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  1. Fabius

    LGBTQ Stuff (split from other political threads)

    Gender Dysphoria is specifically laid out in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders 5 Revision TR (2022) with criteria for diagnosis. Based on that the medical experts would seem to think it’s a disorder that can be improved by specific actions.
  2. Fabius

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    If we want to guess numbers the 12 AN/APY-8 Lynx SAR requested is a good indicator. A guess of 8-12 MQ-9Bs is reasonably plausible and is line with numbers operated by others such as France and the UK.
  3. Fabius

    CMMA - replacing the CP140 Aurora

    No idea what is going on there but it looks like a one way conversation that is not going well for the PM.
  4. Fabius

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    How does the SOI understand a refusal? What decision space does a CoC have in that?
  5. Fabius

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Honestly if we write policy’s that appear to give decision space to COs but then get upset with their use of that space and their decisions within it, we are better off without it. Perhaps ironically it’s not the CoC that is most frustrated with the current situation it’s the peers of those...
  6. Fabius

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    How is the unit CoC challenging Health Services? The member is completely free to continue getting MELs before every exercise. The CoC does not consider if the MELs are valid or not, like you said it’s outside their scope. The item is strictly has the member refused service. If they are...
  7. Fabius

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Under the disentitlement specifications 205.15(a) the biggest question a CoC has is how do you prove a member has refused field duty etc. As an example a member who is not on PCAT or TCAT but who gets 30 days unfit field MEL 4 days before the last 3 exercises over 9 months? 1 CMBG to my...
  8. Fabius

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    There is a difference here but it’s between NCM ranks as well so it’s not necessarily an officer vs NCM thing but a function of a hierarchy from top to bottom. Driven also by a limited supply of rooms of various types, not saying it’s right or wrong but you have to allocate limited supply in...
  9. Fabius

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    No mess dinner that I have attended in my memory has featured ORs doing any of that. It’s always been civilian catering staff. Is there an actual difference in the single living in accommodation policy? Is it just that our infrastructure is not being upgraded as fast as it should? I have not...
  10. Fabius

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Out of curiosity what are the complaints in the current CA culture between the officers and NCMs and OR? What is the cultural gap that is present?
  11. Fabius

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Army personnel lose LDA as well when they enter deploy to a named operation.
  12. Fabius

    Thinking about the Infantry Attack

    All true enough. Interesting app. The next 5 years might see some broad digitalization of the Bns. Hopefully. Even with Bde and Bn recce I remain of the opinion that the sub units have a part to play. What that looks like with technology might mean it doesn’t look like an OP with two guys...
  13. Fabius

    The Defence

    Range Cards. Specific issues are poor detail at the individual level yes, but more problematic is lack of knowledge on how to amalgamate them at section, Pl and Coy levels, correct gaps and then push back down. In terms of thermal, I would say it is perhaps more tied to weapons employment and...
  14. Fabius

    The Defence

    Range Cards. From individual to sub unit. Defensive Plans. All of them at sub unit level. Crew served weapons siting and employment. Bn level to Pl level OP/LPs and patrol matrixes. Cam and concealment on the positions and taking into account modern EO, IR and thermal capabilities. Use and...
  15. Fabius

    The Defence

    Fair point, however I can tell you that the defensive skills demonstrated during those exercises and other series as well are indicating that our proficiency level is mediocre.
  16. Fabius

    New British SOF Rifle.

    Any details on the new C77 round? Similar to M855A1? I had not heard we were going to something improved.
  17. Fabius

    Thinking about the Infantry Attack

    Just another thought but in terms of cam and concealment paired with cover. I have seen several Canadian elements in the last several years now surprised to a significant degree by an US CTC OPFORs ability to easily see them via thermal sights. The Canadian elements had sited themselves for...
  18. Fabius

    Reconstitution

    Oh fun with numbers. I’m willing to bet that he is wrong but maybe sort of right. His numbers might be right for the RCN, CA, and RCAF. However that only represents maybe half of the L1s, as per the DND/ CAF ORBAT. He did in the article indicate that those numbers were operational which perhaps...
  19. Fabius

    Thinking about the Infantry Attack

    Two items I took from this analysis that I think are interesting. First, the focus on assault tactics or just offensive operations to the detriment of defensive tactics. Outside of the Ukraine forces specifics, our tendencies are also to focus on offensive tactics. Case in point, this...
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