For those who were wondering what the outline is for the reserves in Army 2020, ... 2.5. The Army Reserve. The Army 2020 proposition for the Army Reserve sees a fundamental change as it is fully integrated into the whole force. From the outset Reservists will be required to contribute routinely to military outputs – not simply in extremis – at every level from individual reinforcements to complete units depending on the nature of the task. This will include overseas engagement, UN commitments and domestic resilience tasks, as well as more accustomed roles such as supporting enduring commitments and intervention operations at larger scale. The Army Reserve will provide, at lower readiness: • Specialist roles, such as medical, cyber, intelligence, languages, and stabilization; • Roles requiring less collective training to maintain readiness, such as sustainment (fuel, transport and distribution); light gun artillery and air defence; and certain aspects of combat engineering and counter-IED; • Combat roles, principally for resilience and regeneration, but useable in formed elements on lower risk and less complex tasks, given adequate notice. Reserve units will be partnered with Regular units for training and force generation purposes, which will enable combined training and links with local communities and local employers to aid recruitment of Reservists. Individuals up to formed units will be integrated at readiness to deploy on operations as an integral part of any force. Key to this is ensuring that they are fully recruited and trained to the level required to maintain their currency and readiness... 5.7. The Army Reserve. Army 2020 will provide the ways and means to make the Army Reserve better recruited, manned, trained and equipped as an integral part of the whole force. There will be no change to current levels of Reservist commitment to peacetime training, but when the Army is committed to an enduring operation the contribution of the Army Reserve will be both predictable and programmed. To achieve this there will need to be a step change in the relationship between the Army, its Reservists and their employers, which will be the subject of an MOD consultation paper to be issued in Autumn 2012 that will set out detailed proposals. The Army will engage the employers of Reservists to explain future requirements, understand their needs and develop relationships which better meet the requirements of the Army, the employer and the Reservist. Assuring service from Reservists in the integrated Army, to stabilise training attendance and routine mobilisation when committed to an operation, will require current Reservist terms and conditions of service to be applied more rigorously and existing legislation may need to be revised in order to achieve this. So those TA adverts are working, we are inundated with recruits, there is no back log at APC and regulars can transfer in with no excessive waits or dramas. Sweet.