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Land Force Western Area Update

          Col David Anderson
              Chief of Staff

    LFWA Honorary Colonels Conference
              Regina, SK
            23 October 2010

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                             Agenda
• Operations update
   • Task Force 1-11 Deployment & Task Force 5-11 Deployment
        • Reserve Participation
        • Exercise Desert Ram 2011
   • Reserve Collective Training (Western Defender 2011)
   • LFWA Summer Training Review
• Support Issues
   •   Full time support to Units
   •   Army Reserve Establishment
   •   LFWA Reserve Budget
   •   Equipment Issues
        • G Wagon grounding (LUVW Turret)
• Transformation update
   •   Reserve Service Battalion Optimization
   •   Signal Reserve Transformation
   •   Reserve Intelligence
   •   Influence Activities (CIMIC and PSYOPS)



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Operations update




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              TASK FORCE 3-10
• Redeployment beginning 03 November 10
• Flights arriving at Edmonton International Airport
  on 17 & 21 November 10
• Arrival/Reintegration Plan
  • Central reception in Edmonton
  • Reservists to depart via civilian air the next day after
    clearing the Base
  • All chalks met by General Officer or Colonel
  • COs, HCols welcome individuals back




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        Mission Transition Task Force
• Differs from previous Task Forces
   • Logistics and Engineer Focused
   • Main Effort is the consolidation, preparation
     and repatriation of Military personnel &
     equipment
   • No Operational Mentor & Liaison Team
     (OMLT), Provincial Reconstruction Team
     (PRT) and a reduced Force Protection
     element
   • Reserve participation capped at 150
• Task Force Engineer Regiment – 1 CER
• Force Protection – 3 PPCLI
• 1724 personnel to be deployed
   • 100 of 127 Primary Reserve Filled (as of 14
     Oct)
• 592 personnel in the Op Reserve
   • 7 of 7 Primary Reserve Filled (as of 14 Oct)
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         Mission Transition Task Force – Training
                           Plan
• 01 November: Stand Up      • April & May: Exercise
• November to January:         DESERT RAM & MAPLE
  Individual Soldier Skill     GUARDIAN
  Training                   • June: Headquarters
• February & March: Section    Confirmation Exercise &
  & Platoon Level Training     Leave
                             • July to December: Deployed
                         Nov                Dec              Jan                   Feb              Mar                   Apr                May                    Jun
                                                                                                               Advance Party Deploys
                                                                                      Ex
                                                                                   SPARTAN
                                                                                    SENTRY
                                                                                                                          Ex
                                                                                      Air                              SPARTAN
                                      Digitization                                  Wing HQ                            GUARDIAN
                                       Training
                                       6-10 Dec                                                Professional
                                                                                      Ex                                   Ex
                          Soldier                             Core PD/                         Development

                                                                                                                                                                    Deploy
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Task Force HQ                                    Christmas    FAT/BST/
                                                                TMST               WARRIOR
                                                                                                 7-11 Mar
                                                                                                                        READY        Higher Control
                           Skills                 Leave       10-28 Jan            15-23 Feb            Higher          6-15 Apr


                                                                                                                                                        Deploy
                                                                                                        Control
                                                              Ex WW
        Stand-up 1 Nov              Recce                    Edmonton
                                                                           Recce
              10                                             17-28 Jan
                                                                                                                       Lower
                                                                                                        Aviation       Control
                                                                                                                                                            Ex
                                                                                                          HQ
                                                             Lower                Lower                                                                  MAPLE

Task Force                Soldier                Christmas   Control             Control                   Ex                       Ex Maple Guardian
                                                                                                                                                         READY
                                                                                                                                                           TTX



Operational                Skills                 Leave
                                                                 Platoon & Company Training
                                                                                                         MAPLE
                                                                                                        SENTRY
                                                                                                        14-18 Mar
                                                                                                                    Ex DESERT RAM
                                                                                                                        1-21 Apr       Wainwright
                                                                                                                                      26 Apr-15 May
                                                                                                                                                        17/18 May
                                                                                                                                                                    Deploy
 Reserve

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     CASUALTY NOTIFICATION
                     Incident

CEFCOM           Task Force NCE

Army Ops
                    JTFW/LFWA
               Joint Operations Centre


      G3                                 Parent Formation

     COS
                                         Notification team
     Comd

  Parent Fmn                               Inform NOK
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                  Exercise WESTERN DEFENDER
                       29 April – 9 May 2011
                                                    Concept of Operations
                                             Intent: Conduct offensive war fighting
                                             Battle Task Standards within at a
                                             Platoon and Company level within a
                                             Battle Group context.
                                             Main Effort: Development of
                            Shilo            combined arms operations mindset,
                                             back-to-basics warfighting skills, and
                                             integration of Influence Activities.
                                             End State: The Task Force has
                                             completed assigned Battle Task
                                             Standards.
         Command & Control                         Participation and Budget
Officer Scheduling Exercise:                 Key Participants: LFWA Reserve
Commander LFWA                               Brigade Groups, 1 Canadian
                                             Mechanized Brigade Group, 1 Area
Officer Commanding Exercise:                 Support Group, LFWA Headquarters
Commander 38 CBG                             Expected participants: 800
Type: Field Tactical Exercise                Planned Budget: approximately
Scope: Platoon/Company in a Battle           $1.5M
Group context.
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                           Exercise NORTHERN BISON
                              15 – 28 February 2011
                           Arviat, NU                          Concept of Operations
                                                     Intent: To exercise the Arctic Response Company
                                                     Group and a 2 PPCLI Company under a Task Force
                                                     Headquarters construct in order to confirm Initial
                                                     Operating Capability and provide the 2 PPCLI with a
                              Churchill,             challenging training event.
                                MB                   Concept of Operations: The Arctic Response
                                                     Company Group, facilitated by the 2 PPCLI, will
                                                     conduct a 300km mounted patrol from CHURCHILL
                                                     to ARVIAT confirming its ability to move, shoot,
                                                     communicate, and sustain itself in an Arctic
                                                     environment.


            Command & Control                                 Participation and Budget
Officer Scheduling Exercise: Commander LFWA           Key Participants: Task Force Headquarters
Officer Commanding Exercise: Commander 38             (from 38 Canadian Brigade Group), LFWA Arctic
                                                      Response Company Group (38 Canadian Brigade
Canadian Brigade Group                                Group), one Company of 2 PPCLI, one Platoon
Type: Field Tactical Exercise                         from 1 Area Support Group, patrols from 1 and 4
Scope: 38 Canadian Brigade Group will generate and    Canadian Rangers Patrol Group, 440 Tactical
deploy a task-tailored Task Force and Headquarters    Helicopter Squadron.
to CHURCHILL to maintain the tactical-operational
link between the Companies, Joint Task Force North    Expected participants: 300
Headquarters and LFWA Headquarters, and 38
Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters.                  Planned Budget: Approximately $1.2M


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                    SUMMER 2010 INDIVIDUAL TRAINING


                                                                         LFWA Training Centre
LFWA Training Centre Detachment                                          Detachment Shilo
Edmonton                                                                 • 1 x Development Period 1
•6 x Basic Training (Land)                                               (Artillery)
•1 x Development Period 1 (Armour)                                       • 1 x Observation Point
•1 x Mobile Support Equipment Operator                                   Detachment Member
(QL3)                                                                    • 1 x Observation Point
                                                                         Detachment 2IC
                                                   •1 x Basic Sniper     • 1 x Recce Technician
                                                                         • 1 x Command Post Technician
                        Det Edmonton                                     • 1 x Gun Detachment 2IC
                                                                         • 1 x Artillery Driver Wheeled
                                              Wainwright                 • 1 x Development Period 3
                                                           Det Dundurn   Artillery Detachment
LFWA Training Centre Wainwright                                          Commander
• 4 x Basic Military Qualification
• 1 x Primary Land Qualification (Infantry)                                 Det Shilo
• 2 x Primary Land Qualification (Land)
Bold Eagle: 4 x Development Period 1
(Infantry)
• 1 x Development Period 2 Armour
• 1 xInfantry Platoon Support Weapons
Qualification
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               BOLD EAGLE 2010
• BOLD EAGLE 2010
  • Great success with 87 out of 91 candidates graduated
  • 95% retention up from 85% last year
  • All Reserve Brigade Groups contributed equivalent
    numbers of staff.

• BOLD EAGLE 2011 (funding pressures)
  • Planning on 90 recruits (will require 300 applications
    to achieve this target)
  • Canadian Forces Recruiting Group funding cuts will
    decrease recruiting drive (see next bullet)
  • Leveraging network of contacts as primary means of
    recruiting
  • Building on success and interest of last year


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      Annual Domestic Operations
• Operation CONNECTION activities (Calgary Stampede, Edmonton EX
  and Grand Prix, et. al.)
• Operation PALACI Avalanche Control – Roger’s Pass, BC
• Operation SABOT – Support to RCMP Drug Enforcement
• Contingency Operation LYNX – Forest Fires
• Contingency Operation LOTUS - Flooding




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Support Issues




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      Full time support to Units
• Regular Support Staff in Reserve Units
  has been undermanned over the last few
  years due to operational requirements
• Regular Support Staff positions will
  receive a higher priority for manning
  during the Active Posting Season 2011




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    Army Reserve Establishment
• Under review as part of the entire Army’s
  post Afghanistan review
• Not complete. Recommendations only for
  unit, Reserve Brigade Headquarters and
  Area Training Centers.
• No adjustments will be authorized until
  other reviews are completed and the result
  is compatible with Army Restructure.


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         LFWA Budget Comparison
• Overall
   • FY 10/11 $303.M / $336.9M (Initial/Current Allocation)
   • FY 10/11 expenditures (projected): $343.9M ($7M over exp in
     FMT)
   • FY 11/12 $299.9M

• Civilian Salary Wage Envelope (SWE)
   • FY 10/11 $58.7M / $61.4M (Initial/Current Allocation)
   • FY 10/11 expenditures (projected): $60M
   • FY 11/12 $57.1M

• Reserve Program
   • FY 10/11 $61.4M/$61.7M (Initial/Current Allocation)
   • FY 10/11 expenditures (projected): $61.7M
   • FY 10/11 $64M
       • Increased Class A funding


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            Budget Comparison
• O&M
   • FY 10/11: $33.5M/$44.9M
   • FY 10/11 expenditures (projected): $43.8M
   • FY 11/12: $45.6 M
• Facility Recapitalization
   • FY 10/11 : $14.3M/$17.3M
   • FY 10/11 expenditures (projected): $17.3M
   • FY 11/12 : $7.7M




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       Financial Year 11/12 Budget Impacts
• Civilian Salary Wage Envelope (SWE)
   • Potential $3M shortfall
   • Dramatic reductions to terms and casual staff
   • Elimination of surge support capacity
• Class B Reservists
   • Hiring restrictions remain in place, no increase
• Infrastructure
   • Impacts on health and safety
• Training
   • Increasing requirement for field force to provide support to LFWA
      Training Centre & Bases
   • Plan collective training/large events well in advance
   • Ensure peak support to training does not exceed base support
      capacity
   • Requirement to provide “General Duty” staffs via internal tasking

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         LUVW Version 6 TURRETS

• Light Utility Vehicle Wheeled (LUVW) Turret
  problems identified early in 2010
• The fix was identified with the Version 6 turret
• LFWA receiving 55 new Version 6 turrets
   •   38 CBG – 12: SaskD (6) and FGH (6)
   •   39 CBG – 18: BCR (6) and BCD (12)
   •   41 CBG – 18: KOCR (6) and SALH (12)
   •   1 CMBG – 4
   •   1 ASG - 3


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Transformation update




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       Chief of Land Staff Intent

• Individual and Collective Training
  • Level 5 Live-fire combined-arms training
  • “Train to Excite”
  • Professional development for soldiers

• The Managed Readiness Plan
• Family of Land Combat Systems (FLCS)




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       Chief of Land Staff Intent

• Further integration of the Regular Force
  and the Army Reserve
• Army Structure: Reinvest – Rebalance -
  Sustain
• Jointness and Joint enablers
• CF Strategic Review
• CF 2020 / Transformation



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      Reserve Service Battalion Optimization

• Initial amalgamation of existing Service
  Battalions achieved
• Complete amalgamation and final
  operating capability is in progress
• Pending finalization of establishment
  related documentation - Anticipated end
  October 2010
  • Minister’s Organization Order
  • CF Organization Orders

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       Signal Reserve Transformation
• Move current Signal Reserve units to under command of
  the Reserve Brigades
   • Units moved no later than end-September 2010
   • Transition to one Signal Regiment per Reserve
     Brigade by Summer 2011
   • Close Communication Groups Aug 2011
• Ministerial Organization Order and Canadian Forces
  Organizational orders pending
   • Official ceremonies and changes to be held after organizational
     orders are signed
• Interim – Signal Reserve units have been transferred
  and are responding to Reserve Brigades



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                                   Summer 2010
             2 x Communication Groups and 3 x Reserve Brigades

                                                 LFWA
                                           (HQ: Edmonton)




       38                    73                  41                 74                  39
Canadian Brigade       Communication      Canadian Brigade    Communication     Canadian Brigade
     Group                  Group              Group              Group               Group
 (HQ: Winnipeg)        (HQ: Edmonton)       (HQ: Calgary)      (HQ: Victoria)    (HQ: Vancouver)




        734 (Regina)            745 (Edmonton)               741 (Victoria)
          735 (Winnipeg)         746 (Calgary)                744 (Vancouver)
            736 (Thunder Bay)      749 (Red Deer)               748 (Nanaimo)
              737 (Saskatoon)


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                         Summer 2011
Signal Regiment under command of each Reserve Canadian Brigade Group

                                  LFWA
                             (HQ: Edmonton)


          38                        41                        39
Canadian Brigade Group    Canadian Brigade Group    Canadian Brigade Group
    (HQ: Winnipeg)            (HQ: Calgary)            (HQ: Vancouver)


  38 Signal Regiment        41 Signal Regiment        39 Signal Regiment




  734 (Regina)             745 (Edmonton)            741 (Victoria)
   735 (Winnipeg)            746 (Calgary)             744 (Vancouver)
     736 (Thunder Bay)         749 (Red Deer)            748 (Nanaimo)
       737 (Saskatoon)



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                        Issues
• Regimental Headquarters locations
   • 38 Signal Regiment – Winnipeg
   • 39 Signal Regiment – Victoria or Vancouver
   • 41 Signal Regiment – Edmonton or Calgary
• Status of 10 x Honorary Lieutenant Colonels
   • Continue to serve until end of current appointments,
     at least
• New requirement for 3 x Honorary Colonels
   • One Honorary Colonel per Regiment; and
   • One Honorary Lieutenant-Colonel per Regiment



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          Reserve Intelligence
• Force 2013 Comprehensive Review
  required before details of Reserve
  Intelligence force generation and force
  employment are known:
  • Domestic Operations role with Territorial
    Battalion Groups?
  • Level of augmentation to Regular Force
    Intelligence?



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        Influence Activities (IA)
• IA Master Implementation Plan
  consolidates the administration of CIMIC
  and PSYOPS.
• CIMIC & PSYOPS remain separate
  enablers, but they are administered,
  coordinated and force generated jointly.
• The Reserves have the lead to maintain
  CIMIC and PSYOPS Capabilities


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        Influence Activities (IA)
• Trained CIMIC & PSYOPS Operators
  belong to reserve units.
• Establishment of Influence Activities Task
  Force (IATF) in Kingston.
• LFWA force generates CIMIC & PSYOPS
  from reserve units across Western
  Canada, through selection and training by
  G9 branch.
• IATF develops training standards.

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Questions?




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