We can do better that that as a community. We must do better.In every command and detachment, dozens of commanding officers and officers in charge are making hundreds of decisions to optimize the performance of their commands for their tours alone. If they are doing anything for the long run, it is because of an enlightened sense of duty, not because there was anything in the system that rewarded them for it. There is no evaluation of how well those commanding officers interacted with their peers or how well those commands interacted as part of the task force. Nor do we associate an officer's leadership effectiveness with how well his command performed after he's left. We don't associate an officer's leadership effectiveness with how often his people got promoted 2, 3, or 4 years hence. We don't track that information. All that matters is performance in the moment.