So I started my CI process in December 18,
Had a few issues along the way as normal , but one thing that I don’t understand is why I must follow the same process as everyone else even though I have military service and qualifications …
I have 8 years service in the British army,
Ex light reconnaissance
Then worked recruitment & training at my unit, also at pirbright training centre
I also worked … classified
And then a few other jobs as light reconnaissance/ heavy armoired
where I was then
Medically discharged in May 18
I have operational experience in Afghanistan and deployed to other countries on exercises
I hold qualification in teaching recruits to become soldiers( military quals) , level 3 and above in education , coaching. Promoted to acting cpl with sjar & mpars for sgt, also done JNCOand numerous other courses
And yet I still Have to be supervised even though My DBs has come Back fine… the worst thing is I have more experience and quals that most if not all of the staff on unit .
I’m getting frustrated that there is no system or policy in place that when a volunteer with previous military service joins as a CI a special recommendation can be made to ether make it go quicker or go into uniform and have a weekend course to reupdate.
Does anyone know how to help with this situation or am I stuck waiting for my cI time to finish ?
to be honest I’m limited on what I am allowed to do on the Sqn due to the fact I don’t wear a uniform, and not Air Cadet Quslified to teach the subject, even though I done it as a lifestyle and career for 8 years so I think I know what I’m doing . I’m dead keen and yet I feel that my service and my experience is only being noticed by cadets when instruct them rather than the wing staff …
Is there anything I can do to get into uniform quicker ?
Sorry for the spelling , need to rant as my sqn staff aren’t really listening