In 2010 I was posted to an IPSC of the JPSU as an ill/injured member. Since that time, as an ill/injured member posted to this unit, I have often been very frustrated with how my particular IPSC treats its members and makes decisions that have often been insensitive or not in support of myself and others I have spoken to. Now as my 28 plus year career in the Regular Force comes to an end, I can't think of any regiment, HQ, school or any other unit that treated me as bad as this unit.
During all my career I have put loyalty first in my chain of command, unit and the Canadian Forces in general. Now as I am about to retire, I find myself at my "wit's end" with my IPSC.
Is it my perspective or are there other members who are having issue with their JPSU IPSCs?
Some general examples of my personal situation include:
a. denying almost all requests, but particularly, without research and sometimes within only minutes or hours of receiving these simple and lawful requests that would assist for an easier transition to civilian life, denying them without any adjudication whatsoever;
b. refusing to forward requests to higher levels where there was a clear entitlement but eventually submitting or approving them only on grievance;
c. where there was no breach of service discipline of any type, using threats of disciplinary action as a practice;
d. interpreting and applying career-ending processes that needlessly prejudiced some of the most important processes of my military career; and
e. in general, treatment like I was a private recruit.
I can quote the specifics for me and others, but for this forum, this should suffice.
Previously as a junior leader in the infantry and then later as a senior leader in my current occupation, I have never treated, nor would I let my subordinates be treated, like I am being treated by this organization.
Again, surely I can't be the only one!