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Officers vs Rating

Hi All,

I have my AIB in 4 weeks and just wanted to get some questions clear...

What's the real difference between the role of an Officer vs a senior rating?
Logistics vs Warfare?
 
  1. Hi all,

    I have my AIB in 4 weeks and just wanted to get some questions clear...

    What's the real difference between the role of an Officer vs a senior rating?
    Logistics vs Warfare?
 

slim

War Hero
The officer informs th senior rate of the job requirement, the senior rate then plans and implements the task. Junior ratings then carry out the actual work
 

Purple_twiglet

War Hero
Moderator
Ratings follow a career path intended to make them deep technical orsubject matter experts. Officers follow a career path to make them broader leaders and strategic managers for the navy.
 

(granny)

RIP
Book Reviewer
An Officer is an Officer from day one. A senior rating has to work for years to attain the rank. At least they used to?
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
  1. Hi all,

    I have my AIB in 4 weeks and just wanted to get some questions clear...

    What's the real difference between the role of an Officer vs a senior rating?
    Logistics vs Warfare?

Good questions. What do you think the answers are?

A precis of branch functions:

Warfare - Fight the ship
Logistics - Enable the ship to fight
 

Ballistic

War Hero
Oh, that's disappointing.
Having read the thread title I thought this was going to be "Who would win in a fight between..." :D
 

Seaweed

War Hero
Book Reviewer
I find it difficult to believe that God's gift to the AIB is within a month of the encounter and hasn't got that qn sorted. Let us know how you get on.
 
I was wondering if the Royal Navy used an "up or out" process for officer promotion like the USN or it was still possible for an officer to spend his entire career as a Lieutenant, like the Royal Navy of Nelson's time?
If so, when did things change?
 

slim

War Hero
The senior rates run the Navy while the officers just pretend they do. It's worked well for a few years now :)
Pontius you are my kind of occifer, we were lucky in the FAA too have aircrew who knew their place...................................breaking their toys so we maintainers had plenty to keep us occupied then cancelling night flying so we could have early chops:D
 
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