I am led to believe that VEng is to be introduced to all A&S in Jan 08, thereby all serving personnel will automatically move from the 22 year career profile to Stage 2 VEng 24 year profile. Please correct me if I am wrong. I am currently in my residual service and thus current regulations prevent promotion? My runout date is Feb 08, so fingers crossed I'll fall into the Stage 2 bracket, I will then start a further 2 years residual service errrmmm. 4 years residual service and marking time. I feel that it would be prudent for the powers that be to waiver residual service for personnel who enlisted in years 1986-87. Prior to my residual service starting I received 2 CR's in my current rank, although I was not put forward to any promotion board due to senority, understandable, but serving a further 3 years (marking time) is a little demoralising. Obviously, this about me, but there must be others in the same situation as me, how do you feel about it? The future is known, take a look at the present.