MIL Ask a Canadian Army Reservist Anything v. 1.0

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  1. Fearan

    Fearan Guest

    Post any questions you have for a CF Army Reservist, and I'll answer them sometime in the near future.

    What we do: Two weekends a month: Field training at one of two bases (usually) or twice a year we have parades in Montreal. We also get together once a month on Tuesdays to do whatever, from ethics classes to small classes like comms.

    How's training: Things like urban warfare (FIBUA) or general tactics in the forest/snow (section/platoon attack/defense) Much more fun than working at McDonald's

    Pay: ~$80 a day at the start, goes up pretty fast. A Master Cpl makes about $120/day. So on a weekend you get half day for friday and two full days. Also the Canadian Forces pay half your university tuition up to $2000/yr.
     
  2. Twisted STi

    Twisted STi All wheel or no wheel OT Supporter

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    Master Cpl? Huh. Speaking of which, what are all your ranks called? I think I'm gonna go around today calling myself a Master Cpl =)
     
  3. krazy-p

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    Hey, i am also gonna be a canadian infantry reservist in 2 weeks. been in the reg force for 10 years. 5 with 2rcr and 5 as an aviation tech up in cold lake.
     
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    let the Canadian military flames begin
     
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    Do reservists get sent to afghanistan? Or is it just full-time troops?
     
  6. Fearan

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    Al Capone
    Ranks:
    NCMs:
    Private
    Cpl
    Master Cpl
    NCOs:
    Sgt
    Warrant Officer
    Master WO
    Chief WO

    Officers:
    2nd Lt
    Lt
    Captain
    Major
    L.Col
    Col
    And four General ranks.

    Twisted: There are about 15 000 reservists if I recall properly.

    GTP: For tours, it's completely voluntary for reservists. After completing the 3 "basic courses" (basically the equivalent of the MOC courses + basic training) reservists are eligible, if they want and get selected, for 6 months of training with reg force then shipped off to wherever our wonderful government needs us.

    Nice to meet your Krazy-p :)
     
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    Cool, thanks for the info :cool:
     
  8. Jason H

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    10 years? Should request a spot in JTF-2.
     
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    It's harder to get deployed from what I understand but yes you can go, I know a few who's been to Bosnia
     
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    22,000 if I have it right
     
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    Oh btw, I go in next week to (hopefully) finish enlisting
     
  12. Jason H

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    Fearen have you been to Bosnia/Afghanistan yet?
     
  13. Fearan

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    No. Planning on doing MCpl modules next year. The year after will depend on if I'm still in the same relationship. I don't want to impose on anyone being gone for 18 months, because my current gf couldn't handle it. Not that there's anything wrong with that though. :love:

    You planning on doing a tour?
     
  14. Jason H

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    As many as I can without going crazy or being blown up :x:.

    I'm with a girl right now that seems to be pretty settled down. She speaks broken enlish so she's trying to teach me some french so it's easier on her. In a few years I plan to go regular forces no matter what the situation is with any woman I am with.

    I made a promise to myself that my job and duty would superceed anything in my life.
     
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    im goin to afghanistan in feb. anyone else going?
     

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