I would venture that the current method of selecting the correct sub-trade for our soldiers is haphazzard and often flawed. We need to assess individual attributes at time of application and steer our youngsters in the right direction, setting them up for success in a trade for which they are clearly suited. Think of the savings, both financially (as they will be loaded on only relevant courses) and the manpower wastage reduction, as we are steering them to what is clearly their strong area. For example, if a young man is in touch with him feminine side (nothing wrong with that), is not too robust physically, perhaps has weak eyesight caused by on-line gaming, then clearly Security is the way forward. And all chicks to go into security - but that's obvious. If he is physically gifted, an ability to remember key facts, presents himself as a strong and confident briefer, unfazed by G3, then Applied Intelligence is clearly his bag. I would go into the world of IMINT, SIGINT and HUMINT, but feel I should open this up to a wider audience to ask for input. What are the key attributes that should be identified at an early stage?