promotion in ta

#2
raversrevenge said:
if you join ta, how long would it be before they consider you for promotion, or would they only consider this if you become mobilised
You would wait at least 34 years.

This will enable you to be in the same age bracket as the rest of the JNCOs in your unit.

Mobilisation reduces the 34 year time period to 33.5 years.
 
#4
The_Rattler said:
I always thought it was dead mans shoes (you had to kill to get to the top)
No, the killing is optional - you merely have to carry out a smear campaign on your rivals. I find a mess photo, with successfully smeared rivals' faces crossed out acts as an excellent aide memoire.
 
#7
Ignore Geordie_Blerk. He's like a really funny, relevant bloke minus the humorous relevance.

You'll ( in general ) be promoted if you are qualified and capable and if there is a slot for you. The old days of being promoted for being a Good Bloke are pretty much gone.

Dunno about Core types, but with the Infantry its probably 12-18 months minimum, realistically somewhat longer.
 
#9
Bravo_Bravo said:
Ignore Geordie_Blerk. He's like a really funny, relevant bloke minus the humorous relevance.

You'll ( in general ) be promoted if you are qualified and capable and if there is a slot for you. The old days of being promoted for being a Good Bloke are pretty much gone.

Dunno about Core types, but with the Infantry its probably 12-18 months minimum, realistically somewhat longer.
And you have never deployed.

In over 20 years!
 
#10
I asked the same question of my PSAO and got the following reply:

"There are a number of bridges to cross before you can become a Junior NCO. The first of these is of course Phase 1 Recruit training. Once you have completed this you will be posted to one of our Specialist Teams (STRE) and you would need to complete some training with the STRE in order to gain a recommendation for promotion to Junior NCO. You would then need to attend the JNCO Course following which you would be promoted. The normal time scale from joining to Junior NCO is 4/5 years and does depend on how well you perform as a TA soldier."
 
#13
Being a TA tom I think it is essential to go on ops before thinking about promotion as if you are a l/jack in the TA you should be able to command regular soldiers should you be mobilised to do so - from what I have read you have only just joined and you should concentrate on acomplishing soldiering skills before promotion, in my expereince people who are after really fast promotion are knob jockey little hitlers who want to order people about having done f**kall themselves, min 4 years plus a tour.
 
#16
Bravo_Bravo said:
Ignore Geordie_Blerk. He's like a really funny, relevant bloke minus the humorous relevance.

You'll ( in general ) be promoted if you are qualified and capable and if there is a slot for you. The old days of being promoted for being a Good Bloke are pretty much gone.

Dunno about Core types, but with the Infantry its probably 12-18 months minimum, realistically somewhat longer.
I would also say a tour with a good Op report would be useful, but not a requirement.
Don't be in a rush, consolidate at your present rank, be as good as you can be within the limitations of training for the TA, learn from those above you, not just the good things, but learn from the errors and mistakes too.
 

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#17
lord said:
Being a TA tom I think it is essential to go on ops before thinking about promotion as if you are a l/jack in the TA you should be able to command regular soldiers should you be mobilised to do so - from what I have read you have only just joined and you should concentrate on acomplishing soldiering skills before promotion, in my expereince people who are after really fast promotion are knob jockey little hitlers who want to order people about having done f**kall themselves, min 4 years plus a tour.
lord,

There are soldiers across the TA who are doing good stuff on tour, but it doesn't automatically mean that they should be promoted. Was the tour relevant to their role? Did they get to stretch themselves, or were they sangar bashing for 6 months?

Promotion is (or at least should be) an indication of your capabilities and your ability to command and lead others.

The command/lead bit is assessed on the potential JNCO cadre. You should not be loaded onto it until your commanders are happy that you know your trade, and have demonstrated the potential to be a leader.
 
#18
Geordie_Blerk said:
raversrevenge said:
if you join ta, how long would it be before they consider you for promotion, or would they only consider this if you become mobilised
You would wait at least 34 years.

This will enable you to be in the same age bracket as the rest of the JNCOs in your unit.

Mobilisation reduces the 34 year time period to 33.5 years.
Another classic from GB.
I have to ask, was your school bus driver an adult instructor in the ACF who stuck his finger up your primary exit orifice.

You now hang round the TA and ACF forums in the vain hope it will happen again in cyber type sty-lie?

Ding Ding, Its your stop Geordie!
 
#19
Advice for promotion.

1. Work to your full ability.
2. Be prepared to work beyond your ability, but make your superiors aware that you're out of your depth so that they can provide appropriate supervision.
3. Identify your weaknesses and arrange to overcome them.
4. Identify the weaknesses of your peers and support and encourage them.
5. Be the person who raises morale.
6. If in doubt, ask! It translates as keenness. It's the stupid one who doesn't ask.

7. Be the one who gets the first round in - whether it's at the bar or on the range.
 
#20
putteesinmyhands said:
Advice for promotion.

1. Work to your full ability.
2. Be prepared to work beyond your ability, but make your superiors aware that you're out of your depth so that they can provide appropriate supervision.
3. Identify your weaknesses and arrange to overcome them.
4. Identify the weaknesses of your peers and support and encourage them.
5. Be the person who raises morale.
6. If in doubt, ask! It translates as keenness. It's the stupid one who doesn't ask.

7. Be the one who gets the first round in - whether it's at the bar or on the range.
What he said!
Chinese proverb - He who asks a question may be a fool for five minutes, he who never asks a question may be a fool forever.
 

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