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    New Willow Park Armoury in Halifax

    1 Fd is out at Bayers Lake all alone in its own super special armoury. Has been for a while.
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    Artillery Officer Merged Thread

    Right, thank you for the response. I'll figure it out from the regiment's ops (I assume that's who knows). The reason I'm only talking about Phase III (or whatever it's called now) is that I'm one of the dolts who figured he'd try to VOT/CFR while working post-university, so timing is the key...
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    Artillery Officer Merged Thread

    A bit of a thread necro, but would anyone know what the typical dates are for artillery officer phase III training in the reserves? I'm hearing early May to late July. Would anyone be able to confirm this?
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    Reserve NCM to Reserve Officer

    I might as well add further updates for future reference, if only as a "case study". I felt pretty uneasy about the whole thing at the beginning, since it seemed pretty shady to abandon a unit, switch trades, and apply for commission at the same time. Turns out I was entirely correct. The unit...
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    Reserve NCM to Reserve Officer

    Thanks for your insight. I have talked to the adjt, however he made no mention of transfer, other than a vague "it might work", but that was a while ago. The most recent time I talked about it he stated pretty flatly that the unit has no need of officers, but is in desperate need of NCMs...
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    What Is the highest rank of ncm

    The highest rank is Chief Warrant Officer.
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    Reserve NCM to Reserve Officer

    Thank you. I have indeed contacted my COC, and my immediate superior is aware of what's going on. There are only a few regiments I could possibly hope to join (due to limits inherent in my degree). I'll give them a call and see what happens. It might be too late in the year, seeing as courses...
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    Marks / Grades: School / GED or PLAR [MERGED]

    I suppose I can relate, since I accidentally picked the same trade as an ancestor of mine, without even knowing. Blood thicker than water, etc etc. Good luck!
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    Marks / Grades: School / GED or PLAR [MERGED]

    In that case, take a look at the description for Naval Warfare Officer here: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/caf-jobs/career-options/fields-work/air-ship-crew/naval-warfare-officer.html Most of the descriptions for officer positions will tell you what degree you...
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    Marks / Grades: School / GED or PLAR [MERGED]

    I am not an officer, but I do know that different trades require different degrees from their officers. For example, it is doubtful (I'm going to go out on a limb and say impossible) for you to become a medical officer without a medicine-related degree, but someone with more knowledge might...
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    Reserve NCM to Reserve Officer

    So I took a look around, and issue is that the reserve units in this area all have a centralized recruiting system, so the contact info just leads back to the brigade-level recruiting office. I'll give a few a call (since I think they have individual phone numbers), but it still seems kind of...
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    Reserve NCM to Reserve Officer

    "Look at other units, and transfer over when you make the switch from NCM to Officer." So, pardon me if this is a dumb question, but how do I do this? Contact another unit asking if they need an officer? Apply as an officer there while currently serving as an NCM elsewhere? That seems rather...
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    Reserve NCM to Reserve Officer

    I am currently a reserve NCM (two hook) who possesses an advanced degree, and would like to make the switch to the officer stream after several years as an NCM. However, my current unit has more than enough officers. I would feel rather bad about abandoning my regiment, and were I much younger I...
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    Syria Superthread [merged]

    Because of a statement made to the media which you personally dislike? Ridiculous. I'd rather hear him say more than less, even if I might disagree, but he can't win. Either the monarch is invisible and accused of being irrelevant, or outspoken and accused of not being irrelevant enough. And...
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    Syrian Refugee Crisis (aka: Muslim Exodus and Europe)

    An invasion is not a whole lot more than a migration that the, er, migrate-ees don't like. I disagree. Invasions are repelled because of defensive intent on the part of the invaded.
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