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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #150 on: April 04, 2016, 04:11:37 »
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #151 on: April 04, 2016, 19:38:13 »
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #152 on: April 06, 2016, 18:07:55 »
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #153 on: April 07, 2016, 12:31:00 »
There will be a test.

You will be put in a room with a knife, a chicken and a dummy representing an enemy soldier.

If you kill the "enemy" with the knife then bake the chicken for 1 hour at 350 degrees and serve with a side of roasted potatoes and a nice red wine you will go to Valcartier.

If you the kill the "enemy" using only the chicken, paint yourself in it's blood and then proceed to use the knife to cut the rim off your bush cap then you will go to Wainwright.

If you kill the "enemy" with the knife and then try to get the chicken's phone number you will go to Meaford.

That... was... AWESOME!!!! I peed a little!
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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #154 on: April 07, 2016, 12:34:46 »
There will be a test.

You will be put in a room with a knife, a chicken and a dummy representing an enemy soldier.

If you kill the "enemy" with the knife then bake the chicken for 1 hour at 350 degrees and serve with a side of roasted potatoes and a nice red wine you will go to Valcartier.

If you the kill the "enemy" using only the chicken, paint yourself in it's blood and then proceed to use the knife to cut the rim off your bush cap then you will go to Wainwright.

If you kill the "enemy" with the knife and then try to get the chicken's phone number you will go to Meaford.

An RN friend of mine told me of a similar test for joining the Royal Marines.  The test consists of placing a banana on a table in the centre of the interview room.  If the candidate enters the room and eats the banana, he can be a Royal Marine.  If the candidate peels it first and then eats it, he can be a Royal Marine officer.
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Infantry Officer vs Infantryman
« Reply #155 on: July 04, 2017, 16:45:40 »
What pathway has a better chance of getting into CSOR/JTF2? Infantry Officer or Infantryman?

I know its a ways down the road for myself, but I just want to have all the information before I make my final decision. And also, I am not joining on the soul purpose of being in SF because obviously I know its a slim chance to actually get in.

Thanks for any of the information you can provide me.

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Re: Infantry soldier vs. Infantry officer
« Reply #156 on: July 04, 2017, 19:48:19 »
Neither - or both, depending on how you look at it.  Depends on what you want to do in CANSOFCOM.

More importantly, all trades are welcome to apply for selection - and there are many trades /occupations which are part of both organizations doing a variety of roles which have little to do with the Infantry skillset, etc.

Pick the job you (believe) you will enjoy doing, as you've already noted only a few will make it to CSOR or JTF2.  Become very good at being a member of the CAF in whatever capacity you join in - then look at CANSOFCOM if everything lines up a number of years down the road.
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Re: Infantry soldier vs. Infantry officer
« Reply #157 on: July 06, 2017, 08:58:58 »
Thanks for the details Humphrey Bogart et al.

For other prospective infantry folks:

I found the most recently published regimental journals of the PPCLI and RCR pretty good resources for a look at life in battalions.

They are also useful at seeing what a career as an officer may entail outside of battalion (from page 119 in The Patrician). Also in The Patrician from page 216 are details of where everyone is posted to. I had some acronym searching to do but it is useful to see the wide range of postings available.


https://ppcli.com/publications/the-patrician/


http://thercr.ca/publications/pro-patria

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Re: Infantry soldier vs. Infantry officer
« Reply #158 on: July 06, 2017, 09:14:47 »
I found the most recently published regimental journals of the PPCLI and RCR pretty good resources for a look at life in battalions.

See also,

Comparing the Regiments (PPCLI, RCR, and R22eR) and their bases
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=25214.425
18 pages.

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Where to live once posted?
« Reply #159 on: August 02, 2017, 15:53:16 »
HI everyone,

I was just wondering once I get posted to a base where will I live? I am not sure how soon after DP1 I will be posted but I will still have to find a place to live and it doesn't seem like allot of time to find a place since after reading other posts you don't find out what Regiment or base you are posted to until the very end of DP1.  Do you they provide you with a shack on base until you find your own place?

Thank you!
Recruiting center: London
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Application Date: April 03, 2017
First contact: April 03, 2017
CFAT: April 27, 2017
Interview: May 18, 2017
Medical: June 7, 2017
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Position Offer: July 26, 2017
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Re: Where to live once posted?
« Reply #160 on: August 02, 2017, 16:01:30 »
If this is your actual posting, then no.  That's what the House Hunting Trip is for.

Welcome to the military, where houses are looked at, decided upon, and offers made within days (sometimes hours).
Philip II of Macedon to Spartans (346 BC):  "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city."

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Re: Where to live once posted?
« Reply #161 on: August 02, 2017, 16:32:16 »
If this is your actual posting, then no.  That's what the House Hunting Trip is for.

Welcome to the military, where houses are looked at, decided upon, and offers made within days (sometimes hours).

Ok thank you, I was just wondering how it worked, I was just picturing getting done DP1 and then getting sent to which ever base I get posted to a few days later with no where to stay , I guess I would just have to stay at a hotel for a while until I found a place.
Recruiting center: London
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Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Application Date: April 03, 2017
First contact: April 03, 2017
CFAT: April 27, 2017
Interview: May 18, 2017
Medical: June 7, 2017
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Position Offer: July 26, 2017
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Re: Where to live once posted?
« Reply #162 on: August 02, 2017, 16:48:40 »
Ok thank you, I was just wondering how it worked, I was just picturing getting done DP1 and then getting sent to which ever base I get posted to a few days later with no where to stay , I guess I would just have to stay at a hotel for a while until I found a place.

So you're saying after DP1 we're responsible for our own living arrangements? Perhaps I'm making assumptions from army movies but I was under the impression that they would transport all of the new Privates to their new base immediately after DP1 and you would be staying in the barracks while there.
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Recruiting center: Toronto
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Application Date: January 12, 2017
First contact: January 12, 2017
CFAT: February 8, 2017
Medical: March 2, 2017
Interview: March 7, 2017
Merit listed: Sometime between April 11 and April 27, 2017
Position Offer: May 30, 2017
Enrollment: August 23, 2017
BMQ: September 4, 2017


Release date: October 19, 2017 (I VR'd from BMQ)

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Re: Where to live once posted?
« Reply #163 on: August 02, 2017, 16:53:11 »
So you're saying after DP1 we're responsible for our own living arrangements? Perhaps I'm making assumptions from army movies (most of which portray the US Army), but I was under the impression that they would transport all of the new Privates to their new base immediately after DP1 and you would be staying in the barracks while there.

I think you are responsible to find you're own place right after DP1, depending how soon after DP1 you may just have to spend some time in a hotel until you find a place if say you go to your base a few days after DP1 is finished as you obviously wouldn't have enough time to find a place - it looks like you start BMQ about a month before me so you should be done DP1 a month before me so you can let me know ok?  ;D
Recruiting center: London
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Application Date: April 03, 2017
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Re: Where to live once posted?
« Reply #164 on: August 02, 2017, 16:56:18 »
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After DP1 you can move into the barracks on the base you are posted to.  It's a simple process; don't worry about it. You won't be homeless after completing your training.

If you do not have your own car, the military will provide transportation to get you from battle school your new base.
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Re: Where to live once posted?
« Reply #165 on: August 02, 2017, 16:59:58 »
After DP1 you can move into the barracks on the base you are posted to.  It's a simple process; don't worry about it. You won't be homeless after completing your training.

Ok great thanks for the response , what I have read so far in the forum is they will let us know what base we go to at some point during DP1? do you find out which Regiment you are joining in DP1 as well or is that during BMQ?

Thank you
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Application Date: April 03, 2017
First contact: April 03, 2017
CFAT: April 27, 2017
Interview: May 18, 2017
Medical: June 7, 2017
Merit listed: ?
Position Offer: July 26, 2017
Enrollment: Oct 03 , 2017
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Re: Where to live once posted?
« Reply #166 on: August 02, 2017, 17:04:07 »
Ok great thanks for the response , what I have read so far in the forum is they will let us know what base we go to at some point during DP1? do you find out which Regiment you are joining in DP1 as well or is that during BMQ?

Thank you

You will find out what battalion and regiment you are going to during DP1. You will be able to say your regimental preference during DP1 as well, but that doesn't guarantee you will get it.

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Re: Where to live once posted?
« Reply #167 on: August 02, 2017, 17:06:22 »
You will find out what battalion and regiment you are going to during DP1. You will be able to say your regimental preference(doesn't guarantee anything).

Ok, I figured which ever battle school you got sent to would give an indication which Regiment you were going to join .. Meaford RCR or Wainwright PPCLI , guess not though.

Thanks again for the answers
Recruiting center: London
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Application Date: April 03, 2017
First contact: April 03, 2017
CFAT: April 27, 2017
Interview: May 18, 2017
Medical: June 7, 2017
Merit listed: ?
Position Offer: July 26, 2017
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Re: Where to live once posted?
« Reply #168 on: August 02, 2017, 17:19:37 »
do you find out which Regiment you are joining in DP1 as well or is that during BMQ?

Ok, I figured which ever battle school you got sent to would give an indication which Regiment you were going to join ..

See,

Regiment choice?
OP: LND Infantry
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,809.msg1497699.html#msg1497699
"Anyways, what I would like to know is when do you find out which Regiment you will be joining?"
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Infantry Fitness
« Reply #169 on: August 30, 2017, 03:40:59 »
Hello,
If this is in the wrong section, feel free to move it.
I've read a little about the standards expected for BMQ but could someone tell me more about the timed runs, etc that are required for being an infantry soldier?
I heard somewhere that the battle readiness test happens every other month and that it is pretty much 10 consecutive 10 minute miles with a 75lb ruck (15km).  Is this correct?  Sounds pretty intense.
What are the daily runs like in terms of distances and times expected?
Are there any other timed runs?  This is the only part that worries me haha.
Is qualification (1,2,3) with the carbine challenging?
Thanks

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #170 on: August 30, 2017, 08:06:41 »
I've read a little about the standards expected for BMQ but could someone tell me more about the timed runs, etc that are required for being an infantry soldier?
I heard somewhere that the battle readiness test happens every other month and that it is pretty much 10 consecutive 10 minute miles with a 75lb ruck (15km).  Is this correct?  Sounds pretty intense.
What are the daily runs like in terms of distances and times expected?
Are there any other timed runs?  This is the only part that worries me haha.
Is qualification (1,2,3) with the carbine challenging?

This may help,

Bettering Fitness Standards while Waiting for BMQ 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,17044.0.html
3 pages.

Running: Training, Problems, Techniques, Questions, etc 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=22788.100
19 pages.

Fitness for Operational Requirements of CAF Employment ( FORCE )
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=80513.200
44 pages.

etc...


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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #171 on: August 31, 2017, 00:11:43 »
This may help,

Bettering Fitness Standards while Waiting for BMQ 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,17044.0.html
3 pages.

Running: Training, Problems, Techniques, Questions, etc 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=22788.100
19 pages.

Fitness for Operational Requirements of CAF Employment ( FORCE )
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=80513.200
44 pages.

etc...


Thank you. [:D

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Re: Infantry Application (merged thread)
« Reply #172 on: August 31, 2017, 05:47:35 »
Thank you. [:D

You are welcome. Good luck.  :)