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Soldier of Fortune
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posted 25 March 2021 14:15     Profile for Soldier of Fortune   Email Soldier of Fortune     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
I was just wondering how everybody who is serving feels now after the government gave the Armed Forces 600 million $ extra? All the posts ive read say that the CF is understaffed, underpaid, and under equiped. Did this money make any large changes. Just wondering.

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posted 25 March 2021 15:54     Profile for RCA     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
It's interesting that within days of the $600 million being added we have the army commander saying he may have to chop 33% of our combat forces.

The money has been earmarked for Quality of Life (ie pay raises) and for Eqpt. However most poele I've talked too (including myself) would forgo the pay raise to put the money into something esle. ie incresed trg time, more ammo etc.

The Armed Forces are entering dire straits when the Army, Air Force, and Navy are mothballing parts of their elements that WILL EFFECT operational demands.

The gov't is now talking fast in/fast out peacekeeping deployments. .We are arrriving a apoint of no return and I for one am not happy to be here. The CF will wither away in a wimper rather than go out with a bang.

But to go back to your original question, the $600 million is nice but doesn't go far enough to address the problems we are facing today. It actually address the wrong problems which is even more disheartning.

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posted 26 March 2021 11:04     Profile for Yard Ape   Email Yard Ape     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Long term spending cannot be planned on a one time infusion of money. If you plan a pay raises on money you are only going to get this year, you will not have enough to make pay the troops next year. There is talk of back dating a pay raise already planned. That is the only way that the new money can go to the troops. One time infusions are just political candy for the public. They let the gov sit back and say "see, look at all the money we are giving them"

Have a look at these related topics:
Army commander pondering deep manpower cuts to make financial ends meet
$600-million to bail out ill-paid military
What do our soldiers do? And how much do they make?


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posted 26 March 2021 18:55     Profile for Soldier of Fortune   Email Soldier of Fortune     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Who are we to blame for this, I know that Engillton (or whatever, the defence minister you know?) is doing a good job, He admitted are forces are still under the standards and said he would fight for more money, is it the priministers fault? Maybe the government should look at this board, eh?

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posted 27 March 2021 10:23     Profile for Yard Ape   Email Yard Ape     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Military members to get 2.5 per cent pay raise as of next month . This is exactly what i'm saying.

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Curious, why is it that there are raises for soldiers, yet they plan to recruit 8 or 9 thousand this year and every year starting soon? If they keep going with the recruiting and the cutbacks at the same time won't they need double that money?
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posted 28 March 2021 17:32     Profile for Soldier of Fortune   Email Soldier of Fortune     Send New Private Message     Edit/Delete Post   Reply With Quote
Don't we need double the money anyways? What can we do about it?

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