I thought I'd put this newbies question in here as the newbies section is full of inane shite like "how do I join the Navy". As an "old and bold" and "when I where a young thruster" type member of RR I got thinking after a few bottles of the good stuff. The Navy has a fair few "sideways" entry branches, often they are career choices that are quite frankly "Glamorous" occupations. during my time in the Corps I stumbled upon a few, the Corps used to have a few "Grooms" not of the sexual predator type (well, not as an SQ) but for the Geegee's, they'd look after the Corps vast equestrian stables. Quite how 4 blokes hiding out at Norton Manor could justify their existence when the only bloke with a horse was the adjutant down at CTC filled me with awe. Likewise I've met people with stripes on their arms who are "Queens Corporal" or "Queens Sargent" who've never been near a JCC or a SCC, but they exist. You cannot join the Marines or the Navy to be a Military policeman, likewise you cannot have a direct entry to be a member of the STC. To be a Military Policeman I suppose the branch you initially join isn't overly important, as long as you show integrity and a lack of friends your looking good for a sideways move. Now, security issues aware, what is a good "feeder" branch for the STC? Bootneck because he's hard, dumb and fearless? Stoker because he's hot, dumb and fearless? Wafu because he can adapt his body clock to sleep at any time? Submariner because he doesn't use soap? What is best, what do the recruiters look for and what branches are pushed by them as "feeders" to the STC ?