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Recent content by MSmith

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    RMC - bachelor straight into master program

    I have a few friends who did the "PG on Schol" program after graduating - as AmmoTech90 alluded to the program is really for those who are offered an exceptional scholarship and would be crazy to decline it. Certainly if I had the choice between accepting a Rhodes Scholarship and starting a...
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    Looking for a Reference on Anti Armour in a Mounted Context

    Jarnhammer - No need to be sorry at all, that was my thinking when you suggested it too. I was actually fairly surprised that it wasn't addressed at all in there FJAG - Local D is actually kind of the context im searching for. Im on a QS board for the new Armoured Troop Leader course and one of...
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    Looking for a Reference on Anti Armour in a Mounted Context

    Thanks for the suggestion, unfortunately it seems that's focussed exclusively on TOW systems
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    Looking for a Reference on Anti Armour in a Mounted Context

    I'm looking for a reference in PAMs/Doctrine on how the Carl G is employed in a mounted context. Cav squadrons (ex-recce sqns) are equipped with the weapon however I cannot find anything talking about how they are actually employed. I've had a peruse through all the normal references; does...
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    Accessing Lessons Learned

    Ah. Well yes, and I've never worked outside the green army but I imagine people over there are generally more motivated and methodical as well... AARs are not sexy
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    Accessing Lessons Learned

    I think that you hit the nail on the head. Admin and routine tasks take up enough of most people's time at work that sifting through verbose documents is the last thing in their priorities. A wiki would certainly be a big step forward, but like you said there needs to be some level of review and...
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    Accessing Lessons Learned

    Maybe for some informal discussion but there are people who are paid to do this for the army (not nearly enough of them), and what is the point of having a professional army if we aren't learning anything along the way? There are directives, orders, DAODs, etc that talk up the importance of the...
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    Accessing Lessons Learned

    Well... I completely agree with you, but hey - at least having them be accessible would be a start. The other question is, how would these lessons be "learned?" I don't expect PAMs to change with every lesson a sub-sub-unit pulls from an op or ex, but it would be nice to be able to do what that...
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    Accessing Lessons Learned

    I came across an old article, originally published in the Maple Leaf and republished in the CMJ titled "Op SAGE: Knowledge in Action" (attached). It's fictional, but meant to illustrate what knowledge management could be in the CAF. It's a bit ridiculous but I think the point is valid. Although...
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    CAN Enhanced (Permanent?) Fwd Presence in Latvia

    I guess I should have been more explicit, I was trying to draw the comparison that the situation in the Baltics now is completely different from that of Ukraine in 2014 and that Russia would hardly consider seizing territory of a NATO member or territory defended by NATO troops "low hanging...
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    CAN Enhanced (Permanent?) Fwd Presence in Latvia

    Do you think Russia would have still seized the Crimea/pushed into Donbass if: 1. Ukraine was a NATO member; and/or 2. NATO battlegroups with US/Can/UK troops were in the Crimea/Donbass? Or maybe you're discussing something different from the last few messages, but I think it's safe to say...
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    CAN Enhanced (Permanent?) Fwd Presence in Latvia

    The RAND report doesn't paint a pretty picture, but I think it's worth considering the other side of the coin. The authors of the paper on the EFP BGs dont seem to totally agree in their introduction (page 6): "Finally, even though Russian forces positioned near the Baltic countries dwarf NATO...
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    Why isn’t there a Ministry of Men? We have everything else

    The nuance was actually pretty central to why Jody-Wilson Raybould rejected the position because the minister of Indigenous Services is known as the "Indian Agent" or something like the hand that feeds, and is typically viewed as something demeaning to indigenous people while Crown-Indigenous...
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    LAV 6.0

    What makes you say that? I don't see how its out of the realm of possiblity
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    Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP)-RMC 2000 - 2018 [Merged]

    For RMC offers I'm doubtful that BMOQ would be deferred to August, there wouldn't be enough time before classes started.
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