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Offline fuscia

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hello Signals
« on: October 09, 2009, 11:58:31 »
Hello boys and girls,

Got any stories? Advice? What you wish your Jr officers knew, to make your jobs easier or gosh, just to do things right?

I'm hanging out here, hoping to pick up a thing or two from you folks. Hopefully I'll be joining you shortly (or in awhile seeing how the recruiting process seems to its time) as a green, brand spankin' new DEO.

I'll buy you a beer if I ever cross paths with you, in exchange for something funny or useful here.

Cheers,

Fuscia

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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2009, 12:31:40 »
Got any stories? Advice? What you wish your Jr officers knew, to make your jobs easier or gosh, just to do things right?

If your troops listen to and respect your Sgts and WOs, you should too. They've been there, done that, got the T-Shirt and probably will try to let you know tactfully when you're out to lunch.

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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #2 on: October 09, 2009, 13:01:32 »

Hey Fuscia!

My first advice is to be patient, the recruiting process can be a pain. I applied in Sept 2008, got in the Reserve in May 2009, now transfering to the Regular force in January 2010... I haven't got any training yet and I can't wait.

For now the only thing that I have noticed right away, is that you cannot know everything in this field... you have to be comfortable with listening to others who have the experience and knowledge (as Puckchaser wrote) working as a team is the key.

you might want to read the book small unit leadership: http://www.amazon.ca/Small-Unit-Leadership-Commonsense-Approach/dp/0891411739/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1255107587&sr=8-1

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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2009, 11:06:16 »
I just want to add to what Puckchaser said. Always apply common sense above all!!

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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #4 on: October 11, 2009, 20:45:30 »
Puckchaser - you're a hockey player I take it :) I will remember your advice. I didn't realize there was a signals squadron in Kingston...thought it was just Electronic Warfare...

the_girlfriend - good luck on your upcoming BMOQ! I ordered the book and will give that a read. Wow 9 months to enrol?! And here I was growing itches because of a 2.5 months wait so far.

ubergeek_123 - I'll do my best!

Thanks you guys. Take care and happy Thanksgiving.

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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2009, 21:14:06 »
....... I didn't realize there was a signals squadron in Kingston...thought it was just Electronic Warfare...

Not only is there a Signals Squadron in Kingston; there is a whole Signals Regiment.
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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #6 on: October 11, 2009, 21:31:33 »
There will be 2 Regiments come 1 Apr 2010, taking up space that can barely fit 1.  ;D

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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #7 on: October 11, 2009, 21:43:30 »
Only one "Signals" Regiment though.    ;D
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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2009, 08:47:56 »
Hi George and Puckchaser,

Is Electronics Warfare a...squadron under Signals regiment then?

Hmm this could be really good. What's the regiment...designation for the Kingston regiment? Um like...Toronto is 709, Hamilton is 705...do you know if the regiment has need for DEOs?


Thanks!
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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #9 on: October 12, 2009, 09:03:23 »
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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #10 on: October 12, 2009, 09:25:32 »
Is Electronics Warfare a...squadron under Signals regiment then?

Electronic Warfare is currently a standalone Squadron, falling under LFDTS. When it becomes a Regiment, it will fall under LFCA and comprise of the Regular force 2 EW Sqn, and the Reserve force 772 EW Sqn, with a RHQ and Support Sqn (-). I believe CFJSR has 3 Sqns, one being Support.

Most signals units need Sig Os, its all a matter of what you want to do.

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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #11 on: October 12, 2009, 10:54:16 »
George - good call.

Puckchaser - woah acronyms. Thank God for Google. Thanks for the info! I'll have to look into this.

Have a good one.


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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #12 on: October 12, 2009, 11:00:35 »
Hey Fuscia

Someone on these boards showed this handy guide to me. It may be a little old, but it definitely has some good information for officers (the newer articles especially)
http://regimentalrogue.com/srsub/seniorsub.htm

Hope this helps!

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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #13 on: October 12, 2009, 12:40:10 »
Hi Flap Jack - wow good read. I saw the open letter first - old but definitely my favorite so far. This quote is cute too...hope it's not too true...: "There is a saying in the Navy that if you want someone to think, ask an officer. But if you want it done, ask a chief...nicely! - Tom Clancy, Marine; A Guided Tour of a Marine Expeditionary Unit, 1996"

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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #14 on: October 12, 2009, 12:46:26 »
Puckchaser - woah acronyms. Thank God for Google. Thanks for the info! I'll have to look into this.

My bad, they just come out sometimes.

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Re: hello Signals
« Reply #15 on: October 12, 2009, 12:51:13 »
Lol. No worries. I'll have to learn them at some point. Might as well be from here.