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  1. WebMaster

    WebMaster Administrator Staff Member

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    Hello Folks,

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  2. Salty Dog

    Salty Dog Defense Professional Verified Defense Pro

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    I would like to join this forum, thanks!
     
  3. guppy

    guppy New Member

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    I would like to join but what constitutes verifiable proof that one has military origins?

    Does being able to explain JPS 3-09.3 count?

    cheers

    guppy
     
  4. gf0012-aust

    gf0012-aust Grumpy Old Man Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    typically it constitutes a current military address, discharge papers, service papers or recommendation from a member who is currently serving or within the military industry, ie they will validate credentials.

    in ex spec forces cases we have the capacity to verify whether individuals have served through our own private connections
     
  5. guppy

    guppy New Member

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    Thanks.

    I will skip it, not worth the hassle. I also don't understand what is the fuss about. Based on postings, it can already be identified who is/was and who is/was never in the military.

    Thanks again for the reply

    cheers

    guppy
     
  6. Ozzy Blizzard

    Ozzy Blizzard New Member

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    Try the blue name... ;)
     
  7. gf0012-aust

    gf0012-aust Grumpy Old Man Staff Member Verified Defense Pro

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    in the past we have had problems claiming experience and association to further their arguments (and for some reason being ex specops seems to be a favourite)

    we have to be rigid to protect the integrity of those who do have a background. accordingly we expect those individuals to provide a different level of response where approp.
     
  8. guppy

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    Ahh....ozzy, the blue name...I didn't know

    Anyway, gf0012-aust, thanks for the reply but it doesn't really matter.

    I just wanted to ask a question and I will pm you separately.

    cheers

    Guppy