I just passed my selection today, so am well on the way now to my goal of becoming a RMP officer. I was however, interested to hear from the officer who interviewed me that all females that will now start their phase 1 training will now undergo an extra 3 weeks worth of fitness training prior to actually starting wk 1 of phase 1. So this means 17 weeks worth of training instead of the 14 weeks males now have. I was told that it is a lighter version of P/T sessions and a lot of sport games for three weeks and is not actual soldier training. It is primerly to uppen Female recruits fitness before wk1 of phase 1 because too many female recurts are failing and dropping out. He also told me that this is a year long project to see if it will have a positive effect of the amount of pass rates for female recruits and if so then all new female recruits in years to come will have 17 weeks of training on camp.