I am 15, and recently had a visit from my school's Army Careers Advisor. I really like the idea. From what my Army Careers Advisor said I think after commission you have an initial 'break-in' period to your regiment or whatever of a few months. Then there is the 6 months active tour of duty towards the end of the SSC. Then, after rounding it up, there it a few months worth of leave. So that takes up just over a year of the 3. My question is: what else do you do as an Officer? Obviously there is the constant training and the possibility of training abroad for a bit, but is that honestly all there is to it? A lot of training and drilling, then the active tour part, then it's done? p.s- While I've already started a thread, how fierce is the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan? Some friends have had bad experiences In case you were wondering, I can only see myself entering the "Combat" section of the Army, in a Light Role Infantry. Sorry for being so uninformed on the subject, but all I'v had is a chat with a Major and a load of booklets/propaganda. One final thing: The Army advertises all these activities that Officers do, as well as regular Soldiers, like going abroad, playing sports etc etc, I think this is just a hook to catch those who think it will all be fun and games, is this true?