Hi, I'm aware this should probably be in the "Joining the TA" segment, but I'd like as much exposure for this topic as possible. (As cheeky as that may be ). Right, bit of a problem. I'll explain. Situation: I've been in the TA about 12 months, and currently work 3 days a week in my local ACIO, helping out, doing odd bit of paperwork etc. So far I've recruited 3 lads, who are being put on "Midlands Challenge" which is a course run over the summer, to condense the usual 6 weekends & 2 weeks course training, into a 4 week 'intensive' course. Ive got another two lads who very interested in the TA, very fit, and keen; ideal recruits... I told them to pop down to the TAC tonight, to get the info they need and ask the clerk any questions they may have. (Since I know next to nothing in the way of dates, how to arange courses, and I've had no form of recruitment training). The lads have been down tonight, and I've given them a quick ring to find out how they've got on. They both report that it was absolutely useless, the clerk was apparently unhelpful, fobbed them off, and fed them incorrect information. Problem: Now, these are good lads, and I'm Fuucked if I'm going to let them have them slip away because someone isn't doing their job properly. I have alot of free time, and am willing to devote as much as nessecary to getting these lads in, however, I'm a trooper, have had no recruitment training, and my only asset that I can use when speaking to nessecary people, is that I work in an ACIO. How you may be able to help: I need to know if it's a silly thing to do by sticking my nose in and trying to get these guys on courses, and getting info for them. At my unit I'm seen as (And essentially this is what I am), just a normal trooper, who works at the ACIO shredding paper, and making tea, a few days a week, to earn a bit of cash. So is it silly for me to launch a one man crusade to recruit two lads? If not, where is my first port of call? (I presume it would be the Adj? I can give him a ring, explain the situation, but obviously, I'm not out to make the crerk look bad, so I'll need to be careful when explaining why I'm taking up the sabre of trying to organize these lads' training). Who else is there I can contact? Am I being a dickk? Any help would be great. Cheers.