RNR Officer Enquiry

Rick

Midshipman
#1
Hi guys,

Just wondering if there's such a thing as a RNR officer? Or are they some kind of taboo..
 
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admiralscruff

Lantern Swinger
#2
There is, and you can join the RNR at officer level. You'll have to ask someone else about the details though. I only really know about regular officer-ness.
 

Seadog

War Hero
Moderator
#4
There is, and you can join the RNR at officer level. You'll have to ask someone else about the details though. I only really know about regular officer-ness.
(my italics)

With all your service, seniority and experience I'm surprised the former SoS Defence Fox wasn't dragging you around the world with him instead of Wermitty.

Warfare Officer
Intial Contact- Done 1/08/11
RT - December 2011 (no confirmed date, potentially Jan. 2012)
 
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angrydoc

Guest
#5
Fair comment that - calling yourself a Warfare Officer (one that is on "your radar screen") when all you've actually done is enquire in the AFCO is a bit dubious...

To the OP: I vaguely remember hearing that it is difficult to join the RNR as an Officer (as against join as a Rating and work up) but P_T or another Reservist will know more...
 

admiralscruff

Lantern Swinger
#7
Fair comment that - calling yourself a Warfare Officer (one that is on "your radar screen") when all you've actually done is enquire in the AFCO is a bit dubious...
No, I never called myself that. It's what I'm applying for. I'll edit it to avoid future confusion. Having a sig block with details of one's application is fairly common in the newbie's section, where I spend most of my time on this site, although, I may have been a little premature with it, fair enough.

The location seemed like a good idea when I set this account up.

I have actually, you know, looked to see what I'm letting myself in for.
 
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#8
No, I never called myself that. It's what I'm applying for. I'll edit it to avoid future confusion. Having a sig block with details of one's application is fairly common in the newbie's section, where I spend most of my time on this site, although, I may have been a little premature with it, fair enough.

The location seemed like a good idea when I set this account up.

I have actually, you know, looked to see what I'm letting myself in for.
All in best intentions and good faith I am sure, but I would just be wary of trying to give the impression you actually know very much at all about any kind of 'officer-ness'.

SEP86 - Warfare Officer - Since September 1986.
 
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#9
Back to the original question, a lot of RNR Officers are ex-regular, but I am sure I have met more than a few who are not.

I just googled 'join the royal navy reserve'. 3 clicks into the top result made it fairly clear to me that you can join as an officer without previous military experience although it looks like it depends on branch.
 

CmdKeen

Lantern Swinger
#11
The new RN website is rather unhelpful when it comes to describing non-specialist RNR officer recruitment. It disagrees with the current recruiting book(let) they hand out in AFCOs.

The current word from the RNR (given I'm joining at the moment) is that unless you are in a specialist role (i.e. merchant naval officer, medic or chaplain) or a previously commissioned officer you have to join as a rating, complete new entry and then apply for selection as an officer. RNR wardrooms consist of large numbers of ex-ratings and it serves to show you can achieve the same things as those you aspire to lead. Plus if you're motivated it doesn't take a huge amount of time to get through.
 
#12
on the bus, off the bus, on the bus....

Glad to see CMR is populated by highly effective Staff Officers. I've no doubts what so ever the expansion required of the RNR will be an absolute success.
 

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