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Any Current or former MARS officers here. I am interested in this MOC and would like to know few things about this trade.
Leo791989 said:Is there any sort of test(s) or exam(s) for MARS MOC.
thanks for your prompt reply. Yeah I just wanted to know about the intitial processes to get an offer for MARS officer, as mentioned above in my previous post.
andpro said:You don't have to go through this board if you are going the ROTP route. I have been accepted as MARS but I'm afraid that I won't be able to answer your questions as I have not done any training yet.
But what I wanted to know was the initial process. I applied for Air Force Pilot and there were things like Cycloplegic Eye Exam, Air Crew Selection etc which you had to go through before getting an offer. Is there any sort of test(s) or exam(s) for MARS MOC.
My mistake. The process for me was like any other applicant applying for any trades that don't require any extra testing. I can't speak for any other entry plan but through my experience in ROTP I have not had to sit a NOAB or have been told about a NOAB.navymich said:You actually might be one of the better ones to answer his question, as you are recent through the process. If you read again, you'll see that his questions weren't about the training aspect:
andpro said:Why would they accept me before I sat said board? They don't accept pilots before aircrew selection.
Edit: any MARS officers who went the ROTP route want to give their 2 cents go ahead.
Leo791989 said:...Also, what
kindakind of question/answers ...I thought I'd ask this now cosbecause it all co-relates...
cosbecause in my Pilot interview ...
This is what I thought but I wasn't completely sure.Phrontis said:The Naval Officer Assessment Board (NOAB) is intended for candidates potentially coming into MARS and Naval Technical Officer (NTO) classifications who either already have a degree (Direct Entry Officers - DEOs) or don't have a degree yet (Continuing Education Officer Training Programme - CEOTP). If you join as ROTP, either military college or civilian university, you don't do an NOAB.
When you do your interview at the CFRC it is for all of the choices on the application, they ask you about each MOC and all kinds of different questions. They give you the MOC that they have the requirement for, it would also depend on how you did on the air crew selection.Leo791989 said:Sorry another quick bit of info. The reason I asked questions about interview etc cos in my Pilot interview I was asked why I wanted to be a pilot and of course my answer couldn't be something where I just woke up and wanted to be a pilot. Plus I am sure with my MARS interview at the CFRC, my previous application(for pilot) might/might not be discussed or looked at?????
Phrontis said:The Naval Officer Assessment Board (NOAB) is intended for candidates potentially coming into MARS and Naval Technical Officer (NTO) classifications who either already have a degree (Direct Entry Officers - DEOs) or don't have a degree yet (Continuing Education Officer Training Programme - CEOTP). If you join as ROTP, either military college or civilian university, you don't do an NOAB.
The NOAB is a really good process, because as much as it's the Navy looking at and evaluating you, you get to look at and evaluate the Navy, so that hopefully if you do get an offer you can make a more informed decision.
Once you're in you'd undergo basic training in St. Jean, second language training (SLT) for 33 weeks in HMC Dockyard in Esquimalt (unless you're already bilingual), and then a bit less than a year's worth of dedicated MARS training at VENTURE, The Naval Officers Training Centre in Esquimalt, before joining the Fleet, either west or east coast.
I hope that's of some help.