May 20, 2014 9:00 PM

Editorial: Livingston an easy choice for SC adjutant general

THE MILITARY is probably the closest thing we have in this nation to a meritocracy, a place where you succeed or fail based more certainly on what you know than who you know. It’s not a perfect meritocracy — building the right relationships is essential — but the incentive to base promotions on ability is profound, because if leaders are incompetent, people die.

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