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  1. McG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    When talking CAF organizations & establishments, “manning” is used to describe the number of people actually in the unit. If manning is low, then there are fewer people than PYs. If “ manning numbers exceed our total PYs” then there are more people than authorized on establishment. Language...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    The gene pool to select Infantry battalion COs is officers who have been rifle company OC. If you increase the number of battalions without increasing the number of rifle companies, then you are weakening the pool of potential COs. There will be more cases of people getting the job who do not...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    More reason for a military professional disciplinary system that is public (like summary trials & courts martial) and is decided on balance of probabilities (like remedial measures). If we want the public to trust us as a profession and if we want to send a real message of what is acceptable...
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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Not that long ago, four rifle companies was the doctrinal standard. Also, a Bn structure of just one Reg F rifle company results in a rather small gene pool to produce COs and RSMs, but two Reg F rifle companies in every Bn means 1/3 fewer Bns can be formed. For your 50/50 concept, that would...
  5. McG

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    If only a retired supreme court judge had recommended that we needed an external review process. We might have already been half-way (or more) to what you are suggesting.
  6. McG

    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    Why not a 60/40 Bn? 2 x Rifle Coy & 1 x Cbt Sp Coy that are Reg F and 2 x Rifle Coy that are PRes.
  7. McG

    LAV 6.0

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    FORCE 2025: Informing the Army’s future structure

    It’s “senior officers” in Canada, but otherwise maybe. Army Col are already separated from branch and regiment … at least in dress. I don’t think all Army LCol necessarily need to look the same, but maybe they could shed regimental accoutrements for branch accoutrements except for such periods...
  9. McG

    Canadian Federal Election 44 - Sep 2021

    Should “fair” be measured from the perspective of candidates competing for office, or from the perspective of voters who want to be represented in parliament?
  10. McG

    Disobeying an unlawful/unethical order - Mandatory Vaccinations

    QR&O can be published under the authority of the Governor in Council (G), Treasury Board (T), the MND (M), or the CDS (C). There is no ambiguity that the direction, to get vaccinated or go on LWOP, is coming from PM with full cabinet backing. If the barracks room lawyers believe a specific QR&O...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Do we know that? The investigation did not find enough evidence that a criminal or CSD conviction was deemed likely, but that is not the same as exoneration. Unfortunately we don’t have a true professional disciplinary system to look at the circumstances and render a public decision on balance...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    I never described anything as rosy or bliss. I noted that Hellyer made the joint operational commands and that he made a unified CFHQ (to which those commands reported). But I have also pointed out that. Hellyer was not responsible for the integrated NDHQ, which was done by MND MacDonald a few...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Crap, that should have been “Hellyer” not “Hillier” in there … Hillier tried to roll back the command structure to that brief window between Hellyer and MacDonald.
  14. McG

    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    If it helps, Bercuson’s work also supports the conclusion that integration was MacDonald’s work and not Hellyer’s. In fact, it this “facile argument” seems to be generally accepted by every researcher who’s looked at unification and integration. Check this article on CAF transformation...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    The integrated NDHQ did not even come around as a “good idea” until after Hellyer was gone. A lot of analysis by Granatstein and Morton acknowledges a tendency for people to associate Hellyer’s efforts with integration but dismisses this association as inaccurate. While the integrated NDHQ...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    The integrated NDHQ is actually a post Hellyer monstrosity that, as Infanteer notes, came about from a separate report on management efficiency. The two are actually linked. A lot of analysis in the late 90’s & early 2000’s identified that the integrated NDHQ was part of the problem in eroding...
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    Sexual Misconduct Allegations in The CAF

    Could the system be more clear if there were a CFHQ separate and distinct from civilian structures of DND?
  18. McG

    Mandatory Vaccination by November 15

    NPF employees are not public servants and not employed by the government. They are employed by NPF.
  19. McG

    Mandatory Vaccination by November 15

    If that is happening, then it is local decision. Other bases have declared the gym an essential service to CAF members and therefore allow access without proof.
  20. McG

    Mandatory Vaccination by November 15

    If privacy were the concern, would we not be better using medical files as or system of record for this? They are much better secured from a privacy perspective than uploading the information on MonitorMASS for every clown to read.
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