Profession armed forces officer

Commissioned armed forces officers provide leadership and management to organisational units in the armed forces and/or perform similar tasks to those performed in a variety of civilian occupations outside the armed forces. This group includes all members of the armed forces holding the rank of second lieutenant (or equivalent) or higher.

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Personality Type

  • Conventional / Enterprising

Related professions armed forces

Knowledge

  • Military weaponry

    The types of arms used by different military organisations, such as army, navy or air force and in different nations worldwide; the weapons' aspects, damage potential and ways to defend against them.

  • Camouflage

    The different kinds of materials and specialised clothing used for concealment of people, vehicles or other equipment.

  • Military combat techniques

    The fighting techniques specific to military operations, using military weapons and equipment, and the regulations concerning military combat actions.

  • Surveillance methods

    Surveillance methods used in the gathering of information and intelligence for investigation purposes.

  • Military drill

    The marching techniques and use of weapons, and other disciplinary methods applied in military operations.

  • Military code

    The code language used in specific intelligence or military organisations and operations, how to use and decipher them.

Skills

  • Identify security threats

    Identify security threats during investigations, inspections, or patrols, and perform the necessary actions to minimise or neutralise the threat.

  • Perform military operations

    Perform military operations according to given instructions from superiors, such as battle operations, rescue missions, aid missions, search and intelligence missions or other operations concerning defense.

  • Maintain operational communications

    Maintain communications between different departments of an organisation, between the staff, or during specific operations or missions, to ensure that the operation or mission is successful, or that the organisation functions smoothly.

  • Arrange equipment repairs

    Arrange for equipment repairs when necessary.

  • Train military troops

    Train military troops or people in training to join the force in drill, combat techniques, weaponry, regulations, operation procedures, camouflage, and other military practices.

  • Operate radio equipment

    Set up and operate radio devices and accessories, such as broadcast consoles, amplifiers, and microphones. Understand the basics of radio operator language and, when necessary, provide instruction in handling radio equipment correctly.

  • Handle surveillance equipment

    Monitor surveillance equipment to observe what people are doing in a given area and ensure their safety.

  • Devise military tactics

    Devise the strategic and tactical components of a military operation, taking into account the available equipment and assigning tasks to the different troops, and supervising the use of weapons and other battle equipment.

  • Defend human rights

    Protect human rights towards and between colleagues and also towards the civil populations one is in contact with.

  • Manage troop deployment

    Manage the deployment of troops to areas in conflict, or in need of aid, and oversee the deployment procedures. Manage the deployment of the troops within an area for specific missions, and ensure the troops and resources are allocated to the missions in compliance with tactical considerations and safety of the troops.

  • Ensure compliance with types of weapons

    Use different kinds of firearms and other types of weapons and their matching ammunition, in compliance with legal requirements.

  • Delegate activities

    Delegate activities and tasks to others according to the ability, level of preparation, competence and legal scope of practice. Make sure that people understand what they should do and when they should do it.

  • Use different communication channels

    Use various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the aim of constructing and sharing information and ideas.

  • Ensure public safety and security

    Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions, and property.

  • Lead military troops

    Lead the actions of military troops on the field during a mission, either combat, humanitarian or otherwise defensive, compliant with the strategies devised prior to the operation and ensuring communication with other troops is maintained.

Optional knowledge and skills

conduct military music services coordinate humanitarian aid missions use personal protection equipment operate armoured fighting vehicles give battle commands ensure equipment availability write situation reports coordinate patrols geographic information systems use geographic information systems assess danger in risk areas instruct in military duties supervise the maintenance of military equipment coordinate rescue missions identify terrorism threats