How long is the Royal Navy contract?

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  1. For a warfare officer?

    Thank you
  2. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    The Three Tier Commission (3TC) applies to all Warfare Officers.

    It consists of the following commissions:

    a. Initial Commission (IC) on which all officers (except some re-entrants and transferees from other Services) join, whether entering from civilian life or from the lower deck. The length of the IC for Warfare Officers is 12 years.

    b. Career Commission (CC), extending a career through to 16 years’ officer service from the age of 21 or from the date of entry as an officer (whichever is the later), subject to retirement age, for all officers with the exception of those who joined on or after 6 Apr 05 or those who elected to transfer to AFPS05. For this group, the CC will extend to 18 years’ service from date of entry or until age 40 if later.

    c. Full Term Commission (FTC) further extending an officer's career to retirement age. The various commissions available on entry, transfer or transition to the 3TC, and their associated retirement ages.

    The initial training period for Warfare officers is defined as the training completed prior to joining the trained strength, the completion point for which is 5 years commissioned service from completion of an officer’s initial training (i.e. including professional training).

    In my experience most people joining want to know the "minimum" they must serve rather than the length of contract available. In the event that is the intended query, you can submit notice to quit throughout initial training, after which it's 5 years minimum.
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  3. Ah thank you!
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