I'm trying to track down an article I read online many moons ago.
It's a ghost story where a platoon (maybe company?) commander, facing an incipient Soviet attack and who has to site his machine guns, is visited by the ghost of a soldier from the WW1 MG Corps who provides advice.
There are enough challenges as it is trying to keep Reserve Brigade HQs properly manned without adding yet another layer of HQ to train/staff/maintain.
I can see the LFC HQs being renamed "Divisions" (after all, that's what they are) but I see no appetite to split off the CBGs to a new HQ...
I got mine at DS Tactical; a little pricier but it shipped out the next day.
I tried a 6004 and the issue Bianchi flap holster (bad) and the thumbbreak Bianchi (worse!) and there really is no comparison.
One of the side effects of being tasked to the Visits cell was that I got to roam the training area with impunity, watch all the battles on the big God screen back at EXCON, and sit in on the AARs is the "crying room" behind the one-way glass in the theatre.
After having seen all the activity...
Well, you want to be careful about that.
This site (and Facebook, and MySpace, etc etc) is not the mess. It's not private, no matter how much it might seem to be "just us chickens"
This is a public site; anybody can come by and read whatever is posted here. Anything you post on the Internet is...
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?
If the issue is "we don't do a good job of selling the mission to the public" (and there is an element of truth to this) we can find better ways to highlight the good we are doing - and that can be apolitical. The truth has no politics. Correction of error is...
That's not it at all.
As a citizen of Canada, you are allowed to believe whatever you want. That does not change when you put on a uniform. You get to vote your conscience at all times.
But as a soldier, you are not allowed to publically express that opinion, because the general public does...
Those things sort themselves out. The doors of opportunity open all over the place, and they take forms that often are inconceivable before the fact.
Canada is not full of starving, unemployable former Armoured (and infantry, and artillery etc) officers.
Just because you can't imagine, today...
My turn to chime in:
1. Your first real decision is "Officer or NCO?"
If the answer is "Officer", then a university education is essential. There's more than one way to do it, but getting that education is a core part of your career progression - and you will need the study skills, even if...
Yay! My Alma Mater is back from the dead!
The way things were run Back In The Day was that you did 5 years at CMR vice 4 years at RMC or RRMC.
For Quebequois, this was a natural progression as their schooling went high school -> CEGEP -> University where the rest of Canada went high scool ->...
The Rino does its position-broadcast trick by prepending your location to the front of any radio transmission (including the alert-call alarm)
This can be disabled explicitly in the unit, or by turning the radio portion off.