Recommendation #29: A combination of Defence Team members and external experts, led by an external education specialist, should conduct a detailed review of the benefits, disadvantages and costs, both for the CAF and more broadly, of continuing to educate ROTP cadets at the military colleges. The review should focus on the quality of education, socialization and military training in that environment. It should also consider and assess the different models for delivering university-level and military leadership training to naval/officer cadets, and determine whether the RMC Kingston and the RMC Saint-Jean should continue as undergraduate degree-granting institutions, or whether officer candidates should be required to attend civilian university undergraduate programs through the ROTP.
In the interim, the CPCC should engage with the RMC Kingston and the RMC St-Jean authorities to address the long-standing culture concerns unique to the military college environment, including the continuing misogynistic and discriminatory environment and the ongoing incidence of sexual misconduct. Progress should be measured by metrics other than the number of hours of training given to cadets. The Exit Survey of graduating cadets should be adapted to capture cadets’ experiences with sexual misconduct or discrimination.
I think that’s a great thing to review.The recommendations from the report provide a lot of meat for discussion. Watching the presser, the first question directed specifically to Gen Eyre referenced recommendation #29.
Final report and recommendations from the Independent External Comprehensive Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forceswww.canada.ca
Please god, yes. It should not take us years to get rid of a mouth-breather at the recruit level. Nor should we ever have an “everybody passes” policy at any school or course in the CAF.Another good one.
Recommendation #20: The CAF should restructure and simplify its recruitment, enrolment and basic training processes in order to significantly shorten the recruitment phase and create a probationary period in which a more fulsome assessment of the candidates can be performed, and early release effected, if necessary.
Wasn't release authority for pre-OFP delegated to training centre COs to facilitate this?Please god, yes. It should not take us years to get rid of a mouth-breather at the recruit level. Nor should we ever have an “everybody passes” policy at any school or course in the CAF.
SO how should we ensure those under represented groups make it to GOFO ranks? Anyone ever thought of that?
SO during PER season would you have only white males identified on the paperwork? And shuffled to the bottom of the merit list?