I was speaking to some newYOs recently and I have noticed a worrying trend. Given the amount of work now required to get through the TA commissioning process (no longer can it be seen as something 'just to do over the summer') group B subbies in the OTC should be at their highest standard ever. However, just as some subbies leave RMAS (surely at their keenest) it appears that they are not being fully untilised by their OTCs. It is understandable that some YOs who are going into their final year should not want to take command of a troop in a group A unit. However, if subbies are put back in the food chain where they would have been if they had stayed as ocdts or JUOs (and getting tasked by SUOs etc), and their talents are not utilised by their units, surely there is a danger of them never getting to Group A units. Has anyone else seen this happening in their units?