Do you find your military service frustrating? Do you wish you could move up the ranks faster? If so, we have the guide for you. Each year, when Congress passes the National Defense Authorization Act, it tells the Armed Services how many servicemen and women can be on active duty during the assigned fiscal year. Separately, Congress also limits what percentage of the total active duty force can serve in each commissioned officer rank, what percentage of the total active duty force can serve in each warrant officer rank, and what percentage of the active duty force can serve in each enlisted rank, above the grade of E-4. There aren't any limits for the number of personnel below the rank of E-4.
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