Profession army captain

Army captains aid in the supervision of large units of soldiers, as well as perform planning and strategic duties in tactical operations. They also ensure equipment maintenance and provide support in logistic matters as well as support during operations.

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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.

  • Military code

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

  • Military drill

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

  • Military logistics

    The operations of the supply and demand of goods and recources on military bases and during military operations on the field, the disruption of enemy supplies, cost analysis, equipment demands, and other military logistics activities.

  • Military combat techniques

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

Skills

  • Assist in military logistics

    Assist the upper management of a military organisation in the supply of goods and resources to military troops on the field and on base, and the disruption of enemy flow of resources, and other logistics activities in the military.

  • Advise superiors on military operations

    Advise on the strategic decisions made by superiors on deployment, mission tactics, resource allocation or other military operation specifics, to help superiors reach a better decision and to provide them with any relevant information for a military operation or functioning of the military organisations in general.

  • Defend human rights

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

  • 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.

  • Monitor military equipment use

    Monitor the use by military staff of specific military equipment to ensure that no unauthorised personnel gains access to specific types of equipment, that everyone handles the equipment according to regulations, and that it is only used in appropriate circumstances.

  • 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.

  • Analyse logistic needs

    Analysing the logistic needs of all the different departments on the organisational level.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure information security maintain operational communications geographic information systems ensure equipment availability write situation reports coordinate humanitarian aid missions coordinate rescue missions assess danger in risk areas think analytically give battle commands test safety strategies use geographic information systems supervise the maintenance of military equipment coordinate patrols perform military operations analyse potential threats against national security lead military troops ensure compliance with types of weapons train military troops