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RADOPSIGOPACISSOP said:I would think it would create only 1 vacancy, the one in the NCM's previous occupation, as the vacancy in the officer trade is then occupied by the former NCM. That said, having a person that can immediately start trade training (or in the case of a Cpl, only requires BMOQ), chances are they would have a fully trained officer and a fully trained NCM (if they recruited a new NCM for their old trade) by the time a ROTP recruit were even half way through their university course.
This is not to mention the value of having an officer with significant real work experience, and not having someone that will try to quit because "I guess the military just isn't for me afterall".
I don't think they place much emphasis on the "value" of the prior work experience, as in most cases the individuals have little if any practical leadership experience, mind you they do have the CAF knowledge and should know what to expect during and later on in their careers. Have a look at the SIP Tables one day and just scan over some of the Officer occupations and their intake allocations (both internal and external). It's surprising what you will see and it's one of those things that will make you go "Hmmmmm". ???