Hi there, I am a long time lurker on this forum and have finally decided to take the step and create my first post, so please be gentle. My current situation is that i am a 23 year old sports coach, non graduate looking to hopefully gain a commission to RMAS. I have always had an interest in the Military, and to be fair i have spent my share of time discussing potential choices with careers officers of both the Navy and the Army. However i finally decided that it was worth aiming high and working towards the ideal goal which is an Officer commission in the British Army... life's full of regrets and not trying would be a major one of them. As far as qualifications go i have an HNC in Health Fitness and Exercise, which for military purposes is as useful as a chocolate teapot,. I am currently about to return to college at 23 so i can attain 3 Higher qualifications and those incredibly helpful 180 UCAS points. I have lived a bit, having represented my country in sport, been involved in child care and most recently worked as a sports coach with kids, both at home and abroad and also becoming a qualified Rock climbing instructor while traveling the United States. My questions that i am hoping to have answered are as follows. 1. Except the obvious, such as military knowledge,speed distance time, fitness, is there anything worth doing that would hopefully tip the scales in my favour throughout the process? 2. As a non graduate, is it most likely that i will end up in the RLC or something along those lines... just because im a non grad. I would hopefully aim for AAC (forever dreamed of flying so worth a crack) and failing aircrew selection Royal Scots Dragoon Guards or an Infantry regiment ... i mean is the unit you join heavily influenced by your previous qualifications,( e.g only officers with a 1:1 degree get into the guards) or is your performance at Sandhurst the main influence. I wouldn't like to go through the whole process to end up somewhere i wouldn't like to be. 3. Although i do not currently have the 180 Ucas points, should i get in touch with the Army Careers Office, and see if we can go so far in the process.. or maybe arrange visits. I feel like i want to get the ball rolling and give myself the best chance possible... no excuses for failing that way. Thanks very much in advance for any help or advice people.