I will tell you there isn't one real NCO in that picture. Some may be wearing the stripes, but they aren't NCOs...
A product of the mathematical enigma that is the WAPS score. Go back on all these asshats' past EPRs and I will bet you they are all 5s. Most career fields have promotion cutoff scores of 320+ and the EPR's give them 135pts right out of the gate. Keep promoting ~25% of E5's and ~55% of E4's, watering down the roles of responsibility, and stuff like this happens.
Final Thought: The biggest clowns associated with this cluster are the ones you don't see in the photo.
Edited by DocHolliday7283, 15 December 2011 - 11:29 PM.