I'm trying to get a better sense of an army officer's career. I hope to be one someday and I was pretty much sold on the idea of being a platoon commander gallantly leading his grizzled band of warriors into battle. However, I appreciate that relatively little time is actually spent in that role before officers move on. As the next level of unit up is a company/squadron and commanded by a major I'm a little ignorant as to where the senior lieutenants, captains or even the non OC majors end up. I've heard roles like Ops, Int and Adjutant bandied about but I'm not entirely sure what they do specifically, what else is out there or how exactly they fit into an officer's career. So any information then on an officer's life after their platoon/troop commanding stint would be appreciated as would perspectives on what jobs are exciting, dull, sought after, unrewarding, etc. I ask as a curious infantry/RAC aspirant but feel free to chuck in responses from other arms as I'm open to suggestions.