Pentagon – The Army has decided to completely get rid of the Battalion Commander Assessment Program (BCAP) after they discovered 82 percent of candidates who applied for Battalion Command had “Antisocial Personality Disorder,” or psychopathy as it is formerly known.
“We were stunned to learn the majority of our senior officer leadership didn’t have a conscience,” CPT Longwell, an Army Spokesperson for BCAP stated. “Apparently they’ve learned how to mimic behaviors that are commonly shown when something funny, sad, or alarming takes place. In fact, they feel absolutely nothing and don’t connect to their troops on any level.”
The Army will look at modifying the program, potentially doing away with the psychological evaluation in the future, and bring it back online when it functions as desired. In the meantime, selection for battalion commander will continue as it has in years past with a board convening to read something written on a sheet of paper that gives a strong two dimensional assessment of a persons ability to lead troops into harms way and make life or death decisions.