Introduction A Posting Preference Proforma (PPP) is a way for military personnel to identify and submit their preferences for potential jobs in the future. “The publication of the Job List for all ranks and the reinvigoration of the Posting Preference Proforma (PPP) in a new PDF format provides improved visibility of available posts and the… Read More
UK Military Spouses: Accompanied Postings & Well-being
Research Paper Title ‘It’s nice to just be you’: The influence of the employment experiences of UK military spouses during accompanied postings on well-being. Background Repeated military relocations (accompanied postings) can have a detrimental effect on employment and well-being among the spouses and partners of military personnel. Methods Semi-structured telephone interviews were conducted with 19… Read More
What is the Number of 1-Star Posts under Commander Field Army?
In 2015, the British Army had four 3-star (OF-8) posts within Army Command: Deputy Chief of the General Staff (DCGS). Commander Field Army (CFA). Commander Allied Rapid Reaction Corps (ARRC). Commander Personnel Support Command (PSC). The CFA had four 1-star (OF-6) posts within their span of control: Assistant Chief of Staff Commitments (ACOSC). Assistant Chief… Read More
What Posts are Available for Royal Artillery Personnel in Canada?
There are a number of posts that can be filled by Royal Artillery (RA) personnel in Canada. However, only one post is a dedicated RA post, filled by a WO1 Master Gunner – who must be a qualified Gunnery Instructor. Posts that can be filled in Army wide competition (i.e. E2 or E1.5) include: Technical… Read More
How Many British Military Personnel Were Assigned to US Combatant Commands in 2017?
In 2017, there were a total of 31 British military personnel assigned to US combatant commands, broken down as follows: Table 1: Personnel assigned to US combatant commands by rank  Command/Rank Central Southern Pacific Strategic OF-7 1 – – – OF-6 2 – – – OF-5 1 1 – 1 OF-4 7 – 1… Read More
British Army: Established Post vs the ‘Black Economy’
An established post is one where a requirement for a service person has been endorsed and funded, and is identified by a Position Identification (PID), to which an individual is assigned. The ‘black economy’ arises when manpower is transferred unofficially from an established post to create a role which is not endorsed or funded. Although this… Read More
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