Eye In The Sky
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EITS, I should have been clear with my post, which in no way was intended as a dig at you. Rather, without making it clear enough, that there is a larger issue that the CAF can sometimes add a bit of complexity when not needed. I apologize to you if you felt it was a response to you specifically, I’ll take greater care in the future where there is justifiably an element of seriousness and professionalism to one’s comment.
Now, that said, I always found it amusing when more senior NCMs, let’s say, higher ranks than NCOs, would do the wind-up “I’m not an officer! I work for a living!” on some unsuspecting subbie. Ironically, they WERE officers, just warranted, not commissioned, so there’s that.
Interestingly, seeing a recent Canadian news piece about a court martial of a “Navy officer” for sexual assault, assault and uttering threats, I see that it was a PO1. Yes, an officer, but I can’t help but wonder if the article just said ‘officer’ to keep some heat on the current state of concern to more senior officers of the CAF, or just an honest editorial foreshortening of Petty Officer to save space. Additionally, does an RCN Petty Officer have a Warrant, like RCAF and CA WOs/MWOs/CWOs?
A day in the sun must have messed up my sense of humour. My apologies!
And you’re right on the officer side. Cpl rank is a Jnr…NCO. 😁