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#1
So, im coming to the end of my first posting doing an Opint role. Due to welfare reasons i am needing to choose my seocnd posting based on location rather than job role. The only job available within my location is in Ops support, working within mil training. As a LCpl, going into a second tour, is this a bad posting? I have the feeling that it is going to set my career up badly, moving away from int work so early on?

Thoughts please :)
 
#3
They said not to worry about where I get posted. My only concern is I don't want to move away from int line of work so early on if its going to set me up poorly for future postings within the Corps.
 
#4
You are answering your own questions here. You have to choose between whatever your welfare issue is and your professional development. You are the only person who can make that call. As CR says, you should seek the CoC's advice but it is your choice and not Arrse's. All that can really be said here is Good Luck
 
#7
Cheers for that, thats what i was thinking but just wanted opinions from the more experienced ones out there. Just hope i wont be seen as having too much skill fade to be put into a high tempo role after.
 

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#8
Cheers for that, thats what i was thinking but just wanted opinions from the more experienced ones out there. Just hope i wont be seen as having too much skill fade to be put into a high tempo role after.
Operative statement from OIAS is short term tour. If the welfare issue is not short term, then as everyone else has said you are set with a hard choice.
 
#9
Operative statement from OIAS is short term tour. If the welfare issue is not short term, then as everyone else has said you are set with a hard choice.
Being very junior, im about to ask what is possible a hugely bone question. Operative statement from OIAS? Let the ribbing commence haha.
 
#14
Ops Support/Mil Training will be better than measuring fences and sorting out fuckwit RAOWO's who **** up a Mk IV at 5.00pm on Friday afternoon.
but nowhere near as interesting as investigating stuff like theft of weapons, terrorist targeting, suspected espionage etc.

all that's missing nowadays is those lengthy SB liaison sessions :)
 
#15
Ops Support/Mil Training will be better than measuring fences and sorting out fuckwit RAOWO's who **** up a Mk IV at 5.00pm on Friday afternoon.
but nowhere near as interesting as investigating stuff like theft of weapons, terrorist targeting, suspected espionage etc.

all that's missing nowadays is those lengthy SB liaison sessions :)
Fuck off! No CI Sect works past 12 on a Friday!
 
#16
My so called punishment posting as a Lance Corporal, from a Divisional Int Sect to a small isolated Security Section, turned out to be one of the best and most rewarding postings of my career, and I learned a lot as well.

My only advice is to give it your best shot and not look upon it as a retrograde step.
 
#17
Cheers for that.
And as for picking Sgt, well, it rhymed ;) Nothing wrong with being optimistic!! Haha.
If i get posted to Ops support etc i will see if i can take an OCE tour providing im not too busy.
 
#19
Why would you volunteer for a job you consider "poor" in order to support your welfare issue, just to volunteer for time away on an OCE job?

The UK is a small place, dividing into "north/south/east/west/wales" makes it even smaller, I would suggest if location is vital you look at it in that perspective, you will likely gain more traction with those in authority and have a wider variety of employment available as well. You'll likely have a commutable journey in that case anyway. Ensure you voice your welfare concern thoroughly with CoC and in your PPP so that it is definately a consideration. But remember the whole "needs of the service" thing and be conscious of it.
 
#20
Fuck off! No CI Sect works past 12 on a Friday!
During the time that there was a threat to the Army in UK, I can remember the section from sleepy hollow deploying to North Wiltshire to good effect.

As a historical note, soldiers were once deemed to be collectively vulnerable at railway stations on a Friday. We achieved our aim briefing a delighted RSM from a local unit, still a keen fisherman.

Sparing the staff the detail and giving it to the Unit direct gave us a 3 way win.

Delighted to hear that there is now no threat, and that some sections can clear by 12 on a Friday.
 

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