How many chiefs does the army need?Bit of a late post to the thread but once again someone at Land doesn't have a single clue how the real world works.
I've seen and had confirmed that a lot of units, including the OTC, are having a rigidly imposed ban on ALL extensions for personnel reaching the age of 55. Which has included chiefs. From experience, and I suspect other posters will confirm this, units only put requests for extensions in for people who benefit the unit. Those people tend to have qualifications and experience that is difficult to acquire for the average reservist so the policy will have a negative impact on the ability of units to function.