...by starting TSC(A) and using up petrol/money/space; - Is there a point in my continuing if I'm trying to build a career and won't be putting in for Herrick 35 (or whatever) straight away when I finish training ? - Is it worth discussing this epiphany with the PSAO/whoever ? I understand that the army/TA are slowly giving up on being separate entities, but I had thought that there might be a place for someone that might do the odd tour, would put in the effort on the weekends etc, but does not want to be a part time soldier in the most literal sense. (I work in a bloody competitive environment - telling the management that I want to go off for gongs and explosions because some of the lads at the TAC will give me nasty looks otherwise won't quite do it.) An honest question, prompted from a (very new, not even sewn on the TRF) recruit after reading through the 'SNCO Enablers' and '9 Recruits turned away' threads.