Hi there, I am a 29 year old diving instructor with a degree and am thinking about a career change in the RN. Just wanted to ask a few questions from those with some experience. I have been told that entering as a rating (into mine clearance) at my age is a bad idea as everyone will be much younger than me. Is this the case? Am I just too old to be thinking about this now? Unfortunately I am too old to enter into the warfare officer course, does it ever happen that ratings get offered a commission in the Navy? What is the average rate of promotion in the Navy? I know this is a fair few questions probably with some pretty long answers but I would appreciate any input and advice that people have. Thanks and look forward to the feedback!