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It sounds like you've had a great career! Thank you for the info.
norris said:What about the Chaplain Branch. Are they mostly land, air or sea?
nocknee said:Sorry if I'm sidetracking the discussion here somewhat.
I'm hoping that as an Army Med Tech I wouldn't end up on a ship, or a boat, but as a purple trade I realize that's a possibility. How much weight is given to the stated preference of the recruit? Does it depend entirely on the needs of the CF or does the profile/qualifications of the recruit in any way determine where that person will be posted?
PMedMoe said:The CF will send you where they need you. Your preferences may be taken into consideration. Obviously, qualifications will matter as well (e.g. Air MedEvac) That being said, it's usually easy to get posted to a field unit if you request a posting to a Wing, or to a Wing if you request a posting to either Navy bases, or...
Halifax Tar said:Perhaps Vern (being a senior member of my trade) or anyone else can shed some light on my personal situation then.
I am currently a LS who is being promoted to MS this year (2010). With my promotion will come a posting away from Halifax. Now if i get posted to a Army base will the PLQ im loaded on be a PLQ-L or a PLQ done on a Navy base.
Either one doesn't bother me except that if I do get loaded on a PLQ-L, will my CoC ensure that I am brought up to speed on the army specific expectations ? By this I mean to say that my knowledge of how to run a section attack or do a patrol and any of the other field craft and combat skills are non existent. I would hope that my CoC would ensure I am brought up to speed on all this.
As well if I am not loaded on a SQ does that mean my time in say Petawawa would be spend base side ? I find that disheartening to say the least as I get more personal enjoyment and job fulfillment out of first line employment. Or could a MS be loaded onto a SQ course ?
ArmyVern said:We've had a whole lot of sailors and airmen and airwomen Suppy types show up in Army Units ... and I do believe they have all lived to tell the tale (some of us even switched our uniforms over).
Chapeski said:To add two pennies here Vern, we recently had a PO1 change uniform to Army WO. They figured they did enough army stuff that they might as well become army. As well, it saved said person from having to correct all the young Pte's from calling them WO instead of PO (not I, as I know the difference between swords and an anchor )
That only ever existed as an idea presented by me on this site:N. McKay said:Somewhere I got the impression that the NCM log trades were going to be divided into elemental sub-trades (as are Log Officers now), with members' postings and training (e.g. NETP/SQ etc) tending more towards their element. Did anything come of that, or was it just a blue sky?