A Brief Overview of British Army Officer Selection and Training

Introduction This article provides a brief outline of the British Army’s officer selection and training process, as at November 2022. Initial Interest and Local Recruitment Centre Army Officer recruitment is undertaken in partnership with Capita. Once an Individual has registered their initial interest, Officer selection begins with a formal interview at a local recruitment centre.… Read More


All Four Major RN Naval Training Establishments now have Female Commanding Officers

History has been made as all four of the Royal Navy’s major training establishments are under the command of women for the first time ever. Captain Johanna ‘Jo’ Deakin has assumed command of HMS Sultan in Gosport, the home of Royal Navy Marine and Air Engineering, and becomes the establishment’s first female Commanding Officer. The… Read More

What is the Pre-Royal Military Academy Sandhurst – Phase A and B?

Introduction Pre-Royal Military Academy Sandhurst Phase A (Pre-RMAS Phase A) prepares international students for the challenges they will face as officer cadets at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Pre-RMAS Phase B is a mandatory course for all international cadets entering the Regular Commissioning Course at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Location and Delivery Phase A and… Read More

What is the UK Defence Commanding Officer’s of Training Establishments Course?

Introduction Delivered by the Defence Centre for Training Support (DCTS), this course is for commanding officers (COs) of training establishments typically from OF-4 to OF-6 level (Lieutenant Colonel to Brigadier). Location and Delivery Delivered by the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom, located in Shrivenham. Duration 2 days. What You Will Learn? You will learn:… Read More

A Brief Outline of Discharge As Of Right (UK)

Outline All British Army entrants under the age of 18 are permitted to Discharge As Of Right (DAOR) after 28 days having given 14 days’ notice, up until their 18th birthday. After completing the first six months of Service, the individual will leave directly after the 14 days’ notice period. From six months until their… Read More

Royal Navy to Review People Functions

An historic review of the way Royal Navy’s people functions is under way. This will modernise processes, ensure that the needs of Royal Navy personnel and their families are met and that the lived experience of everyone serving in the Royal Navy is the best it can be: from the day they look to join,… Read More

Military Training: Preparing Your Mind and Body

Introduction Have you decided that joining the military is for you? If so, you will need to start preparing sooner rather than later, as military training comes with its fair share of challenges. Thus, you will need to prepare your body and mind for the forthcoming hardships. Body-wise, you are looking at strengthening your limbs… Read More