Posted by Lex, on February 13, 2011
The Wall Street Journal finds some flaws in the way that officers are officially evaluated in the US Army:
The same (Major Nidal) Hasan who set off silent alarms in his supervisors—the Psychiatric Residency Program Director at Walter Reed was one of them—would garner only plaudits in the official written evaluations at the time. He was commended in these as a “star officer,” one focused on “illuminating the role of culture and Islamic faith within the Global War on Terrorism.” One supervisor testified, “His unique interests have captured the interest and attention of peers and mentors alike.” No single word of criticism or doubt about Hasan ever made its way into any of his evaluations.
Well, you know: One bad mark and you can ruin a man’s career.