(This might be in the wrong section, I apologise if so) Hello all, Having recently passed by AIB for X(GS) albeit with a borderline pass, I was wondering what the future might be looking like should I be successful with my entry (unlikely). Am I right in saying that you do the Fleet Board whilst still at BRNC? If not is this taken after SFT? I said whilst at BRNC during my interview but now I can't remember. However, my main question is about OOW qualifications and the career path of an X officer post SFT. At my interview for AIB they didn’t really go into much detail to be honest, I was able to describe the career path up to CO (BRNC>IWOF>IWO (NAV)>SFT>IWOC>OOW>Specialise>2-3 jobs specialisation>PWO>Specialise>AAWO/FASW/CEW/SPEC N>XO/Small ship CO>CO) but they stopped me at SFT (I also went into some detail about the three terms at BRNC so by then I think they realised I’d done my research) and also briefly touched on what I’d like to specialise as but then this went off onto a tangent of more Navy knowledge (‘What sort of ship would you be on?’) rather than the job itself. So.... fast forwarding a couple of years, on passing IWOC is this the stage where your interest in whichever specialisation you have chosen is considered? Or is this not until after your first OOW job? If I was to join a ship would I presume I would be OOW3? The complement job that you perform, is this relevant to your level as an OOW? If I was to progress to OOW2 would I change my complement title? Also, am I right in saying that OOW1 is always the Signal and Communications Officer? If you get a small ship navigation recommend would you then be expected to go back and do jobs as an OOW on big ships? Do you have to complete the PNO course before you are an OOW or is this just done before navigating a small ship? I think the only complement jobs I know of as an OOW are: Classified Books Officer Correspondence Officer SCO Gunnery Officer (MM/PP?) Are these right? Is it common at any point to skip a job or is there a strict progression that must be followed? I am not looking to cut corners by any means! I take it that there are secondary and tertiary duties such as DO, OOD, Part of Ship officer etc that will also need to done at any level of OOW/rank? I read this thread with interest: http://www.navy-net.co.uk/fleet/32486-oow-qualifications.html and I guess although it was written 6 years ago, the progression is roughly the same? I apologise if none of the information I want is suitable for a public forum. I appreciate none of the answers I’m looking for are necessary for AIB but it would be good to know if anything. Thanks.