to quote Op_Int_and_Spy: "Never mind the "talented amateurs" (non Corps G2) in a Bde/Div HQ. You now have the thrusting ( and most of them are complete thrusters, although for some reason the new female DEs I've come across (no pun intended) are miles better than the blokes) OC MI who tries his hardest to suck up to the COS/Bde Comd! He usually then f**ks up the INTSUM or commits a Sy howler, if only they knew that they know nothing........ 2 stripes and 5 years service beats 2 pips and 5 months into their first tour!!!" With the above quote in mind, I thought might canvass opinion on the staff officers debate. Should SO2/3 G2 at Bde or Div be Int Corps? or should they keep the current system, where you could have a complete throbber with not a f***ing clue come into one of the most important jobs on the staff? Obviously, it is a very personality-dependent issue. Personally, I resented the knob I used to work for being the visible frontman of the G2 Branch. He could singlehandedly f*ck up hours and hours of good work by the MI Section with his layman's "understanding" of Combat Int. How much more smoothly exercises ran when the SO2 was unfortunately away, and his place was taken by someone more capable. Like a Sgt. How I smiled when he got sacked for being incompetent (eventually). I tried to help the tw*t for best part of 2 years, we all covered for his incompetence as best we could. But he was just too good for us and had to go on to bigger and better things unfortunately. He is now SO2 tropical kit issue on Benbecula.