Call for Candidates - Young Reserve Officer's Workshop - Brno, Czech Republic

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  1. Yawn. It's that time again when the recently re-vitialised UKRFA (that's UK Reserve Forces Association) announces the call for candidates for the Young Reserve Officer's Workshop (YROW).

    Definitions: YROW is an annual week-long programme run by the Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers (CIOR) and is designed to be a young officer's first international exposure (in a good way) to colleagues from NATO and its Partners.

    Once again the standard instruction has apparently been cascaded from LAND to all units (the RNR are doing their own thing, and the RAuxAF aren't playing), but I haven't seen anything yet... So this post...

    YROW is open to any junior officer (2Lt to Capt), we used to say young as in under 30, but we'd probably not have any candidates if we said that now.

    Dates: 29 Jul to 3 Aug 2013.

    Location: Brno, Czech Republic

    Open to: TA / RMR

    YROW is sponsored by LAND, eligible for MTDs and all travel costs are covered including flights etc.

    It consists of a week of seminars, practical exercises, command tasks and a lot of social interaction with about 18 other NATO member states. The last workshop included, our US friends (from all five arms), Canada, South Africa (Observer nation), Germany, France, the Netherlands, Poland, Czech Republic, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Italy and half dozen other nations. A highly social, interesting and useful week of getting to know the countries you probably will be going to war with in the future, at least as allies for now. Good for the YO who wants some international experience prior to mobilising for operations.

    At this point, this is a call for interest, potential candidates will need a recommendation by their chain of command and to meet various criteria, not least of being able to stay mostly sober for the duration of the workshop - easy? Well having know had to bear the consequences of more than one UK YROW officer decided to spend the week with alcohol making up 90% of their liquid content whilst trying to score with most of the Nordic female officer delegation... Which is not the point of the week.

    More info here: CIOR | Interallied Confederation of Reserve Officers

    And here: CONGRESS | CIOR 2013

    PM me if you are interested, and would like to know more.

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  2. Attention Regular Young Officers. There is workshop being held to introduce you for the first time to our international NATO allies. It's called Op HERRICK, we meet in Helmand Province. All travel costs included, and you get as much ammo as you can throw down range.

    Potential candidates will need to give up family & personal life for up to a year (including MST), and will be forced to stay sober.
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  3. Yep that's right, you can deploy on Op HERRICK for a two week annual camp, or if you are quick off the mark a one week quick deployment activity option is available but you don't get a rifle for that bit.

    And you only get ammo on the first option if you venture outside of BSN, and Osprey for that matter. Best stay in Leatherneck, the foods good and its easy to get fat.
  4. Sounds like a fantastic opportunity and great fun too, but on a serious note, the other countries represented are by and large the same nations which have been playing their part in recent operations. Go for it.
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