Basic Military Qualification

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Basic Military Qualfication (BMQ) refers to the course all recruits to the Canadian Forces must complete. Once a soldier has passed the course, he is considered "BMQ Qualified".

Training

BMQ (Basic Military Qualification) 20 Training Days + 1 Day for SHARP Training

This is basic military training, and is the first course the new recruit will be required to complete. Very basic knowledge is presented here; basic military drill and courtesy, military law, physical training (PT), weapons handling with the C7A1 Service Rifle, navigation, first aid, basic fieldcraft, and the essentials of living as a soldier in garrison and in the field.

Once BMQ is complete, the soldier will then be required to take the Soldier Qualification course.

Failing

Training failures are the result of either a Voluntary Release, or for repeatedly failing either written or practical tests of the Performance Objectives. Each candidate who is not performing to standard progresses through a warning system giving them very clear updates on their lack of progress or specific deficiencies, guidance for improvement, extra instruction where applicable, and a minimum of 24 hours between retests.

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