Hi all just a quick question. Why is there a 22 year cut off for the army? I donât understand why somebody who enlists at 18 is asked to leave at 40 while somebody else can join at 25 and leave at 47. I know LE is a possibility but to stay in longer but thatâs not an option everybody wants. Is this a throw back to days gone by when people werenât as fit and healthy in their elder years? Seems a bit silly if thatâs the case to throw away so much experience when the army is currently low on numbers.