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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    Quote Originally Posted by snakestretcher View Post
    Rifle drill, marching, rifle drill, marching, rifle drill, marching. And boot polish. That's my 'precious memory' of my experience as a Royal Fusiliers cadet.
    Sounds good.

    So you know but not everyone knows fusilier is a soldier who fires a musket. It comes from the French so it's not too encouraging as to the outcome ha.

    Hence we know well of the fusillade of a platoon blasting away the enemy. It's come to mean almost any weapon firing. Indeed fusillade is one of the familiar terms in the descriptive literature, such as artillery barrage, cavalry charge, the regiment unleashed a fusillade, and so on eh.

    So you were a volunteer cadet? Meaning you could quit at any time. I don't know many details of the British Army Cadet Command so I inquire. I do gather that the volunteer cadets are organized by the county and run by the county for the MoD. Did you pay for uniforms and weapons for instance -- I'd figure the Army handled the expenses but perhaps shared some costs with the county.

    My cadet experience was the other of the two categories of cadet status, ie, contracted. While a voluntary cadet can walk away at any time for any reason, the contracted cadet is typically enrolled legally in a school and is bound legally for a specified period of time; in a senior status a contracted cadet has a post cadet obligation to the regular or reserve military. So if a contracted cadet simply up and quits he gets dragged out front of a firing squad ha.

    Do you mind my asking how long you were you a cadet, how you liked it and thought you did as a cadet in your unit, plus the range of age in the corps. A cadet unit whether voluntary or contractual almost invariably has its own cadet chain of command and so on.


    And while we're at it of course....

    UK Junior Army Cadets Passing Out Parade

    Lincolnshire Army Junior Cadet Force Final Day At Easter Camp Beckingham





    If all the junior cadet videos from everywhere were more like this upbeat cheery and fun one we'd likely see cadet ranks everywhere swell considerably. Then again, perhaps only the Brits could do this and in this unique way, both as a video production and as a junior cadet experience. Yes.

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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    Quote Originally Posted by Tangmo View Post
    Sounds good.

    So you know but not everyone knows fusilier is a soldier who fires a musket. It comes from the French so it's not too encouraging as to the outcome ha.

    Hence we know well of the fusillade of a platoon blasting away the enemy. It's come to mean almost any weapon firing. Indeed fusillade is one of the familiar terms in the descriptive literature, such as artillery barrage, cavalry charge, the regiment unleashed a fusillade, and so on eh.

    So you were a volunteer cadet? Meaning you could quit at any time. I don't know many details of the British Army Cadet Command so I inquire. I do gather that the volunteer cadets are organized by the county and run by the county for the MoD. Did you pay for uniforms and weapons for instance -- I'd figure the Army handled the expenses but perhaps shared some costs with the county.

    My cadet experience was the other of the two categories of cadet status, ie, contracted. While a voluntary cadet can walk away at any time for any reason, the contracted cadet is typically enrolled legally in a school and is bound legally for a specified period of time; in a senior status a contracted cadet has a post cadet obligation to the regular or reserve military. So if a contracted cadet simply up and quits he gets dragged out front of a firing squad ha.

    Do you mind my asking how long you were you a cadet, how you liked it and thought you did as a cadet in your unit, plus the range of age in the corps. A cadet unit whether voluntary or contractual almost invariably has its own cadet chain of command and so on.


    And while we're at it of course....

    UK Junior Army Cadets Passing Out Parade

    Lincolnshire Army Junior Cadet Force Final Day At Easter Camp Beckingham





    If all the junior cadet videos from everywhere were more like this upbeat cheery and fun one we'd likely see cadet ranks everywhere swell considerably. Then again, perhaps only the Brits could do this and in this unique way, both as a video production and as a junior cadet experience. Yes.

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    Uniforms and weapons were provided. We had an armoury at my school. Principle weapons we trained on were the Lee Enfield SMLE, Bren LMG and Sten and Sterling sub-machine guns. That should give you an idea of how long ago it was. I was awarded Marksman First Class at 16 years of age, shooting the .303 SMLE. We also had some sleeved for .22 which we used on our school's shooting range. Bear in mind this was in central London.
    There were over 500 UK schools with a cadet force.
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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    It can be informative to hear the supreme leader of Iran make a strictly military address to his captive audience of strictly miliary active duty commanders and cadets graduating the main military academy of the Islamic Republic. It is of course a combination of Islam and War that he speaks of in the first video which can make the speech worth our while, at least somewhat.



    Supreme leader of Iran Address at Imam Ali Military Academy Graduation of Cadets

    English Subtitles




    [13:12]

    The fact that so many faithful and sincere youth -- graduates and students -- join the great Army and Armed Forces of the Islamic Republic is worthy of congratulating. In every one of my meetings with you faithful and pious youth, I thank Allah the Exalted from the bottom of my heart. You should also thank God for these great blessings.

    Military academies of the Islamic Republic of Iran are the centers of knowledge and jihad. The scent of spirituality and piety in these academies keeps getting stronger on a daily basis.

    Members of the Armed Forces -- who study, undergo training, make efforts and prepare themselves for the sake of God and divine ideals and who enter the arena selflessly whenever there is an opportunity for selfless struggle and defense -- are a source of power for Islam and Muslims. They are a source of power for the country.

    (There's more to it of course.)






    Iran Parade Show and Operational Skills Display By Graduating Cadets

    of Army Officer Programs at Iran Universities رژه دانشجویان دانشگاه




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    We see above and we saw in scrolling different Iran military academy graduations so this is the graduation of Iran armed forces cadets of all services from their regular universities. Iran and China have adopted programs modeled on the Pentagon ROTC programs. This is a video of the ayatollah at the large commencement exercises of cadets graduating into the whole of the armed forces officer corps from regular colleges and universities. These are cadets who outnumber the academy graduates.

    I'd referenced in scrolling the close order marching and maneuvering of regime armed forces in nations that are authoritarian and totalitarian. Although there can be distance between the ranks, the lateral and almost literal shoulder to shoulder marching manner tends strongly to keep the ranks tight and to maintain their integrity. There's also the measured forward straight leg kick that minimizes snaking of the ranks.

    The baby step marching Iran does as part of its ceremonies implies the armed forces are the children of the supreme leader and of his masters over them. The band in such military states deemphasize playing musical scales to instead pound out the notes that the troops must execute step by step. Historically speaking, we see this pounding over melody most classically in newsreels of the 1930s German armed forces premier parade units.





    The Supreme Leader and the Guard: Civil-Military Relations and Regime Survival in Iran

    February 2019



    As the Islamic Republic of Iran turns forty, the dream of a unified theocratic state remains elusive. The national leadership faces three converging threats: Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's uncertain health and the prospect of a destabilizing succession process; domestic dissatisfaction, manifested in daily protests across the country; and economic struggles brought about by the reimposition of U.S. sanctions.

    Intent on ensuring the regime outlasts his own tenure, the Supreme Leader and his hardline allies have implemented rigorous ideological training in the loyalist IRGC and other fighting groups. A vast network, led by so-called ideological-political organizations, promotes curricula to ensure that personnel live by Islamic Republic ideology, a strict religious code, and absolute obedience to the Supreme Leader.

    In this new study, Saeid Golkar methodically recounts how Khamenei vouchsafed the loyalty of the Guard, including by casting aside dissenters and moderates. He also shows how the evolution of the force will dictate the nature of Iran's adversarial relationship to the United States in the next generation.


    The Supreme Leader and the Guard: Civil-Military Relations and Regime Survival in Iran - Civil-Military Relations and Regime Survival in Iran - The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
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    Re: Cadets in Training: America's Allies and Enemies Prepare

    Junior Cadets catch our attention at this point. We have Russia, UK, Japan cadets as young as 11 and up to age 18.

    In Russia the Army is trying to restore some sense of the Pre USSR Russia and Army. It has established a new cadet school for very young boys based in military and society tradition and customs that go back several hundred years if not more.

    In UK the Army Cadet Force trains in the field but the cadets talk more about their motivation and purposes in being junior cadets than they speak what they do each day, month, year, which as we see them demonstrating in the video is excellent. The time comes however to turn 18 and face your final year which several senior cadets discuss reflectively.

    The third video takes us to our closest ally in Pacific Asia Japan where 15 year old new cadets at the Army Prep Academy are issued their first Army combat assault rifle, the Howa 89 while some parents look on somberly. All in all it is clear the major military powers are beefing up their cadet corps with a special focus on junior cadets.




    Russia's Youngest Army Cadets

    Officers and Gentlemen: A Recently Opened Military School For Young Boys.

    Who Wear Pre USSR Uniforms And Seek To Restore Old Russian Traditions





    Synopsis: There is a Russian Army school that hopes to revive the spirit of the Russian officers of old. Proudly marching with their pre-revolutionary replica uniforms, the young boys from Voronezh Cadet Corps present a very different image to the one portrayed by the communists for most of last century.

    Reopened several years ago, the school aims to instil old rituals and attitudes. 'Honour, dignity and self-sacrifice for the Motherland' smacks of nationalism, but Alexander Golemedov, the School's Director points to the history of the Russian army, when 150 nationalities served in harmony with one another.

    The state provided the dilapidated buildings, but the boys' families must provide the money for everything else. Many find it a struggle to raise the $60 a month but Georgi Stepanovich feels it's worth it to see his grandson receive a traditional education.

    In first lesson of the day, ballroom dancing, the boys take tentative steps with their partners from a nearby state girls school. Will the reality of an army that is rarely paid, badly fed and brutalised shake the ideology of these young hopefuls? Journeyman Pictures of Australia Broadcasting Corporation takes us inside the Russian officer corps and this revanchist Army cadet academy.








    Training UK Army Junior Cadets for Combat

    UK Army Junior Cadet Force Field Training Camp And Exercises





    The UK Army Cadet Force has over 46,000 cadets from the ages of 12 to 18, training in 1700 detachments all over the country. The super low-cost club evenings and training camps equip teenagers with discipline and skills in anything from orienteering and military knowledge, to weaponry, first aid, and sports.

    In a new episode of Rule Britannia, VICE joins the UK's Army Cadet Force and asks what the youth club can give British kids who may not have a lot else. This is a video that is highly recommended as it is good to begin with and only gets better as it develops.

    Early on we meet Max 16 and Rufin 17 who are the senior cadets and leaders. It's Rufin's final year after 5 years so Max will succeed soon to become senior cadet who will build on the work of his mate after several years in the corps together. Rufin is fully with the program yet the lad says he's stopped learning because he's teaching and leading the cadets ha. Teddy Bear age 13 provides a narration for us from the younger cadet perspective. The cadet narrators don't talk so much about what they do as they discuss instead their reasons and motivation for becoming cadets.

    In several spots in between their teaching younger cadets and leading the field training exercises Max and Rufin and then the 17 year olds Edward and Jonathan take us into their motivations, feelings, commitment to the cadets, the corps, their country. As senior cadets the more mature boys only get a rather graphic talk by their Army cadre NCO of British forces hardships and fates in the two world wars. Junior cadets speak openly of their concerns personal and societal and of their distinct pride as members of ACF. The video is highly recommended indeed.








    Japan Army Preparatory Academy New Cadets Age 15 Are Issued Their First Combat Rifle

    It Is the Howa Type 89 -- 5.56mm Assault Rifle -- Japan Ground Self Defense Force







    Jane's Infantry Weapons: Howa Type 89

    5.56mm Assault Rifle


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    Taiwan R.O.C. Army Sergeant's Family Day -- Tea Party and Cultural Festival

    On the 59th Anniversary of the Army (NCO) Academy

    Welcome, Greetings and Toasts, Army Chief of Staff General Ching





    The annual Sergeant's Family Tea Festival is for all RoC Army sergeants and is held at the GHQ base of the Taiwan Army which includes the campus of the Army Academy. Army Academy got its name changed by the brass in 2007 from its long standing formal name of Army NCO Academy.

    We recall AA conducts a four year program that culminates is a B.S. degree in engineering and NCO Military Science. The age demographic of cadets are high school grads or equivalent 17-24 who on graduation are obligated to a six year term of active duty service. More than 90 percent of grads put in a career in the Army and a third of 'em earn a master's degree along the way.

    The video presents representations of the three parts of the Festival. Part one is the ceremonial inspection and review conducted for the Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ching. The second representation is the cultural festival to include the company of traditional drummers and the satoral AA Marching Band. The third aspect is the history Museum and cultural center to include artifacts and present times art work by cadets.

    It being the armed forces, rank insignia is always of some measure of interest ha. This includes regular Army rank and Academy cadet rank insignia. As to regular forces rank, I'd noted in scrolling the vast number of armed forces throughout the world have three stars as the highest rank of flag officer. The 3-stars is considered full general or admiral. This is the history and tradition almost everywhere.

    The four-star flag officer of the US armed forces is the exception and exists because of the size, scope, specialization of force structure, mission, function the high sophistication and integration of our force. Gen. Grant was the first US four-star largely because the civil war was the first modern war of the modern Napoleonic era that utilized rail, new firearms big and small, devastatingly new ordinance from rifle to cannon, logistics that were massive and complicated in vastly large theaters of war that, unlike in Europe, China and even Russia, involved more forest and thickly vegetated wilderness than in other parts of the world. Grant was both a strategic general and a quartermaster supreme in the first if relatively embryonic industrial war. Even Pershing in the first massively industrial war fought largely on flattened forestlands.

    The key to cadet rank in Taiwan ROC is the parallel bars at the bottom of the shoulder board/slide of the cadet. The shoulder board has chevrons and parallel bars. In this video we get some clear and direct still frame shots of the ranks of the cadet leaders at the company level of command. Our ultimate rank at AA is held by the chief cadet, whose cadet rank is brigade command sergeant major and commander of the corps of cadets. Appropriately, there are no cadet officer ranks at the Army NCO Academy as the cadets are not preparing (necessarily) to become commissioned officers. Few AA grads go on to become commissioned officers because that is not their passion or preference. These cadets want dearly to become NCO and by all accounts, the Taiwan RoC NCO cadre is a splendid one that is well rounded in academics, professional expertise and in their status as distinguished gentlemen/ladies who are leaders of distinction and respect.

    The following are snapshot cues and still frame moments of time that display rank of company leaders. We notice a color scheme of cadet rank in RoC which does occur in some other cadet corps of other nations too. The color scheme identifies cadets of identical rank as senior-red, second class-green, standard-while.

    At 2:00 we see the chief cadet with the red insignia of four chevrons and four parallel bars. The chief cadet everywhere takes his position at the foot of the review platform and alongside it to personally review his corps passing in review, as per every ceremonial event.

    2:54 a company commander at eyes right and whose rank is two chevrons and four parallel bars, this in green making him a senior company commander.

    3:25 a company commander whose two chevrons and four parallel bars are in white, meaning the standard rank of company commander.

    5:55 to 6:00: one company commander in formation with white rank insignia; then a truly stellar still frame of a company commander and his three platoon leaders in file with white rank insignia. While the cpy cdr has the two chevrons and four parallel bars, his platoon leaders have the two chevrons with three parallel bars. And while the three ptn ldrs clearly mean business it's plain to see that any rank and file cadet will want to stay way downrange of the company commander ha.
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