Hey everyone. First time poster, so I hope you can be of some assistance and there isn't a sticky somewhere that I've ignored. Last Friday I took my first step into joining the Army as an officer and went down to my ACO. I filled in the forms and had a brief chat with a lovely lady who double checked that I had all of the basic qualifications and sent me on my way with an information pack. The senior careers adviser has made an appointment with me later this week for the more formal interview, as he was too busy to see me that day. Am I right in treating this like a job interview and dressing formally? I do see a lot of people leaving wearing suits. Now, forgive me if I'm horribly wrong- but from what I understand and everything is kosher, I will be forwarded to the AOSB stage? Now- here's my most important question: How long can I expect to face the board, and if I decide the next slot is too soon can I postpone it? This is not down to me being unsure, but a question of the MSFT. I feel fine about the tests and interviews- but an illness (that will cause no recurring problems!) put me out of action about 3 months ago, and I've only just returned to the gym. I'm heavier than I should be, and my stamina has gone- I reckon I could only manage about a 5 on the beep test at the moment when I need to get myself up to at least an 8.1 (although, I know I should be doing better than that). I worry about being allocated a slot that gives me not enough time to train to the standard required, and having to look like a dithering unsure mess when I ask to postpone it. Any other tips will be welcomed. It's taken a long time to realise this is what I want to do with my life, and I'm so excited already Thank you very much!