ok, first post, so i'm going to try my hardest not to invite the level of abuse that some people get (just been reading an old post by someone called "greenslime?", seems like he got a pretty hard time!). anyway, my question is this; if you join the int corps ranks, what are the options/timescales for becoming an officer, if thats what you choose? this isn't a "are officers better?" or "will i get a better uniform/more ladies?" question, its a question about levels of responsibility and progression. bear in mind that i've got little military experience, except for a visit to the Royal Artillery before uni (when i was 19, now 24) to discuss officer entry. nice food and cool stuff but didn't appeal to me.