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  1. Andraste

    New Dress Regs 🤣

    LOL . . . I went through in 81 and I remember that after haircut parade, we had to get to know some people again as they looked completely different with their new shorn look.
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    Opinion...request 3rd CFAT attempt or just go ahead

    Hello, I am not sure if the CFRC has let you know but you are only allowed three attempts at the CFAT in your career, albeit a fourth is possible under exceptional circumstances and is authorized at a very high level. Granted, I retired from the military 5 years ago and things may have changed...
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    Transgender in the CF (merged)

    Hi Lumber, I can provide you with my concept of ops but it may differ from others in the community: Transitioning is the process of reconciling one’s gender expression with one’s internal sense of gender (gender identity).  This may include any or all of the following: (1) social transition...
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    Transgender in the CF (merged)

    Hi NSDreamer, You are correct . . . there is an instruction but it is sorely outdated. The policy is in rewrite as we speak. I should have been a bit more specific in my response when I said "there is not policy". I was referring to specific guidelines regarding accessing gender specific spaces...
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    Transgender in the CF (merged)

    It really depends on the comfort level of the transgender person and those around them.  There is no official policy (yet) but this is generally approached in stages. It might surprise many to know that a very small percentage of male to female transgender people get gender confirming surgery...
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    Component Transfer ( CT ) - Reserve to Regular

    Hello, IAW with Mil Pers Instruction 03/08 which amplifies the DAOD governing CT, EPZ is determined as part of the PLAR process.  Specifically, the processing CFRC would have reviewed all your training to date and a PLAR would have been submitted to the occupational authority who would then...
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    Advice for women on BMQ and other courses [MERGED]

    Coffee_Psych, Hello, As a woman in the CAF with 35 years of service (which I believe went well) I think I can respond to your query from an objective point of view.  To be clear when I say woman I mean transgender woman. So to respond to your question . . . Can you succeed as a woman in the...
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    Occupational and Component Transfers (OT/CT/VOT) During and After BMQ (Merged)

    Hi Eye, This would be a bit different as the member is requesting to relinquish his rank and serve in the PRes as an NCM.  If the member is currently Regular Force he would have to submit a memo to his chain of command requesting a component transfer to the Reserve Force.  This may or may not...
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    Occupational and Component Transfers (OT/CT/VOT) During and After BMQ (Merged)

    Hello, It is going to depend on a few things. However, you won't even be considered for voluntary occupation transfer - untrained (VOT(U)) until after your BMOQ.  If the CAF is going to invest money in you in either trade they want to see how you perform on basic military training.  You would...
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    Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct in the CF

    I'm sorry, your argument is cyclical at best . . . we don't have an issue with sexual misconduct it is lack of trust in leaders?  If leaders turn a blind eye to sexual harassment/assault then yes, I agree who is going to trust their leadership.  However let's not be naïve here and say sexual...
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    Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct in the CF

    There is mutual attraction . . . I like "x" and she/he likes me and has shown an interest, so I will approach the person and see where it goes (i.e., ask them out on a date).  If she/he declines, no harm no foul and I will move on.  However when you used the word "advance" in the context of...
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    Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct in the CF

    :goodpost: BTN, Agree completely . . . it is the bad apples which need to be routed out and I truly believe they are the minority.  Great post and a nice balanced perspective. Cheers Andraste 
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    Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct in the CF

    C Canuk, Actually, you indicated you were going to play devil's advocate so in effect you are advocating.  However, I never said you were advocating for prejudice or discrimination but was addressing your point of view. Umm . . . never accused you of anything.  I merely pointed out that you...
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    Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct in the CF

    Hi C Canuk, To be clear I am not advocating any form of utopia as that is not plausible.  Unfortunately humans are biased, prejudiced and whatnot and we can never control for that.  What I am saying is that when it comes to aberrant behavior, as the forward face of Canadian society around the...
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    ROTP at Civilian University 2004 - 2018 [Merged]

    Hello, Regarding your question, both programs MOTP and ROTP are officer production programs for those joining the military.  One produces a medical officer and the other produces an officer in another MOSID.  You can certainly avail yourself of ROTP in another officer MOSID however, you cannot...
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    Maniac with a knife goes on killing spree in Tokyo

    I am guessing like most of the attacks these days by individuals that some form of mental illness plays a part. A
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    The enrollment ceremony?

    Hey there . . . congrats on your job offer.  This thread might be a bit dated but it provides some insight into the enrollment ceremony. http://army.ca/forums/threads/86072.0 In addition another dated YouTube video with an enrollment ceremony.  However, I doubt things have changed much since...
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    Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct in the CF

    Hello Puckchaser, Should she come forward?  Absolutely and I keep trying to convince her of doing so.  Unfortunately, she was so saddened by the chain of command’s response (i.e., her instructors) that she was reticent to go higher because she was afraid what their response would be. However...
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    Sexual Assault & Sexual Misconduct in the CF

    Hey Jarnhamar, Unfortunately the experience was so upsetting that she lost complete faith in the CAF to do anything about it.  She was hoping for a career in the CAF and now she wants to get as far away from it as possible.  I'll keep trying but I am not crossing my fingers. Cheers Andraste
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    Voluntary Occupational Transfer ( VOT )

    Hello, I missed your last part in my reading so I just wanted to bring a bit of fidelity to your observations. WRT the PSO interview and rating error, yes and no.  You are correct that each of us when rating another individual will see things differently but this holds more to what is referred...