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Defence Force Senior Officer

Defence Force Senior Officers manage organisational units of the Australian Defence Force through subordinate officers.

Overview

Defence Force Senior Officers manage organisational units of the Australian Defence Force through subordinate officers.

Day-to-day

  • provides strategic direction and management, directs subordinates to meet objectives, achieve specific goals
  • plans manoeuvres, policy and ensures set standards are meet
  • consults with immediate subordinates and fellow defence heads (where appropriate) on such matters as methods of operation, equipment required and personnel
  • studies and analyses relevant data, reviews recommendations and reports, takes responsibility for preparation and presentation of information to the appropriate arms of military forces
  • decides or approves senior (and/or other) appointments
  • authorises missions, along with government approval
  • represents military arm at conferences, negotiations, official occasions, and liaises with other organisations.

Considerations

  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Defence Force Senior Officer

  • You need to enter the Australian Defence Force and progress through the ranks to become a Defence Force Senior Officer.

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