David Tier

David Tier is a Major in the U.S. Army and serves as a strategic plans and policy officer. He is an Airborne Ranger-qualified graduate of Harvard, a three-time combat veteran of Iraq and commanded a cavalry troop in combat for 12 months, but was passed over for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in the primary zone. The views expressed here are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of the U.S. Government, Department of Defense, or any of their components.

The Army must institute an evaluation system that offers promotion boards more information on each candidate’s performance and potential that is independent from the chain of command.