Hey, I recently failed my first MB. I passed all the opening phys tests, got good scores on my MAP tests, got on well with my team and had mixed but generally positive on most indoor tasks but have had two letters from my two ACAs - each with a different emphasis. My original ACA has placed massive emphasis on my assault course performance, saying it was 'exceptionally poor'. I managed half a lap, although when I was strangely sent to the wall after the three minutes was over I went straight over - which I was hoping would make the difference. He said I was described as 'enthusiastic, highly articulate and personable', but my assault course really let me down. This suprised me, as I thought the assault course was not something they based decisions on - I thought they just wanted an aggressive performance (I certainly yelled and grunted!) My sponsor ACA (a line infantry regiment) has placed more emphasis on my dodgy educational background (expelled from school) and somewhat eclectic academic achievements. He said they weren't convinced I was serious enough. Regarding fitness, I have worked hard. I came top 1/3 in the recent Spartan race in Cambridge and the 8 mile 'Kamikaze' in Dorset. However, I am 13 stone at 5'9" and very much a strength/stamina person - all slow-twitch/little fast-twitch. Objectives: - Get plenty of assault course experience - Get experience with command tasks - Demonstrate I am serious about the Army - Keep my social skills sharp (I live in the sticks!) The TA seems a perfect choice. I have heard they don't like to be used as an Officer training club though. My nearest is for logistics and signals - but I am 50 minutes from a line infantry TA regiment though. Will this give me these opportunities (if not, what will) - and what is the best way of approaching them? I'd like to go back for my second MB in six months ideally!