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Old EO Tech said:Well I think we are getting different in formation Vern, I think we will be lucky to see any Snr Tech left, I talked with my Corps SM last week and the CA wanted to just simply cut 1/3 of our CWO....we are pushing back on that of course, but it's not as pretty as the slides make it look, the "SME CWO" stream in the SEM structure is not defined, and looks more likely to just be KP CWO positions only. Time will tell.
Master Diver, Master Driver, CAF Senior Rigger etc are staying.
Your Cdn Army SME level Infanteer, Artilleryman etc are staying, Log Br CWO, etc etc
Some Snr Techs may be disappearing - those that are called "Snr Techs" at bases looking after moving their trades around within the base (NOT Career Managers) ... some bases are using CWOs to do this; one does not have to be a CWO to do this.
And, trust me, it is not going to be just KPs and SAs around. Just saying. It isn't just the Cdn Army that going to lose CWO either. It's a SEM initiative. SEM is CAF-Wide project. But, when one moves into a non-SME KP or SA, the trade and branch affiliations come down. They wear the Coat of Arms cap badge, no shoulder titles, Crossed Swords as their collar dogs, Army buttons.
For KPs, no change to the actual CWO rank badge itself. SAs see either the tri-service appointment below their rank badge (Base CWOs, Formation CWOs, Div CWOs etc) or a laurel beneath (Command CWOs - there's only 6 of them), and the CFCWO wears the ring of Maple Leafs around his. This latter paragraphed group of KPs and SAs are no longer trade or branch affiliated - they become MOSID 00351 upon their Change of Appointments (ergo, no longer amongst the Army, RCN or RCAF in numbers, but still CWOs)and belong to the CAF and are managed through DSA.
Oh ... and those CWO posns that are cut are not disappearing per se - they will become MWO posns for the vast lot of them. You realize that we have >450 CPO1/CWOs in this outfit? More than 450!!