Sorry if this should be under the AOSB or Sandhurst sticky but since it is a general query regarding both I thought perhaps not. Mod: please feel free to move it. I made my first contact with the AFCO in September regarding joining as an Officer. I have only just now got an appointment for a meeting with a Colonel at my local office and I am told that if he is pleased with me in general he will put me forward for the AOSB Briefing. The thing is, that first appointment isn't scheduled until the end of November and apparently they are currently filling places on the Jan and Feb AOSB Briefings. So it seems I wont get an attempt at the briefing until perhaps March, April or May and then depending on how long it takes to get onto and pass the AOSB main I cannot see myself joining the factory until August at the earliest and more likely November. This will mean that it will have taken me 14 months to go from first contact to Sandhurst gates, provided I dont get deferred after the briefing. I am not complaining as such but I am surprised at how long the process is likely to take. Is this normal or should I make a polite request to the staff at the AFCO to "get a move on"? On the bright side I will have plenty of training time and so hopefully a good shot at the board... All comments appreciated! (well not all comments, you know who you are... ) J.