Main Results â¢ Key areas of Satisfaction and Dissatisfaction: The top two âhighlightsâ for both TA Officers and Soldiers was a sense of enjoying serving in the TA, feeling proud to be in the TA and treated fairly in the TA. The top âlowlightsâ for both Officers and Soldiers included: the Regular Army regards them not to be of an equal status; their employersâ attitude to voluntary mobilisation and the ability to access and do administration tasks on JPA. There was a commonality between the highlights and lowlights between the TA5 and the TA6 surveys. â¢ Recruitment. The top factors influencing decision to join the TA for both Officers and Soldiers were challenge, be part of the British Army, adventure/active life, help defend/ serve my country and get the most out of myself. A similar pattern of factors was found between the TA6 and TA5 surveys, apart from good friends and colleagues which was no longer in the top five (now sixth). The source which most influenced respondentsâ decision to join the TA was information from a friend/colleague/family member who is/was a member of the TA/Regular Army. â¢ Job Satisfaction: This was an area of relatively high satisfaction. Compared with TA5, TA personnel were more satisfied with TA life in general, however more Officers and Soldiers rated their workload as high. Sixty-percent of TA Officer and Soldiers rated themselves as having high morale. In addition to that, the majority of TA Officers and Soldiers agreed that they enjoy serving in the TA, they are proud to be in the TA and feel loyal towards the TA. â¢ Pay and Allowances: In general, satisfaction with pay and allowances has improved since TA5. TA Officers and Soldiers were satisfied with the following aspects of pay and allowances: their basic daily rate of pay, the level of the Bounty, the speed of payment of the Bounty, the criteria for receiving the Bounty and the assistance provided by unit admin staff in dealing with pay and allowance enquiries/entitlements. TA Officers and Soldiers were less satisfied with access to JPA and their ability to do all the admin tasks they need to. â¢ Mobilisation: Almost half of TA Officers (48%) and around one third of TA Soldiers (35%) responded that they had been mobilised during their time in the TA. In general, respondents felt that they were informed about the matter of mobilisation. Over 70% of TA Officers and Soldiers responded that they would volunteer to be mobilised for overseas peace support and/or enforcement operations and overseas hostile operations. The majority of TA Officers and Soldiers responded that they would volunteer for UK operations. There were some significant demographic differences between those who would and would not volunteer for overseas peace support and hostile operations. Training and Development: In general, TA Officers and Soldiers were satisfied with the training they receive in the TA, which included individual skills training (MATTS), unit training, training at annual camp in relation to their operational role etc. Two thirds of TA Officers and 65% of TA Soldiers were satisfied with development of their personal potential. Satisfaction was lower for other aspects such as the opportunities to gain educational or vocational qualifications, career advice/counselling by unit/organisation, management of their career by their unit/organisation and the management of their career by the wider MS system. However, there was a significant difference between the TA6 and TA5 surveys with an average 7% increase in Soldiersâ satisfaction with personal development, opportunity to gain qualifications and management of their careers by unit/MS system. â¢ Discrimination, Harassment and Bullying: The majority of TA Officers and Soldiers had not experienced discrimination, harassment or bullying in the last 12 months and this finding is consistent with the TA5 and AFCAS 08 surveys. â¢ The TA and the Regular Army: The majority of TA Officers (93%) and 71% of Soldiers responded having trained or served alongside the Regular Army. Sixty-eight percent of TA Officers and 59% of TA Soldiers viewed themselves as of equal status to a member of the Regular Army of the same rank, although fewer believed that the Regular Army views them as of equal status (Officers 32%, Soldiers 26%). A half of TA Officers and Soldiers agreed that they are well integrated with the Regular Army. â¢ Retention: TA Officers and Soldiers viewed friendships and social activities as the factors which would most influence their intention to stay in the TA. The second highest rated retentionpositive factor was satisfaction with their TA job/role for TA Officers and opportunities for development for TA Soldiers. The factors which would most influence TA Officers and Soldiers to leave the TA were the impact of their TA commitment on family and personal life and the demands of their civilian job. These factors were also highly rated as retention negative factors in the previous TA survey.