Structure of the Canadian Army
The Canadian Army is not an independent service. Rather it is the component responsible for the training and maintenance of operational readiness of the land forces of Canada's unified defence forces, known as the Canadian Armed Forces.
Each division is responsible for the regular army and reserve forces located within its geographical purview – all except the 5th Canadian Division has a regular army mechanized brigade group under its command, together with between two and three militia brigades.
Each mechanized brigade group contains three infantry battalions, an armoured regiment, an artillery regiment, and a combat engineer regiment. Each brigade group also contains a service support battalion, signals squadron and military police platoon.
In addition to the four divisions, the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, commanded by a major-general and headquartered at McNaughton Barracks, CFB Kingston, Ontario, is responsible for the supervision, integration and delivery of army training and long-range planning for army training and doctrine development, including simulation and digitization. It includes a number of schools and training organizations, such as the Combat Training Centre at CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick, and the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre at CFB Wainwright, Alberta.
Regular Force formations are in bold face. Reserve Force units are in light face.
2nd Canadian Division
- 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (CFB Valcartier, Quebec)
- 34 Canadian Brigade Group (Montreal, Quebec)
- 35 Canadian Brigade Group (Quebec City, Quebec)
3rd Canadian Division
4th Canadian Division
- 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (CFB Petawawa, Ontario)
- 31 Canadian Brigade Group (London, Ontario)
- 32 Canadian Brigade Group (Toronto, Ontario)
- 33 Canadian Brigade Group (Ottawa, Ontario)
5th Canadian Division
- 4 Engineer Support Regiment (Oromocto, New Brunswick)
Despite some misconceptions, there is no such formation as 'Land Force Northern Area'. The Canadian Rangers and other formations operating in the north report to Joint Task Force (North).
Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre
|Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre Headquarters||CFB Kingston, Ontario|
|Canadian Army Command and Staff College||CFB Kingston, Ontario|
|Directorate of Army Doctrine||CFB Kingston, Ontario|
|Directorate of Army Training||CFB Kingston, Ontario|
|Directorate of Land Synthetic Environments||CFB Kingston, Ontario|
|Influence Activities Task Force||CFB Kingston, Ontario|
|Army Lessons Learned Centre||CFB Kingston, Ontario|
|Peace Support Training Centre Kingston||CFB Kingston, Ontario|
|Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre||CFB Wainwright, Alberta|
|Combat Training Centre (CTC)||CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick|
|Canadian Army Enabler Group||CFB Kingston, Ontario|
Combat Training Centre (CTC)
|Combat Training Centre Headquarters Gagetown||CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick|
|Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre||CFB Trenton, Ontario|
|Armour School||CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick|
|Infantry School||CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick|
|Royal Canadian Artillery School||CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick|
|School of Military Engineering||CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick|
|School of Communications and Electronics||CFB Kingston, Ontario|
|School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering||CFB Borden, Ontario|
|Tactics School||CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick|
|Canadian Army Trials and Evaluation Unit||CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick|
- Department of National Defence, 2011. Leader in Land Operations: LFDTS Land Force Doctrine and Training System
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