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Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« on: June 08, 2017, 14:08:34 »
Folks,

It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Scott as Army.ca's "Chief of Staff". While this is the first appointment of it's kind in Army.ca's history, the plan is to create and fill a number of other roles for key personnel.

As CoS, Scott has agreed to take on the following additional duties:
  • Coordinate and advise Staff
  • Work to resolve problems at the lowest levels
  • Escalate unresolved issues
  • Mediate disputes (Staff and/or users)
  • Advisor/oversight for key decisions

Scott has largely been working in this role already, so this serves to formalize the work he is already doing for the site. Thanks to Scott for stepping up and accepting the additional responsibility to help keep things running smoothly. I am a firm believer that this will help reinforce the new, positive direction we are striving for.

Please join me in welcoming Scott to his new role, and your support is appreciated, as always.


Cheers
Mike

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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #1 on: June 08, 2017, 14:10:40 »
Are congrats or condolences in order for Scott?  ;D

In all seriousness, good stuff!
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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2017, 14:11:59 »
Congratulations Scott.

Keep up the great job. Enjoy the pay raise.    [:p
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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #3 on: June 08, 2017, 14:14:22 »
Congrats Scott!  :cheers:
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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #4 on: June 08, 2017, 14:20:46 »
Congratulations Scott!
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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2017, 15:21:05 »
I, for one, bow to our new insect overlords and look forward to being treated leniently as I mine salt for them.
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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2017, 15:38:55 »
Folks,

It is with pleasure that I announce the appointment of Scott as Army.ca's "Chief of Staff". While this is the first appointment of it's kind in Army.ca's history, the plan is to create and fill a number of other roles for key personnel.

As CoS, Scott has agreed to take on the following additional duties:
  • Coordinate and advise Staff
  • Work to resolve problems at the lowest levels
  • Escalate unresolved issues
  • Mediate disputes (Staff and/or users)
  • Advisor/oversight for key decisions

Scott has largely been working in this role already, so this serves to formalize the work he is already doing for the site. Thanks to Scott for stepping up and accepting the additional responsibility to help keep things running smoothly. I am a firm believer that this will help reinforce the new, positive direction we are striving for.

Please join me in welcoming Scott to his new role, and your support is appreciated, as always.


Cheers
Mike

 :salute: Congrats on the Field Promotion!

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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2017, 15:56:11 »
Excellent.

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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #8 on: June 08, 2017, 16:06:42 »
Excellent.

You need to steeple your long bony fingers, hard steely stare and a glaring shine coming off your balding pate. As you sibilating stretch out your “Excellent”.   I agree, you nailed it.

Apologies to Loachman…err…I mean The Simpsons, and Scott.   ;D
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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #9 on: June 08, 2017, 17:11:23 »
You need to steeple your long bony fingers, hard steely stare and a glaring shine coming off your balding pate. As you sibilating stretch out your “Excellent”.   I agree, you nailed it.

Apologies to Loachman…err…I mean The Simpsons, and Scott.   ;D

Really?  When I saw "Chief of Staff", immediately this came to mind:

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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #10 on: June 08, 2017, 17:23:21 »
I, for one, bow to our new insect overlords and look forward to being treated leniently as I mine salt for them.

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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #11 on: June 08, 2017, 18:06:21 »
I congratulate Scott on his fine job so far and on his appointment as COS.  However, I hope this is not the first example of post-defence policy HQ bloat finding it's way into Army.ca.

Soon we'll see an army.ca RSM, then an Adjt, then...

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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #12 on: June 08, 2017, 19:49:38 »
When we are all lieutenant-colonels wearing different hats and cap badges, you can talk about bloat.

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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #13 on: June 08, 2017, 20:34:51 »
Congrats Chief !!  [:D

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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #14 on: June 08, 2017, 23:05:24 »
Congratulations Scott :)
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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #15 on: June 09, 2017, 11:01:24 »
No way!  The job even comes with a cool COS tag on your posts!   :cheers:

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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #16 on: June 09, 2017, 11:44:58 »
I know the comments about taking on bad examples/bloat are said in jest, but also likely said with some level of genuine concern. Realizing that CoS is very military/government term, I hesitated to use it at all. However shying away from the already established title for the role just so we wouldn't sound army-ish on an army site seemed even sillier in the end. :)

There are no plans for an RSM, etc. The remaining positions currently under consideration* are decidedly less likely to sound of a bloated a HQ:
  • Marketing Manager
  • User Relations
  • Social Engagement
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Mentor in Charge

Cheers
Mike

* I am open to nominations, or suggestions for additional key positions.

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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #17 on: June 09, 2017, 11:57:32 »
I know the comments about taking on bad examples/bloat are said in jest, but also likely said with some level of genuine concern. Realizing that CoS is very military/government term, I hesitated to use it at all. However shying away from the already established title for the role just so we wouldn't sound army-ish on an army site seemed even sillier in the end. :)
There are alternative titles  ;D
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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #18 on: June 09, 2017, 12:17:49 »
I know the comments about taking on bad examples/bloat are said in jest, but also likely said with some level of genuine concern.
??? Personally, I doubt anyone was seriously complaining.  The site's awesome (ok, except for the occasionally frustrating "connection unavailable" notices.....)   ;)

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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #19 on: June 09, 2017, 12:29:54 »
The remaining positions currently under consideration* are decidedly less likely to sound of a bloated a HQ:
  • Marketing Manager
  • User Relations
  • Social Engagement
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Mentor in Charge
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We could try staff branch designators.

"A", "C", "G", "J", and "N" are taken. How about "M1", "M2", "M3", etcetera?




















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Re: Announcement: Scott as Army.ca Chief of Staff
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2017, 13:53:44 »
There are no plans for an RSM, etc. The remaining positions currently under consideration* are decidedly less likely to sound of a bloated a HQ:
  • Marketing Manager
  • User Relations
  • Social Engagement
  • Membership Coordinator
  • Mentor in Charge

Cheers
Mike

* I am open to nominations, or suggestions for additional key positions.

Chief cook and bottle washer?   ;)