Royal Marines Commando
- Mar 22, 2015
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@Royal2010 has just qualified as a DL, so will be more specific on the requirements required, but generally you have to be an NCO to attend the course. I have known L/Cpls attend the course straight after passing a Junior Command Course, (JCC) and waiting promotion to substantive Cpl.Is corporal still the required rank for drill instructor? Do you have to serve a certain amount of time prior to specialising as a DI or can you undertake training straight after promotion?
@Royal2010 has just qualified as a DL, so will be more specific on the requirements required, but generally you have to be an NCO to attend the course. I have known L/Cpls attend the course straight after passing a Junior Command Course, (JCC) and waiting promotion to substantive Cpl.
I don't, but @Royal2010 will.
Are marines limited too one specialization or are they able to learn more than one?
Can you apply for SQs or they just handed out? For example if you wanted say a deep role hows work?
So it's possible to have 3 of the specified SQs in the green box then? maybe 2 if not 3? and then you can select another SQ when promoted too corporal??Deep specialists would be NCO and above, as it says in the picture. To upskill and train the force.
So you would have to spend time in the SQ3 class then progress with promotion into your SQ 2 class and above. You would need training and experience in the 3s before you could go for the 2s.
You won’t just apply as a marine for a deep SQ. All marines would start in the Green box on the left, doing a few of them as a skill set. Depending on your Unit needs.
Then as you specialise and progress you would choose the SQ from the middle box, and progress on to Lance Corporals.
Then moving onto the Deep Specialist from there.
To be honest, it’s a bit confusing and has changed since I was a regular. I think the system before was better. But hopefully we can have some updated views on it from people who are current.
Previously it was you were General Duties for 9months/year. Then chose/got pinged for an SQ3. Then progressed in the SQ2 with promotion and finally SQ1 as a SNCO. I think there’s a risk of “jack of all trades, master of none” especially with SQs that would involve technical input or have a dangerous outcome. Combat Breacher involves Explosives, that’s some real danger of it goes wrong, especially as there’s nearly always a lack of continuation training.
Same with Heavy Weapons Anti tanks, yet Air Duvet is an SQ.
I don’t see how AE, HW, or the information warfare aren’t SQs in their own right.
And I would imagine there’s incorrect wording with “combat” medic. Would be team medic. As Combat Medic Technician requires a lot of training and should be an SQ in its own right.
So it's possible to have 3 of the specified SQs in the green box then? maybe 2 if not 3? and then you can select another SQ when promoted too corporal??
@ThreadpigeonsAlpha ok that's fairly enough information there, maybe @Ninja_Stoker or @The guide can shed more light on the matter sometime once they see it, but I'm thinking of becoming an ML once I've passed through selection, recruitment and i'm deemed well enough too undergo said SQ.
Sorry to jump on late mate. But what you said is spot on. With us in tanks branch we have had the option to stay in. As in we will now promote through the branch. As of now HMG GMG JAv are ad quals as such. Or seconed SQ. Not sure about AFV though?
From now on you will pick a few SQs. Someone who has let's say a HMG adqaul and Comms. He will then pick a branch to process to a 2s through. I belive