Officer Entry

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What exactly is the officer entry requirements?
 

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From the official Royal Marines web site.....

Entry requirements commando officer

Education
The minimum entry requirements are five GCSEs (A-C)/five S grades (1-3) including English language and mathematics and two A levels/ three H grades. Applicants with alternative qualifications are considered on their individual merits.

Height/Weight
The minimum height requirement is 1.51 metres. Weight must be in proportion to height.

Nationality
You must be of British or dual British nationality, and have lived in the UK for five years.

Age
Direct entrants should be between 17 and 26 on the first day of the month of entry. Maximum age limits vary depending on the specialism but late entry is rare.

Graduates
Direct graduate entrants must have a UK degree and English and maths at GCSE (A-C)/S grades (1-3), or equivalent qualifications. They should be under 26 on 1st September of the year of entry (refers to all officer entrants not just graduates).

You will be required to pass a three-day Potential Officers Course, which tests your physical ability and endurance, mental aptitude and leadership skills. The course is followed by an interview. You will also have to pass a medical assessment.

A-level/H grade scholarships or reserved places and university cadetships or bursaries are available to some students. Exact details are available from armed forces careers officers, as are full nationality and residency requirements.

How long will I serve for?
You would join the Service as an officer on a 12-year Initial Commission. You would be required to serve at least three to five years.
 

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Common Stacka use your brain if you want to be an officer! The requirements are plastered around this site, and on PRMC Extra. 25 is the cut off point if not already in the corps.
 

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I thought the minimum height boundary was 1.65 meters
Nope minimum height for Officers & Other Ranks is definitely 151.5cm. There was an error on the official RM website which should be corrected- if it isn't, please post the link & we'll get it sorted.

For direct entry RM Officer you must still be 25 years old on the day you join CTC to start Officer training- even if your 26th birthday is the day after you start.
 
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Please note the term 'minimum requirements' are 180 UCAS points. Most Officers have degrees and/or very strong A-Levels. This is a career that requires you to have a strong academic background and 'excellent' leadership potential... plus you have to be fit and determined among numerous other characteristics.
 
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