Iâve been reading through the Joining the TA forum today and noticed how a lot of the advice given to potential recruits was along the lines of âGo to your nearest TAC and have a look aroundâ. While this is sound advice it did get me thinking about how many people one here are actually aware of the TALO program? For those that arenât, TALOs are TA personnel who work during the week in AFCOs, in uniform and as a member of the TA. The idea behind it is that they act as an advisor on TA issues for the Regular Recruiters and as a âRecruiterâ of sorts for applicants who attempt to join the TA through the AFCO. He/she informs them about the TA and the units open to them in the area, as well as perhaps starting the application process before handing them off to the unit. Itâs all very one army, with benefits to recruiting and retention being fairly self evident. While thereâs still some cap badge recruiting, rightly so as its the unit that coughs up the MTDs, it does give an applicant a much better introduction to the TA as a whole as opposed to the old âWell youâve walked into a Infantry TAC, so your now an infantryman.â As far as Iâm aware itâs not a universal program at the moment, I know of a few brigades that run the program but Iâm unsure on how widespread it is. Basically, straw poll time, who was aware of it and who thinks itâs a good idea?