I see a lot of waste in the British Army, yet the troops on the ground have to do without equipment, and boots on the ground are short. This is how I'd solve it. Review the number of major HQs (too many chiefs): HQ Land Command HQ NI HQ Cyprus HQ AG Absorb the UOTCs into the TA (its deployable) Get rid of Army Foundation College (it duplicates the role of the schools) Get rid of area & District HQs. Make them up into a balanced deployable force. Eg London has 3 infantry battalion, make it a brigade HQ that could potentially be deployed. Outsource garrison roles & admin, while keeping deployable roles within the military Get rid of regiment HQs, keep the traditions & names within the units, spilt their role between MOD, ATRA, Formation (Bde & Div) HQ and the battalion itself. Have a REME Coy in each brigade with detachments in the units, ease of admin (this may already be the case). Get rid of as many HQs as possible, eg RMP Coy, reports to MP Bn & its Infantry Brigade HQ, therefore get rid of RMP Bn HQ and have it directly reporting to Brigadeer, with a centralise RMP HQ. Simply make the Mil Provost Staff a unit subordinate to HQ RMP. Get rid of the Army Legal Service and just make appointments for Legal Officers in formatation HQs and the Army Prosecuting Authority. Make the APTC simply a school. PTIs are therefore part of the Inf unit and can do other jobs, they simply have done a PTI course and hold that appointment. Merge the RAMC, RADC and QARANC into a single medical corps. Assume the bands into the units they belong to (eg Grenadier Guards into the first battalion) where they can undertake other roles. Eg Defence Section for HQ, stretcher bearers etc. With the Small Arms School Corps, again make it simply a school, who train personnel to fill an appointment in a Infantry (eg) unit (eg Bn Small Arms Instr). With an improvement career management & training service, it would be no problem to have eg an Legal Officer career advisor/manager etc. Get rid of the AGC Staff & Personnel Support section - this role can be done within the unit (deployed or not) - simply train infantry man as clerks etc. The result - more soldiers/specialists, as opposed to specialists only - money saved to be put into equipment etc - not job cuts!!! - redeployment eg Cpl Johnny from AGC Staff & Personnel would become Cpl Johnny, "A" Admin Pln, 1 Irish Guards Your thoughts?