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View Poll Results: Branch of Service
Army 308 36.75%
Marines 91 10.86%
Air Force 214 25.54%
Navy 214 25.54%
Coast Guard 30 3.58%
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Old 02-02-2015, 02:56 PM   #401
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I am presently finishing up my 32nd year, waiting to be medically released. Apparently it was hard on the body when I was 25 parachuting with 3 Cdo, Canadian Airborne Regiment in the mid 80's. Now as a 51 year old MP Warrant Officer it is death by computer screen and trying not to be that dinosaur with the "Old ideas" like Truth, Duty and Honour. Proud to serve...it was good for my Grandfather, good for my father, good for me and good for my son.

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So is it possible to serve 30+ years in the Canadian military?
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Old 02-04-2015, 04:54 PM   #405
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So is it possible to serve 30+ years in the Canadian military?
Yes it is, you can go to 35 years for maximum pension, then after that it is an age/rank/position thing. For most CRA (Compulsary Retirement Age) is 55 and then there is exceptions to 60.

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Old 02-04-2015, 05:44 PM   #407
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Yes it is, you can go to 35 years for maximum pension, then after that it is an age/rank/position thing. For most CRA (Compulsary Retirement Age) is 55 and then there is exceptions to 60.

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Thanks - I think the U.S. Military calls "age/rank/position thing" the "High Year Tenure" where you have to be a certain rank by a certain time in your military career.
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Thanks - I think the U.S. Military calls "age/rank/position thing" the "High Year Tenure" where you have to be a certain rank by a certain time in your military career.
The way to join the Command Chiefs and Generals Club, could you imagine being a 59 yearl old Corporal Infantryman or MP Patrolman working the night shift and chasing after 15 year old base brats hopping over backyard fences in pursuit. Thats not even thinking about combat.

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Something that needs to be said. The toughest job in the Army, is the Army Wife! My gal was with me from beginning to my retirement. Three kids and not one word of complaint. I'm 90% disabled and could not make it without her, God Bless Army Wives!

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Old 02-05-2015, 07:33 PM   #411
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Does the Navy still have Warrant Officers? I was active AF from 1960-1964 and the only branch that still had and still does is the Army as I understand.

The DOD phased the WO's out and replaced them with the E8 and E9 grades back when I was in.
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We had Warrants when I was in the Navy. 1970-1974.

I think we still had one WO pilot at that time.
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The Navy brought back the WO's in '65, I was promoted to WO1 in '67 (A Pinstripe), and retired as a CWO3 in '76. As a temporary WO I was advanced to E-8 and E-9 in my permanent grade until I accepted permanent as a CWO3. We enjoyed great respect from both the enlisted and commissioned communities. I feel there is a need for both the E-8/E-9 and the WO's on the larger ships. The Navy commissions WO's at the CWO2 level, where the Army does not grant commissions to their WO's.
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:50 PM   #415
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We had Warrants when I was in the Navy. 1970-1974.

I think we still had one WO pilot at that time.
Thanks - so does the Navy still have them?
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Old 02-05-2015, 07:52 PM   #416
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The Navy brought back the WO's in '65, I was promoted to WO1 in '67 (A Pinstripe), and retired as a CWO3 in '76. As a temporary WO I was advanced to E-8 and E-9 in my permanent grade until I accepted permanent as a CWO3. We enjoyed great respect from both the enlisted and commissioned communities. I feel there is a need for both the E-8/E-9 and the WO's on the larger ships. The Navy commissions WO's at the CWO2 level, where the Army does not grant commissions to their WO's.
Thanks for the update.
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