Royal Marines Officer

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Royal Marines Officers lead and manage teams of Royal Marines. They have responsibility for the training, welfare and discipline of the men and women under their command. Royal Marines Commandos are the frontline troops of the Royal Navy.

Royal Marines (Commando) Officers must be ready to serve anywhere in the world and must be prepared to go into combat zones at any time.

The Work

Royal Marines Officers can choose to specialise in one of several roles, including:

You could be:


The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary for a Royal Marine Officer when joining the Commando Training Centre Royal Marines (CTCRM), is £25,700 a year. After training and experience you could go on to earn £31,000.

After 26 months you have the potential to be earning £39,600.

You get extra allowances in some jobs and for being overseas. The Royal Marines service provides subsidised food and accommodation, uniforms and protective clothing, free healthcare and a pension.


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Getting In

The selection process involves a series of interviews, plus mental and physical tests.

If you are accepted you would join the service as an officer on an Initial Commission of 12 years. The conditions on leaving and how much notice is required varies depending on which branch or specialism you are in. The Royal Navy or Armed Forces recruitment offices would advise on this.

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What Does it Take?

You should be:

You should also have:


Getting On

More Information

For detailed information about the Royal Marines, phone 0345 600 1444 or visit the Royal Marines website.


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