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Is our infantry a bunch of “grunts”

Yes
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No, we have an intelligent infantry
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Some are intelligent, most are not
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Most are intelligent, some are not
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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #150 on: April 02, 2016, 20:35:35 »
I'm hearing Meaford....

According to Forces.ca

"Infantry Soldiers attend one of three Military Training Centres: The Royal Canadian Regiment in Meaford, Ontario; Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry in Wainwright, Alberta; and The Royal 22e Régiment in Valcartier, Quebec."
http://www.forces.ca/en/job/infantrysoldier-4?olvPlayer=196.001s&module=cue_4_3

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #151 on: April 02, 2016, 21:03:45 »
At what point are you told?

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #152 on: April 02, 2016, 22:09:26 »
At what point are you told?

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.

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #153 on: April 02, 2016, 22:31:50 »
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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #154 on: April 02, 2016, 23:20:10 »
. . . . .

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.

. . . . .

That is so inappropriate.  . . . . . A dry white wine would be more suitable for a simple baked chicken.
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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #155 on: April 03, 2016, 21:43:57 »
Thanks for nothing

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #156 on: April 03, 2016, 22:10:47 »
http://army.ca/forums/index.php/topic,101214.msg1055803.html#msg1055803

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #157 on: April 03, 2016, 23:21:46 »

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #158 on: April 04, 2016, 03:54:46 »
That is so inappropriate.  . . . . . A dry white wine would be more suitable for a simple baked chicken.

I'm thinking fava beans and a nice Chianti...
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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #159 on: April 04, 2016, 04:11:37 »
I looovvveeeee reading these threads when they happen!!

They don't happen often, which is what makes this site so great.  And when they do, it honestly puts a smile on my face as I read and watch the sarcasm take over.  Love it.

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #160 on: April 04, 2016, 19:38:13 »
Week 11

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #161 on: April 06, 2016, 18:07:55 »
Great! Thanks

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #162 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: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #163 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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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #164 on: March 13, 2017, 22:24:00 »
If someone passes their BMQ and Officer qualification but then does not succeed in infantry school, what would happen to that person most likely? Would they be assigned somewhere else that they're qualified for? Or allowed to go through as a NCM? Or simply discharged and sent back to civilian life?

I applied for Armour Officer and Infantry Officer as my second choice. I know both are very hard, and I think I am more likely go get Infantry Officer since my spatial skills aren't really great and I have heard you need a high score on the spatial reasoning section to get armour. I have heard that the infantry is extremely hard. It just sounds as if you have to be the toughest sort of person imaginable to succeed and most fail. I have a lot of heart and a lot of determination, but what if that isn't good enough? Will I get kicked to the curb by the CAF if I don't make it through infantry school?
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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #165 on: March 13, 2017, 22:46:21 »
You go to the Armoured  Corps......
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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #166 on: March 13, 2017, 22:47:34 »
Will I get kicked to the curb by the CAF if I don't make it through infantry school?

Why not worry about passing one thing at a time?

Five minutes ago you were worried about passing CFAT.

These may give you an idea,

https://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Aarmy.ca+fail&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&gfe_rd=cr&ei=alrHWOyMNOGM8Qfnw4KwBA&gws_rd=ssl


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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #167 on: March 13, 2017, 22:54:49 »
Why not worry about passing one thing at a time?

Five minutes ago you were worried about passing CFAT.

These may give you an idea,

https://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Aarmy.ca+fail&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&gfe_rd=cr&ei=alrHWOyMNOGM8Qfnw4KwBA&gws_rd=ssl

Thanks for the link. I'm not really worried about passing the CFAT, I'm confident about the sort of skills the CFAT requires. I'm just a little worried about the time limit, that's all. I like to take my time and basically wanted to know if others have found that they aren't rushed.

It is important to me to have some idea of what might happen if I were to go to infantry school and fail. Of course I am going to try, but I want to be prepared for what might happen. I don't think that's an unreasonable thing to be thinking about during the application process.
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Regular/ Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: DEO Officer
Trade Choice 1: MARS
Trade Choice 2: Intelligence
Application Date: February 3, 2017
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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #168 on: March 13, 2017, 22:59:36 »
See also,

Friendly Advice for potential Infantry Officer candidates 
What happens to people who earn their Basic Military Officer Qualification but don't make it all the way through infantry school? Are they discharged from the forces or are they assigned somewhere else?

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #169 on: March 13, 2017, 23:14:45 »
Mariomike hit the nail on the head with recommending that post - I read a number of Technoviking's posts while considering applying as an Infantry Officer - many years later the advice was spot on and continues to inform.  Ask yourself some honest questions about who you are and what kind of person you believe yourself to be - if you are content with the answers and they line up with what he hints at is required for success, you'll be in a good spot for training.  Go in with the mindset to not fail (and do everything in your power to make that happen).  Mental Resilience and an indefatigable nature is possibly the most vital traits you'll need to succeed through infantry training.

So you end up failing Infantry training - many do fail their first time around attempting it.  Depending on the reason why you failed, you will either be given the chance to try it again or will be pushed to remuster into another (likely non-combat arms) career.  If you fail for ethical reasons or dishonesty, you may be asked to leave entirely.  Gagetown (where both the Armoured Infantry Officers conduct their training) is filled with a number of OCdts and 2Lt's in varying stages of completing courses, waiting to try them again, or waiting for a transfer to a different occupation.  In short, it really depends on your performance, attitude toward the training, and willingness to be flexible if you are ultimately unsuccessful in your training.  Also will depend on what the CAF needs and what they are willing to transfer you into (if anything).  I've seen many become NCMs, many change occupations, and still more decide the CAF just isn't a good fit for them and release (or be released).

Best of luck - my only suggestion would be to worry less and prepare more.

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #170 on: March 14, 2017, 00:11:58 »
You become Armour, some have even fallen to the depths of Artillery.

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #171 on: March 14, 2017, 02:03:00 »
If someone passes their BMQ and Officer qualification but then does not succeed in infantry school, what would happen to that person most likely? Would they be assigned somewhere else that they're qualified for? Or allowed to go through as a NCM? Or simply discharged and sent back to civilian life?

I applied for Armour Officer and Infantry Officer as my second choice. I know both are very hard, and I think I am more likely go get Infantry Officer since my spatial skills aren't really great and I have heard you need a high score on the spatial reasoning section to get armour. I have heard that the infantry is extremely hard. It just sounds as if you have to be the toughest sort of person imaginable to succeed and most fail. I have a lot of heart and a lot of determination, but what if that isn't good enough? Will I get kicked to the curb by the CAF if I don't make it through infantry school?

They feed them to the 6B courses. It's the circle of life :)
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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #172 on: March 14, 2017, 07:59:50 »
Mariomike hit the nail on the head with recommending that post -

I believe the OP is familiar with it.

He posted the same question in that thread, before starting this thread.  :)
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,99437.msg1480039.html#msg1480039
Reply #115
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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #173 on: March 14, 2017, 09:02:50 »
I believe the OP is familiar with it.

He posted the same question in that thread, before starting this thread.  :)
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,99437.msg1480039.html#msg1480039
Reply #115

You get to ask a question in one place only, MikeApplying. Duplicate questions are considered to be spam, contrary to the rules to which you agreed while registering. I have removed the other one.

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Re: Joining The Infantry
« Reply #174 on: March 14, 2017, 18:06:49 »
I believe the OP is familiar with it.

He posted the same question in that thread, before starting this thread.  :)
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,99437.msg1480039.html#msg1480039
Reply #115

Hard to keep track when everyone posts everywhere (laughs).  Hopefully the thread was useful for the OP.
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