so at the end of all that good move or not
Filbert Fox said:CMT is a good base knowledge trade, ideal for using as a step up and while you have to have CMTs of all ranks, the ones that want to better / challange themselves do move on to other more technical and clinical trades.
Bedpan2zero said:Frank said:Well if were going to quote experience then ive been a cmt for 13 years (havn't messed around trying different services and engagements i must add). In that time i have deployed on six operational tours (as a cmt in a medical roll) four significant overseas exercises, attended many medical courses (all paid for by and in the armys time), have spent over 30 weeks on clinical placements world wide.
If you are saying that a TA RCMT with a background of a being a signaler can do the job better than a regular cmt, then you need to get on the blower to DGAMS as you'l have just saved him a ferking fortune!
13 years minus 6x 6month tours = 10.5 years
10.5 years minus 4 exercises x 3 months = 9.5 years
take away for courses, ranges minor exercises - 3 years
= 6.5 years estimated doing non medical functions, like I have pointed out previously not always being at the sharp end getting hands on experience
MY BOLD - where in my rants (as youll put it) did I say that the TA will do the job better - i clearly stated that they would get more hands on time!!!
I like the bit about messing around with different engagements!!
If youre 100% happy with what you do, fine - but i know quite a few that arent - and once you have the thirst to learn more, advance your career/quals then go for it - ODP, Nurse whatever
or are you one of the btter and twisted types that was rejected?