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WHAT IS AN ARMY RESERVE OFFICER?
Army Reserve officers command soldiers in Army Reserve units where they plan and deliver training, whilst providing support to the Regular Army when needed. In addition to training, they may be involved in everything from helping the local community to peacekeeping missions overseas.
Reservist Officers are paid for the time they spend serving, but it's about much more than just the money. They get opportunities to travel and experience things, that as a civilian, simply aren't available. Plus, earn qualifications and promotions as they develop as an officer.
MEET THE TROOPS
- Chris, Lieutenant, Royal Engineers
Chris is a Civil Engineer, he's also a keen sportsman and likes adventure. He was looking for something rewarding that could combine all three of his passions. Joining the Army Reserve was the ideal opportunity to make the most of his interests and what he loves to do in his spare time.
ARMY RESERVE OFFICER TRAINING
You can complete your officer training in modules or in one go depending on your circumstances. Both options will see you receive your commission on completion of your training at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. Initial officer training is a series of 4 modules.
Consolidated training courses are run at Sandhurst, allowing you to potentially complete all of your Reserve Officer training in a single eight week package. The course ends with a formal Commissioning Parade in front of Old College to which family and friends can be invited.
- Module A & B : These are either broken up into seven weekends with an Officer Training Corps or each done as a consolidated two week course at Sandhurst.
- Module C: This lasts for two weeks and takes place at Sandhurst.
- Module D: The two week Army Reserve Commissioning Course at Sandhurst, which is the culmination of your leadership and management training.
What happens next?
Find out more about the recruiting process for Army Reserve officers.