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Does the change of DEU affect postings? Or it is literally a uniform and rank change?We were all RCAF until 2013, and it was only Feb this year that those of us who wanted to switch out of RCAF DEU were given the opportunity. I think only four of us changed, and we all went RCN.
There is nothing inherently wrong with the term Warrior. Many Militaries have successfully integrated the idea of the "Warrior" in to their Military culture.This is such a circle jerk of stupidity; warriors are individuals who fought for personal glory in a common gaggle. Throughout history they lost to professional soldiers.
Equipment support, logistics are all critical to the effectiveness of a military, but I'm not applying warrior ethos while fighting through the bullshit bureaucracy required in cubicle land (and primarily fueled by coffee and spite for the process). If the 'warriors' want to charge into battle, fill their boots I guess, but lets not lie to people and somehow 'sexy up' critical non-warrior support tasks being done at 1st, 2nd and 3rd lines.
I'm not in combat arms, but I'm guessing going full 'Leeroy Jenkins' in a squad attack isn't effective either, so they need to act as a team of professionals, not a group of individuals.
Warrior wasn't invented as a word or concept to specifically speak about North American cultures... The idea that professionals beat warrior cultures goes back to Ancient Greece at least, and likely even earlier into the bronze age civilizations that started recruiting and training "professional" armies.There is nothing inherently wrong with the term Warrior. Many Militaries have successfully integrated the idea of the "Warrior" in to their Military culture.
New Zealand is a great example of this. The Maori warrior culture is very important to not only their Armed Forces but also their Nation as a whole. Is it surprising that they have a far better relationship and integration with the large Aboriginal population in their Country than we do with ours?
There are other concepts like Bushido in Japan, Chivalric Code in Europe, Eso Ikoyi in Africa, Futuwwa in the Arab World that have been used quite successfully to integrate a Warrior Culture in to soldiering and the Military.
Your assertion that warriors have lost to professional soldiers throughout history is also wrong. It's such a North American viewpoint and has more to do with projecting our own insecurities concerning our history than it does with the actual validity of the term Warrior.
I basically consider it a thinly veiled form of North American racism that actually denigrates Native American/Indigenous Warrior culture.
I'm certain Custer wishes he and his "professional soldiers" took the threat from the warriors at little Big Horn more seriously.
Anyone who has a problem with the term Warrior needs to get over themselves, stop focusing on their own insecurities and focus on the positive aspects of a Warrior culture and there are many.
All professional Armies, at least the ones that want to be successful, inculcate a Warrior Culture in to their fighting force.Warrior wasn't invented as a word or concept to specifically speak about North American cultures... The idea that professionals beat warrior cultures goes back to Ancient Greece at least, and likely even earlier into the bronze age civilizations that started recruiting and training "professional" armies.
It's cool that you like the word, but don't lump all who disagree with you in as racists.
No what impacted RCN readiness was lack of money, a highly toxic chain of command and a bunch of charlatans who pretend to call themselves professional military members.@Humphrey Bogart Again, projecting front line bullshit onto support; it's patronizing as hell and disrespects the importance of support roles. 'Sailors first' attitude directly is impacting RCN readiness, and undermined what we used to do to stick around and work until repairs are done. When operators are working 730-1530 alongside, there was a lot of surprised pikachus when MSED started doing the same (as they are sailors too).
And enter the Goths, Visigoths and Huns, a bunch of warrior societies who rolled the Romans!It's also not a North American viewpoint; it's actually a very old one that warriors =/= professional soldiers. The Roman Empire rolled over all kinds of warrior societies. The Spartans also come to mind against other city states that didn't have full time soldiers. The Gauls for example were getting rolled over until they actually banded together and had the warrior clans work together as more of a professional army.
We used to be a professional military. We seem to be trying this thing where we convert our Military to a second class GD pool for the Civil Service.We're a professional, full time military, it's a team sport. Only a small number are actually front line troops where 'warrior' may be applicable, but if we're not all working together nothing happens.
These two things are not even remotely connected and the links your making don't actually exist.It's also a very short term, myopic view. Our institutional focus on 'warriors' and long term de-prioritization of support and training roles is exactly why we have to down tools to rebuild (unless you are the Navy, and just try and ramp up training while not reducing any operational tempo).
I know the CAF wanted to try this thing where they had "Command" Chiefs serve outside their elements.I want to congratulate Kent Gregory on his retirement and I hope he finds it fulfilling.
That's all I am going to say.
I'm aware of the history, and broadly accepted where you were going, right up until you called people who disagree with you racists.All professional Armies, at least the ones that want to be successful, inculcate a Warrior Culture in to their fighting force.
Want to talk about the Greeks? Ok, what of the Spartans? They were literally a Warrior society?
Professional Soldiers are just "efficient" warriors.
I literally listed a number of different codes that you can do your own research on if you want.
Welcome to the CAF leadership, where everyone wants to make a mark, to prove their applicability.but these are the same folks that ignore the impact of the insane opsched on everyone that refuse to scale it back to match actual capacity, so I can only imagine the rosy colour of glasses they are inspecting the inside of their own asses with at this point.
Just like the author of this particular Journal Article did. Just jumping on the bandwagon for clout, probably trying to position themselves for some sort of post-retirement pseudo consulting gig where they get to impart their wisdom on how to improve our culture, in exchange for money of course 😆Welcome to the CAF leadership, where everyone wants to make a mark, to prove their applicability.
Torches - you forgot the pitchforks my friend.Just like the author of this particular Journal Article did. Just jumping on the bandwagon for clout, probably trying to position themselves for some sort of post-retirement pseudo consulting gig where they get to impart their wisdom on how to improve our culture, in exchange for money of course 😆
We've got so many willing bootlickers and opportunists in uniform, the Govt doesn't even need to try. It will always be able to tind torch carriers that will do anything for a promo and a couple of extra bucks a month 😄
At least everyone has a somewhat equal chance of dying onboard ship if they get hit by a torp.Look at how many people are actually on the ship in the RCN and then how many are required ashore for support functions, and then you may get a better idea on why 'warrior ethos' doesn't make sense for the entire CAF in every job.
I personally find the "warrior" concept can be cheesy, . . . but it can be useful if done right.