Defence diplomat: The Army’s first officer in U.S. Army Pacific Headquarters

by Chris Thatcher     When the Obama Administration announced a “pivot” to the Pacific in 2011, the proposed rebalancing of diplomatic and military resources renewed widespread discussion about the strategic importance of the Indo-Pacific. With a population...
Training in a pandemic

Training in a pandemic

As the training system ramps back up after a four month pause, restoring readiness and building resiliency are at the forefront for the commander of CADTC. by Chris Thatcher   If 14 months in the Middle East reinforced anything for Major-General Michel-Henri...

Seeking new sources of water

Seeking new sources of water

by Major Don Parker   Potable water is essential to maintain life and conduct Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operations anywhere in the world, but local sources cannot always be trusted. The CAF consumes potable water from two primary sources: a large Reverse...

The Road to High Readiness Less Travelled

The Road to High Readiness Less Travelled

by Chris Thatcher     Confronting and overcoming obstacles is a common occurrence on the road to high readiness. In fact, the friction generated throughout training exercises is often deliberate and intended to confirm the combat effectiveness of soldiers...

Against the Odds

Against the Odds

La version française de cet article est disponible après le texte anglais. by Master Corporal Mark Kusi-Appiah   The Patrol Pathfinder (PPF) is a legendary course run by the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre, where mythical bush creatures crawl out from...

Transitioning to meet new challenges

Transitioning to meet new challenges

by Allan Joyner   Anniversaries have a way of encouraging introspection. Last year’s anniversary of the Royal Canadian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (RCEME) Corps was no exception. After 75 years of evolving roles, RCEME is in a transition, and not for the...