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    Naval High Collar White Tunic

    Yes, that's what I meant - and yes, it would be sharp. About the sword slit - is the white jacket even used on parade?  If we don't even make them any more, can you ask a whole division to wear it?
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    Naval High Collar White Tunic

    I was surprised to find out a foreign uniform component was approved for use here.  I like it - I think it looks really sharp, but it was surprising. Too bad there's no high-collar dark tunic.
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    MARS Officer

    I'm not sure this is the case.  In my NOAB this last October there were 27 applicatants and 21 of us made it.  The lieutenants that acted as guides expressed surprise at the number that were turned down.  From what I could tell, most of them seemed to themselves have been on NOABs where there...
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    Naval Officer Assessment Board

    I just got back from my Naval Officer Assessment Board (NOAB) this last Saturday.  I thought that future prospective officers might like a little peek at what happens here. For those of you not familiar with the process, this is where the Navy decides if you really are officer material, and you...
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    MARS Officer

    I just arrived home ysterday.  The board accepted me!  I suppose I'd better get a new avatar now. :) We ended up sailing on HMCS Winnipeg as at the time they thought Vancover's anchor had fouled (it ended up being a problem with the winch).  We did get that alongside tour of Yellowknife that...
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    MARS Officer

    If there is an alongside tour of Yellowknife, I'm sure it's in addition to a cruise - the itinerary I received indicates one at least.  Three hours set aside for it - a three hour tour. :) If any of you will be there next week, I hope to meet you.
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    CPF's badly built?

    Labour prices are one thing - the other is that the whole global market for shipbuilding has been in a glut for decades.  Every seafaring nation wants to build at home, and most subsidize if not overtly then with... dum dum da dum... naval contracts.  And here we go in a circle again. And while...
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    CPF's badly built?

    That I can definitely agree with.  I read a piece done by Simon Fraser University that essentially advocated the same thing.  I found the article quite persuasive, but I don't yet know enough about the domestic shipbuilding industry to know if keeping it perpetually afloat (ahem) with military...
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    CPF's badly built?

    Defense spending is a not insignificant percentage of a country's production.  Canada has a very low percentage relative to other nations, but it's still up in the 1.5 percent range of our entire GNP.  Already a lot of that ends up leaving the country.  That's a huge chunk of money to be flowing...
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    Maritime Officer Selection Test ( MOST ) - merged

    I am looking for some general information about the Maritime Officer Selection Test.  The recruiting site had some info on and even sample questions from the CFAT, but I can find nothing about the MOST.  I've been out of school for a very long time, and would like to know what areas I should...
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    Promotions in the CAF [Merged]

    Thanks for that video link.  That video must be pretty new.  I've seen the MARS intro video several times, and it was actually pretty sparse before.  The new one is well done.  Of course, I'm already sold hook, line, and sinker.
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    MARS Officer

    I just want to thank those who contributed to this.  I was just called today with an invitation to the NOAB next month.  Needless to say, I'm the whole gambit of nervous to excited.  As I'm 36 and entering on the CEOTP, I'm competing against younger, more educated DEO applicants.  So I...
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