what do officers do?

mawhood123

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hey,
I pled for a current RMC help,
i really want to join up to the commandos and my parents think i should be an officer, i believe with the training i can make it.
But the problem:
All my friends want to become marines and take the piss because they say that officers don't fight.
I thought the officers did go on patrols and actually fight contact,
people are telling me officers stay back in the headquatres and plan and give orders.
Do they actually fight?
PLEASE help
thanks for reading
Mawhood123
 

PRMBenjey1993

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Bull*text deleted**text deleted*
They fight, of course they do
The officers go out and lead people on patrols.
 

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Jesus, mate, there's a reason your mates aren't joining as officers, they quite obviously lack the mental capacity for the job. An Officer is equally as in danger as his men, to an extent. Yes, after a certain amount of time/rank, you will be considered as too value to risk, but you'll still be involved. Where would royal be without officers?
Officers lead assaults. Officers control the men and the assets placed at his disposal, and hence, an officer is responsible, directly or indirectly, for more kills than most commandos.
 

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an officer would be in danger but he would rarely fire his weapon.......he has to concentrate on getting his men into position and the like
 

mawhood123

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thanks

Thanks
ill be joining up as an officer by next year then
thanks again
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Thanks
ill be joining up as an officer by next year then
thanks again
Mawhood123

I doubt it, the intake for this year was in September.

The next intake is September 2009 - you need to start the process now - Good luck.
 

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*text deleted* Ninja an ever cynical humour evident!
 

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go on youtube, search for commando: on the front line and watch it. it also follows an officer from training onto the front line in afghanistan. youll get a good idea of what they do.
 

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officers have to show the men how its done, usualy by charging the enemy lines on his own backwards on a pogo stick dressed as santa. this has a devestating effect on the enemy's morale.
 

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officers have to show the men how its done, usualy by charging the enemy lines on his own backwards on a pogo stick dressed as santa. this has a devestating effect on the enemy's morale.

Quite.

They're not called the "twenty-seconders" for nothing.
 

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