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Hi, been given a set of questions to go through and one was the difference between officer and commando - is there an exact list? Aside from the more obvious ones. Sounds a simple question maybe I am overthinking it. Thank you!
 

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The longer training, increased responsibility so role of divisional officer and as a commando I think there's more specialisations on offer.
 

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If you're meaning there are more specialisations on offer for Officers you would be wrong im afraid. In most cases officers just manage the lads, their isnt really the requirement for them to be up skilled in certain areas like the lads are.

Also, I'm not sure what you mean by divisional officer. Not really a term we use for anything at our level
 

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Sounds a simple question maybe I am overthinking it.
If it is a simple question but it is also a question which apparently baffles many.

How Officer role differs from Other Rank role is a fundamental which should be firmly understood by everyone, particularly those considering Officer entry.

I'll ask some specific questions. Anyone feel free to dib in with answers:

1. Why is Officer training at CTCRM longer than Other Rank training?
2. If required to name one single important Officer character trait what would it be?
3. What makes you think you'd be an efficient Royal Marines Officer?
 

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1. Training is longer because officers have to be able to do anything they ask of the men they command - so there's a level of respect that goes with doing the same training but to a slightly higher standard.
2. Adaptable - have to be be able to organise and plan in any scenario.
3. Being able to lead and to manage?
Thank you for the help!
 

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1. Training is longer because officers have to be able to do anything they ask of the men they command - so there's a level of respect that goes with doing the same training but to a slightly higher standard.
2. Adaptable - have to be be able to organise and plan in any scenario.
3. Being able to lead and to manage?
Let's keep it going.

Hopefully others will chip in with their own answers and observations. Think about what specific information each question is probing for. I'll repeat question three with the important bits in bold.

3. What makes you think you'd be an efficient Royal Marines Officer?

Please bear in mind that I'm not a Careers Adviser and I wasn't even a Royal Marine. All the questions are very basic ones from the world of recruitment generally.
 

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1. Training is longer because officers have to be able to do anything they ask of the men they command - so there's a level of respect that goes with doing the same training but to a slightly higher standard.
2. Adaptable - have to be be able to organise and plan in any scenario.
3. Being able to lead and to manage?
Thank you for the help!
I think you should ask yourself instead of “why do you want to join“ think why do you think you would be suitable for the officer role? What experience have you had leading and managing a team etc
 

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I think you should ask yourself instead of “why do you want to join“ think why do you think you would be suitable for the officer role?
There is a reason why the question is specific.

Arguably anyone applying for Officer should have clarity of mind about why they believe that they might make the grade after training. If the applicant doesn't have a scooby why should anyone else?
 

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Let's keep it going.

Hopefully others will chip in with their own answers and observations. Think about what specific information each question is probing for. I'll repeat question three with the important bits in bold.

3. What makes you think you'd be an efficient Royal Marines Officer?

Please bear in mind that I'm not a Careers Adviser and I wasn't even a Royal Marine. All the questions are very basic ones from the world of recruitment generally.
I’m connected with a Sub leuitenunt who went to my old school,and he said the interview board is the same with the navy
 
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