So basically, I'm at an impasse. Going to go to uni to study medicine and I want to join HM Armed Forces as an MO via a cadetship. RAF ruled out because of various reasons : less chance for deployment, less postings etc. But aspects of the Army and Navy appeal to me. For the Army it's mainly that there's more opportunities for command and leadership as well as a great variety of exercises abroad, as well as the fact that I would be able to teach CMTs (also in the Navy, but to a lesser extent). But at least to me, it's looks like being an MO in the Navy offers a greater variety of work (in subs, with the commandos, aviation medicine and obviously medicine on a ship) at the expense of LEADERSHIP responsibility (I am aware that MOs on ships are usually the sole medical professional on the whole thing). So I just wanted to ask you guys for an objective view on the whole thing. I'm expecting some bias because this is an Army forum but any input will be greatly appreciated. Probably going to post something similar on Navy Net (for the 3 guys that still use it!).