Hi arrse bandits First time posting, the reason for this being that I need the educated opinion of those in the know. I am currently in the process of applying for the army as a soldier, having just completed my BARB test (68 /images/smilies/icon_headbang.gif) and I have come to the conclusion that I should instead be applying for an officer position. I have all the necessary qualifications but would like to first complete a degree so I can enjoy all the benefits that a degree brings to an commissioned officer (pay increase, promotion etc.) The question is - would cancelling my application for a soldier in the british army now affect the chances of becoming an officer in 3/4 years time? Any advice offered is really appreciated.