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Re: Some Questions about Signals Officers
« Reply #100 on: November 25, 2015, 21:38:34 »
Wow, that salary actually sounds better than what I expected an NCM to actually make. After doing some thinking, I think I'm going to stick to my original plan to apply for Signals Officer as I like the idea of having the satisfaction that comes with making a successful plan that gets done correctly and because I feel like Signals Officers have a decent balance between being out in the field and not being in the field.

Thanks, you have really given me some insightful information on Signals Officers.  :salute:

Good luck on your training if you are successful in your application.

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Re: Some Questions about Signals Officers
« Reply #101 on: November 26, 2015, 08:18:09 »
...I think I'm going to stick to my original plan to apply for Signals Officer as I like the idea of having the satisfaction that comes with making a successful plan...

 :rofl:

Good luck with that.

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Questions about Reservist Army Signals Officer
« Reply #102 on: January 04, 2018, 14:04:55 »
Hello All,

(Obligatory: This is my first post and I've tried my best to ensure I've done my due diligence by reading the terms of reference, searching past posts -- I apologize in advance if I'm asking questions that have already been asked and I understand if I need to be told to google/use search again better. EDIT: I have checked / skimmed all the links on this [search](https://www.google.ca/search?hl=en&source=hp&q=site%3Aarmy.ca+signals+officer&gbv=2&oq=site%3Aarmy.ca+signals+officer&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&gs_sm=3&gs_upl=1141l8295l0l8529l38l38l2l24l0l1l453l1516l0.5.2.0.1l8l0))

For some context: I am currently a recently graduated from post secondary specializing in computer systems and specifically network security. I currently work for a large telecommunications company but I'm considering my next steps, and specifically towards either (A) Joining the Reg Force as a CELE Air officer, or (B) joining my local Army reserve unit as a Signals Officer (39 Signal Regiment - 744 Sqn) as there are no close RCAF reserve units that require / are open to a CELE Air Officer.

To better guide my decision making process, I wanted to ask about being an Army Signals Officer and see if there's any more information I could gain outside of the CAF recruiting page.

I wanted to ask:

  • What are the "Day-To-Day" activities of a SigsO?
  • What types of activities / responsibilities do they have on exercises / deployments?
  • What percentage of the job involves I.T / NetSec?
  • What are some of the best / worst parts of the job?
  • What does career progression for a SigsO look like? (i.e. What does / would a Sigs O be doing 1,3, 5 years into the job?)

Appreciate any information / opinions / feedback in advance :)!
« Last Edit: January 04, 2018, 14:20:07 by purplepropwash »

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Re: Questions about Reservist Army Signals Officer
« Reply #103 on: January 04, 2018, 14:36:54 »
You have to ask yourself this question: do you want to be doing IT or network security work, or do you want to manage the people and policy of those doing IT or network security work. If you want to manage, be a Sigs Officer. If you want to do the hands on, you need to be looking at ACISS or ATIS which are NCM only.

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Re: Questions about Reservist Army Signals Officer
« Reply #104 on: January 04, 2018, 14:45:20 »
Thanks PuckChaser,

You bring up a good point and at the end of the day, I do believe that is what I want to be. Naivete and optimism aside, I want to be someone that is an enabler for a team / group of technical operators and believe that my strengths are in planning, coordination and management.

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Re: Signals Officer
« Reply #105 on: January 04, 2018, 17:35:46 »
You have to ask yourself this question: do you want to be doing IT or network security work, or do you want to manage the people and policy of those doing IT or network security work. If you want to manage, be a Sigs Officer. If you want to do the hands on, you need to be looking at ACISS or ATIS which are NCM only.
Hello:

Contact 39 Sig. Regt. and make an appointment to see a Sig O and pose the questions to her or him. Perhaps they can take you on a tour of the Squadron as well. Good luck.

Cheers.


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