commando to officer

is it possible for me to join the royal marines,now, as a 16 year old, and then later on sign up as an officer when i am 18?
 

wave_dodger

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is it possible for me to join the royal marines,now, as a 16 year old, and then later on sign up as an officer when i am 18?
You can join as a Marine, then later apply to be selected for Officer training. That is a well trodden, but not easy, route.
 

Ninja_Stoker

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To put things into perspective:

About 40% of Royal Navy Engineering Officers joined as Ratings.

There are about 800 Royal Marine Officers, 85% of whom have a degree.
There are about 6500 Royal Marine Other Ranks (RMOR), 40% qualified educationally for Officer.
There are usually fewer than 4 Corps Commissions a year. (promotion from RMOR under age 26)
Each RMOR Recruit Troop (55 men) averages 3+ graduates, the most I recall is 17 in one troop.
Those joining <19 or >30 have half the success rate of those entering between ages 19-23.
 

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