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  1. NavyHopeful

    Current Dress Regs

    Jaysus... imagine being the reason to go through THAT change parade... :sick:
  2. NavyHopeful

    How long will it take to get to bmq

    Reg force infanteer, eh? I would normally push the Naval Experience Program, but I can respect someone who wants to join the infantry. Realistically speaking, there is no "set" amount of time to wait for a BMQ course. My suggestion would be to reach out to a CFRC (Recruiting Centre) on an...
  3. NavyHopeful

    How long will it take to get to bmq

    Do you want Reg force or Reserves?
  4. NavyHopeful

    How Long will My Recruitment Application Take?

    They may get processed with Reliability first, and then re-processed as TS prior to their first employment off of initial trade training. I know that my trade requires TS, but recruits come to us from CFLRS with Reliability status, and the USS here at the school assists the students with...
  5. NavyHopeful

    How long will it take to get to bmq

    Are you looking at a specific trade, or just want to see if the military is the right choice for you?
  6. NavyHopeful

    Naval Warfare Officer Pin - NCM Version

    I've seen other navies, instead of a ship-wide morale patch, will make a morale patch for each trade. They say it creates cohesiveness within the section, but I think it'd also serve the purpose you mention.
  7. NavyHopeful

    Naval Warfare Officer Pin - NCM Version

    OK... here we go... I think that if something was created and ordered to be worn for the NCM corps, it would be a toss up as to who would actually wear it. As an example, I know folks who have bronze, silver, and gold SSIs who don't wear them on their uniform all the time, even though by the...
  8. NavyHopeful

    A Blog Link About Toxic Leadership

    I'm sure that, in some fashion, everyone in uniform will experience some form of toxic leadership. The difference between the encounters will likely vary depending on the specific circumstances, and the level of the toxicity. I could regale all with stories of toxic leaders that people I know...
  9. NavyHopeful

    Current Dress Regs

    One example I could see is having female officers in a command position. Having seen other nations' military members dismiss / ignore a female OOW onboard ship because they don't allow women to serve in their military, it took the Captain to tell them that he trusted the OOW implicitly, and...
  10. NavyHopeful

    Summer combat boots.

    Realistically, if you just wanted a pair of desert-style combat boots that you can buy off the shelf, check out your local CANEX. I wouldn't claim to be an expert on army-based combat boots and their life-expectancy, but I would think that CANEX would be a good place to start. Just my 2 cents...
  11. NavyHopeful

    Sewing kits, and related kit.

    At $3 a piece, really is a steal. All you need for your labelling needs.
  12. NavyHopeful

    King Charles III

    And when I look at that new portrait, I see something more like this:
  13. NavyHopeful

    Sewing kits, and related kit.

    Dollarama. Problem solved. I still have two of them; one at home, and one at my workplace. As for actual "sewing", you can get by with just learning to barrel-stitch. The goal is to sew nametape on all your kit so that when you eventually lose a sock in the dryer at BMQ, people know who's...
  14. NavyHopeful

    Current Dress Regs

    As a bigger dude, I can say that PART of the blame would fall at the feet of these organizations. There is NOTHING stopping said larger individuals in taking their uniforms to a tailor and having them altered. IMHO, it all boils down to a matter of pride: The pride that the member has in...
  15. NavyHopeful

    Recruits failing downwards

    There are always options when something like this happens at the trade level. Usually, at that point, the Base Personnel Selection Officer (BPSO) or their designate will bring you in to review your options, and sometimes changing to a different trade is an option. To use an example from...
  16. NavyHopeful

    Being searched/patted-down every time I enter the recruiting office

    I'd also like to direct folks to the current Force Protection threat assessment... Here in Halifax, our current FP level is MEDIUM, which means "Hey, there's a GENERAL threat of something happening, but nothing SPECIFIC." Now, that said, I was at sea when the attacks happened in St...
  17. NavyHopeful

    Weapons Engineering Technician

    Quick update to the W Eng trade: We recently changed the EQ 1 and EQ 2 training packages that you complete onboard. Now each package has a time span of 6-12 months, and you get your sub-occupation (Comms, Sonar, Radar, etc.) between packages. The equipment list on the new EQ 2 package mirrors...
  18. NavyHopeful

    Is this a smart or stupid idea?

    This is how I feel when my subordinates say they were born AFTER Y2K...
  19. NavyHopeful

    Naval Combat Dress (NCD) uniform [Merged]

    Here's the REFs portion of the message: SUBJ: DONNING OF FLOATER JACKET FLEECE DURING DAMAGE CONTROL EVENTS REFS: A. MY 211830Z JAN 19 SUBJ: DONNING OF FLOATER JACKET FLEECE DURING DC EVENTS B. NATIONAL FIRE PROTECTION ASSOCIATION (NFPA) 2112: STANDARD ON FLAME-RESISTANT CLOTHING FOR...
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    Naval Combat Dress (NCD) uniform [Merged]

    There is a current unclas message out, from June this year, stating that: "THE QUOTE LINER, JACKET, BUOYANCY AID UNQUOTE, NSN LISTED BELOW IN PARA 5, COMMONLY REFERRED TO AS THE FLOATER JACKET FLEECE, HAS BEEN TESTED IN ACCORDANCE WITH REF B, CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE AT REF C. LINER, JACKET...
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