Warfare Officer advice?

#1
I'd just like some insight towards the Warfare officer position, i'm looking to join next year and either join as a Royal Marine officer or a warfare officer i know they are quite different but that's how it is.

So i'd just like some advice on what you actually do as a warfare officer and what are you roles and what it can lead onto. I've read the booklet but too be honest the info on this position was quite sparse to say the least.

Thanks
 

silverfox

War Hero
Moderator
Book Reviewer
#2
Warfare Officer = Lots of looking out of windows and being shouted at.
Just about sums up my career rather neatly

But in summary:
As a Warfare Officer, the outcome of the mission and the safety of your ship and crew
will be in your hands. As well as being a decisive leader, you’ll be a skilled seaman
and navigator, able to handle your ship safely in all conditions and represent the
Captain on the bridge as an Officer of the Watch. Once you have some experience,
you’ll have the opportunity to specialise as a Fighter Controller, Hydrographic,
Meteorological and Oceanographic Officer, Mine Warfare or Mine Clearance Diving
Officer. As Principal Warfare Officer, you’ll be directly responsible for taking your ship
and other units under its command into action. If your ultimate goal is to command
your own ship, this is a good place to start. Show us you have the talent and qualities
we’re looking for and it could be yours by your early thirties.

and

After your basic training, you’ll join a ship and
gain more sea experience, while you work towards
your Navigational Watch Certificate as an Officer
of the Watch. You’ll consolidate everything you’ve
learned so far on the Initial Warfare Officers’
Course (IWOC), which you’ll generally attend
about 2½ years after joining Britannia Royal Naval
College. After the IWOC course, you may choose
to specialise, or continue to develop your career as
a General Service Warfare Officer. You may also
have the opportunity to progress to the Principal
Warfare Officer’s course – a big step towards
commanding your own ship.

Maybe a better question would be to highlight which bit you don't understand of the above.....
 

Ninja_Stoker

War Hero
Moderator
#3
Also, to demonstrate the proof is in the pudding, Warfare Officers must be relied upon to conduct Officer Of the Watch manoeuvres during "Ratings scran" rather than "Wardroom mealtimes". :-D
 

Guns

War Hero
Moderator
#5
You will need skin as thick as a rhino and the humility to understand that your fellow Engineering and Loggy officers in the Wardroom are just not as good as you.
 
#7
Every Warship exists to get the Commanding Officer and his/her 2 Principal Warfare Officers to sea, in the right place, at the right time, with equipment that can kill the enemy. Everyone else works to achieve that aim.
 
#8
Also, to demonstrate the proof is in the pudding, Warfare Officers must be relied upon to conduct Officer Of the Watch manoeuvres during "Ratings scran" rather than "Wardroom mealtimes". :-D
I have always found that finishing a screenex around breakfast time was a good way to get both!
 

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