I visited the careers office today. I said to the guy there I was looking to join in the infantry and he said 'well you could go into the paras or the rifles or the guards' the guy behind me whispered 'don't go into the guards.' Anyway when I told them I had standard grades at 1 and 2 (GCSEs) the guy looked at me like I was mental. I was told I could go into REME or RE basically anything I wanted. When I said I was doing my highers this year the guy told me in no uncertain terms, 'don't go soldier. You could be an officer.' I'm completely disillusioned by this point. I thought that only people with A levels or a degree could be officers not someone doing highers (AS level in England). So now I have to reposition my thinktank. My only worry about being an officer is it might be shit. I definitely don't want to be stuck behind a desk (it's why I'm joining the bloody army) so could anyone give me an idea of what it's like? Do officers still get to go rambo in the field? Thanks for any advice.