raising the upper age limit for regular soldiers in line with america

why cant we raise the upper age limit for our soldiers in line with america anyone under 40 who would re-join regular please comment there are guys out there with a good head on there shoulders and who are still fit enough if you can pass all tests then why not let us back in me included age 36
Two points:

In certain areas of the Army they'll be shortages of manpower, be it specialist or other,

The army like the other 2 services are in the same boat in making pax redundant so at the age of 36 unless you have something 'significant' to offer the army which would improve your opportunity then slim chances,

Lastly, The US forces are significantly larger in size compared to ours, although better equipped & looked after you could try them instead ? Otherwise TA.... Mind you not forgetting the TA are currently under review also, unsure when the findings are released though, Sept I think.

Mark The Convict

Some comparisons for the OP to consider; here, at least, recruitment age is affected by many factors, some of which are a comparatively small, ageing population, the state of the economy (particularly WRT competition from the resources sector) and age discrimination legislation; Recruitment Centre | Defence Jobs

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