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Discussion in 'The Corps' started by ryanisgoingcommando, Dec 2, 2008.

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  1. Re: RM version of Army's Combat Medical Technician

    so wont your missus let you join up properly? you keep changing your mind. first officer now this
     
  2. Re: RM version of Army's Combat Medical Technician

    Have a look about halfway down this list of Specialised Qualifications on the ROYAL MARINES recruitment website you'll see that MEDICAL ASSISTANT is listed there, so yes once trained you would be able to apply for that SQ.
    http://www.royalmarines.mod.uk/server/show/nav.6907#f18

    The reason why it's vague is that first and foremost you'd be a Royal Marine, the basic training of which for RMR takes at least 18 months and a hell of a lot of commitment, it is not an easier option then Regular RM training and you'd be away from home and your GF for long periods during that training as well.
    Focus on doing one thing at a time, first go along to your nearest AFCO to start the ball rolling on your Recruitment.
     
  3. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Re: RM version of Army's Combat Medical Technician

    Concur entirely with NZB.

    Once you become a trained RMR Commando, it then takes many more months to become a trained Medical Assistant. Currently it's only offered to those with at least some civilian accredited medical training experience or previous service as either RM Medical Assistant or ex-RN Medical Assistant.

    RMR Specialist Qualifications listed here
     
  4. Re: RM version of Army's Combat Medical Technician

    Are you talking about the FA2s course? If so then that's an add qual not a specialisation. I've never heard of anyone in the RMR being an MA unless they get pinged for it on an FTRS because they're a nurse in civvy street or such like.
     
  5. Re: RM version of Army's Combat Medical Technician

    FA2s course is all you will get in the RMR, and if your very luck an FA1s.

    Neither is close to being an MA. I believe the training needed to be one takes a year in total, and that's full time.

    K
     
  6. Re: RM version of Army's Combat Medical Technician

    Maybe i should re-enlist and put my medical skills to good use for a change!! :thumright: :thumright:
     
  7. Re: RM version of Army's Combat Medical Technician

    But Tony will miss you sooooo much! :thumright:
     
  8. Re: RM version of Army's Combat Medical Technician

     
  9. Re: RM version of Army's Combat Medical Technician

    Try for the Paintball Paramedic X-Ray Tech 1s Course, it's where the action is.

    So let's recap, you're at Uni, you've got a newish girlfriend who is worried that you joining up will mean less time for cuddles etc and now you want to try the RMR to 'get some military experience' and then you want to be trained as an RM Medic.
    Well there's the GF binned then as you'll be so busy either attending lectures or studying your Uni course material, fitness training on your own to reach and maintain the standards required for RMR recruits, studying RMR course material or attending Drill Nights that you'll have little time for a social life anyway.
    Concentrate on just a couple of things at a time. Study hard, enjoy your social life and Girlfriend.
    The forces will still be there when you graduate.
     

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