Ostrozac said:Looks to me like an ideal defence operations civil servant -- conceptually EX-Zero or EX-Negative One. Make JCSP a mandatory requirement of the hiring process. Slide the pension plan over (or double dip if 25+ years of service). This allows for personnel with deep expertise in one of the ADMs or the environmental staffs, retains access to their years of experience, and means no requirement for these ageing staff officers to continue to expend work place effort on the range, parades, or PT.
Pensions are already portable; job requirements can be written to favour experience gathered from the military. And in Ottawa it seems that those pesky "military" things like fitness and ranges and other IBTS type things can be waved off.
Which creates disincentives. Military pay is generally higher than equivalent civilians. So I know at least one LCol whose reaction to an Executive position was "Why would I take a pay cut?" Given the same environment but greater demands in terms of time and effort, would you take a pay reduction?