It might work if there were enough people to train them, and that means shed loads of high quality JNCOs and SNCOs. We will also need plenty of accommodation to house them, more real estate on which to train them, plus their clothing and equipment, and vehicles to transport them.
To my mind this will take about six years of unrestricted spending to put in place. The NCOs will have to come from our existing manpower, which means we will have to boost retention massively, and that means paying our NCOs a decent wage.
Also, who are the intended concriptees? If it is to be all our youth (or just those elect not to go on to higher education) what will we do with all the women? Infantry is not an option for them so are the corps going to become predominantly female???
National Service does not have to mean universal military service, there are trees to hug for the Forestry Commision (Soon to be Arboreal Rights Agency) plus nurses are too posh to wipe ar5es these days so two years of geriatric butt wiping would do them some good.
I say bring it on, make the little beasts learn that rights and responsibilities go hand in hand.
Like scrapping the NHS? Being forced to buy expensive life/health insurance
Trying to get that type of insurance before telic was hard now impossible for a member of the TA. Could force companies to insure their workers but would only give them another reason not to employ you but this thread is not about mob'ing the Temp Agency.