Commando Support Staff
Commando operations are ‘enabled’ by logistics and support staff posted to 2 Cdo Regt. The unit’s logistics and support staff are sourced from the finest men and women of a range of corps within the Australian Army. These include (but not limited to):
- Royal Australian Army Ordinance Corps (RAAOC) = provides a variety of important services ranging from administrative clerks to the management of Q-stores.
- Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RAEME) = maintains the serviceability and operational readiness of 2 Cdo Regt vehicles and equipment.
- Royal Australian Corps of Transport (RACT) = coordinates and provides strategic lift capability to move troops and equipment around Australia and throughout the world when necessary to support commando operations.
- Royal Australian Engineers (RAE) = whilst majority of the combat engineering support is provided by engineers the Special Operations Engineer Regiment (SOER), Multimedia Technicians (MMT) are posted to 2 Cdo Regt to provide photographic, audio-visual and tactical imaging support.
- Royal Australian Army Medical Corps (RAAMC) and Royal Australian Army Nursing Corps (RAANC) = provides a range of health services ranging from immediate combat first aid to the running of 2 Cdo Regt's Regimental Aid Post (Tobruk Lines Medical Centre). RAAMC personnel are vital in providing medical-related advice to commanders during mission planning. RAAMC also facilitates quality Physical Training Instructors (PTIs) to ensure that members of 2 Cdo Regt are always of peak physical fitness.
- Australian Army Catering Corps (AACC) = chiefs and stewards manages the procurement of rations, quality cooking and distribution of food to the troops both within barracks and in the field.
- Australian Army Intelligence Corps (AUSINT) = specialists who provide intelligence and security related support to 2 Cdo Regt.
As a combat service support soldier you will be exposed to the most diverse and technologically advanced range of equipment in use within the Australian Army today.
2 Cdo Regt is looking for soldiers with initiative, teamwork, honour and integrity, who also posses the ability to work independently with minimal guidance. Here, responsibility is truly dedicated to the lowest levels and the decisions that are made by privates, craftsmen, drivers, cooks and medics are crucial in the overall capability provided by the unit.
Both Junior and Senior Non-Commissioned Officers are required to be masters in their trade, possessing strong leadership skills and are to be prepared to provide unconditional support to the Regiment.
You will be challenged both mentally and physically, working in a high tempo, professional company that has pride in the work it produces.
You will be required to meet the fitness standards expected of a member supporting some of the most experienced soldiers in the world. Combat service support soldiers who possess the desired attributes may also be given the opportunity to attempt the Commando Selection and Training Course and can remain employed within your original trade. Such soldiers are highly valued and respected.
Depending on your role, skills and qualifications, you may be given the opportunity to deploy as a member of the Special Operations Task Group (SOTG), Combat Service Support Team (CSST) or part of a Force Insertion and Extraction Group.
Additional benefits and allowances for support staff posted to 2 Cdo Regt - http://www.defence.gov.au/dpe/pac/