What shall i do ????

Discussion in 'Army Reserve' started by rsigslad, Jul 2, 2007.

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  1. My psao is to lazy to help send me on a tour. He says he pust me n ame down but never hear anything.

    Is there anything i can do to getmyself overseas ????
     
  2. Thomas Cook.
     
  3. Yea already throught of that but i ment on ops sorry
     
  4. Foreign Legion?

    Seriously, it strikes me that your PSAO (whatever that is) is not doing his job. Time to reach over his/her head I would say. Get yourself in somebody else's in tray.

    PS. Good man.
     
  5. Isnt there a way to express intrest to glasgow that i want to be deployed
     
  6. Phone CVHQ in Corsham there is a Major (whos name i can't remember)in charge of putting R Sigs bums on seats so to speak if you want a tour speak to him.

    Good Luck
     
  7. Thanks ill give him a ring.

    Will i get in the Sh*t for going down this route??

    Thanks for for the info so far
     
  8. Suppose your PSAO might be a bit p1ssed off but no it's an offical route. He gave us a presentation a couple of weeks ago and told us if we wanna go on ops phone him and he WILL find a place for us
     
  9. cheers mate
     
  10. Good luck.
     
  11. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    Other people have got in hot water for going over their PSAO/Chain of Command to said Major, so careful how you go about it. Out of interest mate, is your unit a part of 2 (NC) Sig Bde? There are several regiments in that Bde that have a track record of not mobilising volunteers. Others on here have donned foil hats and hinted at ulterior motives. I'd prefer to think it was just old fashioned incompetence though.

    On the other hand, you could transfer to an infantry unit and your wishes would be fulfilled overnight!
     
  12. Before we all shoot off and tell you what you should do, tell us what qualifications yuo have, how long have you been in and would you be of real value in theatre or just a sprog who needs another man /woman (I can be PC) to look after youI know that I'd be neither use nor ornament to a unit on active service and I've got 15 years VM ing under my belt. Mind you I'm knocking on the door of 70.
     
  13. RP578

    RP578 LE Book Reviewer

    There's more than a grain of wisdom in craftsmanx's post. The fact is that a lot of trades aren't in as much demand as they were a couple of years back, especially with the drawn down in Iraq. The Sig Sqn which ran Bde HQ at Basra Air Station when I was there (Telic 7) had plenty of surplus bods underemployed with nothing to do most days except stag on and perform 'General Duties' like escorting the local civilian employees (LECs or "Choggies").

    The infantry units were hard pushed for warm bodies, but as a rule they didn't take volunteers from other arms. I refer you to our earlier conversation on this matter:
    Get Me Out There!

    Have a serious think about what it is that you want out of the TA. If you are looking for a bit of action, as I mentioned above, you're best bet may be to rebadge. On the other hand, if you like what you do currently, but want a chance to "do it for real", your option might be narrowing now that our Bosnia commitment has ended and Telic is drawing down. Either way mate, good luck with it!
     
  14. rsigslad

    Where are you based??? (caveated with 'general area of the country' so you don't get caught out for slagging the PSAO!!)
     
  15. I am an RS OP Class 3 but have also done an ISIS Systems Managers Course Jocs System Managers and Security Officers Course and i done 1 Operational Tour