Int Corps Officer selectiopn & training info

Discussion in 'Int Corps' started by Dwizzle, Dec 5, 2012.

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  1. As I've been able to gather from the official army website in my pre-AOSB research, intelligence corps officer training has 3 phases:

    44 weeks Sandhurst
    2 day int corps selection
    6 month attachment to other corps
    26 week intelligence officer training

    I know basically what goes on at Sandhurst (steady progression from Marching, Ironing and Shouting to realistic exercises and command tasks), but can anyone give me more details on what happens on the other stages? E.g. what sort of tests there are at selection, what you actually do on the attachment (do you actually command the soldiers of a corps you haven't received specialist training for?) and the structure of the specialist int officer training?

  2. Short answer, no, not really. We like it to be a surprise for the enthusiastic and charismatic young men and women we select for the Corps.

    Slightly longer answer, don't worry about it. Get through AOSB, get through Sandhurst, do well and try your hardest to convince the Corps to take you at the point in the course where you are selected for a cap badge. Then worry about what comes next. I gather that the attachment is usually combat arms and you get to command a troop or a platoon. Don't fret about not knowing anything at all about what your soldiers are up to, this is the default mode for 2Lts.

    FORMER_FYRDMAN LE Book Reviewer

    To give you the inside track and at the risk of compromising national security, you will be put in front of a door marked 'Pull', don't push it.
  4. As a general rule, JOs are attached to Combat Arms and they are jiffed to be the IO or A10. The BG COMD is unlikely to trust some Johnny-come-lately INT CORPS officer with a platoon / troop on ops when he has the option of using one of his own.
  5. The advice given above is sound, get to RMAS and concentrate on doing well. Be aware that the various cap-badges have a clear idea of what works for them, so if you do not get your first choice it may be a blessing as you might not have enjpoyed it. Keep an open mind.
  6. Officers are selected? When did that start?
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