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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #275 on: March 12, 2017, 10:03:03 »
Dress of the day for RCAF and CA is CADPAT. If you're RCN, its NCDs unless you're at a field unit. CADPAT is like camo pyjamas. A lot of the guys didn't like wearing the RCN DEU either, for whatever reason.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #276 on: March 12, 2017, 10:14:13 »
Is there a reason why they opt for an element change? For the time being, I have no plans for an element change unless it will be a disadvantage for my Comm Rsch career.

Changing your Element (Uniform) will have NO AFFECT here.  You have one Career Manager; who covers all Elements.

Only way to change Career Managers is to change Trades.   [:D
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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #277 on: March 14, 2017, 03:02:29 »
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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #278 on: March 14, 2017, 15:23:19 »
PuckChaser is correct on the NET. However you will do BMQ-A (formerly known as BMQ-L) prior to completing your DP1. And yes even the RCN and RCAF Comm Rsch have to complete it.
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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #279 on: March 30, 2017, 14:12:07 »
A few more piece of info, the website is wrong about the training time, according to CFFSE website the QL3 is ~78 training days, so close to 4 months.

After the QL3(DP1 or whatever it's called nowadays) you are likely to get posted to Ottawa, you can also request to stay in Kingston to be posted to the regiment.

The navy uniform is IMO more comfortable than the CADPAD, especially if all you do is sit at a desk doing computer related work, think of it as business attire. Also massive perk, you can grow a beard !!

There are no postings to ships anymore as that was for the Destroyers (last one was decommissioned 2 weeks ago), but Comm Rsch still go on ships for deployments.
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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #280 on: May 26, 2017, 16:13:34 »
So I've accepted my OT offer to go Comm Rsch, going on BTL July 13th.  Just wondering what will happen next.  I am assuming I will stay at my current base until I do my phase 1, then back home until I get my clearance, back for part 2, then posting to Letrim or 21EW.

Or will I go to Kingston straight away and have to wait/OJE/OJT before and between parts 1 and 2?

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #281 on: May 26, 2017, 20:15:29 »
I know of one guy who CTd/OTd and stayed where he was until his 3s, and another one who went to Kingston and then was APd back to his geo location until clearance and course loading message.

If you can find an OJE place at the base/wing/etc you are posted to now, that might make it easier to stay in place until you're course-loaded.  My advice, from having done an OT and having been a sponsor for OTs and people who are PATs, find a place you can be gainfully employed and make life easier for whoever your BTL Co-ordinator will be.  If you're first contact with the BTL Co-ord includes "unit/sub-unit X has indicated I could be gainfully employed there, here is MCpl/Sgt So-and-so as the POC", my experience is this makes life a lot smoother and easier.
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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #282 on: Yesterday at 18:03:29 »
Thanks for the reply.  OJE might be tricky, I'm in Edmonton, not too much EW in this neck of the woods.  What about an ILP?

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #283 on: Yesterday at 18:19:06 »
If you already have Secret or TS, the remainder of your clearance won't take long. You'll also have to speak to your new CoC and find out what's available for you, all the off the street rubberheads staged out of Kingston and did anything from OJT at EW to port security on the coasts.

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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #284 on: Today at 10:12:50 »
Thanks for the reply.  OJE might be tricky, I'm in Edmonton, not too much EW in this neck of the woods.  What about an ILP?
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You won't be trade qual'd at all so OJE doesn't have to be so narrow.  You're basically looking for anything that will keep you gainfully employed - the guy I know who is waiting for clearance and course dates is at a Wing RTF (Readiness Trg Flight...IBTS stuff).  This keeps him home with his wife and means he isn't paying R & Q and doing Kingston PAT *stuff*.

If you find something that your BTL Co-ord can tell the BTL Manager "mbr is gainfully employed", it might help you avoid being pre-positioned to Kingston like Puckchaser mentions above and avoid all the stupid crap that comes along with that type of stuff. 

Anything that is IT related is good OJE.  There's got to be a Sig Sqn in Edmonton.
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Re: Comm Research
« Reply #285 on: Today at 15:02:05 »
Do you want to go to 21 EW once you are qualified? If so ask about getting on a Bison course. I am pretty sure we (LdSH (RC), where I am pretty sure you are posted) will be running one shortly. Recce needs to qualify new drivers and the maintainers will need to qualify the new guys that are getting posted in this summer.

Learning to drive an armoured vehicle while posted to an armoured unit would give you a leg up on your course mates once posted to 21 EW.

Plus the Regiment is super short of dudes. If you asked to stay around and get experience as a Bison driver while waiting to be course loaded I am sure the the Regiment would be happy to accommodate you.