I am starting Sandhurst this Jan and have heard many different things regarding promotion. Pay is clear cut and I know what i'll be getting etc but how long will I stay at certain ranks etc? I read in another post that I could stay 2Lt/Lt for 5 years and actually do platoon commanders job for that length of time. is that correct? If i stayed for 5 years as Lt and didnt stay platoon commander what else would i be doing? Right now that sounds great to me but i'm sure after some experience I may ahve a different view. Also, I will be captain for 8 years so what are the likely jobs ill ahve in that time. I'm hoping to go to the infantry and haven't had a chance to ask these questions to anyone that knows the answers yet. One more question, is it right that with a degree you will generally get more office/admin jobs or am I totally off the mark? cheers for the help.