PPCLI Guy said:
That has nothing to do with the MND or the colour of car that his boss drives. It has everything to do with DND / CAF incompetence.
It is, we've been told, a problem outside DND/CAF control. I'll take the words of the Div Comd and Wing Comd as credible and assume they aren't purposely BSing people at townhalls.
But hey, come to think of it the CAF has been able to get some high priority kit relatively quickly...stuff like...gorgets, forage caps and red bands to go with them.
This 'operational kit' stuff...what a nuisance!!
Flying suits are required equipment to conduct air operations. They are part of our ALSE, in fact. But, you're saying the MND is not responsible ensuring the CAF is equipped properly? This seems to suggest otherwise
. Perhaps I am reading it incorrectly?
Minister of National Defence Mandate Letter (November 12, 2015)
As Minister of National Defence, your overarching goal will be to ensure that the Canadian Armed Forces are equipped
and prepared, if called upon, to protect Canadian sovereignty, defend North America, provide disaster relief, conduct search and rescue, support United Nations peace operations, and contribute to the security of our allies and to allied and coalition operations abroad.
In particular, I will expect you to work with your colleagues and through established legislative, regulatory, and Cabinet processes to deliver on your top priorities:
(#2) • Ensure that the Canadian Armed Forces have the equipment they need
*Prime Minister of Canada signature*
Rt. Hon. Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.
Prime Minister of Canada