The United States Army is looking for candidates to directly commision into their organization at the rank of Colonel under their new 'Cyber Direct Commisioning' program aimed at addressing their cybersecurity disability (archived). Under the US Army rank structure, Colonel is the most senior field officer rank. Following the legal minimum time in grade requirements, it would take a an officer entering the US Army normally 13 years to rise from the entry level officer rank to Colonel, but 22 years is the typical time to rank with half of candidates in the predecessor rank of Lieutenant Colonel failing to be selected for promotion to Colonel.
The US Army has already issued direct commisions to fill positions for lower ranks than Colonel under this cybersecurity recruitment program. Once they do find a Colonel in the wild to commision, it will surely be great for morale.