Question regarding Warfare Officer

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  1. smith34

    smith34 New member


    I'm currently in the recruitment process, waiting to join the Navy as a Warfare Officer. There's a sub-specialism within the Warfare branch I would specifically like to be involved in, which is Hydrographics, Meteorological and Oceanographics.

    To become that type of sub-specialist as a Warfare Officer, do you need to have served as a general service Warfare Officer before you specialise further into that?

  2. soleil

    soleil War Hero

  3. alfred_the_great

    alfred_the_great War Hero

    To precis that:

    you need to qualify as a bridge watchkeeper before going HM. You may be selected straight from course, or you may complete a complement job (i.e. a non-HM bridge watchkeeping job) before going for it. The reasons are varied, mainly regarding the requirement, your age, your possible future career path and what everyone else in your intake is doing. As ever, the needs of the Service will over-rule your preferences, although hopefully the Career Manager will align them.
  4. smith34

    smith34 New member

    Thanks for the info, guys!
  5. Ninja_Stoker

    Ninja_Stoker War Hero Moderator

    Not forgetting, to be a "droggie", besides needing a brain the size of a planet with limited social skills, it takes several years to grow a ZZ Top beard, acquire the John Lennon glasses & get the socks & sandals thing weighed-off.

    Not that I'm generalising of course. :lol:
  6. Drakey

    Drakey War Hero

    Not forgetting the leather elbow patches on your tweed jacket
  7. tin_tin

    tin_tin Badgeman

    I looked into HM myself, my ACLO was informed by AIB that policy has very recently changed. Unlike other sub-specialisations you now inform AIB prior to being accepted that you want to go for HM and you have to have a science related degree or A-Levels. Having spoken with a HM Officer he said it would be a possibility that IFT would be spent on a survey ship and you would begin specialist courses at an earlier stage. I can't remember all the exact details because I don't have the prerequisites, but do check with your ACLO that you meet the criteria before looking into it in too much detail.
  8. alfred_the_great

    alfred_the_great War Hero

    Hmm, interesting.
  9. minimania

    minimania New member

  10. tin_tin

    tin_tin Badgeman

    I wondered how long it would take for someone to jump on my back. He mentioned it seemingly as a future possibility, not fact.
  11. minimania

    minimania New member

    I'm not jumping on anyones back, merely saying whats bollocks and whats not.....settle petal!

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