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  1. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Laughably, you may be able to find more information on the ACISS-IST FB group here. It's for IST's only though: https://www.facebook.com/groups/239432422884449
  2. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    With all due respect... Most lineman can do all your jobs plus our own with no problem? I would actually pay a $100 bet to see ANY lineman in the Forces attempt to do what I do on a daily basis. Just the average stuff, not even anything advanced. Normal ACISS-IST tasks you would see a guy doing...
  3. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    *Extended Slow Clap* Also, IST's are 'just nerds' who 'don't deserve spec pay' until you ask someone ELSE to do something related to computers.... Oh hey Sig buddy working in the CP, if we give you access to active directory, can you reset passwords for all your users in the CP or the TOC or...
  4. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Hello everybody! Well folks, don't worry, in about 2 more years, there will barely be a single (competent) IST to fight about! Very very very many I know have already gotten out, are in the middle of getting out or already have OT's and plans in to get out. I would never have thought it would...
  5. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Well... With that all said. I'm too far out of the loop now days to know anything either! I'd like to pass on some revelations of some type, but I pulled pin awhile back as someone in the thread alluded too and I'm now a civilian. I had a huge post all pre-typed and thought up in my head...
  6. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    I agree 100% *Stands on soap box* The trades should all be separated for some of the aforementioned reasons. Especially due to taking switched-on people and making them do a job they don't even want to do. EG> Guy who wants to be IST and is manning an RRB. As a guy who started off a 1 HQ &...
  7. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    When is that supposed to happen roughly? Another 5-10 years or less? Like 2-5? Maybe it wouldn't be so hard to fill the Officer ranks if they weren't so brutal with the UTPNCM program. I'm not talking about standards. I'm talking about numbers! If you only allow 3 UTPNCM intakes a year for the...
  8. JBP

    Anyone from 1 HQ and Sigs?

    They need people, bad. Good luck!
  9. JBP

    List of Course for IST

    You're clearly not very inclined to reading detail. I did say those are courses you get, ON TOP of courses the military pays from from civilian world. There's lots of them. A whole lot. In any case, an A+ certification, like a Bachelor, is the tip of the iceberg in IT. Literally.
  10. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Very true it seems... I can say for the IST side of things we're pooched. At CFJSR we're at 30% for actual, qualified ISTs. That's.... UBER bad. I seen the staggering numbers and it's shocking but I'm not posting exact manning numbers on an open internet forum. 1 Sigs, well, just talked to a...
  11. JBP

    List of Course for IST

    The military provides a ton of far more challenging and interesting training than the basic, A+. A+ is a very entry level IT certification for beginners will little to no experience. It's the basics. To become a fully qualified ACISS-IST you'll go through A LOT more training than that. Never...
  12. JBP

    BYOD

    Hehe, imagine someone accidentally emailing classified information out along to their DWAN account or others... Because THAT'S NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.... I can barely keep normal users from wreaking havoc on a normal DWAN workstation let alone a BYOD. Then the CIS Tp would become the "Hey my...
  13. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    So, from my experience at two completely different units (1 Sigs, CFJSR) and two very different operations (OP ATHENA, OP IMPACT) never mind the various international ex's and other things I've done, I've barely seen CST's do a whole lot of programming switches and routers. Or touching...
  14. JBP

    Signals Officer

    No, probably not, they're really bad at communicating! That's why they have ACISS trades... :P
  15. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Hahahaha that's just fun torture... I think we've figured it out folks... That letter was interesting. They just can't say 'no' definitively eh? I don't think they're willing to say "NO" to spec pay. It keeps being dangled as a possibility! That's all it is and all it will be. Carrot ~ Stick...
  16. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Oh, so welcome to the trade then kylepenn! Hahaha... J/K but if you'd like to earn specialist pay then go in as a weapons tech. I think they still get spec pay? If you do join as ACISS, you shouldn't be too bored for the first 5 years that's for sure!
  17. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Maybe terrible isn't the right word... But, unhealthy. How you ask? Simple... What happens when you have a Master Corporal actually in charge of troops that isn't even a half decent leader, never mind a natural leader. Or even worse, he's had his entire career screamed at him and he's been...
  18. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Pretty sure there are some ACISS-Core who have already been promoted to MCpl since 1 Oct 2011 when the official trade change happened... If not yet, there will be come this APS! Core is still promoting an absolutely retarded number of people post-Afghanistan somehow. Good thing for them I...
  19. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    On a different note... It seems that it's becoming very prevalent and obvious to many that we're short pers again. And we're short ISTs like crazy! But I heard that we're short roughly 500 Sigs all trades considered. I think it took a couple years for the positions to get sorted out and is...
  20. JBP

    Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation)

    Absolutely, all of it. Hence why I myself never thought IST would get spec pay. Not that I would mind it... Of course. That being said, 2/4 ISTs I know whom have released recently are making far over what they were making as MCpl's and Cpl 4's, 2 in Edmonton and 2 in Kingston. But I'm sure if...
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