Being Passed Over doesn’t enter the Picture, being Promoted is the biggest Message

The promotion could set Col. Anthony Henderson on a path to becoming the first Black four-star Marine general. Only 25 African-Americans in the Marines have reached general in any form.

In the Military, the higher you go up in Rank, the fewer the positions are available. I saw others passed over and it was obvious who the better Officer or NCO was. But in so many years and you don’t reach a certain Rank, it’s Goodbye to you.

Col. Anthony Henderson, a combat-tested Iraq and Afghanistan veteran, is being promoted to brigadier general.Credit…Lance Cpl. Tyler Byther/United States Marine

But I’m very pleased that this Colonel was Promoted to General. Having Combat experience is a Must. And these Jobs are very demanding.