Can regular soldiers transfer to officers?

#1
It seems crazy to me that the max pay for regulars is £50k+ and £100k+ for officers. Say you achieve warrant officer as a regular, is it possible to be promoted to a major in the officers ranks?
 
#8
We’re here to help:wink: to go straight to Maj would be slightly out of the ordinary but Lt (2Lt usually missed out) or Capt depending on your seniority at WO level is not
 
#10
Late Entry Commissions ( if thats still what they're called ) are IIRC Acting Captain, substantive rank 2LT.
 
#11
Late Entry Commissions ( if thats still what they're called ) are IIRC Acting Captain, substantive rank 2LT.
Substansive Lt. Backdated seniority for 2 years and backdated seniority to 2Lt by 4 years. Normally acting Captain for 2 years.

Edited to add for OP
Don't look at the 100k pay grade. Your highest rank could probably be Lt Col (most Majors) due to age and required seniority in rank.
 
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#12
Late Entry Commissions ( if thats still what they're called ) are IIRC Acting Captain, substantive rank 2LT.
Thought you had to do 6 months as 2nd Lt before 'moving up' ? but it'd be daft for a Colourman and upwards ( given their knowledge and experience ) to start as 2nd Lt.

I heard of an RSM going from WO 1 to Major - but then he was Special....
 

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