Good evening, fine Arrsers! I'm feeling a bit confused right now and would really appreciate any advice you can offer. I am currently applying to join the Army as a CMT, and I am waiting on my date for selection, having had my interview with the Sergeant Major at my local AFCO yesterday. However, during the course of the interview he informed me that he felt that perhaps I was more suited to becoming an Officer. I achieved decent GCSE grades at school, but they were not as good as they should have been, as I was rather an under-achiever in my teenage years - a fact I much regret. Bottom line is, I don't have the qualifications to go straight into Sandhurst. The SM said, however, that it may be possible to be selected from early on in a soldiering career to receive a commission. So, my questions are; How often does this happen, and what are my chances? Many thanks for your time.