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Advice on choosing an officer trade

da1root

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Apply to med school next and then apply to the CAF for MOTP or MMTP if you're a reservist.

Lots of great information here, just jumping in to "fix" one piece of information.

MOTP is for Civilian Applicants & Primary Reserve members to apply

MMTP is only for Regular Force member's and only available to those who reached the Operational Function Point + 1 year of service (and of course completed any obligatory service that they might be subject to).
 

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Lots of great information here, just jumping in to "fix" one piece of information.

MOTP is for Civilian Applicants & Primary Reserve members to apply

MMTP is only for Regular Force member's and only available to those who reached the Operational Function Point + 1 year of service (and of course completed any obligatory service that they might be subject to).
Oh so you cannot apply to be a military police officer? you first have to apply for part time then reach the operations function point and a year of service?
 

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Oh so you cannot apply to be a military police officer? you first have to apply for part time then reach the operations function point and a year of service?
This is for Medical Doctors, not Military Police.
 

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You're a great candidate to be a lawyer or a Bioscience Officer.

First pass the Bar.

A friend of mine was on track to be a Bioscience Officer but recruiting screwed up and he instead applied, got accepted and became an Artillery Officer. He had a PhD in the Health Sciences field (not a MD). He likes being an Arty Offr - something playing with big guns.

In my opinion, if you really want a challenge go Combat Arms (infantry, Armoured, Artillery) or Naval Warfare Officer. You'll really be mentally and physically challenged, get to work with a great team and play with weapons. Once you've had enough you can transfer to be a lawyer. A friend of mine was an Armoured Officer for two tours and he transferred to be a lawyer.

I have both Regular and Reserve Time. I would suggest Reserve first to get your feet wet to see if this is the life you you.

In the Reserves you don't have been a Officer and join as a Private soldier. Res F career is difficult if you have a spouse or in a long long term relationship. Some of your nights, after work, and some weekends in the month are devoted to the military.

Reg F life is tough in terms of job assignments and postings. You don't always get what you want and it can be frustrating, but there rewarding challenges too. If you are married or in a serious relationship, Reg F career is hard on the spouse.

Good Luck.
 
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In my opinion, if you really want a challenge go Combat Arms (infantry, Armoured, Artillery) or Naval Warfare Officer. You'll really be mentally and physically challenged, get to work with a great team and play with weapons. Once you've had enough you can transfer to be a lawyer. A friend of mine was an Armoured Officer for two tours and he transferred to be a lawyer.

I have both Regular and Reserve Time. I would suggest Reserve first to get your feet wet to see if this is the life you you.
Thank you, this is solid advice. The Sgt at the desk immediately suggested Naval Warfare Office, which admittedly does look very cool. I have a TSD next week. Let's see what they suggest for me.

I've started the reg force recruiting process. If I opt for the reserves, I presume they'll inform me of the correct people to get in touch with? I don't want to waste anyone's time while I go through the process, that's for sure!
 

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Talk with the recruiters about going Regular or Reserve Force. Let them know. There are advantages and disadvantages to both, but only you can decide what is best for you. Again if you are in a committed relationship I would highly recommend that you get agreement from your partner.
 
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Did the TSD and a bunch of other paperwork today. I basically qualify for most of the officer positions, except engineering, pilot, and things that require some other specialized degrees. This isn’t helping my decision-making process any easier, though. Next steps are interview and medical.

The recruiter said the process could be a few months or a few weeks, and didn’t have to decide on a career yet. I feel like I need to have a longer in-depth discussion about more of the ins and outs of various things I’m thinking on. Would this be something I should email the recruiter about, or should I wait for an interview?
 

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Did the TSD and a bunch of other paperwork today. I basically qualify for most of the officer positions, except engineering, pilot, and things that require some other specialized degrees. This isn’t helping my decision-making process any easier, though. Next steps are interview and medical.

The recruiter said the process could be a few months or a few weeks, and didn’t have to decide on a career yet. I feel like I need to have a longer in-depth discussion about more of the ins and outs of various things I’m thinking on. Would this be something I should email the recruiter about, or should I wait for an interview?

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