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Jon Moser
Recruit

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Unit: SWR-001

« on: August 14, 2015, 10:20:25 AM »

Hello,

I am updating my profile and noticed that the "Unit" field is one character short. I recently transferred to SWR-SWR-001, however the best I can put in to the field is SWR-SWR001. Could the length of the field be increased by one? If not, no worries.

Thanks!
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JONATHAN R. MOSER, Capt, CAP
Director of IT
Southwest Region
jeders
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« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2015, 11:14:52 AM »

Hello,

I am updating my profile and noticed that the "Unit" field is one character short. I recently transferred to SWR-SWR-001, however the best I can put in to the field is SWR-SWR001. Could the length of the field be increased by one? If not, no worries.

Thanks!

Or you could drop the redundant SWR, just sayin'.
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Eaker Guy
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« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2015, 11:20:09 AM »

Ummm, the way I've been taught to give my unit designation is (region)-(wing)-###. For example, my unit is MER-MD-004. I believe you are placing your region abbreviation twice.
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LSThiker
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2015, 11:27:26 AM »

Ummm, the way I've been taught to give my unit designation is (region)-(wing)-###. For example, my unit is MER-MD-004. I believe you are placing your region abbreviation twice.

That is because that is how region and above denote their units in eServices:

SWR-SWR-001
NHQ-NHQ-004
GLR-GLR-001

But yes, most members would understand simply:
SWR-001
NHQ-004
GLR-001
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Storm Chaser
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« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2015, 11:28:07 AM »

Ummm, the way I've been taught to give my unit designation is (region)-(wing)-###. For example, my unit is MER-MD-004. I believe you are placing your region abbreviation twice.

He's assigned to Southeast Region, not a wing. The region is supposed to be there twice.

EDIT:  Didn't see the post above before replying.
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JeffDG
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« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2015, 12:04:53 PM »

Ummm, the way I've been taught to give my unit designation is (region)-(wing)-###. For example, my unit is MER-MD-004. I believe you are placing your region abbreviation twice.

He's assigned to Southeast Region, not a wing. The region is supposed to be there twice.

EDIT:  Didn't see the post above before replying.

Southeast Region is such a good region that it, indeed, should be listed twice.

Southwest Region, where the OP is assigned, not so much.  :)
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Storm Chaser
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« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2015, 12:28:55 PM »


Ummm, the way I've been taught to give my unit designation is (region)-(wing)-###. For example, my unit is MER-MD-004. I believe you are placing your region abbreviation twice.

He's assigned to Southeast Region, not a wing. The region is supposed to be there twice.

EDIT:  Didn't see the post above before replying.

Southeast Region is such a good region that it, indeed, should be listed twice.

Southwest Region, where the OP is assigned, not so much.  :)

Be nice, now... ;)
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Eaker Guy
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2015, 02:41:35 PM »

Ummm, the way I've been taught to give my unit designation is (region)-(wing)-###. For example, my unit is MER-MD-004. I believe you are placing your region abbreviation twice.

That is because that is how region and above denote their units in eServices:

SWR-SWR-001
NHQ-NHQ-004
GLR-GLR-001

But yes, most members would understand simply:
SWR-001
NHQ-004
GLR-001

Oh. Well, I suppose you learn something new every day. OP, I apologize for the hasty reply!

Good luck at your new unit!
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Eaker Guy
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« Reply #8 on: August 14, 2015, 02:49:12 PM »

Wait a minute! Did I tell a region guy that his designation was wrong?  :o  :-X

I'll write my letter of resignation now....
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dwb
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« Reply #9 on: August 14, 2015, 02:51:59 PM »

As another Region guy, I am authorized to pardon you for your offense.

I didn't say I would mind you, just that I could. ;D
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Storm Chaser
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« Reply #10 on: August 14, 2015, 02:52:09 PM »


Wait a minute! Did I tell a region guy that his designation was wrong?  :o  :-X

I'll write my letter of resignation now....

Many of the members you reply to here in CAP Talk are in group, wing, region or national positions. ;)
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Eaker Guy
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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2015, 06:12:42 PM »

As another Region guy, I am authorized to pardon you for your offense.

I didn't say I would mind you, just that I could. ;D

Hahaha. Good to hear from you sir!
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Tim Medeiros
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« Reply #12 on: August 14, 2015, 07:26:47 PM »

Wait a minute! Did I tell a region guy that his designation was wrong?  :o :-X

I'll write my letter of resignation now....
Luckily I don't think he's seen this yet, he's been dealing with work and other things.


I'll point this out to him later though  ;) ;D
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TIMOTHY R. MEDEIROS, Lt Col, CAP
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Jon Moser
Recruit

Posts: 28
Unit: SWR-001

« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2015, 07:53:48 PM »

Luckily I don't think he's seen this yet, he's been dealing with work and other things.


I'll point this out to him later though  ;) ;D

That you did.

Wait a minute! Did I tell a region guy that his designation was wrong?  :o  :-X

I'll write my letter of resignation now....

Hahahaha

No worries. I thought it was odd the first time I saw the region level unit designation too. No resignation needed ;)

I considered going with SWR-001 if the admins stated the unit field couldn't be modified. I figured I would try it the other way first.
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JONATHAN R. MOSER, Capt, CAP
Director of IT
Southwest Region
Eaker Guy
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Posts: 208

« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2015, 09:20:16 PM »

Resisting common sense, I'm posting on this thread again.  :-\

I think SWR-001 sounds fine. It gets the point across(that is, for those that know what the point is.)  ;)

I may never look at a unit designation the same again...

And I thank the wing/region guys that have politely shown me the error in my single minded ways. My friends tell me I talk to much. Maybe if I wasn't talking I would have heard them. :(

Capt. Moser, I sincerely hope your issue gets resolved in the most expedient way possible. I also apologize for hijacking your thread. Maybe CAP Talk should add a WING/REGION only thread so that brainless 17 year olds don't post on threads they shouldn't.

Best of luck,

C/Maj Kiss, CAP
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SarDragon
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« Reply #15 on: August 15, 2015, 01:16:33 AM »

We would much prefer trainable brain-dead cadets posting here than some of the obstinate brain-dead SMs that have shown up over the years.
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Eaker Guy
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« Reply #16 on: August 15, 2015, 08:31:01 AM »

We would much prefer trainable brain-dead cadets posting here than some of the obstinate brain-dead SMs that have shown up over the years.

Well, I'm glad I'm not a complete flop.
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PHall
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« Reply #17 on: August 15, 2015, 10:39:10 AM »

We would much prefer trainable brain-dead cadets posting here than some of the obstinate brain-dead SMs that have shown up over the years.

Well, I'm glad I'm not a complete flop.

Nagh, you're entertaining! ;)
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Eaker Guy
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« Reply #18 on: August 15, 2015, 12:45:44 PM »

We would much prefer trainable brain-dead cadets posting here than some of the obstinate brain-dead SMs that have shown up over the years.

Well, I'm glad I'm not a complete flop.

Nagh, you're entertaining! ;)

Haha. Well I'll try to look on the upside!
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Гугл переводчик
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Unit: Metric

« Reply #19 on: August 15, 2015, 02:15:38 PM »

Strange... the "unit" on my postings seem to be fine..
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SarDragon
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« Reply #20 on: August 15, 2015, 04:18:20 PM »

AAA-AA-NNN =/= AAA-AAA-NNN

Yours is the first format; his is the second. There is only room for 10 characters. He has 11. Thus spake the programmer.
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Dave Bowles
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PHall
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« Reply #21 on: August 15, 2015, 04:19:10 PM »

Strange... the "unit" on my postings seem to be fine..

The OP is assigned to a Region Headquarters. Region designators have three letters vs two for wings.
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dwb
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« Reply #22 on: August 15, 2015, 04:23:28 PM »

The OP is assigned to a Region Headquarters. Region designators have three letters vs two for wings.
That's because we're one better.

There is only room for 10 characters.
Region HQ goes to 11.
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Гугл переводчик
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« Reply #23 on: August 16, 2015, 10:56:23 AM »

Strange... the "unit" on my postings seem to be fine..

The OP is assigned to a Region Headquarters. Region designators have three letters vs two for wings.

Ah I see now, my mistake!
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« Reply #24 on: August 16, 2015, 09:30:55 PM »

We will give you 14 days to transfer in order to bring yourself into compliance with CAPTalk standards. 
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Alaric
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« Reply #25 on: August 17, 2015, 08:01:31 AM »

When you look people up in ops quals and they are assigned to region their 101 card indicates their unit is RRR-001 not RRR-RRR-001
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Tim Medeiros
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« Reply #26 on: August 28, 2015, 10:52:23 PM »

When you look people up in ops quals and they are assigned to region their 101 card indicates their unit is RRR-001 not RRR-RRR-001
Just a note, Ops Qual isn't the authority for unit charter numbers.


If you look in the Membership Application, Organization Maintenance module it shows that Region HQ charter numbers are RRR-RRR-001 for HQ and RRR-RRR-000 for the region holding unit.  Of course, you need region scope for this.


Alternatively you can piece together this information using the Organization table in CAPWATCH DownLoad, it lists all active units in CAP no matter your assigned scope.  (Pro tip, Commanders table also lists all of the CCs in CAP, using that information and OpsQual which is read-only nation-wide presently you can email a commander if needed)
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