Profession navy officer

Navy officers command missions during conflict and peace times, and supervise training and development of their teams. They supervise combat operations of their team, as well as aid missions, and patrolling missions to ensure peace-keeping. Often they collaborate on a regular basis with the HR department of the HQCS for the best planning of the future needs.

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Knowledge

  • Camouflage

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

  • Navy operations

    The operational procedures and regulations of military naval organisations, on base and on ships during missions.

  • Military drill

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

  • Surveillance methods

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

  • Military combat techniques

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

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Handle surveillance equipment

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

  • 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.

  • Train naval crew

    Train the crew of a navy base and ships in the regulations of navy operations and relevant knowledge and skills to a navy, ensuring the crew's welfare.

  • Apply navy operation procedures

    Apply the procedures involved in naval operations on base or during missions on ships, ensuring that operations are compliant with naval regulations.

  • Give instructions to staff

    Give instructions to subordinates by employing various communication techniques. Adjust communication style to the target audience in order to convey instructions as intended.

  • 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.

  • Identify security threats

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

  • Use different communication channels

    Make use of various types of communication channels such as verbal, handwritten, digital and telephonic communication with the purpose of constructing and sharing ideas or information.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Coordinate humanitarian aid missions

    Coordinate the deployment of troops and resources to areas where humanitarian aid is required, and the operation in the area itself to ensure that the area is safe, the people have access to medical aid, shelter, and food, and that any danger and risks are removed.

  • Coordinate the ship crew

    Coordinate the daily activities of the crew. Ensure that each member of the deck department understands and performs his/her assigned duties adequately. Assist the captain with training and orientation of new crew. Coordinate line-handling during manoeuvres. Monitor deck maintenance and safety. Plan each day's work to achieve the most from each deck crewmember.

  • Coordinate rescue missions

    Coordinate rescue missions during the event of a disaster or during an accident, ensure that all possible methods are being used to ensure the safety of the people being rescued, and that the search is as efficient and thorough as possible.

Optional knowledge and skills

use geographic information systems maintain operational communications military code assess danger in risk areas give battle commands perform search and rescue missions geographic information systems patrol areas provide humanitarian aid manage troop deployment ensure vessel security analyse ship operations coordinate patrols