What do you want apart from the yes/no sir/mam, saluting, standing to attention where appropriate, a bit more rigour applied to dress items and courteous manner. That’s about as military as we need to be. This is all that was ever expected when I joined the ATC and is how I’ve continued. Anymore military than that as said we are not FMJ but we are not like the real RAF either. Even my mates who were in the Army during the 80s and 90s and did things with the RAF on secondment, said the RAF had a more relaxed air about it, that wasn’t a bad thing in my book.
I wish at times we could break away from this constant military basic training ethic and have a more working environment. It does feel after a day at work of calling managers, all but senior man, by their Christian name, like stepping into a pretend world when you put a uniform on and arrive at the squadron.
As said do anything slowly. Do it quick and you may not have a squadron or components thereof very quickly and rebuilding is a long process. But then if what is happening now works why get too bothered from the outset. Sometimes its easy to go in as someone new think I don’t like this or that and then instigate changes for the sake of it and just end up brassing them off and as it’s their spare time they can find something else to do with it. The ATC is not as special as it might have once been.