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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    This is the thing that the CAF seems to be missing right now. The CAF can never be corporate Canada, people don't join the military for a job if they have other options. They choose the military because they want to do Military things and there isn't any other game in town.
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    I remember one year they were surprised by Easter.
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    Reconstitution

    While I do actually subscribe to the idea that there is a lot of truth to the idea that everyone [can be] a rifleman if required, there is some merit to element specific BMQ. An element specific BMQ would allow the services to do away with courses like NETP, SQ and BAEQ. They would start...
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    Reconstitution

    While to a certain extent people complaining about being yelled at, being posted or working late hours make me wonder just what organization they thought they were joining, no one is saying we should double down on those things. The problem is that the military is an inherently shitty job. The...
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    Reconstitution

    That's typically the preferred CoA for these kinds of things.
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    Reconstitution

    That's awesome if you are posted somewhere you like. A bad 3 posting is easier to swallow than a bad 10 year posting. If you can't afford to live in Victoria, keeping you there will only mean the release is your only option. A better solution would be to ensure people can actually afford to...
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    To be honest, I would be afraid for our sailors at this point in time. Most of the sailors I have known couldn't fight their way out of a wet paper bag. To be fair to the sailors though, the idea of some in the military being tough is pretty much a myth at this point. I'm amazed at how many...
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    Reconstitution

    On the first point, the reason the ResF got a pay raise was because they held so many RegF positions. My old man was complaining about the Military using the ResF as a discount military rather than a surge force more than 2 decades ago. As for the second point, I think I might disagree to a...
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    Reconstitution

    That would take effort that DGMC does have the people or inclination to do anymore. I remember early in my career my unit had a rash of releases right around the same time (IIRC it was 3 or 4) in my trade and the CM made a visit to my unit to figure out what the hell was going on. He talked to...
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    After 57 pages of this discussion, 2 things have become apparent. The first is that the discussion has been about the appearance of professionalism on the one side vs whether or not some is professional. The appearance side has given a lot of examples of people who look unprofessional to the...
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    It used to cost like 200 dollars for a complete new uniform. Guys didn't save their allowance and couldn't afford a new uniform out of a standard pay check. As a result, they just squeezed their fat asses into the uniform they were issued at basic.
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    I brought that up in a town hall recently. Every base and unit have always a slightly different standard despite the dress regs being pretty black and white (more so 20 years ago). The toques and gloves thing is a prime example, it hasn't been in the dress regs for well over a decade yet every...
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    In the 70s and 80s they beat the crap out of you but they didn't have the retention and recruiting issues we have. I think we need to look at what they had to keep them in that we don't have.
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    I agree. That is why I think this is dangerous.
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    New Dress Regs 🤣

    From the announcement: They asked a bunch of kids. Kids don't know shit about shit and have no place in the discussion. I know that makes me sound old and God damn it I don't care. Why don't I ask a bunch of 13 year olds about tax policy while I'm at it.
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    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    The AWS trade is basically dead at this point. Because we are so short on the bottom, they are capping promotions at the same time an entire generation of members are becoming pensionable. People are getting out because they don't see any growth individually or as a trade. Last I checked the...
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    Medical Release ( merged )

    That is the biggest problem. I do what needs to be done, that is who I am at my core. I guess I just have to get over it and let things go undone if need be.
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    Medical Release ( merged )

    I need some advice. A little background to start: I'm over 70% disabled according to VAC and my 20 comes due in about a year. My problem is that I don't ever see a point where I won't be able to do my job due to my injuries. I still go to the gym almost every day and I can still out 'physical' a...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    You're the expert here but I think one of the issues is that military law does have exactly the same aim as civilian law. From my understanding, military law is supposed to punish people quickly and get them back in the fight as soon as possible. Civilian law is more about protecting the rights...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    The average age for a Sgt(E-5) in the US Army is 22 with 4.5 years in. They have roughly the same level of authority as a MCpl. If your system is robust, you can get away with it because they should be supported from above. The problem I see is a) our system is weak and getting weaker, b) our...
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