whether or not they should even send the soldier to the board. No more of this "you're an E-4, time to go to the board bullshit." And a combat patch should count for more points than a fucking PT test. I've been in for 3 years, was given the chance for WLC and the board, but I turned them down to make sure I knew how to lead soldiers like it should be done (more experience) before I even give it a crack.