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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #25 on: October 12, 2018, 08:03:48 »
That being said, the standard for physical fitness is the FORCE test, so as long as you can pass that, you've met the standard.

The expectation on BMQ is that you not quit. If you can't run 5km, run as far as you can, then trot, then walk; just don't quit. Obviously, if you start experiencing legitimate medical issues because you're pushing yourself to hard, THEN ok, quit, lol. But by quit I mean quit the run and seek medical attention, not quit BMQ. Don't quit that.
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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #26 on: October 14, 2018, 11:27:01 »
Kind of related - I saw it posted that prior to BMQ a soldier is “moving around chairs”.

I am expecting a potential long time before working out details of my BMQ and/or BMOQ. 

Let’s say the regiment needs their officer ASAP.

Will the soldier get involved in officer type tasks prior to his BMQ/BMOQ?  Or will he literally just be showing up for drills and moving around chairs until his coursework is complete??

Also I’m guessing pay rate will depend solely on BMQ/BMOq completion even if the soldier is doing more advanced work?

I’m asking for reserves.

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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #27 on: October 14, 2018, 11:41:10 »
Kind of related - I saw it posted that prior to BMQ a soldier is “moving around chairs”.

I am expecting a potential long time before working out details of my BMQ and/or BMOQ. 

Let’s say the regiment needs their officer ASAP.

Will the soldier get involved in officer type tasks prior to his BMQ/BMOQ?  Or will he literally just be showing up for drills and moving around chairs until his coursework is complete??

Also I’m guessing pay rate will depend solely on BMQ/BMOq completion even if the soldier is doing more advanced work?

I’m asking for reserves.

As an OCdt without BMOQ you could do some basic admin work if required and perhaps get some lessons on battle procedure in addition to learning the basics(drill, C7 TOETs, etc).

Regardless of the work you do, you are paid according to your rank. 
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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #28 on: October 14, 2018, 11:43:23 »
Will the soldier get involved in officer type tasks prior to his BMQ/BMOQ? 

Question on parading with your reserve unit 
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=112201.0
OP: "What will I be doing as a unqualified pvt on parade nights? My BMQ is in January so I will start parading 3 months prior to BMQ"

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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2018, 11:00:07 »
Kind of related - I saw it posted that prior to BMQ a soldier is “moving around chairs”.
I’m asking for reserves.

Hello OnTheEdge, I just recently enrolled as an Infantry Officer in a Reserve Unit in the Montreal Area. It's been a month and a half and I could tell you my experience so far:

Upon joining, we were assigned to the 4th Platoon, which is where all the recruits in my unit go (officer or not). I'm always with my platoon (or sometimes only my section), and we're doing the same things. Drill training, physical activities, lectures, etc. We're also often offered opportunities to come more often, which is great considering we're haven't even started BMQ/BMOQ. I already did two night shifts when another unit stayed at our armory for the weekend. I also participated during the Open Doors day. My section commander, who is also an Officer Cadet (who has completed BMQ) has already been introduced to administrative work and is doing great. My platoon commander is also an Officer Cadet (awaiting promotion to 2LT as he has already completed his Phase II). If you have some more questions, feel free to send me a message and I'll try to answer as best I can!

Good luck with your application.
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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #30 on: January 23, 2019, 15:06:30 »
A bit late but I thought I would post anyway

Recruiting Centre: Vancouver
Regular/Reserve: Reserve
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Infantry
Trade Choice 2:
Trade Choice 3:
Applied: May 23, 2018
First Contact: May 24, 2018
CFAT: June 1, 2018
FORCE Test: June 6, 2018
Interview: June 27, 2018
Medical: July 24, 2018
Position Offered: October 16, 2018
Sworn in: October 24, 2018
BMQ: January 11, 2019

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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #31 on: January 28, 2019, 17:16:35 »
Hopefully medical and reliability don't take forever....


Recruiting Center: Kelowna
Regular/Reserve: Reserve
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: ACISS
Trade Choice 2:
Trade Choice 3:
Application Date: May 13th 2018
First Contact: May 14th 2018
CFAT: November 20th 2018 (Qualified for trade choice)
Force Test: November 20th 2018
Medical: November 20th 2018
Extra Medical Forms Sent: December 21st 2018
Medical Approved: January 28th 2019
Interview: November 20th 2018
Position Offered: Pending
Enrolment: Pending
BMQ: Pending

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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #32 on: March 23, 2019, 14:38:27 »
Age: 16 years 4 months
Recruiting Center: 32 CBG @ Fort York Armouries, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Training Unit: The Lorne Scots (Peel, Dufferin and Halton) Regiment
Regular/Reserve: Reserves Class A Service
Officer/NCM: NCM - Unskilled
Trade Choice 1: Infantry Soldier
Trade Choice 2: Artillery Gunner
Trade Choice 3: Armoured Soldier
Date I Began Interest in CAF/military lifestyle: June, 2014
Application Date: February 8, 2019
Type of Application: Normal application --> Express Application/Given Conditional Offer (day before CFAT + FORCE Test)
First Contact: February 21, 2019
FORCE & CFAT completed : March 12, 2019 (eligible for all 200+ CAF occupations)
Medical Exam completed: March 14, 2019
Interview completed: March 14, 2019
Position Offered: Offered all 3 but accepted Infantry soldier on March 14, 2019
Enrollment Ceremony Date: [Not enrolled as of yet]
BMQ Date: [Not enrolled as of yet]
DP1 Date: [Not enrolled as of yet]

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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #33 on: June 19, 2019, 17:45:57 »
Hello, I just recieved word that I will be doing my BMQ and BMQ-L in Kingston Ontario. I head up to Kingston July 2nd. Wondering if anyone else will be going.

As well if anyone has any advice. I just got sworn in have been looking for some tips and need to knows etc. What's the Base like in Kingston?

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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #34 on: June 19, 2019, 17:46:45 »
Hello, I just recieved word that I will be doing my BMQ and BMQ-L in Kingston Ontario. I head up to Kingston July 2nd. Wondering if anyone else will be going.

As well if anyone has any advice. I just got sworn in have been looking for some tips and need to knows etc. What's the Base like in Kingston?

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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #35 on: June 19, 2019, 18:42:34 »
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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #36 on: June 20, 2019, 04:01:29 »
If you have any specific questions about Kingston after reading through those eight pages, Little_Tiger, ask away and I may be able to answer them.

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Re: BMQ Reserves 2018 - present
« Reply #37 on: June 20, 2019, 11:53:50 »
My oldest Granddaughter just finished both in Aldershot. Advice: be physically fit. Funny, she lives in Kingston.
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