TA Offrs Commission - Confirmation?

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  1. Anyone happen to know just when a TA officers commission becomes 'confirmed' (i.e. nonprobationary)?

    Is it on completion of the Special To Arm training, i.e. PTC/PCBC for infantry officers?

    Is it on completion of Mod 5 (post-commission trg?), a course I was told was more about soldier management than anything else? Is this course still being run by RTCs as I have heard various things about it being binned but then also heard about it still being a requirement for promotion to Lt?

    Is it after 1yr in service and your first report being written?

    Just heard conflicting things on this and wanted to know when you have jumped through the last hurdle of offr trg so to speak, and when you officially become deployable/able to volunteer for tours, and if theres such a thing as a scroll for TA offrs?

  2. Yes, there is a scroll.

    Probationary period - one year for our unit. YMMV. (edit - actually YMWV)
  3. Cheers Idrach,

    And presumably become deployable/able to volunteer after PTC/PCBC?
  4. You'll need an infanteer to answer for that.

    Our guys, xmt ex-regs, have to complete RMAS and their probationary year before they can mobilise. We're deployable on non-mob ops (Falklands, Cyprus, Gib - as well as UK & Germany) from the day we're signed on. But, as a TA unit, we're weird (corporately as well as personally :D .)
  5. 2/Lt (on probation) for 2 years, or if you have a suitable degree you get one year's seniority (which equates to one year's probation).

    Specialists will be different (Doctors/Nurses are very different ;-) )
  6. Thanks gents, so going from what UR says, you are effectively probationary until you get your second pip? Or would a non-grad 2Lt (i.e. me) only have the one year that Idrach mentions until he is confirmed?

    I'm guessing that you can't deploy to Herrick if still probationary...
  7. The_Duke

    The_Duke LE Moderator

    No, but it is possible for the CO to seek a waiver for the probationary period if required. He/she will usually only be granted this if you have completed your STA young officer training, Mod 5, been tested in role etc.

    In effect, they are stating that you have met all of your probationary criteria, just in a shorter period of time.
  8. A 2Lt who has completed training is still on probation whether TA or Reg. Once they are a Lt they are no longer on probation is what I was told.

    2Lts do deploy I think you'll find.

    To be eligible, complete your STA and Mod 5.
  9. STA done, Mod 5 to go, hopefully PDT would count as being tested in role... Cheers fellas, that's cleared up a few things for me.