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Are you ready for the challenge!?

Do you want to lead others past there limitations! Are you ready to serve beyond self? Then this is the place for you.

OFFICER SCHOOL DESCRIPTION

T he School of Officer Training is comprised of six (6) foundational courses designed for entry into the RBDF Naval Officer Corps. The course is extremely challenging and the content comprehensive, intense, and designed to facilitate introductory training of responsibilities as a naval officer.

The school will also introduce officer candidates into the military structure of the Royal Bahamas Defence Force; the rich history of traditions and customs; organizational policies and procedures, Defence Force legal system, military etiquette, maritime law enforcement and finally military leadership and management principles.

Candidates must be a Bahamian Citizen between the ages of 28-50 (exceptions may be given to candidates who meet critical organizational demands)

Candidates must have a current police record without criminal offence.

Candidates must be a Bahamian Citizen between the ages of 28-50 (exceptions may be given to candidates who meet critical organizational demands)

Candidates must have a current police record without criminal offence.

Officer Candidates should possess a minimum of Bachelor Degree equivalent or above from an accredited institution verified by NACOB.

Candidates with non-traditional qualifications must submit their qualifications to NAECOB for assessment to ensure alignment with RBDF recruitment qualification standards. **Note: RBDF does not assess qualifications.

Candidates are to submit (2) completed application forms to Defence Headquarters with all supporting documents. The application requirements are as follows:

  • Current Passport (first 4 pages)
  • Original Birth Certificate or Affidavit/Deed
  • Two passport photos
  • Original high school diploma
  • All original academic certificates
  • Three (3) reference letters
  • New smart N.I.B card

Note:    Duplicate copies of all supporting documents including application must be provided.

Applicants will have to undergo a Pre BMI Screening for a Body Mass Index and weight screening to determine whether or not they are eligible to sit the Joining Fitness Exam.

Code:

  1. Red: Grossly overweight
  2. Orange: Overweight
  3. Amber: Borderline, Overweight (in this case the candidate has to sign a waiver)
  4. Green: Eligible candidates can attempt the joining physical exam which will be overseen by the Training’s Department Physical Training Instructors.
  5. Blue: Underweight

150 meter Swim and Dive (6 feet) (note: A candidate with Aquaphobia: fear of being in, on or near the water will be disqualified)

 

1 mile run                               M 11 mins                               F 13:30 mins

Push-ups                                M 25 reps                                F 20 reps

Pull-ups                                  M 3 pull ups                           F 90 degree bend

Sit-ups                                    M 25 reps                              F 25 reps

 

In addition applicants will have to sit an amplitude or academic exams in Math, English and General Knowledge. (Candidates with Bachelor’s degrees, equivalent (approved by NACOB) or above from an accredited tertiary institutions will be exempt from the initial academic evaluation.

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