a friend needs a break for personal reasons and was a CI for many years and commissioned 18 months back now. they have been told by the wing commander that they cannot go nep as they are still in probationary period (not been able to attend cic due to work pressures). they have been told the choice is to leave (totally,can’t go back to ci), or stay.
is this corps policy? it seems a shame to lose someone in this way when they just need time to sort their life out.
Not sure 100% on the NEP point. I can see to an extent that it may result in the probationary commission being withdrawn as they won’t have done CIC in time. But the being kicked out completely rather than revert to CI seems like your OC Wing bring a bit of a (insert forum friendly insult here)
I dont know exact policy, but Personal opinion sounds like OC Wg is making stuff up. Ive seen loads of peeps from officer to CI. Routine practice in my Wing is of you fail probation as a Officer because of non disciplinary stuff then you just revert to a CI.