I know there are mixed opinions about officers, especially from those who are serving under one, but I like to hear mixed down to earth opinions. When I try to find out about what officers do all I get, either from the AFCO or the RM website, is that officers basically lead and manage a team of marines and have to lead them and coordinate them and that no two days are the same blah blah. Although that may be true it means that I can only find out so much from there. Also when I try to find out what they do as a wider role i'm just told the same and that they also do humanitarian missions blah blah blah (to make it sound as I won't always be killing people). Although I doubt the people at the AFCO are going to tell me that i'm going to spend my days doing simple boring paperwork 24/7 I guess I would be doing some. But that's the problem I just don't know what i'd actually be doing. Say there are no wars going on, no deployment for royal marines or anyone, what are the officers doing then? Are they just sitting about, will they go training with their troop or different people, would they have to go on this training or is it voluntary for everyone, what if there is no training are they just sitting about at a desk doing nothing or just doing admin type stuff? That gets me onto another thing that i just don't know, how much admin deskwork type stuff would I actually have to do as an officer? What would my day actually be like and I know someone will tell me about how no two days are the same, well can't you make up an average boring day for an officer and tell me because I am clueless. This looks a bit long to check for spelling errors but hey ho just try and read it and if you do manage to read it it will probably sound stupid anyway but hey ho i'm just trying to make the best decision for me.