A decorated two-star general has been forced to leave the British Army after being found guilty of lying about his relationship with a female subordinate, The Telegraph has learned.
Major-General Chris Bell, 48,
This might be a little out of date but there comes a point where it’s up or out. Do your 2 or 3 year posting, gain promotion from it or that’s it, pension time. This usually starts at age 55.
But as you can see, there are only a couple of steps left to the top there. And he’s 48. He coulda been a contender.
On the other hand this is part of what the system is at this level. A vicious competition to see who will make it to that top.