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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #325 on: January 19, 2018, 09:45:32 »
Typically within one year

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #326 on: January 19, 2018, 13:52:24 »
Thank you, that is much quicker then I thought.
One more question, due to there being no officer trade for comms is there a greater need for SR NCM's and faster promotions then the usual? or do they just take direction from another branch? If a pm is required to answer feel free. Thanks again in advance.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #327 on: January 19, 2018, 15:43:49 »
Signal Officers and some CELE are responsible for leading Comm Rsch troops. Promotions are no more faster than any other trade.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #328 on: January 31, 2018, 13:00:27 »
Not all positions are shift work. Also, wouldn't one con for geo tech would be, first posting mostly likely a brigade.
Are there any positions at the NDHQ?
Recruiting Centre: Hamilton
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Communicator Research Operator
Applied: June 12th, 2016
First Contact: June 15th, 2016
CFAT: July 8th, 2016 [PASSED]
Medical: July 27th, 2016 [PASSED]
Interview: July 27th, 2016 [PASSED]
Merit List: n/a
Position Offered: February 14th, 2017
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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #329 on: January 31, 2018, 21:11:16 »
Are there any positions at the NDHQ?

I’m off to basic March 5th for comms, I noticed your timeline. My question to you is how long did it take you for security clearance?

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #330 on: February 01, 2018, 23:06:15 »
I’m off to basic March 5th for comms, I noticed your timeline. My question to you is how long did it take you for security clearance?
Still waiting...  ;D that cuz I had to do it all over again, something came up.

Recruiting Centre: Hamilton
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Communicator Research Operator
Applied: June 12th, 2016
First Contact: June 15th, 2016
CFAT: July 8th, 2016 [PASSED]
Medical: July 27th, 2016 [PASSED]
Interview: July 27th, 2016 [PASSED]
Merit List: n/a
Position Offered: February 14th, 2017
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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #331 on: February 02, 2018, 11:31:27 »
Still waiting...  ;D that cuz I had to do it all over again, something came up.

oh dang that sucks. So your on PAT somewhere? I figured hopefully within the first year after basic but i see that might not be the case.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #332 on: February 02, 2018, 12:26:02 »
oh dang that sucks. So your on PAT somewhere? I figured hopefully within the first year after basic but i see that might not be the case.
Yep, I'm on a tasking tho, so it's not like I'm in a classroom doing nothing right now. But if the military wants me to get paid just to sit in a classroom, I'll do it, I don't care really.

Make sure you have a precise list of your employment and address history. Even if you only had a few days of unemployment or lived there for a few days, they need to know. Also, you don't have to put your previous work's manager or owner as a contact in your employment history. I had put the manager as the contact for that factory I used to work 10 years ago and he didn't know about me offhand and he doesn't have any list of labourers who used to work there. You can put co-workers - thank god I have them on my Facebook - cuz they only want someone who can verify your employment. If you work in a place through a temp agency, put the recruiter's number not someone from the company. Also, as for references, make sure you pick those people who are easy to get hold of. I had put a Member of Parliament, Broadway actor, and nobody picked up when guys from Ottawa called.

So yeah, I had to those all over again. Make sure you have precise list especially if you're someone who had various odd jobs along the way. Uni/College res are considered as your address too, even CFLRS!
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Recruiting Centre: Hamilton
Regular/Reserve: Regular
Officer/NCM: NCM
Trade Choice 1: Communicator Research Operator
Applied: June 12th, 2016
First Contact: June 15th, 2016
CFAT: July 8th, 2016 [PASSED]
Medical: July 27th, 2016 [PASSED]
Interview: July 27th, 2016 [PASSED]
Merit List: n/a
Position Offered: February 14th, 2017
Enrolment/Swearing-In: March 16, 2017
BMQ: March 27th, 2017

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #333 on: February 02, 2018, 20:54:03 »
Yep, I'm on a tasking tho, so it's not like I'm in a classroom doing nothing right now. But if the military wants me to get paid just to sit in a classroom, I'll do it, I don't care really.

Make sure you have a precise list of your employment and address history. Even if you only had a few days of unemployment or lived there for a few days, they need to know. Also, you don't have to put your previous work's manager or owner as a contact in your employment history. I had put the manager as the contact for that factory I used to work 10 years ago and he didn't know about me offhand and he doesn't have any list of labourers who used to work there. You can put co-workers - thank god I have them on my Facebook - cuz they only want someone who can verify your employment. If you work in a place through a temp agency, put the recruiter's number not someone from the company. Also, as for references, make sure you pick those people who are easy to get hold of. I had put a Member of Parliament, Broadway actor, and nobody picked up when guys from Ottawa called.

So yeah, I had to those all over again. Make sure you have precise list especially if you're someone who had various odd jobs along the way. Uni/College res are considered as your address too, even CFLRS!

Oh jeeze! Yeah I have a detailed list
Of all that (past Policing application) I tended to use some generic Human Resources numbers because hothead turn over in most of the oilfield companies I worked for in Alberta. I already know I’ll run into a couple employment verification problems... a few have closed up shop etc.

All part of it I guess, thanks for that advice though, appreciated.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #334 on: February 10, 2018, 09:26:36 »
For PAT do they generally send one to Kingston?

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #335 on: March 12, 2018, 09:30:35 »
Hello Everyone!

Had my final interview 2 days ago, I was offered and accepted the position of Comms Research (21EW)! Looking forward to being part of the team!

First parade this Thursday, first weekend 24-25. Swearing in last part of April, and BMQ May 1? for FTSE.
Recruiting Center: Kingston
Regular/ Reserve: Rerserve NCM
Trade Choice #1: Research Communicator Operator
Trade Choice #2: Intelligence Operator
Applied: Oct. 23, 2017
First Contact: Nov. 2, 2017
DND Paperwork: Nov. 6, 2017
CFAT: Nov. 8, 2017 (Passed)
FORCE test: Nov. 10, 2017 (Passed)
Interview: March, 10, 2018
Medical: Nov. 17, 2017
Position offered: March 10, 2018
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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #336 on: April 01, 2018, 13:59:50 »
Any idea why comm research is now strictly army as of 2018/2019 year?

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #337 on: April 01, 2018, 16:56:34 »
Any idea why comm research is now strictly army as of 2018/2019 year?

Could be that there aren't any vacancies in the other element positions this year, or that someone finally realized that its stupid to have a purple trade that basically has 2 major posting areas, one as an Army unit and one in a headquarters.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #338 on: April 04, 2018, 20:18:12 »
Could be that there aren't any vacancies in the other element positions this year, or that someone finally realized that its stupid to have a purple trade that basically has 2 major posting areas, one as an Army unit and one in a headquarters.

Figured as much.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #339 on: May 05, 2018, 21:51:02 »
Any idea why comm research is now strictly army as of 2018/2019 year?
Is that just based on the recruiting page?  00120 is low on Air Force and Navy, and have been for years.  The CM won't even entertain Navy or Air Force to Army DEU changes.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #340 on: May 29, 2018, 13:11:53 »
For PAT do they generally send one to Kingston?

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #341 on: May 30, 2018, 09:45:02 »

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #342 on: May 30, 2018, 09:47:47 »
Is that just based on the recruiting page?  00120 is low on Air Force and Navy, and have been for years.  The CM won't even entertain Navy or Air Force to Army DEU changes.

For a month it only showed army (for the new fiscal year) now its back to all three (on the website that is).

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #343 on: June 26, 2018, 00:11:30 »
Applying for the AVOTP. COMM RSCH is my choice.

Questions I have are:
- POST QL3 how does it take to start and complete everything you need for QL5A?
- What is QL5 training for COMM RSCH? OJT and a task sheet/log book to complete? A course you have to get loaded onto?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #344 on: June 26, 2018, 07:59:59 »
Applying for the AVOTP. COMM RSCH is my choice.

Questions I have are:
- POST QL3 how does it take to start and complete everything you need for QL5A?
- What is QL5 training for COMM RSCH? OJT and a task sheet/log book to complete? A course you have to get loaded onto?

Thanks in advance.

The Comm Rsch DP2 (QL5) is residential and will take place at CFSCE in Kingston.  It is about 2 months long.  Your Career Manager will load you on the course when/as seats become available.
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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #345 on: July 10, 2018, 15:01:27 »
While I am waiting to be loaded on a DP1 course, I have the opportunity to take some courses through Microsoft Total Access at globalknowledge.com  https://www.globalknowledge.com/ca-en/course/121362/microsoft-total-access-collection/
Would any of these modules in particular be useful to take?

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #346 on: July 10, 2018, 17:01:19 »
If they're free, it can't hurt. Everything is computerized, so having good computer skills even if you don't want to go into the cyber realm is always good for any Sigs trade.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #347 on: January 09, 2019, 20:52:05 »
Hi,

So I just went in for my medical testing and interview. However, when I went into the interview I was notified that I had been approved for the comms research trade. I had applied for 1) FSA 2) HRA and 3) Firefighter trades so this was a complete surprise to me. The captain interviewing me suggested that I post here to see if anyone had any more insight than the minimal amount that he was able to give me. From what I was told it's a classified position and the information on the CAF website is inaccurate and/or vague. Would anyone be able to provide me some other information on this trade? For example, what would be the chances that I get foreign language training? I understand that you most likely won't be able to provide me with very detailed information, however, pretty much anything will help.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #348 on: February 03, 2019, 18:10:38 »
Hi,

So I just went in for my medical testing and interview. However, when I went into the interview I was notified that I had been approved for the comms research trade. I had applied for 1) FSA 2) HRA and 3) Firefighter trades so this was a complete surprise to me. The captain interviewing me suggested that I post here to see if anyone had any more insight than the minimal amount that he was able to give me. From what I was told it's a classified position and the information on the CAF website is inaccurate and/or vague. Would anyone be able to provide me some other information on this trade? For example, what would be the chances that I get foreign language training? I understand that you most likely won't be able to provide me with very detailed information, however, pretty much anything will help.

Thanks,
You don't have to accept the offer.  It's a fine trade, and spec pay is great, but it's still your choice.

Don't get too excited about the classification thing.  Despite what a recruiter may tell you, you won't be James Bond.  291ers deal with the intercept and analysis of foreign communications.  That's about as specific as you're likely to get.

Foreign language training is available, but don't let that be what decides your future. While many do get the opportunity to take these courses, not all will.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #349 on: February 03, 2019, 18:33:56 »
If you want a desk in an office with no windows inside a steel box, pick Comms Rsch. If you want a desk with the possibility of windows, pick HRA/FSA.