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Offline Colta

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Re: Dual Military Couples
« Reply #25 on: July 13, 2014, 21:21:11 »
Well... I feel mildly stupid now. I didn't even realize... it's been a long week.  :facepalm:

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Re: Dual Military Couples
« Reply #26 on: July 13, 2014, 21:24:17 »
'Dual Military Couples' is redundant or two (2) military Couples.   Swingers?

It is a new CAF....  >:D

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Re: Service Couples
« Reply #27 on: July 13, 2014, 23:50:00 »
The CANFORGEN on polyamorous service couples is awaiting draft.

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Re: Service Couples
« Reply #28 on: July 14, 2014, 10:01:42 »
It'll be in translation for years, so don't be making too many commitments just yet.

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Re: Service Couples
« Reply #29 on: July 20, 2014, 15:03:32 »
Med Tech is a trade that could easily be co-located with a weapons tech. You are right, you'd likely be away from each other for a while during your qualification training, the chances are very high you'll be posted together afterwards. It is normally more difficult for the system to post you in different locations unless you are in element specific trades. Med Tech is purple and makes life easier. Plus, Field Ambulances are always looking for new Medics. Just say Petawawa or Edmonton at some point along the way and I'm sure you won't have any issues getting posted together.

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Re: Service Couples
« Reply #30 on: July 21, 2014, 03:53:56 »
I am one half of a service couple and can offer some advice. In the 7 years my wife and I have been together, we've been posted to the same city for 1.5 of those years - and that wasn't a continuous 1.5 years. While the CM system and our respective Regiment/Corps does make the effort to post us to the same place, nothing is guaranteed. Of course, we are both senior officers so our options are extremely limited! Two NCMs in relatively "purple" trades should have an easier time of it.

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Re: Service Couples
« Reply #31 on: July 21, 2014, 11:30:56 »
My wife and I have been a service couple for over a decade and have always been posted together (3 going on 4 postings now). The only time apart has been for courses and deployments. These days, career managers have to do an administrative review if they post the two members to different locations. Specifically Career Managers, from what I've witnessed over the last few years, deal with service couple postings first each APS in order to have the best chances to co-locate the two members.
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« Reply #32 on: February 18, 2017, 02:56:45 »
Hello!
 Is anyone willing to share their experiences (or even second hand stories) as a Dual Service Family? Specifically;
1. Using a long term care provider (nanny ect.) for your children while you and your spouse were deployed.
2. Is it common that both members are deployed, and if so do they try and have as little overlap as possible or is it the full deployment?
 Any other info or experiences is appreciated too!
Thank you!
(I'm sorry if this has already been asked, I couldn't find anything in the search)

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Re: Dual Service Family
« Reply #33 on: February 18, 2017, 07:04:11 »
Try looking for "married service couple".

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Re: Dual Service Family
« Reply #35 on: February 19, 2017, 00:08:17 »
Thank you!

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Re: Dual Service Family
« Reply #36 on: February 19, 2017, 00:09:40 »
Thank you!

you are welcome. Good luck.  :)

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« Reply #37 on: March 21, 2019, 22:30:42 »
Evening!
I'm recently married, my spouse is going reg force MP in a few days, and I have my CT in as well.

Just a question maybe someone out there can tell me ... If I went Infantry officer, and I wanted to be posted to either Edmonton or Gagetown, and absolutely not Petawawa what are the chances of that happening?

My spouse is a non commission, reg force MP. He'll be posted before my CT goes through. If he's not at an army base, will they move him to where I'm posted or will I be attached to his base? How does it work if one of us is an officer and he's posted to a base without army?

See, InfO is my first choice. I don't want to put him in a position where his career is upset or he's moved to Pet (we BOTH want to leave Ontario). How does the whole posting situation work when one of us is commissioned?

My other choices are Navy and Airforce LogO and I'll happily go either trade, but I don't particularly want to leave the infantry just yet if I can help it.

Thanks for the advice!


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Re: Military Couple
« Reply #38 on: March 21, 2019, 23:09:12 »
You both need to end up in a location where you can do your entry level jobs and Infantry is more restrictive on possible locations than MP, so your posting is going to drive things.

The last couple of years my observation is the MP CM is more than willing to post Jnr MP to co-locate them with their families if, for some reason, their spouse is also a service member who needs to go to a different base. There may be a delay in the posting happening for him depending on a variety of factors but the chances are pretty good for it to be done.

Presuming he is not already qualified Reg Force MP QL3, the earliest he is going to receive his first posting is Dec 19, as the next QL3 doesn't start until July. In that case, you may already be in via your CT and if you are already fully qualified, you may be at your first posting. If that happens, the MP CM will probably simply co-locate him when he comes off the BTL on graduation.

If he is getting his first posting ahead of you, he should be identifying what is going on with you and what stage of the process you are at when he puts in his posting choices for 1 or 3 MP Regt. There is a good possibility the CM will pre-locate him on spec, or perhaps even have a chat with your soon to be new CM as to where you are going to be offered a position to keep things simple.

If he puts Edmonton as his first choice I would say he has a very good chance of getting it due to the number of MP positions there.  With the CFSPDB, CFNIS and CFNCIU also in Edmonton, the MP CM is very fond of doing no cost moves of Cpls within Edmonton, it's pretty normal for a fairly large chunk of a graduating QL3 to end up there to top the Regt back up. Gagetown only has the guardhouse, which means fewer Cpls are usually needed off the QL3.

PS - You forgot about Shilo...  ;D

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Posting; Service Marriage
« Reply #39 on: August 09, 2019, 07:41:59 »
Morning everyone,
My CT is on the move forward into the infantry, I'll be going on my BMOQ-A soon and I was really excited, until I heard that you can't do OJE anywhere but Gagetown between courses. My husband is military police, finishing his QL3 in December. As I am untrained does the "keeping service spouses together" general rule of thumb still apply or will Gagetown be off the table for him since my first 'posting' is when I'm untrained?

I'm really feeling like a fish out of water with all the information I've been getting from different sources and I'm so confused.

Any help would be great!

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Re: Posting; Service Marriage
« Reply #40 on: August 09, 2019, 12:08:08 »
Morning everyone,
My CT is on the move forward into the infantry, I'll be going on my BMOQ-A soon and I was really excited, until I heard that you can't do OJE anywhere but Gagetown between courses. My husband is military police, finishing his QL3 in December. As I am untrained does the "keeping service spouses together" general rule of thumb still apply or will Gagetown be off the table for him since my first 'posting' is when I'm untrained?

I'm really feeling like a fish out of water with all the information I've been getting from different sources and I'm so confused.

Any help would be great!
You say, "CT," so I'm presuming that right now you are a reservist, in which case you don't technically become a service couple until you complete your CT to the Regular Force. If you still haven't completed your CT the time his posting message is cut he could end up anywhere.

What he should do when he submits his posting choices is also submit a memo detailing what is going on with you. The MP CM will then attempt to coordinate with your CM (or soon to be CM) about where you are likely to end up and he will likely be pre-positioned for when you complete battle school.

Edit to add: And sorry, yes, unless you are going to be posted to 2 RCR, Gagetown isn't going to be on the table to keep you together simply because you are there on OJE.
« Last Edit: August 09, 2019, 12:34:01 by garb811 »