I've finally completed all the stages required for applying to the royal navy and now all I'm waiting for is my start date. When I first applied several months ago, in my dumb naivety I imagined one could join as an AET and work his way up to AEO however the more I look at this the less and less it looks likely or even possible. Does it happen? What would I have to do to make it happen? I'll be twenty years old when I join up. If the promotion from AET to AEO is possible at what age will I likely see it happening? My ambition is to make a lifelong career out of the RN and whilst I'm there to reach for the highest position I can get.