I am in my first year of sixth form and planning on joining the army as an officer when I complete my A levels. However, I am concerned that my interests and hobbies are not broad enough to give me a good chance of getting through even just the Potential Officers Course. I aim to join the infantry (paras) and so have been working on my fitness which is almost as good as it needs to be. As far as preparing for breifing and AOSB goes I should be fine as I am aware that knowledge on world affairs, politics, army history etc should be good, however my dad (ex soldier) keeps saying that I need to get involved in more things to give me a better chance of being successful in officer selection. I currently only play sports and none of them to a level that is impressive. The only new thing I can think of doing that would be relevant is to join the cadets and maybe my local TA regiment when I turn 17. Has anyone got any other ideas? They would be much appreciated.