2nd Lieutenant Sam Mercer and 2nd Lieutenant Andrew Braithwaite are welcomed into the Royal Anglian Regiment by the Commanding Officer the 3rd Battalion The Royal Anglian Regiment and Officer Commanding 3 (Essex and Hertfordshire) Company at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst on 26 July on completion of the Commissioning Course Short.
The course (Commissioning Course Short) takes eight weeks to complete and is based directly on the Regular Commissioning Course. It is split equally into four modules. It is an intense, challenging course designed to teach the fundamentals of soldiering and develop Officer Cadets as leaders.
Someone who holds an Army Reserve commission will have learned a wide range of valuable leadership and managerial skills that can also be used in the civilian workplace. For that reason, many employers actively support employees who wish to become Army Reserve Officers.