Hello all, I've been making my way through the site for a while now, just decided to make an account and see if anyone has any advice regarding my particular questions (I've used the search bar extensively and am aware I may have missed threads relevant to this): Currently 22, final year of uni, have an application with the Army Reserve (Soldier), assessment centre in a few weeks, but I am doubting my decisions/plan and could do with some criticism or advice. I've always wanted a military career (RM Officer specifically) but some of the civvie options I ran into for after uni seemed pretty good so I thought I'd give one of them a go and do the reserves on the side, and reconsider after a couple of years. I aimed to get the closest experience to the regulars/most challenging I could find so applied for 21SAS, which was also the nearest to me out of them, RMR and 4PARA. I'm decently fit (~3hr30 marathon time) and have some experience mountaineering/hiking. Also have buckets of free time and 0 responsibilities so now is a great time to do this. My question is: Am I wrong in thinking 21SAS is the way to go for the most challenging/'regular-type' reserve unit? Should I transfer and join units more integrated with the regulars like RMR or 4PARA instead? Which would offer the best opportunities for deployments? Or, should I just sack the civvie job and go full time? I've probed the blokes at the unit a bit but didn't want to seem like a flake/walt.