For some time now I have wanted to be an infantry officer. I am still a bit of a way from joining as I am yet to begin my degree in September but I have been met with some problems. My parents are against the idea of me trying to be an infantry officer. They said that it would be down to chance, and bad ones at that for me to make it. Additionally, even if I did, employment after the army is very poor. Is this somewhat true, or are they very misinformed? I do know getting there will include many challenges, but they make it seem hopeless for me to get where I want to be.