Profession army corporal

Army corporals supervise sections of soldiers and perform instruction duties. They also command equipment such as heavy machinery and weaponry.

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Knowledge

  • Military drill

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

  • 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 combat techniques

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

  • Military code

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

Skills

  • Give battle commands

    Give commands during a battle or similar confrontation with enemy units to guide the activities of the troops, ensuring the safety of the troops and success of the operation, and give these commands in a comprehensible manner compliant with guidelines, and in dangerous and stress situations.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

follow given instructions coordinate patrols assess danger in risk areas provide humanitarian aid coordinate humanitarian aid missions write situation reports surveillance methods train military troops practice vigilance identify terrorism threats identify security threats patrol areas use geographic information systems geographic information systems coordinate rescue missions perform search and rescue missions operate armoured fighting vehicles ensure equipment availability