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Oh boy! 2 Change of Command parades this summer! Can't wait.  ::)

I feel your pain, not only do we have the PPCLI 100th this august, but the CO/RSM, Bde Comd, and Div Comd are all changing, the tarmac is going to get a work out this summer in Edmonton :-/

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I feel your pain, not only do we have the PPCLI 100th this august, but the CO/RSM, Bde Comd, and Div Comd are all changing, the tarmac is going to get a work out this summer in Edmonton :-/

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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #102 on: September 18, 2014, 17:40:25 »
The latest round - congrats to all!
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General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce additions to this year’s list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) senior appointments, promotions and retirements. These officers lead the CAF in the defence of Canada’s values and interests, both at home and abroad.
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Please find below additional promotions, appointments, and retirements that occurred this year:

    Major-General D.B. Millar was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and will remain in his position as Chief of Military Personnel at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ), in Ottawa.

    Colonel S.M. Cadden was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Land Capability Development / Chief Of Staff Land Strategy, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General C.C. Thurrott, who is retiring from service.

    Captain (Navy) J.P.G.M. Charron was promoted to the rank of Commodore and appointed Assistant Chief of Military Personnel, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Commodore L. Bisson who is retiring from service.

    Colonel L.A.B. De Sousa was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander 2nd Canadian Division, in Montréal, Québec, replacing Brigadier-General P.E.R.S. Hebert who is retiring from service.

    Colonel D.A. Patterson will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander 4th Canadian Division, in Toronto, Ontario, replacing Brigadier-General J.C. Chapman who is retiring from service.

    Brigadier-General N.E. Russell was appointed Strategic J4 for the CAF, at NDHQ, in Ottawa.

    Brigadier-General S. Friday was appointed Director General Air Readiness, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General N.E. Russell.

    Colonel P.F.C. Garbutt was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Air Force Development, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General S.J. Kummel whose retirement was previously announced.

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I feel your pain, not only do we have the PPCLI 100th this august, but the CO/RSM, Bde Comd, and Div Comd are all changing, the tarmac is going to get a work out this summer in Edmonton :-/

Parade squares must be stomped into submission occasionally, else they get lofty ideas about becoming parking lots.

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Parade squares must be stomped into submission occasionally, else they get lofty ideas about becoming parking lots.

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So you've been to CFSCE lately....

You mean this century?

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So you've been to CFSCE lately....

Not sure about today, but back in the 80's we used to have CF parades every Friday at CFSCE....right after happy hour(s) at the ranks on Thursday :-?

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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #109 on: January 31, 2017, 13:20:36 »
Latest list of who's who in the zoo - congrats to all  :salute:
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... Promotions and appointments resulting from retirements are as follows:

    Major-General K.D. McQuillan retired from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General J.S. Sirois was promoted to the rank of Major-General and was appointed Chief of Staff – Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment), at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa, replacing Major-General K.D. McQuillan.
        Colonel M.C.D. Savard was promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and was appointed Director General Military Personnel Management Capability Transformation Project, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General J.S. Sirois.
   
Major-General J.G.E. Tremblay retired from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Commodore L. Cassivi will be promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral and will be appointed Commander Military Personnel Generation/Canadian Defence Academy, in Kingston, Ont., replacing Major-General J.G.E. Tremblay.
        Captain (Navy) S.M. Waddell will be promoted to the rank of Commodore and will be appointed Director General Naval Strategic Readiness, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Commodore L. Cassivi.
   
Major-General A.C. Patch will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General P. Ormsby will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed Deputy Chief of Staff – Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel), at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General A.C. Patch.
        Colonel S.Y. Menard will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed Deputy Commander Continental U.S. NORAD Region (CONR), in Tyndall, Florida, replacing Brigadier-General P. Ormsby.
   
Brigadier-General G.D. Corbould will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan will be appointed Commanding Officer Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU), at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General G.D. Corbould.
        Colonel D.A. MacIsaac was promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and was appointed Joint Task Force Commander for Operation IMPACT, Rotation 4, replacing Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan.
   
Brigadier-General H.C. MacKay will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointment:
        Colonel A.M.T. Downes will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Commander Canadian Forces Health Services Group/Surgeon General for the Canadian Armed Forces, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General H.C. MacKay.
   
Brigadier-General N.E. Russell will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General (acting while so employed) M.M.L. Rafter was promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed Strategic J4 for the Canadian Armed Forces, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General N.E. Russell.
        Brigadier-General S.G. Friday will be appointed Chief of Staff for the Vice Chief of Defence Staff, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General M.M.L. Rafter.
        Colonel S. Bouchard will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed  Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, Ont., replacing Brigadier-General S.G. Friday.
   
Brigadier-General P. Rutherford will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General F.J. Allen will be appointed Director General Information Management Operations, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General P. Rutherford.
        Captain (Navy) R.A. Feltham will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Commodore and appointed Director General Cyberspace, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General F.J. Allen.

The following promotions and appointments result from new and continuing service requirements:

    Lieutenant-General C.T. Whitecross was appointed to a new position as Commander of NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Major-General C.A. Lamarre will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and appointed Chief of Military Personnel/Commander Military Personnel Command, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Lieutenant-General C.T. Whitecross.
        Major-General A.D. Meinzinger will be appointed Director of Staff, Strategic Joint Staff, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General C.A. Lamarre.
        Major-General (acting while so employed) T.L. Harris will be promoted substantive to the rank of Major-General and appointed Deputy Commander Royal Canadian Air Force, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General A.D. Meinzinger.
        Brigadier-General D.W. Lowthian will be appointed Chief of Staff for the Chief of Defence Staff, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General (acting while so employed) T.L. Harris.
        Colonel S.T. Boyle will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing Brigadier-General D.W. Lowthian.
   
Major-General J.M. Lanthier will be appointed Chief of Programme Division at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General J.C. Madower, and resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General S.C. Hetherington will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed as Commander Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, in Kingston, Ont., replacing Major-General J.M. Lanthier.
        Brigadier-General T.J. Cadieu will be appointed commander of 3 Canadian Division/Joint Task Force (West), in Edmonton, replacing Brigadier-General S.C. Hetherington.
        Colonel C.J.J. Mialkowski will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed to Operation PROTEUS, replacing Brigadier-General T.J. Cadieu.
   
Rear-Admiral J.F. Newton will be appointed to a new position as Veterans Affairs Canada Liaison Officer, in Charlottetown, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Commodore C.A. Baines will be promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral and will be appointed as Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic/Joint Task Force (Atlantic), in Halifax, replacing Rear-Admiral J.F. Newton.
        Captain (Navy) C.T. Skjerpen will be promoted to the rank of Commodore and will be appointed as Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic, in Halifax, replacing Commodore C.A. Baines.
   
Brigadier-General J.P.A. Pelletier will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed to a new position as RCAF Fighter Program Lead, at NDHQ in Ottawa.
   
Brigadier-General N. Eldaoud will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed to a new position as Chief of Military Personnel Programs, at NDHQ in Ottawa, resulting in the following appointment:
        Commodore H.C. Edmundson will be appointed Chief of Staff – Military Personnel Command, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General N. Eldaoud.
   
Brigadier-General J.B. Ploughman will be appointed Assistant Chief of Staff J5 Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), in Casteau, Belgium.
   
Brigadier-General D.J. Anderson will be appointed Chief of Staff Readiness – Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General J.B. Ploughman.
   
Brigadier-General S.J.R. Whelan will be appointed Ministerial Liaison Team Director – Operation IMPACT, replacing Brigadier-General D.J. Anderson.
   
Colonel V.C. Tattersall will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander Military Personnel Generation/Canadian Defence Academy, in Kingston, Ont., replacing Brigadier-General S.J.R. Whelan.
   
Brigadier-General J.J.M.J. Paul will be appointed to a new position as Chief of Staff – Canadian Forces Intelligence Command, at NDHQ in Ottawa.
   
Brigadier-General J.S.S.D. Fortin will be appointed Senior Military Advisor, at the Privy Council Office, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General J.J.M.J. Paul.
   
Colonel M.H. St-Louis was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed Deputy Commanding General (US) I Corps, in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, U.S., replacing Brigadier-General J.S.S.D. Fortin.
   
Brigadier-General (acting while so employed) G.R. Smith was promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Canadian National Military Representative to SHAPE and Formation Commander Europe, in Casteau, Belgium.
   
Brigadier-General (acting while so employed) E.J. Kenny was promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve in his current appointment, Deputy Commander Force Generation, in Winnipeg.
   
Brigadier-General (acting while so employed) M. Leblanc was promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve in his current appointment, Deputy J3 U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
   
Brigadier-General (acting while so employed) S.N. Clancy was promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve in his current appointment, Director General Air Readiness, at NDHQ in Ottawa.
   
Colonel J.P.R. Prevost will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed to a new position, Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa.
   
Colonel S.M. Lacroix will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Inter-American Defense Board, in Washington, D.C.
   
Colonel S.R. Kelsey was promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Chief of Staff for the Coalition Force Land Component Command (CFLCC-I), replacing Brigadier-General G.R. Smith.
   
Colonel D.C. Aitchison will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed Chief of Staff for the Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC-I), replacing Brigadier-General (while so employed) S.R. Kelsey.

After distinguished service to Canada and the CAF, the following General and Flag Officers have retired or will retire in 2017:

    Major-General K.D. McQuillan
    Major-General A.C. Patch
    Major-General D.W. Thompson
    Major-General J.G.E. Tremblay
    Brigadier-General G.D. Corbould
    Brigadier-General H.C. Mackay
    Brigadier-General N.E. Russell
    Brigadier-General P. Rutherford ...
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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #110 on: July 08, 2017, 07:46:58 »
Newest list out this week ...
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General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce an update to the list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements that will occur in 2017. These officers lead the CAF in defending our country’s values and interests, here at home and abroad.

Promotions and appointments resulting from retirements are as follows:

    Major-General B.B. Cathcart will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointment:
        Captain (Navy) G. Bernatchez was promoted to the rank of Commodore and appointed Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces by His Excellency the Governor General in Council, at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa, replacing Major-General B.B. Cathcart.
    Major-General T.L. Harris will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General B.F. Frawley will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed Deputy Commander Royal Canadian Air Force, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General T.L. Harris.
        Colonel K.G. Whale will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Space, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General B.F. Frawley.
    Brigadier-General D.A. Patterson will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General L.A.B. de Sousa will be appointed Canadian Army Doctrine Training Centre Reserve Advisor, in Kingston, Ont., replacing Brigadier-General D.A. Patterson.
        Colonel J.D.M. Robidoux was promoted to Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander 2 Canadian Division, in Montreal, replacing Brigadier-General L.A.B. de Sousa.
    Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointment:
        Colonel M. Misener will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Commanding Officer Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU), at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan. The Commanding Officer of JPSU will become the Commander of the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group once established.

The following promotions and appointments result from new and continuing service requirements:

    Major-General D.L.R. Wheeler will be appointed to a new position as Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff, at NDHQ in Ottawa.
    Brigadier-General acting while so employed M.C.D. Savard will be promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve in her current appointment as Director General Military Personnel Management Capability Transformation Project, at NDHQ in Ottawa.
    Brigadier-General acting while so employed S.M. Lacroix will be promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve in his current appointment as Director General Inter-American Defense Board, in Washington, D.C.
    Colonel J.P.R. Prevost will be promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed as previously announced as Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa.

After distinguished career to Canada and the CAF, the following General Officers and Flag Officers have retired or will retire in 2017:

    Major-General B.B. Cathcart
    Major-General T.L. Harris
    Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan
    Brigadier-General D.A. Patterson

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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #111 on: July 08, 2017, 11:42:03 »
The Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff...impressive.  Next we'll create another GOFO billet for the Assistant Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff.
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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #112 on: July 08, 2017, 12:00:23 »
The Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff...impressive.  Next we'll create another GOFO billet for the Assistant Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff.

No no, he's the Assistant to the Deputy Vice Chief of Defense Staff.


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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #113 on: July 08, 2017, 12:09:13 »
That's a Colonel/Captain position.
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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #114 on: July 08, 2017, 12:48:08 »
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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #115 on: July 08, 2017, 16:51:09 »
The Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff...impressive.  Next we'll create another GOFO billet for the Assistant Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff.

It would be too awkward to call the individual "Deputy Chief of Defence Staff" and put them in charge of operational things, while the Vice Chief of Defence Staff retained programatic and financial issues... ;)

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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #116 on: July 08, 2017, 17:26:06 »
It would be too awkward to call the individual "Deputy Chief of Defence Staff" and put them in charge of operational things, while the Vice Chief of Defence Staff retained programatic and financial issues... ;)


Well, maybe the role is not to be in charge of operational things, but to be on standby for when they next relieve the VCDS.  ;)
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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #117 on: July 08, 2017, 17:50:32 »
It would be too awkward to call the individual "Deputy Chief of Defence Staff" and put them in charge of operational things, while the Vice Chief of Defence Staff retained programatic and financial issues... ;)

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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #118 on: July 09, 2017, 00:34:42 »
"Brigadier-General acting while so employed M.C.D. Savard will be promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve in her current appointment as Director General Military Personnel Management Capability Transformation Project, at NDHQ in Ottawa."

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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #119 on: July 09, 2017, 01:24:45 »
The Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff...impressive.  Next we'll create another GOFO billet for the Assistant Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff.

Yes and meanwhile we are blindly just cutting CWO's again, without any particular analysis about what they do for the CA and CAF....

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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #120 on: July 09, 2017, 09:19:39 »
Yes and meanwhile we are blindly just cutting CWO's again, without any particular analysis about what they do for the CA and CAF....

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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #121 on: July 09, 2017, 11:09:16 »
Yes and meanwhile we are blindly just cutting CWO's again, without any particular analysis about what they do for the CA and CAF....

The CAF and the CA (notably the ARes) have more CWOs than positions.  At any given time there are a number of CWOs filling vacant Capt positions either for lack of Capts or while awaiting the process of their CFR or SRCP process.  Where the problem arisies is when you have a surplus (i.e. not ATL, BTL or part of the succession plan) CWO filling a Capt/Maj position who has no desire to CFR/SRCP when offered and wants the Capts job while retaining the CWOs prestige.  If you want to do the officer's job, become an officer.  CWOs/CPO1's have a shelf life and if your not part of the CAF succession plan, you're either invited up to the Officer's Mess or out.
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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #122 on: July 09, 2017, 11:21:49 »
The CAF and the CA (notably the ARes) have more CWOs than positions.  At any given time there are a number of CWOs filling vacant Capt positions either for lack of Capts or while awaiting the process of their CFR or SRCP process.  Where the problem arisies is when you have a surplus (i.e. not ATL, BTL or part of the succession plan) CWO filling a Capt/Maj position who has no desire to CFR/SRCP when offered and wants the Capts job while retaining the CWOs prestige.  If you want to do the officer's job, become an officer.  CWOs/CPO1's have a shelf life and if your not part of the CAF succession plan, you're either invited up to the Officer's Mess or out.

Bingo.

CWO shelf life = 35 years of service or 10 years in rank or 55 years of age (CRA for the CWO rank) = Bye to those do not CFR or are not offered SRCP.
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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #123 on: July 09, 2017, 12:02:31 »
The CAF and the CA (notably the ARes) have more CWOs than positions.  At any given time there are a number of CWOs filling vacant Capt positions either for lack of Capts or while awaiting the process of their CFR or SRCP process.  Where the problem arisies is when you have a surplus (i.e. not ATL, BTL or part of the succession plan) CWO filling a Capt/Maj position who has no desire to CFR/SRCP when offered and wants the Capts job while retaining the CWOs prestige.  If you want to do the officer's job, become an officer.  CWOs/CPO1's have a shelf life and if your not part of the CAF succession plan, you're either invited up to the Officer's Mess or out.

Yes but this will even get worse if they cut the hard CWO positions, just because they don't have a CO/Comd as there partner(but still work for a LCol/Col).  As this is the CA's attitude right now.  Even though there are some very good reasons that these positions are CWO in the first place.

I do agree that CWO should not be holding Capt/Maj positions, I personally don't want to SRCP as COA1, but would if there was no hard CWO job to go into.  At least Capt/Maj's are deployed, were as non-SA/KP CWO are not..

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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
« Reply #124 on: July 09, 2017, 12:06:05 »
I would agree with that approach. Let's say you join at 20, and in 20 years your're a CWO/CPO1. You could theoretically serve another 20 years in the same rank. A significant barrier to developement for younger members. I think another aspect that diminishes the appeal of SRCP is that unlike CFR, there appears to be no opportunity for further promotion. If that limitation were removed, I wager more CWO/CPO1 might accept the offer. On the other hand, if we got rid of SRCP and rolled it into the CFR programme, so that there are two entry streams with the same career development opportunities - call it CFR and SCFR, then that might help to solve the problem.
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