I was hit with this question last night over a pint. Just noticed its in the wrong section. It was a late night What are the posting rules on an individual who has a previous charge under his belt for physical assault of a recruit at a training establishment? Would he be considered for a further post at a phase 2 establishment much later on in his career. He applied for his LS&GC and few times and it has always been rejected because of the seriousness of the crime if that is any help to this question. I pulled this below from the MODs response to the Blake review as well, However, are there time bars to the crime when consideration for a further posting at Phase 2 and would the fact he is still being told no for his LS & GS warrant the fact he will not or should not get such a post? Recommendation 12 Instructors should be vetted for their suitability to work with young people, applying standards that are no less rigorous then those applied to civilian establishments educating or training people under 18. We recognise the need for instructors to be checked for their suitability to work with young people prior to taking up their posts, and we do so within the current legislative constraints. Under the present law, Criminal Record Bureau checks do not apply to those working with under 18s in full time employment. The Ministry of Defence is therefore discussing with the Department for Education and Skills and the Home Office changes to legislation that would allow employers greater flexibility in carrying out Criminal Record Bureau checks on employees in the future. In the meantime, the posting of individual Service personnel is considered by the Armed Forces on a case-by-case basis. Every effort is made to ensure that all the relevant facts (including career and disciplinary records) are taken into account. Improvements to this process have been made, and we now have a much better system for identifying, flagging (on personnel files, for example) and monitoring personnel who may have transgressed in the past. Work is underway to review the checks that are carried out on personnel applying for instructor posts to ensure that best practice is applied across the three Services.