My co-main character (there are two) is a commissioned officer. The setting of my novel is similar to today's world but with fighting breaking out sporadically in trouble spots all over the world. World War III, I suppose would be a good description though it's ... really that. Anyway. I'm wondering just how quickly a man can rise through the military if he graduated from, say, West Point if I hypothetically make him a very good leader and skilled soldier.
Thank you in advance for the help!