Do COs gain the same skills as NCOs?

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So will a CO leave how to use a rifle or a particular weapon as effectively as a NCO?

If a CO is taught how to do something, will they be taught to be just as proficient at it as a NCO?

I would really like to receive honest answers because this could make or break my decision to be an Officer or Soldier in the Paras.
 
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So will a CO leave how to use a rifle or a particular weapon as effectively as a NCO?

If a CO is taught how to do something, will they be taught to be just as proficient at it as a NCO?

I would really like to receive honest answers because this could make or break my decision to be an Officer or Soldier in the Paras.
I will be nice, your question is a bit silly.

You get to be a CO when you are in your mid 40's, after 1 Year SC, ten years of OC, about five years of being a 2IC or IO, 2 years as ADJ, 3 years of being Platoon Commander and maybe six months as Platoon/Tp 2ic.

If you can't shoot straight after that its time to give up!

Please note I left out the SO2 Route for fear of confusing the poor lad!
 
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I will be nice, your question is a bit silly.

You get to be a CO when you are in your mid 40's, after 1 Year SC, ten years of OC, about five years of being a 2IC or IO, 2 years as ADJ, 3 years of being Platoon Commander and maybe six months as Platoon/Tp 2ic.
Don't be nice, it's too ******* "silly" for that. That said, I think by "CO" the poor chap means a Commisioned Officer - going by his "make or break my decision for officer/soldier in paras".

That said:

Dead on.
 
#7
I think he's gen; his past posts place him as a 14 year old ACF keano. Remember 5.56mm anyone?

Alternatively, if this is a wind up, whoever's doing it is playing the long game.
 
#8
I am not wasting your time one bit. Neither am I here to be taken for a wah.
 
#10
I am not wasting your time one bit. Neither am I here to be taken for a wah.
When you say 'CO' do you mean 'Commanding Officer' or 'commissioned officer'?

And when.... No. It's a failed wah.
 
#11
Commissioned Officer. Sorry for the confusion.
 
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Knightwars4, just to save time and effort on everybodys' part, could you tell me how old you are.

That way people will know how to pitch their answers.
 
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Knightwars4, just to save time and effort on everybodys' part, could you tell me how old you are.

That way people will know how to pitch their answers.

He's a 14 year old cadet with aspirations to do a PhD, then join Para, SAS and then (I quote) get on the circuit.

Always nice to have a well laid out plan...

Read his other posts, I'm sure you're already imagining how they went down :)
 
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So will a CO leave how to use a rifle or a particular weapon as effectively as a NCO?

If a CO is taught how to do something, will they be taught to be just as proficient at it as a NCO?

I would really like to receive honest answers because this could make or break my decision to be an Officer or Soldier in the Paras.
Dude- do some research into the whole subject. Go and read a few books (Junior Officers Reading Club by Patrick Hennessey for one), have a good read through all the relevent stuff on the army website, and try to get hold of some of the army officer recruiting bumph- maybe your school has a careers library you could have a look around? Also have a look through the British Army blog site here The Official British Army Blog to find some stuff about both training at RMAS and completing P-Company as an officer.

You might find the answers to a lot of your questions!
 

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But in answer to the question, yes they are. All personnel who train on a particular weapon or system are trained to the same basic standard.
 
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