The Armed Forces has unacceptable levels of sexism, racism and bullying because it is led by a “pack of white middle-aged men”, a major new report has said.
The Armed Forces are one of the few places where you only get to be a manager by having done the job for a couple of decades.
Your promotion into line management being based upon close examination of you over those years by all around you. Those who fail the test – there are any number of Majors and Commanders off running support lines and the like, knowing and known to be never to get any further – stop being line managers quite early on in a potential career.
Can’t have that, obviously, management by competence just won’t do in the modern world.