Friday, August 07, 2009

Another Reason To Boost Forces Equipment Funding

Because the Top Brass shouldn't be flying on the same plane at the same time.
After all, if the plane goes down...

And, no, that's not Gerald "Major Dad" McRaney on the right. Nor did the guy on the left play Arnold's boss in "Commando". These three guys are the top brass of the Canadian Forces: Air Force, Army, Navy (l-r).

Story here.

ht: NNW

OTTAWA–Canada came close to losing its senior military leaders in the near-collision of a government Challenger jet and a commercial jetliner over British Columbia, the Star has learned.

The April incident is now prompting questions why the military allowed its top brass – including the heads of the navy, army and air force – to travel together in the first place, a practice that most large corporations forbid.

But the Star has learned the Canadian Forces have no policy on whether commanders should travel apart, a failing that exposes the military to serious risk in the event of an accident, one expert said.

"It is common sense not to have your key leaders together in one vehicle or one plane," said Susan Gurley, executive director of the U.S.-based Association of Corporate Travel Executives.

If I was Minister of Defence, this incident wouldn't have happened in the first place, as, had I known there was such a practice occuring of putting them all on one plane at once, I'd order such a practice ended immediately, period.

Because sometimes shit happens.

More money, please, and more equipment. Much more!