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    The Integrated Soldier System Project (ISSP)

    That's a different problem. ISSP creates new problems. If I recall, the system is a stovepipe and the dismounts can't communicate with their ride, using the ISSP. They still need to have a 152 or 117 or whatever is being used now.
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    The Integrated Soldier System Project (ISSP)

    FOC in 2023? Meanwhile in the USA, ATAK on commercial hardware, type 1 radios, GoTenna, MANET radios, whatever you want: https://youtu.be/tojMXYMVdyw
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Hmm. I imagine that there are quite a few ISTs out there that predate the ACISS DP2 qual and will have the Sig Op QL5 qual. Maybe this is a way to save some $$. I suspect that this is far from over, look at how complicated the LCIS payout became.
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    CAF Combat boots policy 2005-2018

    Perhaps just a simplification of the situation. We have a boot design that is the 85% solution. Issue that to everyone but let them wear whatever as long as the boot fits into some hopefully broad set of requirements. Totally conjecture but let's see what happens.
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    Cyber Operator trade Mega Thread

    The plan is to let people working in INFOSEC already contribute as reserve Cyber Operators. There won't be much if any training, maybe some tool specific stuff. We are looking for people working in industry.
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    So if they couldn't develop a valid QL5 then maybe they actually have a huge problem and the trade should not have been receiving spec pay at all. Once they scrambled to fix it, they were 'good' until we were all COT'd into ACISS. Then the senior MWOs and the CWOs who were mostly former LCIS...
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    I'm pretty sure the reserve units have LCSS(U). Maybe they don't need ISTs, maybe what they need is a TACNET support course.  They can then send their people who work in these jobs in the real world on the training and learn to support the software and maintain the configurations. Hardware is...
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    OK tracking that, but the issue I see is red sub occupation numbers driving the whole occupation to be red. We need to generate more CST, IST and even LST members than we are currently able to. Recruiting reservists isn't going to really help out with this as the reserves don't have CST and...
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Ref the signing bonus, I gather that it is to attract people that could go into the CST/IST sub-occupations. The thing is, we haven't got a mechanism to fast track them into being CST or IST. They can PLAR the courses but the still have to go through the stages of DP1 common, work as an ACISS in...
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    CFSCE DLN Networking Package

    I wanted to get the word out on the street, for those of you with Defence Learning Network (DLN) access: CFSCE has created a series of introductory networking course packages and published them on the DLN, open for anyone in the CAF to take. There are no course codes, no credit, the packages...
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    I'm not sure that many people realize that the CFSCE Commandant is also the Deputy Director RCCS responsible for Doctrine and Training... I'm fairly confident that he passed on accurate information.
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Formation Information Systems Manager. It is a job at the MWO level in the JBS, that is performed by a CISTM. The actual title will be formalized in doctrine as FoS(IS), which is in line with the Royal Signals.
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    To many inappropriate connotations. Something about FISTing...
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Foreman of Signals (Information Systems) FoS (IS) or Foreman IS ;-)
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    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    There are always going to be people that want to be in the military for intangible reasons, whether its answering a calling, patriotism or some altruistic reasons. That being said, you are correct - we are badly failing at coming up with strategies to keep our people engaged and to provide them...
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