Rankings

#1
So I'm thinking of joining the Army
But theres a few things that I'm just unsure about.

Say if I eventually get promoted to Lance Corpral or Corpral etc can I at a later date change to becomming like an Officer?
Or is it just simply two different roles etc, if not how does that work?

How do Army ranks compaire to actual ranks in terms of whos higher etc?
 
#5
What I mean is you can join up as a regular solider or an officer. Say if I join as a regular then get some experiance maybe a promotion, can I later change over to becomming a commissioned officer. As thats what's confusing me.
That and the difference between the rankings for commissioned and non.

And yes I have done research in this, and this is the only bit i'm confused about
 
#7
General is the lowest rank, if you meet any, they have to about face and double away, otherwise you're within your rights charge them with "conduct unbecoming"
 
#8
Thats all I wanted to know. Then I seem to get abused, nice way to treat people, real nice.
Normaly if someone don't understand something they normally ask for help...........
 
#15
Thats all I wanted to know. Then I seem to get abused, nice way to treat people, real nice.
Normaly if someone don't understand something they normally ask for help...........
The simple answer is that, yes you can - but it is not a common route.

Normally people either join up as a soldier, OR as an officer.

I know of someone who joined the Royal Signals, got his trade, then after time became a Corporal. Later, he went to sandhurst and became an officer. Now he is a serving Captain with the Royal Signals. However, this is not common and quite frankly it takes a pretty special character.

You can visit the MOD army website to learn about the rank structure, and all about recruitment. You can also visit your nearest Army Carears Information Office for a chat and put loads of questions to them.
 

Mr_Fingerz

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#16
The simple answer is that, yes you can - but it is not a common route.

Normally people either join up as a soldier, OR as an officer.

I know of someone who joined the Royal Signals, got his trade, then after time became a Corporal. Later, he went to sandhurst and became an officer. Now he is a serving Captain with the Royal Signals. However, this is not common and quite frankly it takes a pretty special character.

You can visit the MOD army website to learn about the rank structure, and all about recruitment. You can also visit your nearest Army Carears Information Office for a chat and put loads of questions to them.
You're being sensible, this is the hole, stoppit.
 

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