Ok, I remember posting a while back that I was thinking of trying to join T.A SAS (21)... Well, since spending quite a lot of time in the TA I Want to transfer to the Marines full-time. Basically, I've filled in all the forms, done the interview, been to the careers office, seen the tapes yes, love it all - still want to join, ok here's your PRMC preparation booklets, yes, love it - been working my arrse off at my phys then I go back today with my security forms... "ahhh." I spent 3 years at uni - and I have a credit card and an overdraft from my time there - both at maxxed but I took out a debt consolidation programme (Not a consolidation loan!) that means in a couple of years I'll have paid off everything and I'll be back to 0. I took my form in today with this written on and the Marine recruiter said that "while it is a sensible thing to do - it will stand against you" and he seemed pretty sure that I won't be allowed in because of it! I'm totally gutted! I've worked my arrse off, and set all my hopes on joining the Marines - it something I want more than anything I've wanted yet I can't because of a poxy debt I accumulated back in University. It's a minimal repayment - what exactly to the Marines think I'm going to do? Has anyone else encountered this and are there any ways that I can get myself sorted out so that I can still join? I just feel totally shit after coming back from the careers office having just had the wind totally shot out of my sails!