I recently attended and was accepted to join (obviously if I pass ADSC etc) a medical unit as a CMT (V). I am not involved in the medical world so my TA role would be a complete contrast to my normal job. However, after reading comments on here, I specifically asked what my role would be. I was told that I would be a CMT (V) and that I would attend the CMT (V) Class 3, 2 and 1 courses. My ambition was to get trained and be allowed to use those skills in Afghan (or if it took a long time to train, whatever Op we'd be on next). However, based on comments on here (which do seem fairly old) that is not the case!! Now i've read on here about CMT (V) becoming CMA's ...this rumour was quashed during my recruitment meeting and I was told that this conversation has been going on for years with no decision made. I've also read on here from 2006, a discussion about HMA's! What i'm trying to find out is: What training would I receive for CMT (V) Class 3 What training would I receive for CMT (V) Class 2 What training would I receive for CMT (V) Class 1 What would my role be on Ops if I were to deploy as: Class 3? Class 2? Class 1? What IS a CMA in comparison to a CMT (V) and is this rumour true or a load of bollocks? Does anyone really know what the future is for CMT (V)? Is it worthwhile me joining the unit, training to do something I really want to do, only to find out that I can't do anything other than put tents up and count bandages!? I don't want to sound negative about the role...this is something I really want to do but just want to know the truth!!