Army.ca
NOTE: The link you are using points to an old server (3chimps.army.ca). This server may not work in the future.
Please update your links to use https://Army.ca
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.
Did you miss your activation email?
Search
Army.ca's Fallen Comrades

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old


Online Users
636 Guests, 30 Users (4 Hidden)
mariomike, Furniture, colinreid16, Pickle Rick, Brucewillis, SeaKingTacco, BadgerTrapper, WR, CamelWagon, dammon500, MarkOttawa, micmac4396, Underway, Ludoc, MJP, Roger123, kratz, AEng909, FSTO, Rhodesian, jeffb, Remius, dangerboy, cavalryman, Altair, nic32
Statistics
Total Members: 66,477
Total Posts: 1,434,826
Total Topics: 71,451
Total Categories: 13
Total Boards: 124
Twitter Feed
Recent Topics
[Basic Training] BMQ 2018 - Regular Force by Brucewillis Today at 17:07:52
[The Canadian Military] Canadian Military/Defence procurement process (Mega Thread) by MarkOttawa Today at 15:06:08
[Australian Defence Force] Chief of Army bans soldiers from wearing 'arrogant' death symbols by Jarnhamar Today at 11:21:43
[Radio Chatter] What book are you reading now? by winnipegoo7 Today at 10:38:21
[US Military] Army Is Looking to SMG's by Brihard Today at 00:55:15
[RMC, CMR, ROTP] University Training Plan NCM (UTPNCM)-NCM to Officer [MERGED] by jitterbug Today at 00:02:28
[Aircrew Trades] The "So You Want To Be A Pilot" Merged Thread by mariomike Yesterday at 21:16:40
[Military Police Branch] MP recruiting 2017/18 by Applicant1990 Yesterday at 20:26:41
[British Military] British Military Current Events by FSTO Yesterday at 16:41:28
[Rotorheads] CH-148 Cyclone Progress by SeaKingTacco Yesterday at 16:37:27
[Ships & Vessels] AOR Replacement & the Joint Support Ship (Merged Threads) by Colin P Yesterday at 16:05:02
[Communications & Electronics] Army Communication & Information Systems Specialists (Sig Op, Lineman and LCIS Amalgamation) by ringo598 Yesterday at 14:43:27
[Radio Chatter] Pinball Thread by Bruce Monkhouse Yesterday at 11:58:07
[The Canadian Military] Class A service and AWOL by Haggis Yesterday at 11:33:35
[Security and Emergency Services] Wearing of non recognized medals in EMS by mariomike Yesterday at 11:23:25
Army.ca Administration

xx The Warning System

April 26, 2018, 14:53:06 by Scott
Next to the Staff turnover last year, the largest change we've had is in how we apply and manage warnings. In the old days, it was by manually slapping a huge banner on a user's account, writing it up and then manually removing it when the time came. The new approach is simpler and more transparent, for everyone. It's also streamlined to keep the Staff from becoming bogged down in managing warnings.

Overview:
  • A 0% warning can be used if a "warning shot" is needed, with no impact.
  • Users may apply a +5% warning to another user via the MilPoints Assessment screen, this falls into line with our users policing users approach.
  • At 10% a user is added to a watch list for the staff.
  • At 25% a user is moderated (all posts must be approved)
  • At 50%+ a user is muted (they cannot post)
  • Warnings automatically decay at a rate of 10% per day.
  • Each Staff can apply no more than 50% to a given user, on a given day.
  • This means any Staff can mute a user immediately, but concurrence from another Staff is required to keep it in place.
  • E.G. A user with 70% warning will be unable to post for 2 days, and back to normal usage in 7 days.
  • A user's entire warning history is displayed on the warning screen.
  • Staff can decrease warning % at any time.
  • All messages and warnings are logged, this helps any review process.

If you receive a warning that you wish to dispute, PM me and I will look into it. Please do not PM any Staff you see online. We're trying, as much as possible, to streamline how we handle matters like this, and a common approach is what is required.

Any questions, don't hesitate to contact me.
0 comments | Write Comment
Army.ca News


xx CAF Rank Structure vs Unified Ranks

April 17, 2018, 19:47:12 by Neso
This is a random hypothetical that has crossed my mind:

Would the CAF (or any Military really) be more or less effective had it adopted a "unified/singular" rank structure along the lines of the RCMP, or most any police force, and why?

Why have Militaries historically separated their non-commissioned and commissioned rank structure into distinct career paths, while police forces produce their Commissioned Officers by promoting their Staff Sergeants to Senior Commissioned Officer ranks such as Inspector, and therefore do not have Junior Commissioned Officers?

On the surface at least it would seem to be a good thing that the Commissioned Officers "know the job" and started at the very bottom.

Thanks in advance for the insight folks

4 comments | Write Comment


xx Command and Control - Radio Silence

January 23, 2018, 18:55:06 by Chris Pook
Found on Facebook by Mark Bossi

Quote
Radio Silence – A Lesson in Mission Command
Contributor: Will has 6 years of hands on infantry leadership experience
While practising radio silence on a recent exercise I realised just how reliant I had become on technology. It had made me lazy and more controlling than I would like to admit.

In Eastern Europe 2014 a column of Mechanised and Air Mobile forces from the Ukrainian Army was struck by a devastating rocket bombardment lasting only 3 minutes. The result was over 100 casualties and many vehicles destroyed.  It initially seemed as if the column had been targeted with Electronic Warfare (EW) assets; a sensor that detects radio transmissions and sends the location back to the rocket battery for targeting.  This is a worrying prospect for any military commander; that enemy artillery could home in on a radio transmission. This development leads us to adapt and overcome.  An easy way to combat enemy EW capabilities would be to impose radio silence; an exercise often talked about, but rarely actually done.  Up to now in my career I had never exercised radio silence and I found the concept of not being able to communicate with my subordinates during a task uncomfortable. So, on a recent exercise we gave the enemy forces EW and an artillery capability, forcing us to impose radio silence.  What I learned was much more than how to combat EW and the technicalities of imposing radio silence, but a lesson in leadership, mission command and empowerment.

The first mission, anti-armour ambush, I briefed as I usually would with a clear intent and key timings, but also imposed radio silence. Overall the action went well and the task was performed to the same standard as it would be using radios throughout. However, the ambush was sprung on a lone enemy vehicle moving along the track.  The team understood the intent: destroy enemy armour, and acted. However, a larger column came through later untouched. With radios, I would have said: ‘hold fire,’ on the lone vehicle. More detail in my brief covering all eventualities would have prevented this. Here I discovered that radios had made me lazy in my briefing because I knew I could control it well during the action.

So, for the next exercise I made sure I considered all eventualities and briefed the commanders applying more timings and constraints where necessary. When can you break radio silence? What should you do if you lose comms? What should you do if you get cut off? And if all else fails, destroy all enemy tanks and meet back at the rendezvous No Later Than 0230hrs.  This time I witnessed several changes in the unit. I saw junior commanders making decisions, good decisions, without any direction from me. One of the teams missed their pick up and rather than speak on the radio trying to rearrange it they carried out their task on foot successfully. Other teams encountered difficulties during the mission but they knew the intent and end state and were able to complete their tasks without further direction for 36hrs of radio silence.

Overall it was a liberating exercise. It showed me that my subordinates are incredibly intelligent, capable soldiers who, when empowered, given a clear intent and detailed set of constraints can be released on task and will carry it out to a high standard without further direction. All I needed to do was trust them. It was also a relief for them not hearing me over the radio always asking for an update. Radio silence is the ultimate exercise in mission command and is tactically relevant. Try asking yourself: Am I enquiring because I need to or because I can?

https://wavellroom.com/2017/12/14/radio-silence-a-lesson-in-mission-command/
24 comments | Write Comment
Military Quote
Men are nearly always willing to believe what they wish.

- Julius Caesar

Viewed 72601 times.
       


» Download the iPhone/iPad Military Quotes app! «


Military Word Of The Day
DFPP
:
Director of Financial Policy and Procedures


» Download the iPhone/iPad Military Terms app! «


Today in Military History

May 21



1921:

Birthday of Sgt. Aubrey Cosens VC


1941:

Germans capture Maleme airfield, Crete, after heavy fighting


1982:

Falkland campaign - The Landings in San Carlos Water - 3 Commando Brigade Headquarters and Signal Squadron RM




» Download the iPhone/iPad Military History app! «


Advertising
Army.ca's Supporters

Subscriber Status Board