It will be interesting to see which activities are actually halted.
Without a strategy to actually retain people this is only step 0. Hopefully there is a plan, and someone to see it through. Part if the CAFs problem is one person starts something, gets posted and the next person wants to do it differently.Meanwhile, and ironically, attrition will go through the roof as the CAF does nothing else but recruits and does dog and pony shows
Without a strategy to actually retain people this is only step 0. Hopefully there is a plan, and someone to see it through. Part if the CAFs problem is one person starts something, gets posted and the next person wants to do it differently.
And getting rid of Change of Command Parades is going to fix that?People won't stay past their first contract until all the internal issues are addressed first, like pay, postings, PLD (or whatever version you want to call it), COL, housing, outdated equipment, no real direction for the CAF, along with all the other issues already known. CFLRS site shows plenty of BMQ course grad dates coming up, so it's not like St. Jean is empty. Also, waiting months and months for applicants to be offered a spot is unacceptable.
I wouldn’t be surprised to see the Snowbirds being cut out of this. Also reading the CDS directive, it mentioned about aligning CDA and other stake holders to facilitate accreditation of PLQ. Having been through this process myself for someone, it was the most pain taking admin process ever. This is a low hanging fruit easy to fix imo.
I found the below hard to follow
Expected for several months, the order follows a period of unprecedented activity by the military. That includes large-scale deployments to Iraq, Mali, Ukraine and Latvia as well as helping with the COVID-19 pandemic and natural disasters in Canada.
I don’t think I’d claim any of those are actually large scale when one looks at the size of the CAF, it really just heightens the lack of capabilities the CAF has.
Have a read of the Action Items for the CA. It goes beyond cancelling CoC parades.
Canadian Army (CA) Reconstitution efforts will be focused on working within a Canadian Armed Forces framework to meet the personnel generation needs of the near term while preparing to meet longer-term modernization requirements.www.canada.ca