With my AIB coming up, I realise I'm missing out on some information regarding my career path. I know it inside and out from the time I enter BRNC, through IWOF, Navigation Course, Specialist Fleet Time, Initial Warfare Course and through submarine training including Part 3 to gain the dolphins. After that... my knowledge is disturbingly short. I know that you have to eventually do the FNO and Advanced Warfare Course prior to pushing on Perisher (you know, if I get that far, but aim high and all that...). My real question is this: what sort of time scale are you looking at, appointment wise and so forth? How long on the first boat, what sort of jobs might you be doing in that time. Career progression, essentially. It's shameful I've got this far in the process and got through SIFT not knowing this. I've searched through the forums and found a few threads that have some of the information, but it's widely dispersed and not too easy to link together. Anyone got any ideas? All appreciated.