Officer Progression/Specialisation

JSB

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Hi All,

I've applied to become a RM Officer although still in the early stages - RT this Tuesday and I was wondering about the career progression of Officers. After you spend a year on probation as part of phase 2 of training how long is it before you can specialise? Also, I assume although you are able to give preferences as to which element you want to do, ultimately you may have to go where required?

On another subject, I've been doing lots with regards to learning my RM/Navy knowledge. I have been using the relevant websites and the Royal Navy definitive guide by the MOD. I have learned all necessary information from the book but it seems in some cases to be in conflict with information on the official websites, has anyone else found this?
 

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RMRO i don't meen to be rude but considering you could be bothered to give a reply, you could have just told him.
 

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RMRO i don't meen to be rude but considering you could be bovered to give a reply you could have just told him.

Right, couple of things wrong with that. One, saying that you don't mean to be rude doesn't mean you can be rude. Two, you're addressing an Officer in the corps you'd like to join, and the men in this corps are frequently referred to as 'the thinking man's soldier'. As such, correct punctuation, grammar and spelling would be appropriate.

RMRO has probably already answered this question, and as the enquirer is joining Royal as an Officer, as such RMRO has evidently seen fit to get him to find the answer for himself.

I'm sorry if I sound a bit anal with this post, but seriously, a bit of thought into your posts, especially when addressing RMRO.
 

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I have a lot of respect for RMRO but it doesnt meen that he is god's gift, he is still human . A couple of sentances more and JSB would have gotten his answer. It just seems a little anal to write a post without telling him the answere
 

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I'm not saying he isn't (human [Although take into account he IS a Commando.... :P]) however on this unofficial site, an Officer is taking valuable time on his weekend to help us future Officers and Marines with our issues, so if he has time to point someone in the direction of their answers, but doesn't want to answer the question fully, so be it.
 
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I think Garyglitterwhatever is going to have a huge shock when he gets his first taster of military lifestyle.

I'm sure I've said this before but judging by the way you post I don't think you could even pass the psychometric test. JSB is obviously a smart lad, he'll find all the answers he's looking for without any one's help (if what he says is true).

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If you've ever met one you should know. Commandos are not human. Humans are soft fleshy things like us that can't eat much. Commandos have barbed wire on the insides of the boxers so they can floss with it. YO's shave with bayonets and axel grease, drink diesel and crap out 7x62 FMJ's at a lethal range of 400 metres. Royal Machines!
 

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Whats all the fuss? Nobody needs to be mollycoddled, we are aiming to join the RM ffs. He told me to keep searching, I did and found it.
 

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you know *text deleted**text deleted* all about me sortiris........
RMRO i don't meen to be rude but considering you could be bothered to give a reply, you could have just told him.
so that sentance means im not *text deleted* pass psychometric teat..............*text deleted**text deleted*
 

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but arguing on an internet forum is rather pointless,
 

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... so that sentance means im not *text deleted* pass psychometric teat..............*text deleted**text deleted*

No, but the one above suggests you may well struggle.

You are again requested not to use text speak as it hinders site searches.
 
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you know *text deleted**text deleted* all about me sortiris........
so that sentance means im not *text deleted* pass psychometric teat..............*text deleted**text deleted*


No, that sentence has nothing to do with it. But the fact that you can't spell either my name, which is on display, or the word test is a little worrying.
 

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pointless, perhaps. but it provides me with great early-morning reading :bigsmile:
 

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*text deleted*, I'm quite evidently middle ground. Makes a nice change for me!

Sotiris, I don't mean to cause offense or seem pretentious, but I think it's a bit harsh to tell Gary Glitter that you don't think he'll pass the psychometric! (He should be more worried about being allowed to join, I think he's over 40! Good that he got let out of jail though... Being a paedophile isn't such a bad thing...)

And yeh, it is quite an amusing read...
 
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None taken.

My point, as it was last time, is that you have to stop talking like a pregnant chav. It hasn't only been stressed by myself and many other members, but by Stoker and RMRO. A lot of us make the effort to write in a respectful manner, and it gives this site a good image.

At the end of the day he wants to be an Officer in the Royal Marines. I'm not quite sure that he knows what that involves. If he did, then why the stubbourness? Write in English! Check your spelling!

Regards.
 

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mate, im predicted A* on english language at the end of the year. Its just im *text deleted**text deleted* with keyboards and all those years of msn messanger have taken their toll
 

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Yeah I completely understand, I'm an A* English Language student too, and writing skills are one of my best talents, but when I'm on here it doesn't help at all. If I *text deleted* discuss something serious I'll type properly.


if not ill type like this *text deleted* its because im used to msn and because you want to post quickly so you can read another thread or if your me its because you have messages waiting on msn and have to post quickly before people starting going "you there?" "oi" etc

ya get me


But, we all have to try and type properly, because it's infinitely more readable, and because you never know if anyone from the Marines is watching, so you don't want to sound like a retard. :bigsmile:
 

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So an a* "on" english language - rather more a comment on the system than the student I fear...
 

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