A fellow officer who knows his MS stuff e-mailed me the following "It would appear that IGTA is challenging TA primacy on E1/E2 commands and has stated that command should alternate between TA and Reg unless the TA candidate would be too old the next time the appointment came about. This issue may affect any commands you have applied for (less RTCs) if the present incumbent is already TA." Greedy aren't they. Why are they doing this? More command posts for them (of course but ungenerous) or a real unease concerning the quality of TA soldiers (it can't be the units as they never get tested). If it is the latter, and there are several posts here that hint at this, then what we need to do to remedy the problem is to tackle the cause - trg quality and quantity. My thinking is that what we need to push for is an improvement in the quality of the Trg Maj and leave the CO well alone. Trg is the area we must continually update and drive forward not the role and post of the CO. Like you all, I have seen good COs done down by bad Trg Majs but never bad COs done down by a good Trg Maj. And again probably like you all the wost CO who ever had the honour of commanding me was a Regular. If the Regular Army really wants to address the ability of the TA then they need to be told to look elsewhere for the answer. The problem does not lie with the CO, it lies with the profile of Trg Maj. Give us some pre-command thrusters and then we'd be cooking.