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What do i need to get commissioned?

#1
ive been in the army now for 6 years and want to become an officer. i would like to know what qualifications i need to get commissioned.
thanks in advance for your help
 
#4
Jock_commando said:
ive been in the army now for 6 years and want to become an officer. i would like to know what qualifications i need to get commissioned.
thanks in advance for your help
Leave pass signing course :wink:
 
#6
Jock,

AFAIK as you joined after 2000, to go the Direct Entry route you will need a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent quals (but given that the spare to the heir managed it, I'm sure you can), as well as appropriate support (reports, recommendations) from your CoC. I am sure AGAIs will give chapter & verse, but your admin office is a better place to ask on that score. There are also age and med cat restrictions.

Or, stick it, get to SNCO/Warrant rank and go for an LE commission. Whichever, all the best.

Teech
 
#7
Jock_commando said:
ive been in the army now for 6 years and want to become an officer. i would like to know what qualifications i need to get commissioned.
thanks in advance for your help
If you've been in for six years and have to come here to find out how to become an officer I don't think that you're going to make it.
 
#8
rockpile said:
Jock_commando said:
ive been in the army now for 6 years and want to become an officer. i would like to know what qualifications i need to get commissioned.
thanks in advance for your help
If you've been in for six years and have to come here to find out how to become an officer I don't think that you're going to make it.
I really don't care what you think mate.
 
#9
All depends what qualifications you have. I can't remember Chapter and Verse, although I think it's two A Levels, minimum

However, for serving soldiers, I think CO's recommendation and EFP used to do it. Not sure what the modern day equivalent is - possibly JCLM? In exceptional cases, a certificate from your local AEC proclaiming you're not an absolute thickkie should do the trick.

Have you been recommended for commissioning, or is this something you aspire to? your CofC should give you robust advice on your suitability.

Next step after that is Form RG01 that you should fill out and submit to the CofC.

Full details are in Army Commissioning Regulations 1999 in your Orderly Room.
 
#10
Jock,

Your OC/CO will have a pretty good view on this. Have a chat with them and see what they think. I am sure that they will be pretty supportive. All the best.
 
#11
Teech said:
Jock,

AFAIK as you joined after 2000, to go the Direct Entry route you will need a minimum of 2 A levels or equivalent quals (but given that the spare to the heir managed it, I'm sure you can), as well as appropriate support (reports, recommendations) from your CoC. I am sure AGAIs will give chapter & verse, but your admin office is a better place to ask on that score. There are also age and med cat restrictions.

Or, stick it, get to SNCO/Warrant rank and go for an LE commission. Whichever, all the best.

Teech
As an ex-ranker they will normally let you off with the A levels but be aware that the criteria seems to change every couple years so your best bet is to ask someone from your CoC to help you find the most recent criteria.

My unit was really, really helpful and supportive through the whole process and one of the best things they did was to get an ex-ranker officer to sit me down and talk me through the pros and cons of going for it and whether he thought it had all been worth it.
 
#12
Jock_commando said:
rockpile said:
Jock_commando said:
ive been in the army now for 6 years and want to become an officer. i would like to know what qualifications i need to get commissioned.
thanks in advance for your help
If you've been in for six years and have to come here to find out how to become an officer I don't think that you're going to make it.
I really don't care what you think mate.
Humour Transplant would be of help I´m sure.
:D :D
 
#13
ex-gunner said:
Jock_commando said:
rockpile said:
Jock_commando said:
ive been in the army now for 6 years and want to become an officer. i would like to know what qualifications i need to get commissioned.
thanks in advance for your help
If you've been in for six years and have to come here to find out how to become an officer I don't think that you're going to make it.
I really don't care what you think mate.
Humour Transplant would be of help I´m sure.
:D :D
Agree and he is right. Plus there isn't a need for the attitude.
 
#17
Jock_commando said:
ive been in the army now for 6 years and want to become an officer. i would like to know what qualifications i need to get commissioned.
thanks in advance for your help
Eggs
Milk
6 spoonfulls of flour
2 spoonsfulls of sugar
and a little knob of butter.
 
#18
An acerbic wit, the ability to stand resplendant on a Sierra Leone skyline with the wind flowing insistently through your corn coloured hair, to be in possession of the ability to pause thoughtfully whilst holding fingers to mouth whilst nodding slowly in agreement at the recipients suggestion in a 50's film hero type manner all the while engaging all and sundry with a "hey Im the boss but Im your pal !" demeanour........................Then ruin it all whilst on a run ashore with the troop by filling ones trousers with excreta, insisting that childhood homosexual experiences are not neccessarily damaging and whilst a debate about where to drink next is being thrashed out, screaming "this is my evening!" in a girly voice !
(Sorry Capt N, still a star though!) :D
 
#19
I I remember rightly from my time.
" The abillity to wash and shave in cold water in freezing cold, in German winter without having to have a batman"
 

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