Here’s a little more on the Army’s reinstatement of the QMP program from Nancy Montgomery with Stars & Stripes.
After nearly seven years of suspension, what the Army calls the “Qualitative Management Program” is back, providing a means, the Army says, of ridding the service of marginal leaders. The QMP review applies to all retirement-eligible master sergeants, sergeants major and sergeants first class with 20 to 30 years of service in the regular Army, as well as the active Reserves and National Guard
I would assume that a side effect of this policy would be less willingness to grant certain types of clemency post-trial. I remember two “bottom-blows” in the Navy where less clemency was a side effect.