Overstrech - Resignations

#1
News at Ten had a big piece on overstretch this evening. I gather from a a friend in the know that in an avergae year the Army expects 150 - 200 majors to resign early each year, this year the projections are for 650.

A clear example of the effect that overstretch is having, an already hollowed out Army is being hllowed yet more.

Majors have a minimum of 10 years experience and have a large amount of funding and training invested in them, they will take 10 years to replace.

Is the situation the same with Senior Non Commissioned Offciers? I expect so?

The next Bertrand Russell ssay Prize Title - The army is broken - discuss.
 
#2
There is an assumption that a set number of Majors will resign each year (as there is for all ranks) but remember that the 16 year point is a target for many and they will go once the immediate pension point is reached. It's not due to op tours, it's just a key decision point in the typical career. Any assumptions over and above this figure I would tend to take with a pinch of salt and wait for confirmed figures before we assume the worst.
 
#3
Figures may include all the infantry majors who went on redundancy which would skew the figures for this year.
 
#5
Could be one of the same - how ironic.
 
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