Could I please get some honest advice from those of you that have served as officers? I tried to join as a TA soldier as a student in the 80's, got rejected because of crap eyesight, and I thought that was me finished. In the meantime I got a degree, ran my own business and made some reasonable wedge, and got bored to ****. In the last couple of years the NZ army has totally binned the upper age limit for officer recruits AND relaxed the eyesight requirement. The recruiter I spoke to last week said that there are blokes as old as 50 going through - the only thing you have to do is pass the medical and fitness stuff. So now I have the opportunity to join up - at 43 - as a regular officer. If you could, would you?