When did your regiment last have a TA CO?

When did your regiment last have a TA CO?

  • Currently it does (by selection, not alternation)

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  • Alternates between the two

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Last 5 years

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Last 10 years

    Votes: 0 0.0%
  • Not in living memory

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  • Total voters
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#4
polar69 said:
We does, unless I have been mislead
You've been misled, I think - he was the ex training major, a position which I believe is generally a regular one.. Possibly.

Amusingly the post can still be seen advertised in the depths of armynet or some such place.
 
#10
msr
I can't see how this will give you a useful answer. Your poll seems to be asking a question to which there is an absolute answer (which some drone in main building could probably tell you) rather than a generalised one which is shaped by individual opinion. If, for argument's sake, there is only one unit in the whole Field Army with a TA CO and five people from his unit respond, your poll wil show five units with TA COs.
How do you propose to draw any meaningful conclusion?
 
#11
Yeah must admit we've had two TA COs now in my new Regt, and the one is was in before that had two TA CO's back to back, I must be scaring the reg ones off!
 
#12
and why? TA CO selection works by the board looking at all exclusively-TA runners. It's only when none make the grade that the selection is then opened up to the regulars.
 
#13
stabtastic said:
and why? TA CO selection works by the board looking at all exclusively-TA runners. It's only when none make the grade that the selection is then opened up to the regulars.
Which document are you quoting from?

How do you account for the 'alternating' command?

How come some TA units can't recall having a TA CO?

Is it that the people 'cannot give up the time at that stage in their professional career'?

msr
 
#14
We currently have a reg CO (it alternates) and I have to say that I think, with the TA being the creature that it is today, it should always be a regular position. Running a TA Regiment/Bn is a full time job that I simply don't believe TA senior officers have time to do. Reg officers also tend to have much better contacts allowing us to go to better places and get hold of better kit (temporarily!).
 
#15
Or alternatively, they have little/no idea about what makes the TA tick, how to go about recruiting and retaining TA soldiers and officers and are surrounded by a regular Adjt, regular QM, regular RSM and regular TM.

Pants
 
#19
polar69 said:
Nah he's a stab mate. sure he is
He was, but I don't think he is anymore.

He was our Sqn OC (V) when I transferred in, then went off to brigade as TA at the end of his time. Got the TM job a bit later under an S type (or whatever the correct terminology is these days) and took over as acting CO when the previous post holder (who was definately TA, he worked for the same company as I do) was killed in an RTA. Came back as CO proper once he got the rank.
 
#20
^No he was TM and the CO was regular, he took over after I left. I believe the Maj who left when he took over is rumoured to be my next CO (less of a commute)

Also the TA Col slot in 12 Sig Grp will now be a regular but a TA Col slot will added to CVHQ in 2 Sig Bde
 

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