I am a TA officer serving with an Infantry Bn. We are on operations and you would think that this would bring out the best in their soldiering skills. To my dismay, I have had the misfortune to serve with quite possibly the worst group of so called "professional" officers i have ever seen. Their unimaginative and slipshod approach to what could quite possibly be a malign environment has amazed me. In the TA we routinely maintain high standards through training and decisive leadership, something it seems regular officers are not prepared to do. There is something about a TA officer, and i think more and more regulars are beginning to realise that we can hold our own (and even eclipse their efforts). During my attachment I have regularly put my subordinates under as much pressure as possible. I believe that they would only laze around if not. They often fail to put in returns on time and have questioned my orders. They will soon learn because i intend to carve a name for myself in this mans Army.