Career outlook for royal marines officer
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would lead teams of commando-trained soldiers in combat situations, at sea or on shore. You may also be in charge of peace-keeping and disaster relief missions.
You would be responsible for the welfare and discipline of the marines under your command. You would usually start out as a troop officer in charge of 28 men. You would lead them and make decisions about their training and deployment.
You could also have a specialist role. You might become:
- A landing craft officer – plan and lead beach assaults
- A signals officer – oversee all radio communications
- A heavy weapons officer – decide on the use of weapons such as anti-tank missiles
- A weapons training officer – advise on the use of small arms and train snipers
- A Special Boat Service (SBS) officer – carry out special missions from ships and aircraft as part of the special forces unit
- A mountain leader – use your Arctic survival skills to lead commandos in mountain exercises
- An intelligence officer – collect and study intelligence reports
- A member of the Fleet Air Arm – fly or work with the full range of aircraft used by the Royal Navy and Royal Marines
- A physical training and sports officer – manage physical training in commando units and training centres
- A staff duty officer – deal with administration, training and planning
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