Greets to the RR RM community :thumright: . I was wondering if the experienced members could reply to a slight query I have but firstly if you bear with me I'd like to mention my motivations for seeking a bit of help and the reasons for my interest. I've recently come to the conclusion that there is no element involved in all the jobs I've had that has made me enthralled. There's been no job satisfaction, ever, and I've had a few decent of jobs which many people would feel perfectly happy in. But none of the job roles have made me want to consider them as a career. None have had policies that's secure my future, i.e. pension scheme etc. None have satisfied me mentally. None have pushed me, nor have they developed or improved skills I deem sources of satisfaction like for instance interpersonal or teamwork... All have been repetitive, mundane and robotic and all haven't helped or maintained my health, mental or physical (my fitness is extremely important to me) and all just simply have not had that "x-factor" (it's the only way I can describe it) I'm looking for. So over the past month or so I've been looking at a career with the Army. I started off looking at joining the TA and staying in employment so I could satisfy the above points I noted out. But then I read more of the British Army and Royal Marines literature. I've also checked out the online videos and haven't stopped looking at them to be honest for a few weeks. So I'm now at the point where I reckon I'm gunner scrap the P/T service crap and join for service with the RM. Like I said, I've read a lot of the RM literature and I've noted that a person with my education could sign up for Commando Officer. It's a very attractive job role. I've always been assertive and loved leading a team, and thrived off it. But there's also the Commando. The hardcore difference between the two being -which you're already aware of- that the CO LEADS. However, this is where the conflict for me at the moment begins. You see, in addition to requiring a job with the "x-factor", and the satisfaction both mentally and physically, I require a job which I will be praised and deeply respected for - I know, it's a little selfish on my part, but everyone has their reservations don't they. I've read that within the RM, on the field Snipers are very respected. Respected for their presence and the comfort their presence brings to the team. To me the job sounds rewarding. Though I certainly do not discount that every man on the field is just as important as the other. Yes, if you were to ask me if there was a particular role within the RM I'd like to do I'd say Sniper. Based on my reading it would be a personal preference. But I have a conflict of interest. As I said before about being a Commando Officer. Because you can't be a CO and be a sniper can you. So if I was serious about it, being a CO is out of the question isn't it.... From what I've wrote, is there any words of advice or anything helpful you may be able to offer? Thank you for your time.