Reserves Officer

Jonja

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Hi all, purely out of curiosity how does an officer work in the reserves? Doesn’t look like you can join as one but obviously there will be some so was just wondering.

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Two routes for officers -
1) identified by the powers that be and are nominated/put forward for the Unit’s promotion board.
2) You nominate yourself and you are supported and put forward to the Unit’s promotion board.

Not many officers are selected maybe one or two a year, if that and for that reason the whole process isn’t open source. however, once you are selected you have to complement modules and attended Batch Exercises for assessment. Advanced courses are then available for you.

As an RMR officer you will never be deployed as a troop commander. Instead you would have administrative deployments, etc
 

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Two routes for officers -
1) identified by the powers that be and are nominated/put forward for the Unit’s promotion board.
2) You nominate yourself and you are supported and put forward to the Unit’s promotion board.

Not many officers are selected maybe one or two a year, if that and for that reason the whole process isn’t open source. however, once you are selected you have to complement modules and attended Batch Exercises for assessment. Advanced courses are then available for you.

As an RMR officer you will never be deployed as a troop commander. Instead you would have administrative deployments, etc
Thanks for the info mate, also what kind of courses are available to a marine reservist upon completion of phases 1 and 2 do you have the opportunity to specialise and get promotion? If so how does that work?

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Would being an officer in the RMR hinder your options & specialisations in the future? Like say, if you wanted to join the SBS (R) in the future or any specialisation for that matter. This is all speculation for now, until I get fully embedded within the role. (I might think I can fly now, but if jump of a ledge, I will likely fall)
 

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Would being an officer in the RMR hinder your options & specialisations in the future? Like say, if you wanted to join the SBS (R) in the future or any specialisation for that matter. This is all speculation for now, until I get fully embedded within the role. (I might think I can fly now, but if jump of a ledge, I will likely fall)
As far as I am aware SBS (R) selection is open to any trained rank. It isn't a SQ as such and it should be noted that it is an entirely different unit with its own command structure.
 

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Progression is only possible when a billet (position) comes free. You might pass your juniors or seniors but you won’t be made up until a position becomes available.

being an officer in the reserves - I believe - limits your soldering ability but does give you opportunities that OR wouldn’t have with regards to deployment. But saying that I’m guessing that Officer “positions” are limited and will only be made available as and when the old and bold either get promoted or retire
 
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