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Offline liam_crunchbite

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NWO or Armour/Infantry Officer?
« on: January 19, 2019, 13:52:37 »
At first I was recruited by the Navy as an NWO, but then my friend convinced me to transfer to the Army, he was a Sniper himself. However, my interview is in a couple days and I’m struggling to choose between Infantry Officer, Armoured Officer, and Naval Warfare Officer as they all seem so cool in their own ways. My dream is to be part of a NATO operation, and I would be elated to have a job working with NATO permenantly. Otherwise, I I’d be interested in Special Forces. I really like the idea of being on the Atlantic, shutting down traffickers and pirates. I also love the thought of commanding a group of Coyotes or Leapords. While infantry officer sounds good because it’s the real deal, as much field time as I can get. Do I have any misconceptions? Can someone please help me decide once and for all? Also, worst case scenario, how hard would it be to transfer between say an IO and an NWO down the road? Thank you so much for any replies.

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Re: NWO or Armour/Infantry Officer?
« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2019, 14:20:57 »
I’m struggling to choose between Infantry Officer, Armoured Officer, and Naval Warfare Officer as they all seem so cool in their own ways.

Can someone please help me decide once and for all?

These discussions may help you decide,

Naval Warfare Officer ( NWO )
https://www.google.com/search?rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-CA%3AIE-Address&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&ei=InhDXO7tHq7ajgSzhqOgAg&q=site%3Aarmy.ca++NWO+%22Naval+Warfare+Officer%22&oq=site%3Aarmy.ca++NWO+%22Naval+Warfare+Officer%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3...3329.5493..6685...0.0..0.406.635.3j4-1......0....1..gws-wiz.L3cHk_riyW0

Infantry Officer
https://www.google.com/search?rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-CA%3AIE-Address&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&ei=KnhDXOr5FOHojgTf06b4BQ&q=site%3Aarmy.ca++%22infantry+officer%22&oq=site%3Aarmy.ca++%22infantry+officer%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3...22435.30415..31835...0.0..1.292.3573.40j2j1......0....1..gws-wiz.Q8Oiq70OySE

Armoured Officer
https://www.google.com/search?rls=com.microsoft%3Aen-CA%3AIE-Address&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&ei=S3hDXMf5FarEjgS26a-AAg&q=site%3Aarmy.ca++%22Armoured+Officer%22&oq=site%3Aarmy.ca++%22Armoured+Officer%22&gs_l=psy-ab.3...27982.37746..38153...0.0..0.193.3067.28j6......0....1..gws-wiz.......0i71.kUY5VOvs6Y0

, how hard would it be to transfer between say an IO and an NWO down the road?

Voluntary Occupational Transfers are discussed here,

Voluntary Occupational Transfer ( VOT )
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=21109.1050
44 pages.

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Re: NWO or Armour/Infantry Officer?
« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2019, 14:32:32 »
I have spent a year of my recent life deployed in a NATO Task Group. While I am better for the professional experience, there is not really any significant overlap between NATO's AOR and the piracy hotspots of the world's oceans.

All three trades you've mentioned have their ups, downs, and opportunities for employment within NATO. I would suggest doing some searching on this forum and elsewhere on the internet, and instead pick the trade which fits best based on lifestyle compatibility between yourself and the trade.