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  • Originally posted by morpheus View Post
    platoon ? Company ? - someone in DOD has given the journo the wrong info.... Tom Brady is the security correspondent at the indo...
    https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-brady-b5a581a9/
    Would imagine he would know the diff between a company and a platoon!
    Your first mistake was thinking anyone in the DOD understands anything to do with military basic military structures.

    Your second was assuming that any information that is published in the Indo is produced by credible "journalists".

    As I said previously, good news for privates and NCOs with the extra vacancies. The proposed plan to add additional platoons removes a significant requirement for additional officers and SNCOs.

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    • If they are adding platoons to existing companies, surely that is just saving a handful of mainly officer and SNCO positions?

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      • Yes Dev, that's pretty much exactly what I said in my previous post.

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        • You said
          Originally posted by Chuck View Post
          . The proposed plan to add additional platoons removes a significant requirement for additional officers and SNCOs.
          An additional Coy (rather than extra plns) would not add a significant number of additional Officers and SNCOs..... approx 2 of each

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          • Originally posted by DeV View Post
            You said


            An additional Coy (rather than extra plns) would not add a significant number of additional Officers and SNCOs..... approx 2 of each
            An additional infantry coy would require an additional Coy Comdr, Coy 2i/c and up to three platoon commanders. In addition you are then looking at at least another two SNCOs in the form of a CQ and CS at a minimum.

            This might just be the difference in a couple of people to you but there are plenty of officers and SNCOs who, for their own reasons, don't want to go overseas.

            Your posts can at times come across as splitting stones purely for the sake of posting. It is quite frustrating.

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            • Originally posted by Chuck View Post
              An additional infantry coy would require an additional Coy Comdr, Coy 2i/c and up to three platoon commanders. In addition you are then looking at at least another two SNCOs in the form of a CQ and CS at a minimum.

              This might just be the difference in a couple of people to you but there are plenty of officers and SNCOs who, for their own reasons, don't want to go overseas.

              Your posts can at times come across as splitting stones purely for the sake of posting. It is quite frustrating.
              Yes and those Pln commanders would be going anyway as there is extra platoons going

              An extra Coy (rather than additional plns) would mean 2 more officers, 2 SNCOs and some JNCOs and Ptes (probably less than 10 overall). That is not a significant number.

              Absolutely agree that some may not want to go

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              • United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday announced the appointment of Major General Stefano Del Col of Italy as Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

                http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/2...nder-of-unifil

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                • Originally posted by B Inman View Post
                  United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on Friday announced the appointment of Major General Stefano Del Col of Italy as Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL).

                  http://www.naharnet.com/stories/en/2...nder-of-unifil
                  Be interesting to see what happens with Beary now.When is the CoS due to retire?
                  "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                  • Originally posted by apod View Post
                    Be interesting to see what happens with Beary now.When is the CoS due to retire?
                    He is already beyond the retirement age for a Maj Gen. He was granted an age derrogation to see out his secondment. He will retire when he comes home.

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                    • Be interesting to see what happens with Beary now.When is the CoS due to retire?
                      First thought that occurred to me as well.
                      "Are they trying to shoot down the other drone? "

                      "No, they're trying to fly the tank"

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                      • Originally posted by Fantasia View Post
                        He is already beyond the retirement age for a Maj Gen. He was granted an age derrogation to see out his secondment. He will retire when he comes home.
                        Is there not an age extension for Lt Gen??
                        "Let us be clear about three facts. First, all battles and all wars are won in the end by the infantryman. Secondly, the infantryman always bears the brunt. His casualties are heavier, he suffers greater extremes of discomfort and fatigue than the other arms. Thirdly, the art of the infantryman is less stereotyped and far harder to acquire in modern war than that of any other arm." ------- Field Marshall Wavell, April 1945.

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                        • Originally posted by apod View Post
                          Is there not an age extension for Lt Gen??
                          only a year I think

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                          • Originally posted by apod View Post
                            Is there not an age extension for Lt Gen??
                            Lt Gen retires at 63, Maj Gen 62, Brig Gen 61, Col 60, Lt Col & Comdt(depending on when they joined) 58 (or 58 & 56), Capt 54, Lt 48

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                            • Best of luck to him.
                              For now, everything hangs on the CoDF report, which is published, but after discussion with parties in government will probably commence being implemented in May or June... or July.. hopefully

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                              • Originally posted by Chuck View Post
                                The leasing of comms equipment etc including SISUs is on the table.
                                Is a lease or purchase of the Sisu's?

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