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    Which U.S. College Major is the Worst for Finding a Job?

    Agree with Mr Eaglelord17. I worked for 30 years as a licensed professional engineer and am now semi-retired. I think I have a pretty good grasp of applied math, science and chemistry and could likely teach senior high school and pepper the lessons with lots of real-world applications. How...
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    Which U.S. College Major is the Worst for Finding a Job?

    Young people today have a reasonable chance of living to be 100 years old. I don't know why we (as a society) force them to make choices when they are perhaps 16 years old that may impact their entire lives. I think more young folks should be encouraged to travel, volunteer, 'gap year', join...
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    Happy 100th birthday to the RCAF

    Like most Navy folks, I used to mock the shipborne air department as was the fad. But during Gulf War I those guys more than pulled their weight. Much respect for what they did and do.
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    A billion years ago we had nurses onboard one of the ships for a while (acknowledging that was a unique circumstance). Just curious: do nurses posted to Halifax and Esquimalt still have the opportunity to be posted to ships and travel the world? So for the person asking, IF the answer to...
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    Canada doesn’t matter to the rest of the world - and it’s our own fault

    My experience is decades old and I would generally agree with you, with the caveat that perhaps education / training should perhaps be included in that list. A military job that is adventurous, dangerous and gives you skills / training to set you up in a career (within the military.... or...
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    Everything KeLouJoH knows [Split from other threads]

    I would tell this person that they have a reasonable chance to live to 100 years old and may reasonably have a 40 year working career. I would say forget about your 'career' until you are 30. In the interim, go to school, read poetry, travel the world, go on the road with a rock band and do...
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    Office Production Paths - CFR or Bust?

    I came from a pretty messed up and financially stressed family. As a teenager, the only way I could see to get a university education was ROTP / RMC. I think the RMC intake includes quite a number of kids for whom this was the only path to higher education. Closing that pathway would (from...
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    Happy National Physician Assistant Day

    I don't know if (in my day) the shipboard medics were PAs or some other similar trade but I found them consistently helpful, knowledgeable and dedicated.
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    A Leaky Sieve: Retention in the ADF

    In theory, I like that approach. In practice, it is tricky. The tricky part is getting Irving (or any other contractor) to take responsibility and show the same level level of commitment, dedication and focus on the outcome as the ship's company. My experience is dated, but certainly...
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    Air Force major charged in firearms bust in Kingston, Petawawa

    Perhaps, but also perhaps arrogant. Without evidence, I speculate he thought he could do this and get away with it.....
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    “ADF so bloated with star-ranked officers that its combat effectiveness is at risk” - Research paper

    A walk around the goes beyond the limits of bridge, wardroom, ops room and CO's cabin :) Too many NWOs are afraid of machinery spaces.
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    “ADF so bloated with star-ranked officers that its combat effectiveness is at risk” - Research paper

    Well said. As a junior MARE, I made it my mission to walk about as much as I could. At sea, that was day or night. Thread drift: one of my best memories was sitting on the deck (floor) of the machinery control room at about 3:00 am with the on-watch stokers. There was not much going on...
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    Walts, posers & wannabes (merged)

    I am always surprised (although I shouldn't be) at the number of poseurs that show up in legion regalia - the tie, the pins, etc. I think the legion needs to tighten up its screening. (Yes, I know there is a whole other thread about the legion).
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    Grievance directly to CO?

    Just for a point of reference, as a junior officer I wrote up a grievance. I passed it to my supervisor (a senior officer) who was next in my CoC. When he read it, he came up with a solution that satisfied me and solved the problem. No more grievance. So sometimes just documenting...
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    Further, the 'fighting Navy' (per FSTO above) generally eschews modern technology, preferring the 'tried and true'. So the ships generally get built with the 'tried and true' technology available at the time the specifications for construction were written. Since it could be ten years from...
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    RMC Culture, etc

    or are sent to war or peacekeeping operation or some other situation in support of the Government of Canada's decision to (or possibly to) unleash violence. If you choose to go to RMC, you cannot discount that upon graduation you will become a military officer and be obliged to go where sent...
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    Replacing the Subs

    That is the business development (BD) guys speaking. They say things like this to convince their bosses that they need spend huge piles of money for business development activities. Standard practice in industry. If you know any BD types, they NEVER underestimate the size of a potential...
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    Coroner inquest - cadet's death at Royal Military College

    The Ontario coroner's office has announced it will hold an inquest into the death of an officer cadet at the Royal Military College (RMC) in Kingston, Ont., last year. https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/coroner-will-hold-inquest-into-cadet-s-death-at-royal-military-college-1.6935869
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    Replacing the Subs

    As further evidence that nuclear powered submarines are a non-starter in Canada, CNL is currently facing extreme opposition to the construction of a low level radioactive waste facility at Chalk River. This is essentially a landfill that will accept low level radioactive waste - much of which...