Solider vs Officer

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  1. I am currently at university studying criminology. I am at a split between entering the army (RMP) as a soldier or officer. Clearly there is a large difference in pay. And I'm sure most would assume that a degree means I should be applying as an officer. But would I see any benefits from having a degree as a soldier? (faster promotion? etc.)

    Few things about me: I'm also in the OTC but all we seem to do is the fun stuff and haven't actually gain any insight into a life as on officer. My fitness isn't a problem (8min 12sec 1.5 mille) Just my main concern is I do not enjoy organising other people. That's not to say I can't do it, but I prefer being setting a tasks and completing them. Anyone have any suggestions to find out if officer is for me? Or questions I should ask myself. Basically I think I'd be a average officer or a excellent NCO.

    From reading these boards the majority of replies are complete s***, only serious answers please.
  2. Bouillabaisse

    Bouillabaisse LE Book Reviewer

    Last week I couldn't spell SOLDIER. Now I are one.
  3. The point is Vinci, if you can't decide yourself, then you are probably not looking at being an officer. A basic and fundamental decision.
  4. Even I can spell that one!
  5. I'll close the thread, got the answers I expected.
  6. Indeed! - a good point, well presented. :wink:
  7. Bloke is a total plank.
  8. oldbaldy

    oldbaldy LE Moderator Good Egg (charities)
    1. Battlefield Tours

    Why did you ask then?
  9. didn't you write the book - how to win friends and influence people.?
  10. Imagine him as a soldier, he would be forever writing out bullying forms!

  11. It's like an expensive, classy shop.

    If you have to ask, you can't afford it. ;)

    I doubt you'd even make a mediocre shop dummy.
  12. Yeah, if you say something along the lines of "no **** answers please", doesn't take the brains of an arch bishop to understand what response you're going to get! Proverbial red rag to a bull etc.

    If you hadn't noticed the sense of humour prevalent here... well... you’re not the sharpest tool in the box!

    I would say that by saying you don’t enjoy organising people, you’ve already answered your own question. Don’t go for officer.

    By the way, hope you pick up a sense of humour before you join up and don’t let the door hit you on the way out!

    Edited to add.... You're a cock.
  13. Got to be the Soldier by a knock out

    ok mine turn

    Polar bear v Bengal Tiger?
  14. Hmmmm, tricky one, but I think Bengal Tiger. :D
  15. Rather a silly first post/new thread.

    Even sillier condition attached.

    I think you've answered your own question. If you don't enjoy organising people, you will make neither an officer nor a decent NCO. Possibly a poorish soldier, at any and all levels.

    Get your ideas sorted out - as my old CO was fond of saying to ditherers . . .