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Offline MikeApplying

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Hi all,

I've made a few posts about applying as an Officer, and specifically for MARS in the navy. I'm very fascinated by this position, it's basically my dream job and earlier this week I qualified for it on the CFAT. However, after reading a lot on this forum I've come to the conclusion that I could possibly be waiting for years to be selected. I'm not the sort of person who would be willing to take just any position just to get into the forces, I know that's a bad idea. But rather than wait potentially for years to be selected for a position, I would rather choose a NCM occupation in the navy that I think I would like and excel at and go in that way and gain naval experience. I could possibly apply after a time to be commissioned if I still wanted to be. I'm thinking of waiting until I have my interview for MARS and then speaking with a recruiter to find out approximately how many openings there are and what the likelihood of being selected within 1 year would be. If the odds aren't that good, I'll ask to change my application to a NCM occupation.

Is this a good idea? Is there anything wrong with this plan? Advice? Ultimately I want to gain military experience, and specifically, naval experience. I want to lead a military life, I want to sail, I want to serve my country. Occupation is important, everyone should be doing something that closely matches their skill set and personality. But I'd rather go in sooner than wait for years. Input would be much appreciated, many thanks.
Recruiting Centre: London, ON Detachment
Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: DEO Officer
Trade Choice 1: MARS
Trade Choice 2: Intelligence
Application Date: February 3, 2017
CFAT: March 21, 2017
Interview: May 1, 2017
Medical Exam: May 1, 2017
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I would rather choose a NCM occupation in the navy that I think I would like and excel at and go in that way and gain naval experience. I could possibly apply after a time to be commissioned if I still wanted to be.

NCM to Officer Merged Thread 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=82016.0
23 pages.

Transfer from NCM to Officer 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=123732.0

NCM to Officer Options?
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=113458.0

Worth achieving higher NCM rank before going officer?
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=87609.25
3 pages.

Get Officer equivalencies as an NCM 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=120646.0

NCM to Officer Transfers
https://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:nUowe_vCfAAJ:https://army.ca/forums/index.php%3Ftopic%3D119673.0+&cd=12&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=ca

etc...

See also,

Changing application
https://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Aarmy.ca+changing+application&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&gfe_rd=cr&ei=kH7WWJ2JGMKC8Qe0panACw&gws_rd=ssl#q=site:army.ca+change+application&*&spf=180

As always,  Recruiting is your most trusted source of information.


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