That's about what I had guessed, it is a "2012" structure after all, and of course us chocco's are at the end of a long list.
Without the DFSW the basic four man team with one of each F88, F88GLA, F88marsksman and F89 minimi seems a great improvement, each block has a full capability set without having to split up a section ad-hoc and having to juggle tradeoffs with different weapon systems. The ability to seamlessly 'plug in' heavy bricks to platoons and companies depending on the mission will make a world of difference on a two-way range.
Obviously they are still implementing the structure, but once they are finished it would seem a waste of time to keep units on any level be it non-Inf or reserve, training in a different structure than what is actually used on deployment. Thinking of the hours spent training in small team tactics, TEWTs and crawling through the scrub training on a structure that you know will never be used in a real situation, and having to start from scratch at IET and ROBC seems a waste of time and resources. In any career in the Army you will inevitably be posted in and out of units, training establishments, full-time, part-time and even corps surely it makes sense to at least at a basic building block level have a standardised approach?
It's hard to keep up competencies for any Reserve unit, most of the time this is because the money isn't there for the training, rather than the commitment of the soldier in my experience, especially currently where some units are lucky to get the funding to parade twice a month and let alone get out field to keep up the competencies/skillset, but I digress. Reserve units will only ever get their troops up to a certain level, if/when they are deployed they will always need intensive pre-deployment training to bring them up to scratch. If they are trained on current structures and have a few competencies and are used to working in four man teams it's better than having to start all the way from basic contact drills and hand signals.
My 2 cents.
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