This comes up quite often recently, should we allow new volunteers to become Civilian Instructors, so should they become SNCOs (with ex cadets given the opportunity to DE Commission as currently allowed)?
As part of a Uniformed Youth Organisation, why are the majority of our staff Civilian Instructors with no uniform? Do we allow cadets the choice of being a uniformed cadet or civilian cadet? We are often told of the 3 Pillars that form the ATC;
- Uniformed - Cadets & Staff
- Civilian - Committee Members
- Chaplaincy - Padres
The only “major” roadblock I would see here is SSIC which requires time off work away from home, which would be overkill for wanting to help at Parade Evenings 2 times a week, so we would need to adjust our onboarding to support this. Unless SSIC was part of the requirements for FS but not to remain as a Sgt.
This would give us the standard CFAV as a SGT, supported and guided by others on the Sqn / Wing, we could reduce the minimum time for FS eligibility to 2 Years, and but maintain WO at a min of 8 Years total of which at least 4 must be at FS.
This would have no affect on existing CIs, but over time they would eventually die out.