Warfare Specialist

Hello,

I plan to join the Navy when I am older (14.5 currently), and I have been doing my research about stuff. What does a Warfare Specialist do (the RN website is kinda vague), and would it matter if I am slightly red-green colourblind? Would it be a good idea to join the reserves when I am 16 or just go straight in after A-Levels?

Thanks,
Pome-Grenade
 

Balwearie101

Badgeman
Hello,

I plan to join the Navy when I am older (14.5 currently), and I have been doing my research about stuff. What does a Warfare Specialist do (the RN website is kinda vague), and would it matter if I am slightly red-green colourblind? Would it be a good idea to join the reserves when I am 16 or just go straight in after A-Levels?

Thanks,
Pome-Grenade
It’s all on the RN website mate. You are tasked with identifying threats. You’ll learn about a variety of different methods in doing so, and will work with the latest weapons technology.

As for the colour blindness, it won’t bar you from entry, but it will limit your job choice. As you’re tasked with identifying threats, I’m not sure if warfare specialist will be the job for you, but I’m not 100% on that one.

Best thing to do mate, is give your local AFCO(Armed Forces Careers Office) and be completely honest with them. They will tell you on the spot if they think that is the job for you. They will even be able to give you a more in-depth look into what a warfare specialist is.

Finally the reserves. Is that what you would go for at 16 and the regular RN after A levels? Or one or the other? The reserves are great if you want a career in something else, and adventure on the side. But if it’s a life long career in the RN i’d go regular. But that’s just me, it’s all down to you to decide what you want to do buddy!

I hope this helps, and all the best in whatever you decide to do.


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Ballistic

War Hero

Hvrry

Midshipman
Roles in Warfare Specialist:

AWT Radar (above water tactical) = Basically use long, medium and close range radar, which provides early of potential hostiles in sea, land or air.

AWW Gunner (Above water weaponary, what I'm going in as) = Using long and close range radar, you identify threats toward your ship and engage using various weapons to defend your ship.

EW (Electronic warfare) = You will use electro-magnetic spectrum to scan and identify hostile radars and weapon systems. Aswell as using your knowledge of your ships radar to provide the earliest possible warning of a threat or hostile.

UW (Underwater warfare) = You will work with IT which is based sonar equipment in order to identify submarines posing a hostile threat to your ship and those ships in company with you.

Hope this helps, you don't get to choose what role you want but you can have a preference. Also I believe some of the roles require you to pass certain exams. As for the colour blindness call the Navy, they'll let you know.
 
Roles in Warfare Specialist:

AWT Radar (above water tactical) = Basically use long, medium and close range radar, which provides early of potential hostiles in sea, land or air.

AWW Gunner (Above water weaponary, what I'm going in as) = Using long and close range radar, you identify threats toward your ship and engage using various weapons to defend your ship.

EW (Electronic warfare) = You will use electro-magnetic spectrum to scan and identify hostile radars and weapon systems. Aswell as using your knowledge of your ships radar to provide the earliest possible warning of a threat or hostile.

UW (Underwater warfare) = You will work with IT which is based sonar equipment in order to identify submarines posing a hostile threat to your ship and those ships in company with you.

Hope this helps, you don't get to choose what role you want but you can have a preference. Also I believe some of the roles require you to pass certain exams. As for the colour blindness call the Navy, they'll let you know.
AWW Gunner sounds epic, think that's what I'd want to be. EW sounds cool as well but I really want to be trained on lots of weapons
 

Hvrry

Midshipman
I've completed all stages and am just waiting for my Joining date, I'm going in as a hopeful gunner. However I'd also really like to be in EW. Like I said you don't get a choice but you do get a preference.

But before you just think gunnery is for you because you like weapons, make sure to look at all the roles. If you like gunnery I'm sure you'd like Seaman Specialist (which is much more hands on in my opinion).
 

Hawke11

Midshipman
I've completed all stages and am just waiting for my Joining date, I'm going in as a hopeful gunner. However I'd also really like to be in EW. Like I said you don't get a choice but you do get a preference.

But before you just think gunnery is for you because you like weapons, make sure to look at all the roles. If you like gunnery I'm sure you'd like Seaman Specialist (which is much more hands on in my opinion).
id be open to all roles as you will find out in week 9 of your basic training.
 

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