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Recent content by Burrows

  1. Burrows

    Warning regarding Big Bad John (John Melvin Hill)

    Hi Clovermeadow, The behaviour you are describing does line up with what was stated by various members. With that said, we wouldn't be able to comment as to whether your John Melvin Hill is the same person or a different person with the same name. I would suggest you conduct your own due...
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    My CIC Application Odyssey

    It is a long standing tradition that officers purchase their regimental accoutrements. Comes from the days when an officer would purchase their commission (and if they had buckets of loose change, stand up their own regiment!) There shouldn't be a debate on something as trivial as your cap...
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    Wanted Infantry Mess Kit

    Really puts a new meaning to the term "Light Colonel" doesn't it?
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    Change of forum title

    Hey GWP! I can totally understand what you are suggesting. We will take a look at this and some other items!
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    CIC Interview

    Hey @LittleBlackDevil - Do you remember the thread title or similar? I can try and track it down. In the mean time, just a couple pieces of general advice: 1) Be prepared to explain why you want to work with youth. If you are already work with a unit, specific references that demonstrate...
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    My CIC Application Odyssey

    Think of this as an exercise in perseverance. It took almost 2 years for me to be enrolled in the CAF and most of that was waiting for my first appointment. Everything moved fairly quickly after that point. At least at the end of it, COVID-19 was a curve ball for many organizations. It...
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    My CIC Application Odyssey

    Hey there, The application process for a CIC applicant is a bit different from the rest of the forces. CIC officers do not currently write the CFAT (Aptitude test) or take the fitness test as part of the recruitment process. Though, you would probably present as a better candidate as one of the...
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    CIC TRAINING

    . I think group PT would be a fantastic idea for any course, if only to promote it further.  What would your timings look like for out in PAC?
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    CIC TRAINING

    There is a decent amount of course content that is covered in a short period but could certainly be extended.  There is an expectation on all common courses that the students will participate in the FORCE Evaluation - and as a matter of personal pride, being operationally fit at minimum is a...
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    CIC TRAINING

    Your BOTC timetable will typically be 8-4/5 with other fun stuff peppered in. You will receive a course schedule on your first day. A regular day may be something like this: 0600-0645 - Ablutions/Dress Yourself/Make sure you don't look like a bag of hammers and make sure your people don't look...
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    My CIC Application Odyssey

    Have you engaged your Chain of Command, including outside of your unit? Your Unit CO should engage your AEA and Area OIC for these types of matters as they can bring it forward to the RCSU COS and other SMEs who may be able to get concrete answers.  Seems to me that this may be a bit of a local...
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    My CIC Application Odyssey

    Congratulations!  Stay in contact with the RCSU Recruiting NCO but you are in the home stretch!  Let me know if you have any questions about what comes next!
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    My CIC Application Odyssey

    Having never been a CI myself, I cannot attest either way to that.  However, we do have a process specifically designed to move CIs to CIC when the applications are processed.  Best bet would be to have your CO work with the J1 for your region for certainty. As a CV you are insured by the...
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    My CIC Application Odyssey

    If there is an open position available to you at the unit, have your CO inquire with your RCSU about a Civilian Instructor (Generalist) contract.  This would make you a paid employee of DND (not the CAF) vs. a Volunteer with the Army Cadet League. Best advice I can give outside the above is to...
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    Brigade, Command, Division badge [army side]

    CIC Officers, as CAF members, are issued and expected to wear the appropriate CAF uniform.
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