British Army Late Entry Officer Process to be Centralised

The process for applying for a late entry (LE) commission as a Regular has been changed. Would-be officers will now attend a centralised senior soldier assessment board (SSAB) instead of cap badges running separate events. The first SSAB will be held in August at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and a virtual briefing will take… Read More


What are the Opportunities for Non-Commissioned Personnel to become Commissioned Officers in the British Armed Forces?

There are a variety of opportunities for non-commissioned personnel to become commissioned officers in the British Armed Forces as outlined below. Naval Services The Naval Service ((Royal Navy) and Royal Marines (RM)) runs several schemes to provide opportunities for the promotion of RN and RM Other Ranks to commissioned ranks. These personnel compete along side… Read More

Number of Royal Signals LE Commission Applicants, 2012-2014

Below is the number of Late Entry (LE) commissions for Royal Signals applicants between 2012 and 2014. Table 1: Number of Royal Signals LE commissions Term 2012 2013 2014 Total number of applicants 42 42 47 Number of successful applicants 21 20 28 Number who were Communications Specialists N/A N/A N/A Number who were Technician… Read More

The Role of the New Army Sergeant Major

The New Army Sergeant Major – or Sergeant Major of the Army as the Americans call it – Warrant Officer Class 1 (WO1) Glenn Haughton has been interviewed about his new role. WO1 Haughton was selected on the 2012 Late Entry Commissioning Board (LECB) for promotion to LE officer, but his promotion was deferred as… Read More