Executive Officers and Naval Engineers
Escuela Naval Chile
Viña del Mar, Chile
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The Executive Officers and Naval Engineers are responsible for enlisting and conducting the operation of the Combat and Support Vessels of the Squadron, the Missile Boats, the Submarines, the Naval Aviation, the Amphibious Transport Vessels and the Special Forces, in compliance of the missions assigned to the Navy. Likewise, due to the scope they cover, they are the main persons in charge of exercising the superior administration of the Institution.
Upon graduation from the Naval School as Midshipmen and having completed the period of applied professional training, including the Instructional Cruise, the Officers oriented to the Executive Deck scope complete a professional practice period of two or three years of service onboard ships. of the Navy, in the areas of Operations and Weapons Systems, generally of independent ships and in the extreme zones of the country.
After completing their professional practice, these Officers are assigned to the Naval Polytechnic Academy, where after completing their higher studies at the level of specialization, they obtain their professional title of Naval Systems Engineer with any of the following mentions: Artillery and Missiles, Torpedoes, Weapons Anti-Submarines and Mining, Telecommunications, Navigation, Meteorology, Naval Intelligence, Naval Aviation, or Submarines (this last specialty, only for male Officers).
For their part, the Officers oriented to the field of Naval Engineering, fulfill a professional practice period of two years of service onboard Navy ships, in the positions of Electronics, Navigation, Propulsion Systems, Electricity Systems, or Fault Control. They then complete their higher studies at the Naval Polytechnic Academy for a period of two years, where they obtain their professional title of Naval Engineer, specializing in Electronics, Mechanics, Electricity, or Hydrography.
Apart from the above, the Executive Officers and Naval Engineers are prepared throughout their careers to assume the functions of direction, administration, and senior management of the Institution, for which they execute different post-graduate courses or the specialization course in General Staff, in order to satisfy the professional profile required to achieve efficient management in the areas of human resources, materials, finance, international relations, security, and maritime interests.
This ladder leads to hierarchical degrees from Midshipman to Admiral, in the case of Executive Officers, and from Midshipman to Vice Admiral, in the case of Naval Engineer Officers.