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Nevermore093 said:Hey guys,
I'm planning to join the military, one of the positions I know I have a strong potential for is the position of Infantry Officer.
This is a completely serious question. Please be honest with me. I am Asian. How does the majority of Canadian soldiers feel about Asians in the military, or as their superior? I've worked in a lot of companies as a team leader or lead hand and, generally, at first, people are reluctant to work with or respect me because I am young, and I am Asian. If this sort of thinking happens when I am posted on a mission and those under my command are hesitant to obey my orders, I rather not risk it and start thinking about an entirely different position altogether.
I'm Asian, and while I'm not in the Infantry, I believe what I'm saying applies throughout the CAF. I'll put hand on heart and say that the military is one of the few places where merit and attitude will trump looks/gender/sexual orientation/race/age. I have never been treated differently because I was Asian, unless it was for a good reason (e.g. liaison officer jobs with foreign military members of my ethnicity, etc.)
If you're a good leader (which will be decided by your subordinates/superiors) and a team player, you'll earn respect - simple as that. That being said, the military is not for folks who have thin skins.