Does anyone have experience of waiving the 'two strikes and you're out' rule or having another go at AOSB several years after failing twice? I failed RCB twice as a 17/ 18 year old in 2005. Unfortunately I had my heart set on a Gap Year Commission, hence the two tries before I had properly grown up, but I failed ultimately due to a lack of physical determination and confidence. Since then I have graduated and work in financial services managing a reasonably large and experienced team. I joined the TA at university and am currently a JNCO with operational service on Herrick and an arduous course under my belt. My OC had bought up commissioning quite early on post degree but I made clear that the fail at RCB ruled me out. My Sqn has always suffered from a distinct lack of troopies due to the lack of a close UOTC meaning that any appeal to AOSB would have the explicit support of my CO, especially as to confirming that I have ironed out the character defects identified when I was a teenager. I cannot go for an LE commission until I reach WO2 due to Corps rules and whilst I enjoy being a junior, I can't help feeling that I can give more to my Regt. as a 2Lt than as a corporal.