I am aware that this has probably been covered in the past however I shall carry on regardless. Iâm 19 and in my second year of my LLB and prior to applying to university I was absolutely determined I was going to be an officer however due to advice from careers officers and my parents I went to university first. Now Iâm doing a good degree and taking 4-12 years out of my career would render my hard work at university borderline obsolete. Many will suggest joining the UOTC however I had a long conversation with their representatives during fresherâs week and I was not impressed with their scruffy appearance and altogether unprofessional attitude (seemed to be trying to convince me that cheap drink and curry was the main reason I should join rather than providing basic skills in leadership etc in order to strengthen my application to Sandhurst). Anyway I am beginning to rabble so I will come to my main point, what are the realistic chances of me gaining a commission as TA officer at present?