Can someone please explain to me how the LE process works for the TA? I have been led to understand that a majority of TA LEs (the newest LEs) are now ex-Reg SNCOs (as in completed 22 years as Reg, failed to gain a commission and then joined the TA). Does this not strike anyone as being counter-productive: 1. Impression of not good enough for Reg LE but good enough for TA LE; 2. TA SNCOs who have committed to the TA for a long time are left short by the comparison; 3. Overall standard of LEs across the Army is lowered by a lowering of standards. Points for discussion, not just for abuse.