Hi everyone, I've read the sticky and I've had a look at the army.mod.uk pages on the TA, but there's a couple of things I'm not sure about. I'm starting university in October. I'm hoping to join the TA as a direct entry officer in the infantry and I'll begin my application around this time next year. I'd ideally like to see deployments as a platoon commander, however I understand that operations are winding down and it's unlikely there's going to be another "big one" any time soon. If I were to be in the TA, realistically, would I be able to expect a deployment as an infantry platoon commander, or is it more likely that these jobs will go to regular officers, leaving me in a more support role? Cheers in advance for any replies and apologies if I've been rambling on.