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Its a willy nilly change on the fly to meet the trends of a small segment of society, a SMALL segment.It does not contravene the NDA. The NDA states that rank designations are found in regulations made by the GiC. That regulation is QR&O 3.01. QR&O 1.23, however, gives the power to the CDS to issue orders that are not inconsistent with the National Defence Act or with any regulations made by the Governor in Council, the Treasury Board or the Minister. An interim order directing the use of « sailor » instead of « seaman » while different, is not inconsistent with 3.01.
You can’t possibly tell me that using sailor is contrary to using seaman to the extent that it implies its negation, or that it brings ambiguity.
Hey why use the term "Master" in the ranks Master Corporal and Master SeaMAN? Isn't Master an "oppressive" term from days of slavery? Maybe we can call them "Executive Corporals" instead?
Hey since we are in a willy nilly, anything goes mood (like hair styles and cuts are a free for all sh*tshow as an example), why not have the members of the CAF just wear whatever DEU they feel like?
Screw it, why bother with rank? Lets just hold a free for all style of chain of command.
Or maybe the CAF (you know, the MILITARY) can actually have lawful orders and directions, established and purposeful chain of command and some respect for uniformity along with history and tradition?
What do I know? I am a crusty old retired grunt WO