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    Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]

    Thanks take2 and especially Guy for your honesty regarding your reasons going to NCM.  And also thanks for the other tips too.  Very insightful. 
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    Public Affairs Officer ( PAO ) - merged

    Ok Strike, you've had no good luck in your military career, no good fortune at all.  It's been all you.  Why stop at PAO or the CF? Somebody with your exceptionally strong credentials and aptitude should be applying to CSA.  Now you can correctly say my remarks reek with insincerity.  I'm...
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    Public Affairs Officer ( PAO ) - merged

    ^Correct^  Strike, your service to your country is appreciated.  All I'm trying to say is that if you were applying now with the rest of us, things could have turned out quite differently for you. Things today are quite different from 15 years ago. I am happy for your success in landing...
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    Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]

    Thanks for the info Guy.  Of course I understand that you have to compete, but it is nice to know that it is possible.  If anything, I would think that any military would want to encourage people to develop into other positions, whether other officer positions or NCM postions.  For instance...
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    Aerospace Control Officers-AEC [merged]

    Forgive me if this has been asked previously, but how difficult is it to transfer to an AEC position, if you first join up as an AC OP ? I am hearing different things from different people.  For example, I've read here that you should "wait it out" for the trade you want. That it is easier to...
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    Level of Clearance

    At the CFRC they give you a list, with the trades listed under different branches.  The trades you mention fall under the "Engineering" section. Operational Officers, as listed on the CFRC recruitment sheet are: AEC ACSO Pilot MARS Artillery Infantry Armoured And Mr. Wallace, I says on the...
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    Public Affairs Officer ( PAO ) - merged

    Strike suggested that my previous comment “makes it sound like applying for the trade is like winning the lottery, which couldn't be further from the truth.” I then challenged Strike to show me where these opportunities are since clearly I was not able to see any vacant positions for the past 2...
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    Level of Clearance

    Does anyone know why MARS last year was a Level 2 and this year it is now a Level 3? Furthermore, why is MARS the only trade from the operational officer trades that has a Level 3? Pilot is Level 2, AEC is Level 2, and Artillery and Armoured Officers are Level 1.  How does that work?  Why? ...
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    Public Affairs Officer ( PAO ) - merged

    It’s easy to be blunt with someone from the outside looking in when you are already comfortably within as a PAO with the position essentially yours for as long as you wish (i.e. retirement).  I’m sure you will disagree with me (you already do) but my attitude has nothing to do with it.  If...
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    Public Affairs Officer ( PAO ) - merged

    Strike:  I stand corrected Ma'am. Listen, there is a difference between "competitive" and "next to impossible". Med school is competitive. But with hundreds of openings across the province at different schools at least you stand a shot if you have decent grades. With PAO, 2 or 3 spots to fill...
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    WHEN IS the next Naval Officer Assessment Board (NOAB) ?

    Who knows, but what I do know is that a persistent negative and embarrassing stream of mishaps and errors (some fatal) can't be very pleasing to the reputation of the Navy, the morale of Navy members and especially to those aspiring to join. Furthermore, the article states that "it's believed...
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    Joining The Infantry

    Gee, that really projects an image of professionalism in the year 2011 when practically everyone uses the internet.  Is it really too much to ask that someone keeps it up to date?  Do you find that to be such a burdensome task?
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    Public Affairs Officer ( PAO ) - merged

    Strike sounds like the man on the inside with helpful info and tips. Good, I hope more people do leave so that there is opportunity for others. But let me give you the inside scoop from a guy (off the street) who went into the CFRC to ask about PA Officer. It is closed (DEO). And to quote the...
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    WHEN IS the next Naval Officer Assessment Board (NOAB) ?

    Apologies, had to create new user name due to technical difficulties experienced. I'd like to add add another interesting reading piece on the  Sub division of the Canadian Navy.  Hopefully the negative publicity shames/embarrasses someone in charge into actually do something about a...
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