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  1. Halifax Tar

    Surface Warfare Officer badge

    I was posted with the Army when that CANFORGEN was released. It was disregarded. And I was most definitely not allowed to wear NCDs as my work dress.
  2. Halifax Tar

    Surface Warfare Officer badge

    That's a fair critique. I guess I never conflated the two. But its a fair critique, ill take it. I also refuse to believe the RCN pushed this out with out higher authority giving some sort of blessing, informal or formal.
  3. Halifax Tar

    Surface Warfare Officer badge

    There has been a movement to change/adjust the RCN NCM ranks for years. Honestly I would love to see something more traditional but I'm not sure there is much traction for this ATM, and its not that huge a deal for me. Nor do I think the rest of the RCN NCMs care very much. I sit to be...
  4. Halifax Tar

    Surface Warfare Officer badge

    I bet you're tons of fun at parties. Honestly, as much as I think the whole badge is silly; who cares ? You're picking fly shit out of pepper. I have no doubt the proper regulations will be adjusted with time and you can untie your knotted knickers then.
  5. Halifax Tar

    Surface Warfare Officer badge

    But they are still career managed by the RCN. It's an interesting quandary.
  6. Halifax Tar

    2022 CPC Leadership Discussion: Et tu Redeux

    Slight correction he's not the Conservative leader the country needs. But we will likely get him. My party needs to start thinking beyond winning party elections and start searching for what/who will win national elections. We're basically handing the Libs 4 more years. But on the plus...
  7. Halifax Tar

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    Can I run the Supply branch for you ? First Sea Lord Victualing and Stores ? Has a nice ring ;) If this helps with retention and addresses the problems that some recent blunt and alarming email traffic has brought to light then bully for all! Cultural change has always been lead by new...
  8. Halifax Tar

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Its true. Even at the height of Afg support was a mile wide, but only and inch deep. I think thats a @Edward Campbell quote ;)
  9. Halifax Tar

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    I appreciate your input! I imagined they had much better benefits for their soldiers and sailors when exiting the military. Are these monetary benefits taken from the Defense budget ? Or are they drawn from their version of VAC ? Also I think we would be better off with the higher rates of...
  10. Halifax Tar

    Freedom Convoy protests [Split from All things 2019-nCoV]

    To me this is all just an extension of our polarization. I bet that if it had been a Con government in power it would have been the left blockading Ottawa. Its really getting tiring.
  11. Halifax Tar

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Do most US Mil folks live on base ? How well prepared are they for retirement and having to live on the economy ? As for pay, I have always understood that we make more but they have better benefits to being in their military. I was amazed in Afghanistan at their PXs and what thy carried and...
  12. Halifax Tar

    ‘Bike culture’ enjoys limited receptivity among Canadians

    Come to Halifax! Where we create traffic congestion for bike lanes. For the 5% of Haligonians who actually ride a bike on a daily basis...
  13. Halifax Tar

    CAF Aviators needing homes sent to Habitat for Humanity.

    I remember when I joined in the late nineties QOL was all the rage. Seems to have become less fashionable...
  14. Halifax Tar

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    So AES Ops are overpaid and it doesn't level out until they become CWOs ? ;) Ducks for cover
  15. Halifax Tar

    2022 CPC Leadership Discussion: Et tu Redeux

    That's a good question that I can't answer right now.
  16. Halifax Tar

    CAF Aviators needing homes sent to Habitat for Humanity.

    I would argue he left a defiant stance in the Navy that continued to fight for its customs and traditions and has been somewhat successful in regaining some and retaining some. Acknowledging that we are not a perfect organization. Also, sometime it's not about victory its about the fight.
  17. Halifax Tar

    CAF Aviators needing homes sent to Habitat for Humanity.

    Agreed. What the troops are dying to see is a GO/FO stand up and be publically vocal about this stuff, call the gov and the TBS to task. Self sacrifice is endearing of the unwashed masses. Right now the perception is that our GO/FOs are more interested pushing governmental agendas than...
  18. Halifax Tar

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    Agreed. I could foresee stormy weather that's for sure. What about an allowance system like SDA or LDA ? A higher responsibility allowance say ? I just don't see us adjusting positions, and really where do you go after CPO2 now ?
  19. Halifax Tar

    Allowances - Post Living Differential (PLD) [MERGED]

    We need to look beyond training and rank and start to look at responsibility. A good example of this is the CPO2 in D206 in HMC Dkyrd. Responsible for 100++ pers both Civ and Mil and responsible for millions of dollars with of kit and equipment. And they are a base pay CPO2. Mean while there...
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