I am a former Rifleman who left the army about eight years ago. After such a long time I expect I'll have to do CMSR from scratch when I join the TA. I read that it takes up to a year to get to your unit. Is there a way of cutting this time down a bit? Is there an option of putting more weekends/evenings in to get through training faster? I'll be 30 early in 2009 and I've wasted enough time already. I've started working on my fitness and want to be in the best possible condition and fit the ground running. Ideally, I'd like to train as a CMT but beggars can't be choosers and to be honest I just want to get things squared away asap and get myself available for deployment. Any advice would be gratefully recieved. Cheers.