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Offline KorbinArmand

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Attach Posted followed by another Attach Posting
« on: March 28, 2017, 16:12:49 »
I am Reg Forces, Attach Posted to Kingston and am being told now that I'll be moving (Attach Posted again, new message) to Bordon instead of returning to my Home unit.

Question I have, is this proper? My understanding is that I was to be return to home unit than later Attach Posted or Posted to next base (Bordon). Further info, I this past year AVOT which requires 8 Month course in Kingston followed by 2 month and either 10 or 14 month course in Bordon after. I have family back at my home unit on other side of the country.

Before it comes up, yes things change and we adapt been doing that for sometime, I am more concerned with Attach following Attach following attach postings and end up being away from family for total of 2 years, or this change of plan (going directly to next course) is not in line with proper (regulated) Attach posting procedures. If anyone could clarify how this can be and should be handled it would be extremely informative.

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Re: Attach Posted followed by another Attach Posting
« Reply #1 on: October 21, 2017, 03:18:19 »
My husband and I, both in military, were posted to two different locations and saw each other twice a year, once when we had annual Leave Transportation Allowance (LTA) and once when we had the Cat 1 Christmas flight.  We did this for four years and yes we had little children.  Welcome to the military.  You signed on for the pay, the training and in the end the pension.

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Re: Attach Posted followed by another Attach Posting
« Reply #2 on: October 21, 2017, 13:51:21 »
There is nothing against that, they have to send you when the course is available and it looks like one is.  At least you will have it done with instead of sitting around untrained waiting for an opening.
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Re: Attach Posted followed by another Attach Posting
« Reply #3 on: October 21, 2017, 14:23:19 »
Did you not research how long your trade training was before you VOT'd? The CAF's goal is to get you back to OFP and get you posted to your new base ASAP, that means time away from your family. Its unfortunate, but you knowingly put yourself in the situation.

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Re: Attach Posted followed by another Attach Posting
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2017, 06:12:46 »
I get that people joining up must be prepared to be away from home for extended periods, it's definitely part of the job. However, just because the CAF can do that and military members need to be prepared for it, doesn't mean that the CAF should exercise that authority wantonly.

The guy did a 8 month course in Kingston, it's a long time, but 8 months is too short for a posting. However, 14 months in Borden, that's long enough to justify a posting of his family, especially when you consider that it follows a 8 month stint apart already.

Does the CAF have the right to do another attached posting? Absolutely. Could it have looked at the circumstances and done a cost move posting? Sure it could have.

Until the military starts to do more than lip service in protecting CAF families they'll have to come to grips with why attrition is terrible, why divorce rates among military families are so high and why recruiting is struggling so much.

Demographics and economic and social realities have changed, some of these policies, or more specifically, the hardline in which they are employed, should change or the CAF will continue to struggle recruiting and retaining talent.