Just to be clear, smoking in uniform is not prohibited. Just smoking on the street.Is...is that a Private in the pic I linked to above? Wait...no...it's.....omg. An Officer, not setting a positive example!!
Smoking in uniform is prohibited....why are there smoke pits all over bases then?
IF the CAF isn't going to actually enforce these rules...drop them ffs.
More likely a wannabe pilot, who wanted to not talk with his hands.
Full disclosure: I, as both an NCM and an Officer, stuck my hands in my pockets.
Full disclosure: I, as both an NCM, and an Officer, smoked.
Full disclosure: I, as both an NCM, and an Officer, chewed gum.
Fire mission, my grid, over.
I also think it's a weird angle and the LCol wasn't expecting to be photographed. I'm not a photographer but probably he was expecting the camera to be focused on the promotee and the person putting the rank slip on them, not him.Did the person get promoted? What effect did having hands in the pockets have on the task at hand? Perhaps it doesn’t look good but it is besides the point of my question.
Why PA (or whoever) chose that picture is beyond me though.
What tells you the individual in the picture wasn't reminded after the fact?get your hands out of you pockets *insert rank/name/ are your hands cold?
It depends....do I know the person? Is it a recruit course? etc
I've stopped people in the parking lot, coming in/out of buildings, etc for dress...deportment...not saluting Officers...all the things the CAF expects of me to enforce. It's part of what I'm paid for...but I also use some common sense.
If we start charging people for minor infractions, or throwing RMs at them....well I can't imagine that so I won't try to.
Has the situation improved, gotten worse or remained the same over the last 16 years?But looking at the SIZE of some people waddling around in uniform, it makes them think that fitness standards are not being very well maintained.
I think it goes to picking your battles. We do not have the collective capacity to deal with every single infraction from the rule books. I'd say we have bigger fishes to fry than hands in the pocket...Here's the bigger issue, though. There are ways we do things in the CAF; but the rules don't get enforced equally. A Maj with his hands in his pockets should be the same as a Pte doing it.
If it's 'the way it is', follow the policy. Set a good example for your subs, enforce things as needed.
If "no hands in pockets" is a stupid rule...remove it from 265 so it's not just Cpl/Ptes and OCdts/2Lts getting yammered at for breaking them...
I think it goes to picking your battles. We do not have the collective capacity to deal with every single infraction from the rule books. I'd say we have bigger fishes to fry than hands in the pocket...