Topical with relevance to the TC from 13 Regt who came off P Coy, F*ckin' Well done for trying, particularly when she was RLCHEESE. The RLCHEESE is the Corps that prides itself on giving as little support as possible to soldiers (and even less support to Offrs) who wish to break the drudgery by going for P Coy, AACC, SF etc. This is a Corps that is approx 20% of the army and its so grossly underrepresented in these areas its criminal. Before the G3 Mongs retort with the "lack of mil skills" rhetoric, remember these organisations are looking for aptitude and potential, not ready made product. The RLCHEESE lacks the culture that encourages YO and JNCOs to go forward because of blinkered parochialism, and the "who's going to cover on the veh park and, it might career foul you long run type" arguements. Ironically, this is the same Corps that has over 100 sportsmen/women in full time trg/6 months a yr for sports so minor the only media coverage they get is from the social retartds from BFBS/6th sense. Lets get a grip. Lets change the culture . The next time a YO/Cpl approaches you and says he wants to go and do xxx cse, instead of finding 10 reasons why not, lets get behind him, cut him away to train for a few months, set him some estimates and mentor these people. We all know somebody who knows somebody who's on the inside that can help. Lets make a few phone calls and help them on the way. We're all in the Fr Forces paragraph together!!! Ultimately, if he passes, come OJAR time you can always remind the CO/Bde Comd that he did really well and you gave him every encouragement/trg opportunity and how much you mentored him. You may even be able bluff your way to a B+. PS I had a similar deal with one of my toms who I identified as a PO - this was judgement based on living under the most demanding of conditions for 24/7 for 7 months on Ops and Trg in an austere environment. The 1 up and 2 up poo-pooed both me and the individual claiming that from what they had seen ( a 10 min interview) he was irredeemably unsuitable. Needless to say he joins the club in a few weeks!