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« on: March 31, 2016, 16:47:00 »
Hello,
I am currently going through the hiring process to be a Naval Communicator or Boatswain.
I have recently completed my CFAT and physical and still have to do my medical/interview.
Questions I am asking to be answered:
Firstly, I have broken bones and have had a surgery 5 years ago. I am completely healed and do not have any current health problems. Can this cause me to fail my medical?
Secondly, I drank alcohol once before on christmas (homemade wine) and I am currently 17 years old(thus underage). I admitted to it on the substance abuse form. Will they not process me because of this?
Thank you very much.

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Re: Medical/interview help required
« Reply #1 on: March 31, 2016, 16:54:37 »
You may find these discussions of interest,

I have broken bones and have had a surgery 5 years ago. I am completely healed and do not have any current health problems. Can this cause me to fail my medical?

Broken Bones and Medical Exam
https://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=12786.0
2 pages.

Broken bones/Previous injuries 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=116472.0

I drank alcohol once before on christmas (homemade wine) and I am currently 17 years old(thus underage). I admitted to it on the substance abuse form. Will they not process me because of this?

Getting nervous now- An Underage Drinking Question Gone Really Wrong 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=81316.0;nowap
OP: "I just drank 2-3 times in the past at parties."
2 pages.

Underage drinking 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=96323.0
OP: "I've drank probably 10 times all of high school and turn 18 in a month"

See also, your other post   in Ask a CAF Recruiter,

Firstly, I have broken bones and have had a surgery 5 years ago. I am completely healed and do not have any current health problems. Can this cause me to fail my medical?
Secondly, I drank alcohol once before on christmas (homemade wine) and I am currently 17 years old(thus underage). I admitted to it on the substance abuse form. Will they not process me because of this?

As always,  Recruiting is your most trusted source of information.



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Re: Medical/interview help required
« Reply #2 on: March 31, 2016, 21:09:43 »
Welcome to Army.ca, Jules Gittens

As you can see from the threads whose links mariomike so graciously provided, there is a ton of information about almost everything imaginable on this Site - yours for the reading.

Take some time and poke around a bit. Try the Search Function if you have specific questions.

I removed your post in the Ask a CAF Recruiter Forum. Please do not post the same question more than once in future.

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2016, 14:35:09 »
I've had previous surgery ( 5 years ago) a small surgery on my left kidney. There is no problems and the doctor said it is okay. When I go for my medical, am I gonna be told i need to get my doctor to fill out tons of papers and stuff?
thanks

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Re: Previous injury + Paperwork
« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2016, 14:41:48 »
I've had previous surgery ( 5 years ago) a small surgery on my left kidney.

You may find some of these kidney discussions of interest,
https://www.google.ca/search?q=site%3Aarmy.ca+kidney&sourceid=ie7&rls=com.microsoft:en-CA:IE-Address&ie=&oe=&rlz=1I7GGHP_en-GBCA592&gfe_rd=cr&ei=UsD-VqmnB4uN8Qeop4GIBQ&gws_rd=ssl

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Am i going to get paperwork?
« Reply #5 on: April 02, 2016, 11:31:52 »
I've asked this question before but i've not been answered correctly. I couldn't find and answer. How much paperwork will I get for a small surgery I've had 5 years ago on my kidney?

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Re: Previous injury + Paperwork
« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2016, 11:56:42 »
Jules Gittens

Welcome to army.ca

Starting several topics to ask the same question, only worded differently, on this site will only land up having you deal with the wrath of the moderators.

Your previous question was answered with links to a "Kidney" discussion.  If you can/could not discern an answer there, you are not likely to have a correct answer until you actually have a MEDICAL conducted during the Recruiting Process.  Only the Medical staff conducting that examination can give you the correct answer.
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Re: Previous injury + Paperwork
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2016, 11:55:50 »
I've had previous surgery ( 5 years ago) a small surgery on my left kidney. There is no problems and the doctor said it is okay. When I go for my medical, am I gonna be told i need to get my doctor to fill out tons of papers and stuff?
thanks

Yes, you will get paperwork that will need to be filled out by your family doctor and or specialist.
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« Reply #8 on: April 24, 2016, 13:58:08 »
Going for interview tomorrow and  I dont got time to search for this info so im sorry if it has already been answered, please just link it to me.
I need to know how long is reserve bmnq (i believe 8 weeks) and navcom training out west(3 monthes?)
thanks!

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Re: Desperate help
« Reply #9 on: April 24, 2016, 13:58:54 »

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Re: Desperate help
« Reply #10 on: April 24, 2016, 14:08:45 »
Going for interview tomorrow and  I dont got time to search for this info so im sorry if it has already been answered, please just link it to me.
I need to know how long is reserve bmnq (i believe 8 weeks) and navcom training out west(3 monthes?)
thanks!

If you weren't serious enough to prepare for an interview more than a single day ahead, perhaps this isn't a job for you....

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Re: Desperate help
« Reply #11 on: April 24, 2016, 14:30:58 »
Your time is more valuable than mine? Ok, I'll buy that and offer this search result.
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Re: Desperate help
« Reply #12 on: April 24, 2016, 14:35:36 »
My apologies. I have been preparing, I even finished my preparation sheet three days ago!
I just wanted fast answers on the training.
Navcom training length is not i nthe video nor on the forces websites.
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Re: Desperate help
« Reply #13 on: April 24, 2016, 14:54:00 »
Going for interview tomorrow and  I dont got time to search for this info

But you expect others to have time to spare.

In the time that it took you to type your messages and wait, you could have found your own answer. You need to develop some basic life skills, and research is one of those.

There is a big difference between helping somebody and spoonfeeding them. We will NOT do the latter, either here or in the CF.

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Re: Desperate help
« Reply #14 on: April 24, 2016, 15:01:01 »
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Re: Desperate help
« Reply #15 on: April 24, 2016, 15:03:11 »
I have found the answers.  Thanks for the encouragement to do better and be more efficient.

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Re: Desperate help
« Reply #16 on: April 24, 2016, 15:30:50 »
Our pleasure.

You can expect far more of that from your instructors and leaders once you get in. Hopefully, your experience here will make your life a little easier.

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Requestion inputs on current situation
« Reply #17 on: April 26, 2016, 22:15:51 »
Hey guys,
My application process went well (for the most part). It started all in early march when I applied and recently (end of april) I have completed all my testings. My goal is to get into BMQ for this summer as I will be in University next year. Here is the dilemma:
My file went to Ottawa and apparently they are two months behind..
I would just like to hear your guys inputs on what I should do, I must register before mid June before april.
Peace

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Re: Requestion inputs on current situation
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2016, 22:23:34 »
My goal is to get into BMQ for this summer < snip >

You are applying for the Reserves? If you want to know how long it will take to get in,

TIMINGS - ESTIMATED TIMES FOR_______________ 
http://army.ca/forums/index.php?topic=81054.0

I would just like to hear your guys inputs on what I should do, I must register before mid June before april.

Since you are asking, my suggestion would be to let Recruiting do their job, and you focus on your education.

See also the advice you received in another discussion you started,

Too late for bmq?
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,122750.msg1430149.html#msg1430149
I am looking to be sworn in soon (about a month). Is that too late to register for bmq this summer?

Asking the same question multiple times will not get you an answer quicker, it will just mildly annoy people.

No-one can give you a definitive answer on this. The chances are leaning towards no. The best you can do is be patient and check in on your paperwork once a week.



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