Reserve Officer Goode

Reserve Officer Goode tells of his experiences training as a Reserve Army Officer.

His blog will take you through what joining, training and trying to become a Reserve Officer is like, hints and tips, and how to avoid mistakes.

  • TAKING COMMAND 19 December, 2016 - The clear lesson this week was that the whole point of Officer training is to make you comfortable with leadership. That’s actually quite a big thing. The idea that your peers, your soldiers, those around you naturally look to you for leadership when something needs to be done or – worse – when all hell … Continue reading TAKING COMMAND
  • A real taste of MOD B 16 November, 2016 - This is what it is all about. Last weekend was section attacks. We were finally going to simulate coming under contact, attacking enemy and fighting through. Out of the classroom and into patrols. It’s what friends who were further ahead in the course had told me about with gleaming eyes. For those that don’t know, … Continue reading A real taste of MOD B
  • Beginning an adventure – squeezing more out of life 10 October, 2016 - I’ve never had a feeling like the one that gripped me when I placed my hand on that small brown Bible and read back the Attestation to the Quartermaster at ULOTC (University of London Officer Training Corps). This was the beginning of something new. Something I had wanted for a long time. Something that I … Continue reading Beginning an adventure – squeezing more out of life