Does this thread go to prove the age old saying, those that can’t teach?
Other than some potential for shitty jobs officer, a fairly cushy number
Bit harsh, I tongue in cheek rib schoolies as for the better part of 5 years I was one.
Would you rather have a scarce WE, AEW or ME taken to a first or second phase training establishment for three years. Despite arguments over harmony jobs it wouldn't be career enhancing or a development opportunity in reality. And let's not go into appointing Warfare to teach. Whilst I've no doubt they could it would utterly bugger up their career profiles.
So your left with contracting out and using people with little or no Naval ethos and no interest except money. Then what do you do for ships, commando units, deployed locations and all of the secondary and tertiary jobs that make those units work.
Again looking shoreside you can only civilianise so far.
Despite many shortcomings, hey they accepted me!, I still think there is a need for TMO. The question really has to be for what and how many.