Intel Officer/ Recruitment Q's

Discussion in 'Join the Army - Reserve Recruitment' started by Box, Aug 11, 2013.

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  1. Box


    Hi everyone - my first post!

    I have a few questions. As of next year I will have finished my degree and will either have a full time job or will be studying towards professional qualifications to become a lawyer (hopefully!). During my degree I did look at joining OTC but decided against it. However, I am thinking that I would like to join as a TA - probably an intelligence officer as this seems to match my skills set best.

    Onto the questions! If I join and am employed, then it won't be a problem if I get called up to Afghanistan, my employer will just have to deal with it. But, if I am in the position where I am studying as a post-graduate, I really will not be in a position to leave the UK because of exams etc. Would this be a problem? If I was taking exams to become a lawyer, I would quite like to join the army as a lawyer on qualification if this makes any difference.

    Also, I'd be really interested to hear from anyone that is an int officer. I want to make sure I know what I'm getting myself in for if I am called up - how much front line work is there? Do women work on the front line? Or would I be limited to being on base?

    Thanks in advance for replies!
  2. I can't give any decent info to many of your questions. However if you haven't already, take a look at the threads in the Int Corps forum, and the Officer recruitment forum, as they may have some answers to your questions.
  3. Box


  4. Mr_Fingerz

    Mr_Fingerz LE Book Reviewer

    You may want to factor in training which will affect your deployability, and the drawdown from Afghanistan which will probably affect it even more.
  5. It's Int, not intel. Not that you should know but just for future reference. There was another thread a while back on a similar theme.

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  6. If you don't want to go to Afghan/ tour whilst you'r exams are on you wont. Part of being a Reserve is being able to pick and choose (not right IMO but hey ho.) You'd only go compulsory if your unit got mobilized and WW3 kicked off, even then you could probably get out of it. Bare in mind though, your 'Alfa' training is weekends only so that shouldnt affect things to much, your ' Bravo' is 2 weeks at ATC(C,P,W), then you have summer camp 2 weeks every year and whatever courses you can put yourself on.
  7. Box


    Thanks Wrighty28 - exactly what I needed to know. Think I read the thread you are referring to ashford and realised my mistake! Won't be making it again!

    I've done a bit more research in the Int Corps section and still can't seem to find an answer to the amount of front line work. Can anyone help?
  8. I meant thread about being at uni and TA deployments! Depends what you mean about front-line work. Where the army goes the Int CORPS goes. Not too often do they fix bayonets with the steely-eyed dealers of death that are the infantry but a numbering specialists do go on patrol with them now and again.

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  9. By the time you finish training Afghanistan will likely be over. And at that rank, I see little in the way of deployable posts for young Int Officers, those that remain will likely be fought over by the regular cohort as they try and grab some operational experience. Your best hope in deploying would be if you had some niche skill, language or otherwise, that makes you an asset.

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  10. Didn't somebody start another identical thread a few days ago?
  11. I think there was something similar I gave a good stiff ignoring recently. This one is interesting though. Claims to be three years into studying for a law degree yet the posts are littered with errors, drops in the "fact" that she is female and has "Box" as her username, says she's read a couple of similar threads but repeats the common errors. I think someone isn't what they claim.
  12. Box


    Joe_Private, thank you for your insightful reply, if you'd like to point out my 'errors', other than my use of 'intel' which I have already apologised for, I would be happy to edit my original post. Unless you have a problem with my username - I'd love to hear why it makes me out to be a troll! And fyi, I am not reading law.
  13. At the risk of another ROPing, I think he's referring to your inconsistent use of punctuation; your misspelling of corps (core);'if I was..' Instead of ' if I were'; and the use of box, well I'm not at liberty to say . Personally, as joe_ private is a civvy, I'd just ignore him.

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  14. I had assumed this was a feeble wind-up, given the claim as a graduate/graduand to have done "research". If not, there are probably better services careers available, part time or otherwise, but probably not in this corps.
  15. Beaten to it by the Ashford old school by ashford_old_school.