Due to the fact I have the grades to go officer I am hoping to go as an officer into the same regiment and battalion I wanted to join as an OR (1 Royal Anglian). However, at my Sandhurst PO visit I was talking to the C/Sgt and he said the army would not allow me to commission into a unit where I had many friends as ORs. I have had the same response from several other people in the army when Iâve been to recruitment events and the like. Is it true that I wonât be able to be commissioned into a unit where I have lots of mates in the ranks? A large part of why I want to join this regiment is because it has so many childhood mates and people I met in the cadet force in both battalions, but Iâm now worried that I will be âforcedâ to serve in another unit. I of course understand that there must be a clear separation between officers and ORs. I know this and so do the guys I know who are serving. As long as while we are on duty they call me âSir/Bossâ and we act as professionals then what is the issue?