Royal Marines: Commando Officer

#1
Could i ask, do the RM generally recruit many young recruits as officers, for example people around the 18 year old age? Or do they like people older with more life experience?

Basicly, is it difficult to join as a RMCommando Officer at 18, with required GCSE and A-Level's? Or do they welcome young recruits?
 
#2
If you have been watchin 'Commando: on the front line' on itv the Troop Commader is 21 (i think) and then officer that has just passed out and is Afghan is 23, bearing in mind the length of training i wouldnt be suprised if they would have joined or at least first stepped in the AFCO at 18
 
#4
im guessing they dont mind to much about life experience. The marines are well known for breaking people and then building them up again how they want them
 

Ninja_Stoker

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#5
danny said:
The marines are well known for breaking people and then building them up again how they want them
The Royal Marines are looking for people they can train as Officers & Other Ranks.

An Officer is not expected to join as an all-round competent leader & manager, but is expected to arrive with an expectation to be trained as such & receptive to being trained.

Hopefully the Royal Marines do not have a reputation for "breaking" people, as that would imply the potential recruit was resisting a method of training and instructing that was forcibly imposed against the will of the individual.
 
#6
Halford said:
here is a question for you ninj. i was chatting to a bloke yesterday, if a YO applicant had been in the RMR for three years at uni would he be less likely to be accpeted (providing all the other variables were correct) into the batch if he had done an operational tour? this bloke thought that they wouldnt want him as he would already know the shortcuts and realities of life in the corps and thus "infect the rest of the troop with his knowledge". i thought it would be the opposite and his experiences would be a bonus.

what do you think?
I doubt that it would be a problem as there would certainly be some Corp Commission (like Upper Yardmen) in the officer batch as well.
 
#7
The last bootneck I worked with had done exactly that, and there was no problem with him joining up (apart from the fact he was slightly thick!), so in answer to your question, no, there is no problem with an RMR OR with operational experience joining as an RM Officer.....
 

vacuous

Midshipman
#8
I have a couple of questions; if you chaps would be so kind.

Firstly, is the upper age limit for potential Royal officers 26?

Secondly, is the academic requirements the same as for the RN?

Thirdly, the big 'un, what sort of fitness would be required of a YO starting CTCRM?

Cheers for any answers.



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#9
See Ninja posted link above - then trawl the RN/RM web site, check the existing threads on the Newbies section and contact you AFCO for more info.

I understand part of the selection process is to do the same AIB as RN officers
 
#10
KLNA-Cessna-Jockey said:
See Ninja posted link above - then trawl the RN/RM web site, check the existing threads on the Newbies section and contact you AFCO for more info.

I understand part of the selection process is to do the same AIB as RN officers
:oops: Ok, missed that link when I read it. Looks like most of my answers are there, I'll have a butchers before asking anymore stupid questions :oops:



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