Canadian Army Command and Staff College
|Canadian Army Command and Staff College|
The badge of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College
|Active||1946 — present|
|Allegiance||Elizabeth II, Queen of Canada|
Department of National Defence|
|Headquarters||Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre|
|Motto(s)||Tam Marte Quam Minerva|
|Commandant||Colonel D.D. Basinger, CD|
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The Canadian Army Command and Staff College (CACSC), formerly the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College, is a school for officers of the Canadian Forces, specializing in staff and army operations courses. It is located at Fort Frontenac, in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.
Members of the Regular Force and Primary Reserve are both trained at the college.
Courses delivered by the Canadian Army Command and Staff College include:
- The Army Junior Officer Staff Qualification
- The Army Operations Course
- The Command Team Course
The tactics-oriented courses are offered as training for operational command and staff duties and generally are a prerequisite for promotion for army officers of all classifications and tactical helicopter pilots.
The college is also the army's formation operations centre of excellence and is responsible for preparing headquarters for domestic and international deployments.
The Canadian Army began staff training in England during the Second World War. Staff training moved to Canada, and four-to-six-month courses were delivered for a short time at the Royal Military College of Canada. After the Canadian Army Staff College became a formal part of the Canadian Army, the college moved to Fort Frontenac in 1948. In 1975, the college was renamed the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College. In 2011, the college was renamed the Canadian Army Command and Staff College.