The Importance of Structure

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The Importance of Structure

When you’re on a tour, you have to make sure you have everything. If you’re going on a patrol, you have to do a checklist every time. You have to make sure people are ready. You have to make sure everybody knows what’s going on. It’s not a “it would be good to”, you have to, because in some circumstances if you miss something, someone could die and so you’re always, let’s say keen. You’re always going to catch people if they’re doing something wrong or whatever. You always got to be on that edge and it’s hard to get out of that when you get back home. You know, your kid leaves his toys on the floor, "Hey, pick that up, should be in the toy box!” You know, you’re on that.... It’s hard to get out of that where just to say, “Ah, leave it!” It’s just, I don’t know, it’s difficult. It was difficult for me to get out of that and I’m basically still that way.

Mr. Slusar stresses the importance of structure and the importance of a checklist of a soldier’s daily routine, a positive habit hard to break when returning home.

Clint Slusar

Mr. Slusar was born September 28, 1967 in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. After making the decision to join the military, Mr. Slusar enlisted in the army with the 3 Royal Canadian Regiment. After spending time in Germany training as a combat soldier, Mr. Slusar travelled with his fellow soldiers to Sarajevo in 1992 as part of November Company Group. Because of his service during his tour in Sarajevo, Mr. Slusar was awarded The Commander-In-Chief Unit commendation for his participation in securing the Sarajevo Airport for humanitarian relief flights and escorting these relief convoys into the city. Mr. Slusar retired from the military for personal reasons and has a great amount of pride for his service in Sarajevo.

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Veterans Affairs Canada
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Clint Slusar
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Canadian Armed Forces
Royal Canadian Regiment

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