Gen Nick Carter - a year in post as CGS. Give us a progress update?

Discussion in 'Staff College and Staff Officers' started by Stonker, Sep 3, 2015.

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  1. Stonker

    Stonker On ROPs

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  2. Mr_Fingerz

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  3. I think we're getting new shirts. Not sure what else has changed.
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  4. And what news of the sleeves? The public has right to know.
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  5. And you can ignore the new shirts and wear your ally old ones - the RSM of the Army says so.

    But on-topic, I think Carter has a very clear vision of where he wants the Army to go, he just needs to cut out the 1* and OF5 'socialisation' quagmire.
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  6. As an old soldier and well past it - was that other person in the video (not the General) the RSM of the Army

  7. Indeed, Up, down , halfway up.
    Reminds me of problems the Duke of York had many years ago
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  8. He'd probably like the Army to go in the direction of Syria if he wants to avoid more cuts to his new trainset ;)
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  9. Mr_Fingerz

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    Yes it was.
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  10. Stonker

    Stonker On ROPs

    Exactly my reason for being interested. 1 year in post (anniversary tomorrow) , doesn't leave him much time to generate momentum. Nowt much being reported in the press - until and including this morning's headliner. Many peeps on here were optimistic at the beginning of the year. Old cynic that I am, I'm looking for signs of progress to assess whether optimism is justifiably undimmed, or ebbing away as the dance of the shirtsleeves begins again.
  11. MTP with "We are not racist/homophobic" & "Everyone is an Equal"
    Should be ready to sign out by Xmas
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  12. All sorts of freudian listening:

    "The army has a lavish culture"

    Sadly the use of "empowerment" by CGS suggests things may not be going his way.
    Sounds like a version of the "integrity" drum that was being beaten for most of the early 90s.
  13. Mr_Fingerz

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    From my days in C&E when the "empowerment" argument was entered into it meant getting people to make decisions well above their paygrade.

    And not supporting them when it went breasts skywards.

    I suspect that the Army will do exactly the same.
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