I'm sure this will have already been bit from another angle but I just wished to start the discussion about quotas for SSC to IRC conversion. I've been told that the Queens Div has a quota this year of 2 and a quota next year of 0, thereby completly screwing my career (didn't apply earlier for reasons best known to my 27 year old self) and effectivly kicking me out of the army. My applications to extend/convert got cut short dispite CO and Bde Comd writing very complimentary pieces on my behalf. However from a quick straw poll (OK some pissed chats) with mates of a roughly similar era, it seems that as a rough guide most of the (operationally experenced) Capts on an SSC who are being kicked out by 'manning control levers' wish to stay in; whereas the (also operationally experenced) Capts on IRCs / RegCs are planning on signing off in the next couple of years. Has though actually been given to this or is it simply a matter of finance? I know in my case my CO and Bde Comd (I'm an Ops Officer so have regular contact with both) are keen that I remain in and get the opportunity to convert, however DM(A) has apparently been told to get rid of all of those in the latter couple of years of their SSC as a cost-saving measure regardless of background/experence/OJARs etc. Regards, Pissed off infantry officer.