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  1. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Why, after the last year, would anyone believe that there isn't some kind of old boys club? Some group of senior officers who through group think and a sense of loyalty to their peers are willing to believe many of the "mistakes" are just one time lapses in judgement.
  2. captloadie

    Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations for the Federal Public Service and RCMP

    For all those itching to start filling in charge sheets, you may want to lay down your pens. My understanding of the policy to be issued is we will not be ordering anyone in the CAF to get vaccinated. Therefore, no one will be charged or face disciplinary measures for not being vaccinated. What...
  3. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Well, this is speculation is no less relevant, or absurd, as trying to guess why MGen Dawe was selected for the position in the first place. I have had a few interactions with him, and agree with Weinie's statement of his character. I think he was one of the few individuals at his rank who...
  4. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Let's start going down the conspiracy theory route. Maybe the old boys club had become threatened that a female non operator was going to become CDS, so decisions were made behind the scenes to make her look bad and ruin her chances.
  5. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    The collating and compiling will be done by Majors, probably around six of them. The GOFO will be the talking head to report to his boss, her boss, and parliament. Also, there is an "s" and the end of reviews. I would wager that there are several external reviews that will be dealt with to...
  6. captloadie

    JUSTAS: the project to buy armed Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAVs

    In the discussions I have been in on, the proposed locations where the vehicles and the maintainers would be located are not in large vibrant areas, but in some of the current locations individuals already complain about as postings. The main GCSs however are expected to be in a centralized...
  7. captloadie

    JUSTAS: the project to buy armed Medium Altitude Long Endurance (MALE) UAVs

    Posting people to larger vibrant locations where they have to live on the economy has a down side though - affordability. Currently Ottawa, Toronto, Victoria, hell even Trenton, have become areas where many CAF members can't get into the housing market. In the past it was Edmonton. So what...
  8. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    You are correct, but some people on this forum get touchy when statements are made about an individual's likely guilt without having been through the appropriate legal process.
  9. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    While this is the likely political reality of the situation, it does nothing to instill any confidence in the rank and file of the CAF. There should never be any doubt that a sitting CDS may be guilty of a crime. As warfighters, it is drilled into us that we may have to sacrifice some of our...
  10. captloadie

    Combat Boots policy 2018-CANFORGEN 127/18

    There is a problem with the safe to fly list. It was the most recent one that was available to the Air Staff to fast track the process, but it is out of date and very few of the boots listed are still available, or meet the Cdn requirement (not all boots on the list are approved for CAF use -...
  11. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Perhaps the review that the PMO is conducting should be considered as an Administrative review. Give Adm McDonald fair and due process, then make a decision. If there is adequate evidence to suspect he can no longer perform the duties of his position, come out and say that publicly. Make a...
  12. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    There are times to stand our ground as an organization, and there are times to adapt to the changing social environment, even if it means setting precedence. I for one do not understand why the CAF continues to deal with sexual assault cases within our disciplinary system. Just because we can...
  13. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Would we get to hear the tapes at trial? If Vance was not aware he was being taped, did he have a reasonable expectation of privacy, and would his rights have been violated? While they could be used to further the investigation, can they legally be admitted as evidence? If the tapes are...
  14. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Are you sure? Or did they not say anything because they didn't want to stand out and be that person?
  15. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    So these last comments from HB highlight the largest issue we have as an organization. "In an emergency situation" "we do this in the Army" "liberal feminism" etc. etc. And I'm not calling HB out for his views, I'm just using his comments as examples of why there is a problem with the...
  16. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    In an organization that learns and grows, these advisors would only be required for a short period of time until the culture of the organization caught up with society. The same could be said for gender advisors. There should be a point in the future where at a minimum the senior members of an...
  17. captloadie

    National Truck Driver Shortage

    I think the key here is that it was an IPR move out of a PMQ. As has been previously stated, many of the moving companies end up short staffed this time of year, and demand is high. While I would only be guessing here, if the company contacted F&E and said they had 5 DND moves to do that day...
  18. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Maybe the annual CANFORGENs should finish with a line like: "Any member or former member who believes there is a valid reason any of the above individuals should not be granted their promotion/Comd has 30 days from release of this message to contact the OPI below to set up an interview to have...
  19. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I will add that I am looking at this with a biased lens. This is what I have seen from officer training and progression. I am also an RMC grad, and when I look at my experiences from 20+ years ago, and apply today's expectations to that time, I know some things were better then, and some things...
  20. captloadie

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I believe the real problem with all of this is that we have ingrained into all our training systems and our performance evaluation systems that making mistakes is bad, no matter what. That having a setback in one's career means that progression is over. So the end result is good people fear...
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