Right, having had one too many things nark me off in work [I work part time in retail, would have hoped I'd have moved onto a 'proper' job since graduating] I've decided on Monday that I'm going down to my local AFCO and I want to join the army [Ammo Tech, E-War SysOp and UAV Gunner being my interests]. However, while I can meet ADSC requirements for sit ups/press ups through 'gutting' them out...the gut is also a problem and my 1.5mi run time is unsuitably close to 14min. I have recently started going to the gym 4-5 times a week to correct this, on off days I take a run through the local part. What I want know is, are you asked/can you provide a date after which you will be available to commence Phase 1? Bar 30lbs there is nothing medically detrimental to my joining based on the info in the medical sticky and the only time I've had to see the doctors recent was over a sport related knee injury. I understand that for certain trades you may have a longer wait than others but I was wondering if I would be taking the mick in saying on Monday I want to join the army as a 'trade', can we fill in the forms, and space my return dates for BARB/Interviews in such a way that I can work my arrse off so come the time the decision is being made to send me to ADSC there is little to no question I am good to go?