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Offline Ajacied34

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Advice from Infantry Officers and NCM's
« on: February 07, 2017, 21:59:12 »
I put my Component transfer in a few weeks ago for infantry officer. Currently I am a reservist artillery soldier and despite my end goal of wanting to be in the infantry I absolutely love my job. However I am constantly debating which stream to choose with respect to a career as both have their pros and cons (as with any job). I do not want to beat a dead horse as there are many topics highlighting the differences between an NCM and officer, especially with respect to the infantry. I was wondering if there were any Infantry Officers and NCM's who would be willing to let me pick their brains VIA PM.

Thanks in advance :salute:

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Re: Advice from Infantry Officers and NCM's
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2017, 16:15:34 »
If there was anything you couldn't find from the forums - you are welcome to PM me regarding anything Infantry Officer related.
Leadership is understanding people and involving them to help you do a job. That takes all of the good characteristics, like integrity, dedication of purpose, selflessness, knowledge, skill, implacability, as well as determination not to accept failure. ~Admiral Arleigh A. Burke

"It takes 10 minutes to dress like an Infantryman, but it takes a few years to become a good one" - Jungle (Army.ca)

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Re: Advice from Infantry Officers and NCM's
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 08:25:02 »
As a retired infantry officer commissioned from OCS I would suggest staying in the field that you know.There are of course other factors to consider like what career field offers the best avenue for promotion. Probably any combat arms career path would work. But my .02 is to stay in the artillery career field which gives you a leg up on those commissioned from RMC for example.

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Re: Advice from Infantry Officers and NCM's
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 08:57:10 »
I was wondering if there were any Infantry Officers and NCM's who would be willing to let me pick their brains VIA PM.

These are not PM, but in case you have not read them already, you may find these discussions of interest,

Friendly Advice for potential Infantry Officer candidates 
https://navy.ca/forums/index.php?topic=99437.0
5 pages.

Life as an Infantry Soldier?
http://milnet.ca/forums/index.php/topic,1897.0.html
7 pages.







« Last Edit: February 09, 2017, 09:00:00 by mariomike »