Military Reviews

Scandals involving officers are causing the U.S. military to make a drastic change in personnel evaluations.

FOX News Radio's Steve Knight reports:

Taking a cue from the private sector, the military will start using so-called "360-degree performance evaluations."  For the first time, even the highest-ranking officers will be evaluated by their peers and those they command.

The New York Times reports that Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey ordered the change as part of a broad overhaul of training and development programs.  The general says he is "disturbed about misconduct issues," and wants a better way to assess character and competence.

He acknowledges that some senior officers warn that the change risks damaging the military's command system and might weaken discipline.

Steve Knight, FOX News Radio.