This has concerned me for a long time.
Other than the differential that uniformed staff are meant to adhere to minimal attendance levels (which many CIs meet or exceed anyway) and there isn’t such a criterion for Civilian Instructors, I can see no real reason why committed and contributing CIs should NOT be eligible for being awarded the Cadet Forces Medal, once the duration of service and OC recommendation requirements are met.
I’d be very interested to hear a reasoned counter-argument to this proposal.
I’m not certain about how such a proposal could be made (yes, yes, observing the CoC etc) but I am certain that such a propostion could be justified.
Tell me why you disagree. And you’d better have some really convincing reasons…