Hey, all. Let's play Help Sperry Find a New Career!! Here's a list of stuff I could put on a resume (as opposed to the stuff I can't because it's Top Secret.) Take a look and help me decide what I should do next with my life. The winner gets Bupkiss (Bupkiss not available in all states) other than my undying gratitude. And here's a hint: I don't care if I ever see another aircraft as long as I live.
1. Avionics Technician (Aircraft Electronics) with a specialty in Electronic Warfare. This job encompasses: Aircraft Servicing (marshalling, starting, fueling, and inspecting aircraft, and supervising thereof; electronics lab technician and supervisor; and diagnosing and repairing aircraft electronic faults, and the supervising of said work.
2. Qualified Member of Aircraft Recovery Team (Crash Sites)
3. Basic Electronics Theory Instructor: Everything from math to solid-state transistor theory, and the gamut in between--and then some.
4. Avionics Instructor: teaching the operation, function, repair, and theory of various electronics aircraft systems. E.g. UHF radio, Doppler Radar, D&E Band Jammer.
5. Basic Recruit Instructor: teaching and evaluating recruits on everything from how to shave to how to shoot including drill, rappelling, map and compass, Camouflage and Concealment, Field Movements, Building Improvised Shelters, General Service knowledge (leave policies, rank structure, Access to Information Act, Privacy Act, Queens Rules and Regulations, Service Discipline etc.) first aid, Gym, etc.
6. Martial Arts Instructor: Black belts in six forms, Royal Military College Ju Jitsu Instructor, taught Ontario Provincial Police Tactics and Rescue Unit, etc.; self-defense instructor;
7. Base Defense Force Instructor: everything from riot control and crowd control formations, to bomb search, security checkpoints, frisking techniques, etc.
9. IT Administrator: Network Administrator, diagnoses and repairs network and computer faults; creates and manages accounts; better than working familiarity with MS Office, Adobe Photoshop, Windows, etc.; builds and maintains desktop and laptop computers; setup and use of all manner of projection equipment, Smart Boards, etc.; sourcing and procurement of IT assets.
10. Courses in WHMIS (Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System) Harassment Awareness, Instructional Techniques, Advanced Instructional Techniques, etc.
11. Professional Musician: drummer with preference for Rock, R&B, and Alternative music.
Then there's all the stuff I can't mention. And I'm sure there's other stuff that will come to me, but this is all I can think of off the top of my head.
Oh yeah, and lets not forget writer in the mix.
When we first get the
recruits, they're confined to barracks for the first for weeks of training
to "break them of any bad habits." It's not brainwashing per se; I prefer
to think of it as forcing a square dogma into a round psyche. Anyway, one
of the things we require them to do is to snap to attention and holler
out AREA, or FLOOR, or ROOM, whenever we approach. And when the Canadian
military snaps to attention, we make a lot of noise doing it. None of this
Nancy-boy American drill where you slide the left foot in beside the right
foot and keep your arms at your sides. We raise the left leg parallel to
the ground and bring is "smartly down beside the right to the position
of attention, striking the ground with the ball of the foot." It makes
a real cool banging sound, especially if your indoors.
Me: Just so as it won't be a surprise, Master Seaman Underhill is
now P.O. (Petty Officer) Underhill.