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warfare officer?

Padge2402

Midshipman
hi guys,

I have passed my RT and now im off for my interview for warfare officer. I want to go in with as much knowledge as possible so I can answer everything thrown my way. can anyone tell me what the main responsibilities/ secondary roles of a warfare officer please? and/or even perhaps run through of a day in the life of one? cheers hope you all have a great day.

matt
 

soleil

War Hero
Can you give a brief outline, based on your enquiries so far, of what you believe them to be, Matt? You may already be going in the right direction.

PS Don't use your real name for your account.
 

Padge2402

Midshipman
Can you give a brief outline, based on your enquiries so far, of what you believe them to be, Matt? You may already be going in the right direction.


based on what ive briefly read ill do something called "officer of the watch" but I though id be involved in the weapon systems however somebody told me thats what the weapon engineers do so im a lil confused haha
 

dapperdunn

War Hero
Book Reviewer
Try reading any of the multitude of threads regarding Warfare Officer. There's certainly plenty to choose from.
 

Padge2402

Midshipman
Can I ask why you went for warfare officer before you knew what they did?!


A few years ago I went for warfare specialist but failed my medical on grounds of my acne and was given a 3 year deferral period, in that time I’ve worked on my degree and decided I want to be an officer instead lol
 

Padge2402

Midshipman
Why do you want to be an officer?

I like to challenge myself and since I’ve been in leadership roles before it makes sense to give it a go. I just hope even though it was a civilian role that I was a manager in, that my experience will help me somewhat haha
 

Chalk_bosun

Lantern Swinger
What was your civilian role exactly?

The role of an officer is roughly equatable to a senior manager in civvie street.

You will get plenty of challenges and leadership /management opportunities as a rating. So why officer?

(Not being a dick - you will get asked this at AIB)
 

Padge2402

Midshipman
What was your civilian role exactly?

The role of an officer is roughly equatable to a senior manager in civvie street.

You will get plenty of challenges and leadership /management opportunities as a rating. So why officer?

(Not being a dick - you will get asked this at AIB)
I was an assistant Resturant manager, I got told I would have got manager but I hadn’t been at that company that long only a year haha no it’s okay I know you’re not being a dick lol one reason (I must stress not the main reason) is pay, I researched it a warfare officer earns 25k from day one whereas a specialist would earn 18k not a massive difference but a difference nonetheless, another reason is family, my grandad was a para and he was really fond of his time in the para’s so when I told him before he died that I wanted to be an officer in the navy his face lit up and said “you best get ******* running then you lazy shit” (thankfully those weren’t his last words to me haha) there are a multitude of reasons really, obviously I’m going to have to think long and hard about how I’m going to answer it when I’m asked
 

Chalk_bosun

Lantern Swinger
I'll echo previous replies - have a trawl through these forums, 99% of what you want to know has been asked (and answered) already. The more you research the role, the better the idea you'll have about whether it's suited to you (and vice versa). You're still early in the process, milk your AFCO/ACLO for any info /opportunities.

A lot of people going for Warfare officer do it because they have an ambition of one day commanding a ship. That said, there are many other things you can do within warfare, so don't assume that being a skipper is the be-all and end-all of the warfare branch (or RN as a whole).
 

Padge2402

Midshipman
I'll echo previous replies - have a trawl through these forums, 99% of what you want to know has been asked (and answered) already. The more you research the role, the better the idea you'll have about whether it's suited to you (and vice versa). You're still early in the process, milk your AFCO/ACLO for any info /opportunities.

A lot of people going for Warfare officer do it because they have an ambition of one day commanding a ship. That said, there are many other things you can do within warfare, so don't assume that being a skipper is the be-all and end-all of the warfare branch (or RN as a whole).

I will do thank you very much for your advice I really appreciate it
 

dc453

Newbie
Hi guys, I'm 17 and doing my rt for warfare officer this week. Any tips for the test and do you know if there'd be any chance of getting a scolarship through uni from the navy?
 
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