It is true to say that we as staff seem less valued by the last 2 commandants. I felt that Ian Stewart suffered the same fate as Gordon Moulds and it started an inexorable slide downhill from there. I never really felt Barbara Cooper understood 'volunteers' and the jury's out currently.
WRT the change of the commission there needs to be a proper public explanation for the reason for the change with decision dates and so on, which should have been done from day one with progress updates, as currently there has been nothing. As @Plt_Off_Prune says people must be properly informed and this hasn't happened. It would take little or no time using modern letter sending techniques for all Officers in the cadet forces to get a letter from the MoD explaining why they are being subjected to change of status. It wouldn't be a case of minions stuffing envelopes. It's not we aren't exposed to in depth reporting, reasoning and explanations of things in the news etc and we make our own conclusions. I would bet my paper (DT) will today have at least three or four pages dedicated to the recent happenings in Syria and Stockholm. At work when things change you get letters, briefings and meetings explaining what is happening and why. So for Officers to get two or three sides of A4 explaining the rationale etc for this change, would only be courteous and easily digestable. It just makes you wonder if there is a collective running scared by the MoD and individual cadet forces over this. If there's nothing to hide, be completely open.
I spoke to a Wing Staff officer a couple of weeks ago and he was incredulous that people were resigning or considering resigning over this and his attitude was good riddance. I asked if he'd asked why people were thinking like this and he hadn't and I said that he cannot think like he does unless he sits down with them to try to understand. I also asked if people were leaving or becoming CIs and it seems about 60/40, which isn't as bad as resigning and going. From what I have picked up it's not the change in itself, it's the way it has been handled and communicated that has got people's backs up. What was interesting was his response to the change, which was very much 'party line' which for someone I have known for the best part of 35 years who as staff was never a 'party man' and been close to going on several occasions, was strange. He wouldn't even go off record, which said it all IMO.