I have a few questions about careers in the TA. I am quite career minded and would like to gain promotion. Firstly, what is the rate of promotion like? Is it consistent (i read that a soldier is usually promoted every 3 years, is this just publicity rubbish?) Does it differ from specialist (or national) units and independent units? I will be 30 when I start my training, so what career progression can I expect? Could I reach the lofty heights of Warrant Officer or even take a Late Entry commission? What are the circumstances for gaining a LE commission? What are the usual ages for: Private Lance Corporal Corporal Sergeant Staff Sergeant WO2 Captain Major Lieutenant Colonel Thanks in advance.