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Old 18 December 2000, 18:45
TonyM TonyM is offline
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Officers vs enlisted is the age old master-slave, management-labour, etc. argument. Completely different ethos, and can never fully appreciated by the other. Never will be. Don't worry about which job is better / worse. You cannot compare the two, there're worlds apart. It's not about "natural" leadership, I know some cpls that are better leaders than some cpts. Ask yourself if you can accept responsibility for others and if so how much?
In the Canadian army the distinguishing difference between NCM's and Officers is that by holding a commission you are legally responsible for people. Being responsible for people means it's not about your benefits anymore, your concern is other peoples welfare. Only you can decide if this is for you.
Please don't try for a commission because of what good it's going to do for you. We've got enough of those shitbirds already.
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