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  1. Gunnar

    A Deeply Fractured US

    From shirtsleeves to shirtsleeves in three generations. Lol.
  2. Gunnar

    Post DEC - getting out of the house

    Can’t speak to what condition you’ll be in, but it costs little to ask. Probably, or might are the operative words. After all, you’re just doing recce, not implementing the battle plan. YMMV. Cheers!
  3. Gunnar

    Post DEC - getting out of the house

    Depending on the reasons for your DEC, have you considered cadets? Could be volunteer, CI, possibly even CIC. Bring experience to the table, limited hours, familiarish environment. Physical requirements are pretty light. And a chance to bring light and understanding to young minds. And...
  4. Gunnar

    Ukraine - Superthread

    Wow. That’s nasty stuff. (PS) Not the nastiest stuff, but it certainly would take the fight outta me.
  5. Gunnar

    Interview Prep?

    Standard interview stuff. Show up nice and early. Dress professionally. Think about what you have to offer, what you want to learn and where you want to go in the military. Re-read your resume, and get familiar with the accomplishments you put in it. Get sleep.
  6. Gunnar

    Proud to be found reasonably competent

    Proud to be found reasonably competent
  7. Gunnar

    How is the navy life? Do you travel around the world a lot?

    Okay, so for a landlubber, wet gash is what exactly? Food waste? And having first off the boat handle it for ease of landing makes sense, as well as having seniors do a crap job that saves everyone time and unpleasantness at the cost of much unpleasantness for some....
  8. Gunnar

    British Military Current Events

    The frustrating thing about people doing their job description instead of doing what is required is that bad managers have made the job description necessary because they added requirements at random to cover for their lack of leadership, or that of their bosses, thus paving the way for those...
  9. Gunnar

    British Military Current Events

    It seems to me that only in the armed forces does the concept of responsibility still carry any weight. What I mean is, soldiers are tasked with carrying out orders of those above them, and to accomplish the end mission in accordance with those orders. Similarly, officers are accountable for...
  10. Gunnar

    Merry Christmas Gunners

    Wasn't aware of that, but posting things military on YouTube runs the risk of overstepping the mark. All I know is that I've seen a number of his videos, and he seems with it.
  11. Gunnar

    Merry Christmas Gunners

    British expat, lives in the West, Arty reservist. One of ours now.
  12. Gunnar

    Land Navigation....

    Not really a surprise. I remember being a dispatcher, and listening to drivers who couldn’t find the drop site because Google couldn’t. They didn’t understand that if you turn Google directions off, there is a perfectly good map on the screen. Because we teach orienteering to cadets, we’re...
  13. Gunnar

    Now in Lt size!

    Now in Lt size!
  14. Gunnar

    Recruited for Navy SEALs, Many Sailors Wind Up Scraping Paint

    In other news, sometimes when you do things, it doesn’t turn out. Better call Reuters
  15. Gunnar

    Admin Officer

    I’m about to be transferred out of my instructor position into the Corps’ Admin Officer. Admin has traditionally been ignored in this unit, and since I occasionally have been known to follow instructions, I will be tasked with this job going forward. What do I need to do to be outstanding at...
  16. Gunnar

    ‘White nationalism’ a threat the Canadian Armed Forces aren’t equipped for: watchdog

    I had always thought that the Halifax Riots had more to do with some genius cutting off access to liquor just as a large group of drinking soldiers was poised to celebrate the end of the war...
  17. Gunnar

    Justin Trudeau hints at boosting Canada’s military spending

    Why does my suit kinda look like a neon green banana hammock? Is the suit still appropriate for Mess Dinners? It’s the cloth I had...
  18. Gunnar

    Zelenskyy Perturbed at Friend Trudeau

    Doesn't it? "It's the first LNG terminal that's been blocked by a government," he said. "It's a big step to end the era of [fossil] fuels." Sounds like there is an underlying motive in that statement.
  19. Gunnar

    Ukraine - Superthread

    I think it was somewhere near the beginning of the war where it was pointed out that the tire failures were symptoms of a lack of a professional corps of NCMs doing logistics on the Russian side. Simple things like oil changes not getting done. Add to that Russia’s stultified, top-down...
  20. Gunnar

    Ukraine - Superthread

    given that russian propaganda overstates most things by a factor of 10 (they seem to do the old fashioned "big lie" version of propaganda, Ukraine's is a bit more subtle), then the losses are probably 2:1 in the Ukrainian's favour...