Transferring from Infantry to RE (Geographic Technician)

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  1. I'm currently serving in the Inf, after Afghan I want to transfer to RE, job specific, a Geographic Technician.
    I have AS levels including Geology and Geography.

    Is there any complications compared to transferring to other roles?
    What should I do first?

    It's not something I want to discuss with superiors right before afghan so any info would be a massive help.
  2. Options to transfer to the RE are extremely limited except into Pinch Point areas. Geo Tech is one of these areas so the possibility does exist, albeit limited, depending on what rank you are. All potential Geo Techs must also undergo a week long Aptitude Assessment at Hermitage so this is an additional hurdle you would have to contend with.
    This is APC business based on quotas set by DMA, so if you are serious about transferring then you must involve your Chain of Command asap. Opportunities to transfer are often fleeting and may not exist further down the line.

    Good luck.