Hey. I've just begun my army application, my original first choice of job selection was for the infantry, particularity the parachute regiment as I want to be at the sharp end of life so to speak, however after achieving 61 in the BARB test my recruiter suggested the Royal Artillery, and becoming a gunner, observation post assistant. which having read up on the subject looks fairly brilliant, as joining a fire support team is exactly the kind of thing I'm looking to do, which is working close to, and on the front line, within infantry and mechanized units, calling in support, or at least helping to co-ordinate that support. However I do have a few questions, such as: 1. what is the actual likely hood of me being able to join a fire support team? (as in, will I just be sent to a Gun like an AS90 for the next 4 years, waiting for an opportunity to join a FST, or can I join one straight from phase 2, as I really want to join 29 Commando regiment RA, in a FST role) 2. In short can I join the 4/73 battery straight from phase 2, to become a special gunfire observer, or do I have to put a few years graft in first, in order to apply for their 20 week selection course. I know there is a wealth of information on the internet about these jobs, and trust me I've looked, however a lot of it seems to be jazzed up abit, so finding the right answers can be difficult. I have my formal interview on Monday, so I want to be as clued up as possible when I go in the AFCO, as my job choices still aren't nailed down yet, I passed pre-selection last week, where I achieved the Para's fitness requirements and got marked four on the team tasks and ice breakers so Para's is still an option.