Now it has been confirmed that the Dvr/RadOp trade will cease to exist losing the Dvr and becoming just RadOps or should i say 'Logistic Comms Specialists', How will this effect retention or recruitment? With a trade with only one WO1 (not counting the made up job at DRLC for pension purposes) in trade, the MD or Dvr route was one of the ways that DvrRadOps could have a full career. The promise of all the E2 post opening up is a 'red herring' as most of these jobs are rank ranged and 99% of the time will be filled at the lower rank. Lets be honest a SSgt in a Tpt Sqn is a lot easier than being a SSgt(BSMU) in a Regt, getting paid the same. you cant blame people for jumping ship. The argument that it will be cheaper to train a RadOp due to the fact that he only does B+E instead of the full Service Dvr course at DST is blown out of the water when you realise that most vehs in the army today and lined up for the future are all 'C' vehs. I dont think this has been thought through, there are no incentives,and for a trade that is already 25% below strength and getting worse the trade will die.