ET (WE) Or Warfare Specialist?

Travv

Newbie
Hi,

I've decided that I'm definitely going to apply for the navy, probably near the second half of next year as that's when my college course ends. I've looked through the roles and I'm split between either ET (WE) or Warfare Specialist. From looking I've seen that as a WS you can specialise in above water, electronic and under water warfare, all of those specialisms seem interesting to me and could change my choice. However, both attract me and I wanted to see if there were any people who serve/served in the Navy either in these roles or not, any information about these roles would be useful.
Thanks.
 

wave_dodger

MIA
Book Reviewer
Hi,

I've decided that I'm definitely going to apply for the navy, probably near the second half of next year as that's when my college course ends. I've looked through the roles and I'm split between either ET (WE) or Warfare Specialist. From looking I've seen that as a WS you can specialise in above water, electronic and under water warfare, all of those specialisms seem interesting to me and could change my choice. However, both attract me and I wanted to see if there were any people who serve/served in the Navy either in these roles or not, any information about these roles would be useful.
Thanks.

Your post is quite skewed. What about ETWE..specialise in CIS, sensors or weapons. True engineering or a slant towards CIS and cyber?

WS very different and evolving, especially EW which again has leaning towards electronic attack and cyber in both offensive and defensive postures with closer tie ins to Information Warfare and Intelligence.

Maybe another way to look is where do you want to be further down the line and even after the Navy.

Engineering to operator, you couldn't get more polarised.
 

Travv

Newbie
Your post is quite skewed. What about ETWE..specialise in CIS, sensors or weapons. True engineering or a slant towards CIS and cyber?

WS very different and evolving, especially EW which again has leaning towards electronic attack and cyber in both offensive and defensive postures with closer tie ins to Information Warfare and Intelligence.

Maybe another way to look is where do you want to be further down the line and even after the Navy.

Engineering to operator, you couldn't get more polarised.

Sorry, only realised now that I didn't mention a few things: as an ETWE I'd prefer to specialise in weapons, and as a WS I'd probably lean towards AWW. I haven't put any thought into what I'd like to do after the Navy as if all goes well I intend to stay for a full career, but now you've mentioned it I'll start looking at that side too as I could always have to leave either voluntarily or not.
 

Sumo

War Hero
why wait to apply, some on here have taken longer than a year to get through to acceptance, speak to a recruiter, get the ball rolling, you could probably defer an entry date until course is finished.
I would go down the engineering route, more transferable in civy street, I was WE for 24 yrs
 

Taztiff

War Hero
That's a lie I used to get out of rack for scran, piss, and M&M tried to make it for a crap but not always successful
We had a CWEM(R) who regularly managed a full 24 hrs in his pit during Sunday at sea routines. No wonder you could never find the rest of his department.

(I'm sure he had a galvanised bucket for.... incidentals!)
 

Sumo

War Hero
And as many at night as you can fit in ;)
if clankies didn't go so slow at qualifying they would get some rack time before end of draft.
1 in 6 on the panel was a ball breaker, with the 7 getting a watch off, took forever to get the clankies up to speed :p
 

WreckerL

War Hero
Super Moderator
if clankies didn't go so slow at qualifying they would get some rack time before end of draft.
1 in 6 on the panel was a ball breaker, with the 7 getting a watch off, took forever to get the clankies up to speed :p
Not this one, panel was a doddle after the RP, panel only had a couple of basic drills, must have been designed for a WE. The Reactor panel had more different drills than you could shake a hairy stick at!!

On the two boats I was on the panel, it was WE's who were the worst operators, mainly Fire Controllies for some reason!
 

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