Profession warfare specialist

Warfare specialist perform strategic duties, such as making tactical decisions, detecting and identifying potential threats, and locating targets and objectives. They communicate with their and other teams to ensure the efficiency of the operation, and also oversee the safety of the team.

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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.

  • Geographic information systems

    The tools involved in geographical mapping and positioning, such as GPS (global positioning systems), GIS (geographical information systems), and RS (remote sensing).

  • Surveillance methods

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

Skills

  • Use geographic information systems

    Work with computer data systems such as Geographic Information Systems (GIS).

  • Handle surveillance equipment

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

  • Assess danger in risk areas

    Assess the potential dangers involved in performinig military or humanitarian missions in risk areas, such as combat areas, areas affected by natural disasters, or politically tense areas.

  • Identify security threats

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

  • Operate radar equipment

    Operate radar screens and other radar equipment; ensure that aircraft fly at a safe distance from one another.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ensure information security

    Ensure that the information gathered during surveillance or investigations remains in the hands of those authorised to receive and use it, and does not fall into enemy or otherwise non-authorised individuals' hands.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate armoured fighting vehicles concepts of telecommunications electronics principles maintain operational communications coordinate rescue missions camouflage military code practice vigilance electromagnetic spectrum monitor surveillance equipment surveillance radars ensure compliance with types of weapons follow given instructions perform covert investigations identify terrorism threats apply information security policies patrol areas perform military operations respond to enquiries write situation reports electronic and telecommunication equipment think analytically create strategic maps military combat techniques give battle commands interfere with enemy communications show responsibility