I am looking to join the armed forces, and in particular am attracted to the infantry. Ive had visits to the Parachute regiment and the Royal marines, and have done plenty of research on the two and so would consider these to be possible destinations for my career. Ok, so here's the situation.... Since completing University I looked at officer entry-I attended the RCB briefing, got my cat 1 and went on some visits (Para, Artillery, Royal Anglians). I was 100% set on the army, and so was understandably gutted when I was not selected for officer training at AOSB last month. Here's the dilemma.... I want to get involved in the military ASAP one way or another. I have 6 months before I can have another go at AOSB and even then there is no guarantee. I am therefore considering joining 4 Para or the RMR, gaining some military experience through this means before I can attempt AOSB again. Alternately, do I join the reg's as a pte, serve in the ranks for a while and then have another bite at the cherry aka late entry commission. Since finishing University I have worked in various different sectors, not enjoyed any of them, and am sure that the military is for me. Which of these seems like the best couse of action? Also I am now 22, having attended University: Would I fit in as a pte? In addition, what would my situation be with regards to officer entry within the TA (Given my circumstances)? Any thoughts/advice on these matters would be magnificent!