Maritime Warfare Officer Submariner
About the Job Maritime Warfare Officer Submariners, as Commanding Officers' representatives, are responsible for the control and safety of Submarines at sea and alongside (in port). Maritime Warfare Officer Submariners progress by selection through junior Watchkeeping roles to Navigating Officer, Submarine Warfare Officer, Executive Officer and Commanding Officer. Maritime Warfare Officers are the only Officers who can gain command of the Navy's submarines.
Leadership and Staff training is progressed alongside submarine training to equip them for the role of higher management in the Royal Australian Navy. The technology and sophistication of today's submarines is akin to the space program. Being a part of this Service will test you to your limits, but you will be one of a select few who get to wear the 'Dolphins', a badge of distinction.
Additional Duties In addition to their normal duties, all Navy Officers will be designated as Divisional Officers throughout their career. This involves the leadership, management, administration and career advice to junior sailors and Officers within their Division which may involve up to fifty junior sailors and Officers. All junior Officers onboard RAN vessels will be required to keep Officer of the Day (OOD) duties.
The OOD is the Commanding Officers (CO) representative for a 24 hour period and is directly responsible to the CO for the safety and security of the Ship and personnel onboard. They'll also be engaging in managing the general maintenance and upkeep of their Navy vessels and equipment as part of the larger team..