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The goal is a recognition of a COs past term and a welcome of the incoming. It generally marks the end of the outgoing COs time in the regiment. It’s an opportunity for the outgoing to review his unit and passing it on in good shape to the next. Most if not all the CoCs I’ve been on involved one last chance for a CO to promote, recognize and award soldiers for various things. Generally the COs family is recognized as well. Followed by drinks and such in the messes.
Your view on CoCs being a giant ego stroking competition shows that you really don’t understand what they mean. And that’s fine. I won’t change your mind and could care less as none of your opinions will matter when we go through our next CofC. Ceremonies and ceremonial are all symbolic in nature. From remembrance day, to funerals to freedom of the city parades to quarter guards to sentries at the tomb etc etc. You choose to place more value on one over another based on your own set of values and opinions. That’s also fine. But it does not mean you are right about it being a waste of time or more specifically an ego stroking contest.
I can understand that in units and with soldiers that don’t live or work in a regimental system it may not matter to them.
In a regiment CofC parades are milestones that are are marked with tradition and symbolism.
You do you. I’ll do army.
How long do your CO tours last in the Regular CA ?