I have a couple of questions about the MARS Officer program and Basic Officer training (i think it is called BMOQ)
First of all, I am currently applying as a MARS officer in the Naval Reserve at Scotian in Halifax Nova Scotia.
I am kind of concerned about Basic Officer Training. I just completed my fitness test, and I passed with 22 push ups, 19 sit ups (truth be told, I could get more, I just thought I was going to pass gas in front of my instructor) and I had to do level 4-5-6 of the step test, finishing with a V02 max of 46.801. To be honest, I am not in the greatest shape, I am 5'11'', 245 pounds, so I am a little overweight, although i do some weight lifting, nothing serious, so the 245 is not all fat. The real problem lies in that I almost never do any cardio. I am planning on starting a cardio workout to prepare for Basic in the next couple of months, but I guess i'm just looking for a confidence booster if anyone can tell me by the info above that I will still make it through.
Second, is just a question about the MARS officer program, as I have heard that it is very difficult to complete. If anyone could tell me what is difficult about it so I can see if I have those problems and work on them if I do, then that would be great. Also if anyone knows the locations of where I do the training (the entire training, not just basic) that would be great, as I am hoping to be able to do some of my training in Halifax, where I live