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  1. daftandbarmy

    Research: Why Rejected Internal Candidates End Up Quitting

    Fascinating.... and logical. A true 'Spock' moment.... Research: Why Rejected Internal Candidates End Up Quitting There is perhaps no better experience for a hiring manager than seeing the resume of an outstanding internal candidate land on their desk. You can fill the job immediately and...
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    ‘Defence’ doesn’t fit the job of Canada’s military any more. Let’s create a Department of National Safety instead

    Bizarre. Just bizarre.... why would the G&M publish such rambling rubbish? Especially from a guy who 'once trained as an infantry officer. Later I served as the regimental medical officer in an artillery battalion.' Artillery 'Battalion'? Was he in the US Army? Sigh... ‘Defence’ doesn’t fit...
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    Tanks are here to stay: What the Army’s future armored fleet will look like

    Heavy metal... it's still going to be in fashion despite the new kids on the block: Tanks are here to stay: What the Army’s future armored fleet will look like Whether one is looking at aggression on Europe’s eastern borders, strikes by China against allies in the Pacific or Iranian...
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    An Army Reconsidered —Vichy France’s Stubborn Defense of the Levant in the Second World War

    I thought this was really interesting.... An Army Reconsidered —Vichy France’s Stubborn Defense of the Levant in the Second World War In June 1941, Allied forces launched one of the least known operations of the Second World War, invading Lebanon and Syria from Palestine to defeat Vichy...
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    A proposal for combined arms training for Reserve officers

    A modest proposal… do what we're supposed to do, instead of whatever we think we're doing right now to add value :) A proposal for combined arms training for Reserve officers Combat results in the last decade indicate that an appropriate amount of time should be made available for combined arms...
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    Suspect and police dog killed in Campbell River after RCMP try to stop vehicle

    Damn... Suspect and police dog killed in Campbell River after RCMP try to stop vehicle A suspect was shot dead and a police dog was fatally stabbed in Campbell River Thursday in an altercation that began when the RCMP tried to stop a vehicle. The incident started just before 9 a.m. when...
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    New national chief commits to whistleblower policy after being accused of bullying and harassment

    Looks like she might have picked up some tips from the previous GG :) New national chief commits to whistleblower policy after being accused of bullying and harassment Just days after a report on allegations of bullying and harassment against Chief RoseAnne Archibald was leaked — and hours...
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    B.C. premier says he will lobby PM to enlist military for wildfire duty

    ’cause we’re awesome at ‘raking the forests’ :) B.C. premier says he will lobby PM to enlist military for wildfire prevention duty During questioning after a news conference with Trudeau about child-care funding, Horgan said the military could be called upon to serve in a larger prevention role...
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    Probe launched as names of SAS troops are revealed in Army email blunder

    'The Increment'. So secret that, if we told you, you'd have to eat your own head... until the clerks' email: Probe launched as names of SAS troops are revealed in Army email blunder More than 100 Special Forces troops have been publicly identified by mistake The glaring security blunder saw...
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    The Army is investigating a married officer accused of faking deployments and awards amid affairs with several women

    Impressive... in an awful way: An Army lieutenant colonel is under investigation after reportedly spinning an insane web of lies over several years in order to carry out affairs with several women. Lt. Col. Richard Kane Mansir, a civil affairs officer based at Joint Base Langley-Eustis...
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    Gartner - 9 Future of Work Trends Post-COVID-19

    Feet and knees together..... As the pandemic resets major work trends, HR leaders need to rethink workforce and employee planning, management, performance and experience strategies. Nine HR trends emerge as the lasting result of workforce and workplace changes resulting from coronavirus...
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    High-rolling developer of collapsed Florida condo faced legal, money woes during project

    And a Canadian too.... High-rolling developer of collapsed Florida condo faced legal, money woes during project Nathan Reiber retired to Florida in the 1970s carrying more baggage than a suitcase. The Canadian lawyer would come to be hailed for his philanthropy, rubbing elbows with...
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    Donald Rumsfeld dies at 88. The former defense secretary oversaw Iraq, Afghanistan wars

    The passing of an era.... Donald Rumsfeld served twice as Defense secretary, for Gerald Ford and George W. Bush. After the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks, Rumsfeld let the Pentagon's attacks on al-Qaida in Afghanistan. In 2003, he and Vice President Dick Cheney shifted to Iraq's Saddam Hussein, whom...
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    Is funding a National Guard deployment with private donations legal?

    Might be a good idea we can borrow to keep the militia going in Canada :) Is funding a National Guard deployment with private donations legal? South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem said on Tuesday that up to 50 South Dakota National Guardsmen would deploy to Texas “to help secure the border between...
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    Heat dome moves toward Alberta after shattering temperature records in B.C., N.W.T.

    The last two days here have been like standing under a blow torch, magnified by the humidity of course. This morning it's down to a 'frigid' 35C, and I've just been able to go outside without having to plan a jog from shade to shade. We hit the highest temperatures in history, and I recorded...
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    Civil Servants Often Work for Administrations They Disagree with Politically. How Does This Affect Their Job Performance?

    No surprise, really, but something for senior leaders in the civil service to watch out for and prevent in some way... .... oh, wait ;) “The authors examined the data for a potential explanation. Perhaps politically misaligned bureaucrats were put in charge of more complex contracts, which...
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    Reserve Training

    I couldn’t comment. Being a reservist, with over 30 years in the PRes, I was never engaged in any kind of joint exercises with the Reg F. Hey, maybe that’s an issue too :)
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    Four times as many troops and vets have died by suicide as in combat, study finds

    Wow... The suicide rate among active-duty troops and veterans has outpaced the also-rising rate in the general population in recent years, but with so many risk factors inherent to military life, it’s difficult to pin down why. There’s no one reason for it, according to a study released...
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    Hero Dad Who Jumped off Bridge To Save Baby Honored With Air Force Flight

    Airborne, indeed.... Hero Dad Who Jumped off Bridge To Save Baby Honored With Air Force Flight It was one of the most remarkable stories we’ve seen this year. A dad involved in a five-vehicle car accident on a bridge leapt into action, literally, when a baby was ejected from a...
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    Charla Huber: Thank you for your service, Desmond James

    Just in case anyone was wondering if 'the civvies' still care about the CAF... I think the answer is 'yes' in this case. And I wasn't aware ,until now, that June 27th is PTSD Awareness Day...
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