Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Canada reorganizes its armed forces into four distinct commands, with two soldiers in each one

*Okay, I brazenly stole that head from Fark.com. And you know I give props to the CDF.

Military launches major command shake-up

Canada's military begins a major command structure shake-up Wednesday under the direction of chief of Defence Staff Rick Hillier.

Hillier said the new system will kick in Tuesday at midnight, and will divide the workload into four new commands.

They will include: * Canada Command will be responsible for all operations in North America; * Canadian Expeditionary Force Command will be responsible for international operations; * Canadian Special Operations Forces Command will be responsible for all special operations; * Canadian Operational Support Command will be responsible for providing support to the operations commands including logistics, engineering, health services, communications and military police support.

The new structure will enable each command to focus on specific threats and areas of responsibility, with skills and training specific to their area of expertise.

I like Hillier, he seems like a straight-up kind of guy. I hope this is a good move but I can't really judge, we'll see.

**Ooooh, does my theft qualify me for the Liberal leadership race?

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2 Comments:

Anonymous Snookie said...

Not yet Megs... keep at it tho. Perhaps Dithers can give you a few pointers tho :-P

2/01/2006 02:53:00 AM  
Anonymous Snookie said...

it sounds like a sensible plan. Perhaps allowing for a lil overlap on all sides "just-in-case" holes need to be filled. It makes sense to me. You don't send reg troops to do commando raids. You send commandos supported by reg troops if they are needed.

2/01/2006 03:09:00 AM  

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