1) Im 17 and have wanted to join the CAF for a long time, however I stutter/stammer a bit when talking.
2) I originally wanted to go for Legal Officer or Military Police as I am very interested in Law, but I do realize that those careers do require perfect english skills, so I have decided to go for Weapons Technician.
3) Also with a speech impediment, is it still possible to raise up to leadership ranks overtime [20-40 years]? (MCpl, Sgt, etc?).
4) Also, is this something that may get me targeted by staff during basic?
1) I did. I had a stutter when I was commissioned. It was never a hindrance in my short and undistinguished career. My last CO had a worse stutter than I did.
2) After my military time I worked in law enforcement and intelligence for 30 years. Again, it was never a hindrance. Worked with other stutterers many times. It's more common than you think. Something to do with type A personalities, I think. I've also worked with lispers, hare lipped people and those who pronounce their r's as w's. I've never heard of anyone being held back because of a speech impediment. If you're good at what you do it won't matter.
By the way, lawyers don't need (and most don't have) perfect English skills. Don't be too impressed with lawyers. They're just like everyone else. Go for the career you want, not what you think you're only worthy of.
3) Winston Churchill had a lisp and a stutter. You can rise to be CDS.
4) I'm not saying it won't, but it didn't happen to me. I've heard of it happening to others, but in my experience if anyone is taking the mickey with you it's because you're one of the team. One of the lads, so don't take offence. If someone's being a jerk about it, don't worry. It's not the first jerk you've met and it won't be the last.
Good luck with your career. Again, choose the career you want.