Greeting ladies and gentlemen. Quick few details: I'm 20, male, have A-levels and want to be a Warfare Officer. Been reading a lot of Navy forums and ringing up the call centre. I am going to the Navy Careers Office in Leicester on Wednesday and I would just like some information off you learned users. Joining as an Officer. 1. How long is the Officer contract, and what flexibility is there, after my contract has ended do I have to leave? 2. What is the application process like, being 2012 and a recession, will scoring high on the RT not be enough to get to the AIB and BRNC? 3. What happens at the selection interview? 4. How long does the process take from inception to start of Initial Officer Training to then due completion? 5. Any tips/hints/suggestions/websites that you feel helped you in your applications 6. What happens at the AIB, and how should I best prepare for it? Same question for the BRNC Same question for the RT, Recruit Test. 7. What fitness level am I expected to have when first tested? 50 press ups in a minute and 2.4km in under 11 minutes? 8. After the pre-joining fitness test, how do I improve my fitness and suitability for the Navy? 9. I live in Birmingham so how would I attend the AIB and BRNC? I know I can use the train, but I mean in terms of accommodation etc. I know I'm asking a lot, but I thank anybody who puts their time in to give a good answer, its a commendable thing. I have read many posts on this but the vast majority are from 2007 or earlier and I have been told the processes and tests have changed since then. Thanks for reading and any help posted.