Morning everyone, It has been a while since my last round of questions, since then the SDSR has happened, which fuels this question: In a statement from my current company heirachy and probably repeated in many other places "the Army is full". Probably not too wrong considering the redundancies to come. I understand there will always be recruiting to be done, although I do remember being told that the last time redundancies were made, a huge "swathe" of officers (that time particularly infantry I think) were told they were no longer required. How likely is it that a larger number of young officers are going to find themselves hitting the end of their SSC and not gaining the regular commission? Something that a short time ago I would have thought pretty unlikely for someone intending to make their career in the military and not a complete chocolate teapot. I ask as (in my case) I would stand to go from an open 22 year engagement in a pretty secure trade to what is a bit of a "gamble" to become an officer (the gamble being to become a good one), already a big step, but now if the risks of an enforced retirement early are greater, that step seems less attractive. This may apply to other soldiers who would otherwise be looking to expand their horizons and take on the leadership and responsibility being an officer provides. Any thoughts, particularly on the SSC/IRC changeover rather than analysing my particular case, in order to remain relevant to a wider audience!