Regular vs/via Reserve

#1
Hello everyone,

I have a question I need to get back to my CSM on soon and I would appreciate your thoughts. I initially submitted a reserve application but
since speaking to both reserves and regulars, I notice I am very serious about this and that regular entry might be more appropriate.

The advice I've been given from ARC, CSM and some individual advisors falls into the following categories:

1. continue reserve application and transfer to full time 'if you like it' once on the job.
2. change application to regular asap (I have yet to attend AOSB; currently doing visits; probably important to find a Reg unit to support me)

As I am 28 I don't have time to waste and my main concern is:

joining a reserve unit who stand by you, only to then flake out on them to go regular before 30. Personally, I find this unacceptable and I don't want to be taking advantage of them.

However, this is the route that most seem to recommend? I'm told I could still enter FT Sandhurst until 30, but that does not take away the
fact that I would be flaking out on a unit that supported me. Or am I missing something here? A reserve who's commissioned and wants to go Regular would still need to go back to do the FT Sandhurst course, right?

Any thoughts or advice welcome! Thank you!
 
#2
Without implying that we need more Reservist Officers or that the standard is different, which it isn't...

- Remain applying for Reserve Officer
- Gain AOSB Main Board Pass
- Decide on Regular Vs Reserve as your Pass is valid for both

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#3
Fundamentally what do you want to do? Whatever feelings a reserve unit might have about seeking their advice and support and then deciding to go regulars it is your life and they will not be heartbroken.
 

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