I am seriously looking at competing for the SAMC. I am a SSG, serving as a Platoon Sergeant. I have competed in a number of boards, and have sat on a number of Soldier/NCO of the month boards, as well as promotion boards. My question is, aside from basic knowledge and board questions, what do you look for in a candidate?
What, in your opinion weighs heaviest in determining a candidate? In month boards and promo boards presentation is everything, IMO.
Do you believe in quotas, such as "we will only take the top 1-2 per board"?
I am SERIOUS about making the SAMC by years end, what would be your recommendation to me?