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Re: BMNQ 2013-Current: Naval Reserve
« Reply #50 on: May 14, 2017, 12:48:36 »
Hey,

I'm in the process of applying in the Navy Reserve for a NCM trade. The recruiter told me BMQ would be 3 weeks in the summer in Valcartier. I am a bit confused, from what I'm reading on the forum, it seems BMQ is usually 12 weeks ?

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The delivery format of NAVRES BMNQ is being changed this year. While the course consists of the same syllabus as before, it will be delivered in three phases: phases one and three will be delivered at the units as DL/DT, and phase two (the field and firefighting/damage control bits) will be done over three weeks at Valcartier. The massive upsurge in recruitment this year has made this necessary due to limited space at the training facilities.

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Re: BMNQ 2013-Current: Naval Reserve
« Reply #51 on: May 14, 2017, 14:48:44 »
Thanks for your reply ! May I ask what DL/DT mean ? Also, do you think it is a permanent change or just a temporary change ?

I'm taking my CFAT in two weeks. If i pass, I guess it will be too late for this summer's BMQ and will have to wait another year.

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Re: BMNQ 2013-Current: Naval Reserve
« Reply #52 on: May 14, 2017, 15:12:37 »
Thanks for your reply ! May I ask what DL/DT mean ? Also, do you think it is a permanent change or just a temporary change ?

I'm taking my CFAT in two weeks. If i pass, I guess it will be too late for this summer's BMQ and will have to wait another year.

This is the permanent way of conducting basic from now on and still equivalent to whats the regular force gets. 
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Re: BMNQ 2013-Current: Naval Reserve
« Reply #53 on: May 14, 2017, 16:08:26 »
Thank you ! 3 week, that's quick. What does DT/DL mean ?

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Re: BMNQ 2013-Current: Naval Reserve
« Reply #54 on: May 14, 2017, 16:38:14 »
Thank you ! 3 week, that's quick. What does DT/DL mean ?

DL- Distance learning on a computer on the internet.

DT- Directed training in unit with instructors.
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Re: BMNQ 2013-Current: Naval Reserve
« Reply #55 on: May 14, 2017, 16:52:32 »
Perhaps this is something we should look at for Army PRes BMQ?


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Re: BMNQ 2013-Current: Naval Reserve
« Reply #56 on: May 14, 2017, 20:23:03 »
Sorry, i am new to this. If i understand well, for a Navy reservist, there are 3 training phases:
- phase 1 : basic military qualification - Navy
- phase 2 : bmqL
- phase 3 : occupational training

Only phase 2 would be trained in Valcartier. Phase 1 and phase 3 on base. Does that mean you have to go away for only one summer?

I thought that originally it would take 3 summers to be trained. Also, phase 2 only takes 3 weeks? If i am enrolled in june, does it mean i would have to wait till next summer for phase 2? The unit i've applied to has a parade night once a week plus training one saturday a month. Does not seem that much to complete all phases.

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Re: BMNQ 2013-Current: Naval Reserve
« Reply #57 on: May 14, 2017, 21:00:51 »
Sorry, i am new to this. If i understand well, for a Navy reservist, there are 3 training phases:
- phase 1 : BMNQ - Required DL / DT pre-base training at your NRD.
- phase 2 : BMNQ training - on base, in Valcartier.
- phase 3 : BMNQ - Required DL / DT post-base training at your NRD.
You only graduate BMNQ after successfully completing all three phases. Normally, in one summer.
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Re: Applying in RCN Reserve - Summer training
« Reply #58 on: May 14, 2017, 21:18:04 »
Based on the Op's comments....He needs to engage his NRD CoC and the Canadian Forces Liaison Council (CFLC). I have seen employers successfully accommodate sailors due to the ability of all stakeholders willing to work together on leave / training, pay issues.
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Re: Applying in RCN Reserve - Summer training
« Reply #59 on: May 14, 2017, 21:38:41 »
I've just applied in the RCN for reserve - Logistic officer.

If it makes any difference to the discussion,

I'm in the process of applying in the Navy Reserve for a NCM trade.
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Re: Applying in RCN Reserve - Summer training
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2017, 20:10:40 »
I did apply online. Chose Logistics Officer at first. Then I picked up NCM trades when visiting the local regiment.

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Re: Applying in RCN Reserve - Summer training
« Reply #61 on: May 15, 2017, 20:30:55 »
Just to let you know you can either apply as an officer or an NCM, you cannot apply as both.  Just to manage your expectations...

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Re: Applying in RCN Reserve - Summer training
« Reply #62 on: May 15, 2017, 20:37:44 »
Yes, I know. I could pick Logistics Officer but was told there were not too many opportunities, so I chose NCM trades instead.

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Working in Reserves Before BMQ
« Reply #63 on: June 08, 2017, 13:46:59 »
Sorry if there's a thread for this elsewhere, I haven't been able to find any information on this elsewhere. Happy for a referral though.

I recently enrolled in the naval reserves as a marine technician but I'm a student and all the summer slots for BMQ are full. Consequently, I'll be working on the reserve base for a year before taking BMQ, and two years before taking my occupational training. I'm curious how much this will impact what I'm doing on base. Obviously there will be a lot I simply can't do due to lack of training, but will I be able to start any sort of work as a marine technician in the next two years or will I be doing grunt work for the foreseeable future?