Firstly, the two scenarios which have prompted this thread; 1. I have just been asked by my TC to summarize, in 5 bullet points, my personal achievements for the last reporting year. Now forgive me for any wrong assumptions I may make, but isn't that what the 'Personal Objectives' section of JPA is for? I spend time every year ensuring my objectives are up to date, but obviously no one even looks at them. 2. The procedure for submitting leave requests in my unit involves asking first if the dates we want are free, then writing out a leave pass, then forwarding the leave pass to SHQ for the clerk to process on JPA. ` Now, this thread isn't to whinge about the above two points (they are relatively easily obstacles to tackle). However, I've become increasingly annoyed at the lack of trust being shown by the COC when it comes to their troops' use of DII and JPA. I personally think they are very handy tools (if a little unrefined) which have the resources to do away with a great deal of pointless paper shuffling. A lot of money, time and effort has been spent getting this kit up and running, so it seems a bit of a waste if no one is really using it properly. I should point out that this is the second unit I've been to that has these hang ups and apprehensions, so it's certainly not an isolated case. Why is the army so loathe to trust modern technology?