The Army is revising its retention policy. The new standards are as follows: Staff sergeant limits go from 23 to 20 years. Promotable sergeant, from 20 to 15 years. Sergeant, from 15 to 13 years. Promotable corporal or specialist, from 15 to 12 years. Corporal or specialist, from 10 to eight years. Private, from eight to five years As a comparison: A private is the general worker A corporal is an assistant manage A Sergeant is a junior manager A Staff Sgt is a manager I contend that a solider should be allowed to stay in the Army as long as he wants regardless of promotion. For example a truck driver - once he gets promoted to Staff Sgt, he no longer drives trucks - he normally only supervisors truck drivers. Some people are better followers than leaders. So, what say you, should we promote people, just so they can stay in the Army (and other services)?