What They Do
Each Reserve Armoured Recce Soldier belongs to one of the Armoured regiments of the Canadian Army, and serves as a member of the crew of an armoured fighting vehicle (AFV). His or her primary duties are to operate and maintain the AFV, its weapon systems and its communication equipment (sophisticated sensors and radios). Armoured Soldiers are trained to fight as members of the Combat Arms team, which also includes the Infantry, the Artillery and the Combat Engineers.
As a member of a recce vehicle crew trained as a driver or an observer, an Armoured Recce Soldier has the following primary duties :
As well as courage and both physical and mental stamina, Armoured Recce Soldiers must possess good learning abilities, particularly an ability to pay close attention to detail, and a willingness to acquire specialized technical skills and knowledge.
Basic Military Qualification
The first stage of training for everyone is the Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) course. This training provides the basic core and knowledge common to all trades. It is also physically demanding. A primary goal of this course is to ensure that all recruits attain the CF physical fitness standard. BMQ covers the following topics:
On successful completion of BMQ, Armoured Soldiers go on to the Soldier Qualification (SQ) course, which covers the following topics:
Basic Military Occupational Training
On completion of SQ, Armoured Soldiers attend Basic Military Occupational (MOC) Training. Basic MOC Training takes five to six weeks and teaches the following basic skills:
Qualified Armoured Soldiers enjoy excellent opportunities for advanced training and promotion. Employment opportunities for Armoured Soldiers exist across Canada and on deployed operations around the world.
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