I praise the Canadian Air Force officer: not showy everything starting from the actual
Canadian Air Force CF-18 fighter ground attack rockets
4 月 25 日 至 5 January, I followed the Air Force Command College, headed by Ma Jian, president of missions, a line 25, the Canadian Air Force conducted a seven-day visit, during which see and hear unforgettable.
senior commanders are planning to organize visits abroad, is party to speed up the Air Force personnel training, changes in mode of combat effectiveness, to take a strategic move. Prior to this, the Air Force has organized several groups of outstanding commanders visited Pakistan, Russia, Britain, France and the United States.
Through the visit, we learned a foreign air force modernization, advanced experience, but also so that we deeply feel the revolution in military affairs is compelling new world situation, increased sharply in the sense of urgency and responsibility.
visit Canada, the total military strength of about 6.5 million, of which 1.5 million people in the Air Force, with 6000 small airports or airport. Canadian Air Force deputy chief of staff Lieutenant Lawson, the “defending Canada, defending North America, to contribute to international security” is the Canadian military mission three, recently they have also strengthened its presence in the Arctic offshore exclusive economic zone and the strategic use of the support the expansion of national interest, and that “12 hours to reach the Arctic Ocean,” the power projection goals. Canadians believe that the next 50 years, the Arctic Ocean will be the front line scramble for resources, plus the Air Force “Every fleet, will prepare for a possible mission in the Arctic region”, the concept of its mission, a sense of crisis is impressive.
no show, all from the real starting
in the Canadian Air Force during the visit, we deeply feel plus the realistic military style – not to engage in superfluous neither deliberately beautify themselves, and no complicated rituals, discussion forums, welcome dinner, simple and dignified, yet warm demeanor. Held a forum, in addition to a speaking seat, no podium, no name signed, generals and soldiers are sitting around a conference table. We see every Canadian soldiers, are full of energy, reasonable manner, full of professional soldiers of pride.
few Canadian air force post, the allocation of lean to the Air Force Command in Ottawa, Canada, for example, including only 145 people, including civilians. But the chain of command clearly fine officer duties, powers specifically, the implementation of responsibility system by level. Such as the overall control of its air force 1 Air Division 13 bases, each base in an air wing consists of 34 squadrons, each squadron entrusted with the defense of their respective mission areas, search and rescue patrol missions.
authority, flexible and efficient organizational structure, teaches us that we should be adjusted to optimize operational command structure, and structure of reform as the focus of the organizational setup of the usual command structure, functions and tasks, the internal grouping, etc., should be compatible with the wartime command mode, do the same peacetime and wartime.
Canadian Army’s “real” consciousness is also reflected in the details. April 29, we boarded a Canadian air force base in Trenton flight tower. On the tower, due to the crowded elevator, I’ll up the stairs from the spiral staircase, suddenly found the tower stairs and the walls on both sides of all exposed concrete, decorative wood flooring, or paint without lime. Informed, upon request, mainly for the war to consider, although the ugly concrete stairs and walls, but practical, the one fire, two to slip in the event of war, destruction, or lift off for officers up and down.
elected officers a fair, open and value integrity and honesty
visit in Canada, we know that the Canadian Air Force personnel work in accordance with “the first task “and” the interests of officers and men from the “two principles to start, try to balance work requirements and personal aspirations.
practice professional Canadian Air Force, with a relatively generous material benefits to attract talent, such as the Canadian Air Force, a 2002 graduate of lieutenant commander after-tax monthly salary of 5600 Canadian dollars, or about more than 30,000 yuan. In order to mobilize the enthusiasm of officers and men, plus the families of Air Force officers and men to focus on improving treatment, such as the hiring of officers and men for the war to take care of their families and children. Canadian Air Force personnel manager Roberts said: “The welfare of military personnel and their families for the maintenance of the Canadian military’s combat efficiency is very important.”
because the road is taking the job, the Canadian Air Force officer serving time are generally long, as long as the body qualified, each level can be until retirement. They believe that allowing a rich work experience and skilled expertise of the officers left the force, is the brain drain.
but it also led to officers promoted to space restrictions, only some retired, others to fill the vacancies, so most of the officers are difficult to obtain a higher level of lifetime rank.
discussion exchange base in Trenton, I sat across from two officers, one was a 27-year-old Captain Coutts, a 53-year-old Captain White. Also the rank of Captain, age could be so poor. White explained: “We all do the same rank promotion criteria and procedures, but the people is not the case, so there are differences between normal and I proud of my career!”
According to , Canadian military officer rising channel is very clear. Canadian Military Canadian Forces personnel from time to time will use evaluation system for all officers carry out an assessment aimed at military personnel through constructive feedback to improve the level of each evaluation period of 18 months, excellent access to “succession planning.”
appointment of officers, the increase in the military adhere to the “fair, open, standardized, continuous” employment standards, focusing on watching the performance, see the potential, look healthy, to see a sense of integrity and integrity.
said that whenever a unit of the main post, officers assess the department began to identify potential successors, and successors of the lack of different experiences, knowledge generation succession training plan, with the purpose of training exercise and sent to school mission, and clearly inform them of their main difference and direction.
This training methods, whether the employer or the military leadership of the progress of the officers I have a great benefit. As long as you are willing to work, the goal in front of you is clear, up-channel is always transparent.
attention to officers leadership training
attaches great importance to the Canadian Air Force officer leadership development, in which “communication skills” as a basis to develop leadership capability throughout the military the whole process.
Canadian Air Force’s understanding of “engagement” in a broad sense, its meaning, including: First, exchange and cooperation with others, and social, family, media relations process; second is the ability to communicate with different objects to increase the influence of the army; third officer will team and so on. Its core is to ask the officer for good interpersonal skills and broad support, the individual will to the will of the team as soon as possible.
plus military training on the complete system, which includes this academic education. There has been emphasis on the Canadian Forces serving in the academic education of light through the atmosphere, plus the military has been trying to change, but the lack of effective measures, the effect is not obvious, until 1997, the Canadian military, only about 50% of officers have undergraduate degrees, with higher degree of less than 8%. In the “2020 Plan – create a 21st century military,” after the introduction of the Canadian army officer to take various measures to implement academic education: First, to encourage officers to higher education, active duty military receive $ 20,000 funding, reserve officers receive 8000 dollars in funding; second is to strengthen graduate education officers, since 2001, the military each year $ 1.2 million for 150 officers graduate education; third is to encourage continuing education for officers, and active and reserve military officers to provide financial help. Since June 1999, the Army allocated $ 2.2 million annual funding of around 1,200 officers to receive continuing education.
Canadian Air Force education and training as well as “one two” character, about all the aircrew and ground crew training into a versatile multi-skill, the pilot can drive a variety of Air Force aircraft and equipment, and can reach mastery of NATO air and ground attack fighter tactical two kinds of operational standards; ground crew is “snake oil”, Air Force maintenance personnel and equipment on all models of flight maintenance. Therefore, when the Canadian Air Force and U.S. Air Force and other NATO countries, in coordination or joint exercises, perform the same task in other countries sent only half the staff.
soldiers sacrifice abroad, the state will be lowered to half
visit to Canada in seven days, you can see the Canadian flag is impressive.
from the beginning to board flights to Canada, the Canadian flag when the pattern is not in sight. Flight attendants refreshments, I asked for a cup of coffee, sugar packets found printed on the Canadian flag. In Ottawa, the light box on the main road is not advertising, but the national flag. Even a small hotel in the use of soap is also engraved on the Canadian Maple Leaf flag pattern.
base to visit in Trenton, the base sent a car to us from the office lunchroom. A Canadian Air Force soldiers stand at attention with the standard Junzi stand by the door to greet us. Before driving, he took out a flag inserted in the car’s head, arrived at their destination, the flag again removed from the car’s head back, the whole process I was very memorable.
4 28, we came to Montreal, Canada, found that street flags, provincial flags were lowered to half. Entourage, this is because the Canadian military in Afghanistan has been killed, the state lowered to half mast. Whenever a diplomatic mission of the Canadian military officers and men killed, should be lowered to half domestic, which has become a norm.
like us, plus the Air Force attaches great importance to promoting the wider aviation culture. Royal Aviation Museum in Ottawa’s collection of 20 vintage military aircraft can still fly. Which a code is NA337IP-X aircraft was shot down in World War II. This aircraft is Canada’s own production, and only one. After World War II, Canada after three years of looking to spend $ 1.5 million, it will be a reservoir in Norway wreckage salvaged, repaired 11 years, will eventually put it in the Royal Air Museum for visitors.
in the Canadian Air Force 426 Squadron, 8 Wing are placed in the corridors of a large cabinet and inside the store with the squadron battle damage during World War II aircraft wreckage. Also exhibits a few ingots. Entourage told us that it is cast into small pieces of wreckage. In their view, the wreckage of another small, can not be abandoned, because it carries heavy history.
tell the truth, be exempt from punishment
“speak the truth is very important for flight safety.” Visit to Canada in the 17th Air Force Air Wing, the Wing commander said. We feel very fresh.
Canadian Air Force, there is no “perfect faith” and other references, they emphasize professionalism. 17 Wing Canadian Air Force air and space research under the school introduced Lieutenant Colonel Milligan, professionalism is one of working standards of the five officers, including the inherent morality, moral awareness and credibility of the three elements, the specific requirement is “to the military mission internalized into individual pursuit, within the spirit of the army into individual specifications. ”
Canadian Air Force have established a voluntary reporting mechanism for flight safety, encourage the majority of flying front-line staff, by phone, fax, Internet and other means, the Flight Safety Information escalation to the air force, if necessary, can leapfrog reporting. Encourage “speak the truth,” allowing people to make mistakes, as long as the initiative to report problems flying, be exempt from punishment. They find that the problem is to improve and enhance, not add new pain and trouble. By “speak the truth”, from which accept the lessons, avoid bigger problems.
off is the battle
visit the Canadian Air Force, one of the most interesting question is: how such a small scale Air Force, to assume a broad defense of Canada Land of the task?
Canada’s total land area of ??about 10 million square kilometers. It is surrounded by the sea, the coastline length if stretched to more than 202,000 km, the need to protect the land and air and sea and air is extremely vast. The Canadian Air Force aircraft equipped with only 481 of its air force and land area the size seems disproportionate. Canadian Air Force officer told us about the performance of its mission of “mystery”: through distinctive training, to make up for the lack of force scale.
4 29, we came to Canada’s largest Air Force base in Trenton base. Transport equipment for the most part here, as well as a small aircraft, the Air Force long-range combat is a plus, “fist” units. Commander told us that forces are currently another tactical base. According to reports, Canadian Air Force combat units every year with four months time, the main base across the country take turns flying training to become familiar with the airport situation, understanding of the battlefield environment. These bases, both to protect the modern airport facilities, there are usually only a few people guarding the airstrip.
Canadian Air Force regulations, a pilot on duty at a base in three years, you have to switch to other bases. This with some mandatory system allows pilots to access during service and are familiar with the different bases across Canada, greatly increased their different regions, different airport facilities, ability to adapt to different climatic environments.
Canadian Air Force pilot told us that they are very close to actual combat tactics training. By our words, called “how to fight soldiers on how to train”, “is off fighting.” Fighters often train in a number of ups and downs of the content, such as air intercept training, also training ground attack, and will choose to bridges, railways, roads, vehicles and other moving targets, simulated attacks, make training more realistic.
4 30, plus a guest of our mission the Air Force 426 Squadron, was invited to lunch in the officers’ mess. Sudden change in weather was outside, rain-soaked, however, still roaring over the airport, planes roar, did not affected the ongoing training. Canadian Air Force, the rigorous training is evident.(edit: SN031) share: