Careerism as stated in the freedictionary.com is a noun meaning the pursuit of professional advancement as one's chief or sole aim: "Rampant careerism, which makes several a work place a joyless site, was in check" Mary McGrory.
Is careerism a problem in the Armed Forces? Or is it a symptom of something bigger? Has it been a problem through the ages? Are senior leaders addressing the careerism or ignoring it?