Graduate Armed Forces Promotion

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  1. understand that as a Graduate, you have accelerated promotion within the Armed Services, from Lt to Cpt (or respective RN and RAF equivalent)??

    Is there further accelerated promotion with an Masters Degree??

    thanks in advance for your help


    how come this system isn't used within the Graduate Non-Commission Ranks?
  2. 1. Not as far as I know.
    2. It is; anyone with a degree can apply for a commission.

  3. It is done to recognise the 3 yrs you spent at uni and basically permit higher pay for graduates. If not, and everyone came in at the same pay, you'd not get the grads joining up. It means you are 'on a par' with someone who joined at 18 and spent their time serving.

    BTW - why ask this twice in 2 forums? :roll:
  4. Graduate promotion is not accelerated, rather graduates get seniority on commissioning to recognise time spent committed to academic study the benificiary of which is the Army.
    Note sure but the main difference between accelerated promotion and seniority in this case may be that graduate pensions are also backdated (?).

    Those with Masters do not get any special terms or conditions but obviously their prospects might be altered by having the qualification on their file.

    The difference between ORs and Offrs with degrees is that the Army desires its Offrs to have degrees to a greater extent than it does for ORs and this is reflected in the promotion conditions.
  5. regretable drunken bumping!