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    Quote Originally Posted by koppiteal View Post
    Honest Opinions lads what do you think the findings will be
    Corps Units Highly Successful, Outside of this its hit or miss.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cnn View Post
    Has there been any consensus or update in relation to wearing the Cúltaca badge on DPM shirt, in terms of positioning, etc.

    I have seen all sorts to date.
    Why so. A9 is explicit.F***ed up but explicit.
    The modern Irish soldier is better educated,trained and equipped then any any other generation that has gone before.


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    To me there is a direct relationship between the success of the SFC in a particular unit and the ability of key RDF personnel to engage M-F

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    Quote Originally Posted by apod View Post
    Why so. A9 is explicit.F***ed up but explicit.
    A9 is impossible, so much so that J1 issued guidance (which differs from A9)

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    I agree. I see some people outside my CoC who ignore it but nearly everyone knows the score now, and TBH its actually not bad at all ; SD1 is straightforward . DPM shirts depending on the flag size can be a pain in the hole but all are doable ( read A9 and followup J1 guidance as stated by B20 ) . DPM smock no problem. Advise using velcro !


    With respect to findings I can only speak for my own experience

    1) SFC - Unit Commanders must set the tone , backed by their BSM or equivalent and the PDF C.S's .

    2) To be fair my experience has been that this has indeed been the case EXCEPT one case which I put below - read to the end pls

    3) On the RDF Side : responsibility given must be treated as such - each fkup takes 10 times as long to recover that trust ; we are our own worst enemy here . If you have a job given by the DF you can not just go home when you like it or when your civvie job starts - that is not what volunteer means . Enter into it with the correct mindset cos nothing will work otherwise . Every time we put effort in here it really pays off

    4) Ignorance is no defence understand on both sides that context and communication is everything, RDF and PDF find it very difficult to communicate in equivalent terms when both sides want to extract value , the units that have solved this problem shine out like beacons across the whole DF ( and there an inf unit or two in there not just corps, some of the corps are shockingly bad , Artys good for example , Tpt is good ) . Some real lessons to be picked up there

    5) RDF have limited value unless you have them fulltime or they can work remote ( nearly impossible but some niche areas manage ). RDF want to provide value but its only X days per year ; PDF do not think like this and it is difficult to get into the planning cycles - no fault on either side its part of context and communication

    6) Admin :
    1) Recruiting is in shite ; utter, utter shite . No words suffice. This is an ADMIN problem as there has never been a problem getting people in the barrack gate ; give us back control FFS it can hardly get worse. Understand that time is a factor : a lad who is not doing some training within quick time will soon head somewhere else ; you need to build camaraderie and unit spirit fast.

    2) Pay for RDF is the great shame of the world; PDF should hang their heads in shame ; if it was yer own pay you wouldn't let it happen ( Pay is frequently several weeks late, if it ever comes ) . If I could drive to the bank and withdraw the cash like we used to be able to do I could solve this in a day. I Might add that this problem has ONLY happened since the re-org

    3) Far, far behind those two

    i) Promotions - fk sake - yes CS4 is a limit - but the top-heavy nature of the force is killing it - put in place a proper structure

    ii) Bring grat back for heavens sake it costs nothing but all that petrol to get to barracks costs us money
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    Quote Originally Posted by trellheim View Post
    6) Admin :
    1) Recruiting is in shite ; utter, utter shite . No words suffice. This is an ADMIN problem as there has never been a problem getting people in the barrack gate ; give us back control FFS it can hardly get worse. Understand that time is a factor : a lad who is not doing some training within quick time will soon head somewhere else ; you need to build camaraderie and unit spirit fast.
    Thing is the biggest single problem is the S/Clearance. I'm old enough to remember going to the local Collator to get the form stamped and that was that.

    The Garda clearance is now centralised within the Vetting Bureau and that isn't going to change. E-vetting is abolutely brilliant, all being ok, from the time the organisation sends your initial paper form to AGS, you'll get the online form, sent it it in, be cleared and the info back with the organisation within max 3 weeks.

    The delays are when the person fills out the paper form to getting to AGS and then from the time AGS get back to the DF. Some on the General Staff needs to address it (to the benefit of both PDF and RDF), my suggestion get a few RDF officers and NCOs into J2 for a few weeks.

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