This came from a conversation I had today with a couple of people about their reasons for signing off/having a sad-on with the army. The reasons were the usual, sick of moving every year, wife needs to do aa course, kids need stable education, get on the property ladder. We then discussed whether long-term posts would solve this, what do you think? The army gives you a post that is for as long as you want at one of the large units (Bde,Regt, or Div). In return you can arrange a more stable life style. There would be problems such as what to do if you are promoted but could that not be solved by promotion in dead mans shoes to people on long-term postings, or if they choose to move. A reduced X-factor (somewhere between TA and Reg levels) and the savings due to these people not needing disturbance allowances or retraining every posting on different kit could even save costs overall. Its just an idea, what's other peoples take on this?