Hi all! This is my first post, although I have been on this site many times the past few months and its been really helpful so far. Ill get to my question though - basically I want to know how important leadership experience is to my application? I have my SIFT interview coming up (applying as a warfare officer) and so far I haven't been worried about any of the elements of it. But yesterday the leutenant that will be interviewing me called me to discuss preparation for the day, which was fine. But then he unexpectantly asked me about my previous leadership experience. Now i'm 20 so I've never had any huge leadership roles. But I did tell him a couple of things i.e. supervisor at my previous job, and a couple of other small things. He only asked for a few words about it so that's what I gave him. But at the of the conversation he told me that my leadership experience didn't sound very good, and reminded me they are looking for leaders or people that can demonstrate examples of leadership. I was sort of thrown by his comment because the way he said it made it seem like I didn't have a chance. It's got me quite concerned that this one element is going to throw a spanner into the works of my whole application. I would be lying if I said I had great leadership experience, but i truly believe I would fit the role very well. I'm well informed of the job requirements. Can anyone advise me about any of this - about how in depth they talk about it during the interview? or what sort of experience others have talked about? Thanks in advance!