- Nov 15, 2019
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Yea definitely, plus the covid situation will no doubt be force people to rejoin so will skew the recruitment numbers.
That’s actually horrendous! How can civvies with no idea or haven’t done any military training or operations be running something like a PRMC?! I would have absolutely zero respect for them.
Is this still a thing?!
Most, though I don't think all, were ex-army. So there was personal respect.
But, ultimately, they are still civilians not subject to military law - just dressed in military-ish uniforms; legitimacy by proxy.
The precedent that is set still makes me uncomfortable, and I can see it extending to beyond ordering non-attested candidates about, in the same way that PCSOs (not sworn constables) were eventually given some powers of sworn constables.
You swear an oath to follow the orders of those set above you who have also taken the oath and are subject to the same terms of service, I don't think its wise to start messing with that just because its cheaper.