DAOD 5002-3, Component and Sub-Component Transfer


1. Identification

Date of Issue: 2005-06-17

Application: This is an order that applies to officers and non-commissioned members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF members).

Supersession:

  • CANFORGEN 062/95, CF Component Transfer Procedures - Primary Reserve to Regular Force
  • CANFORGEN 052/97, CF Component Transfer Revised Procedures

Approval Authority: This DAOD is issued under the authority of the Director Military Personnel Policy (DMP Pol).

Enquiries: Director Military Careers Policy and Grievances (DMCPG)


2. Overview

Components and Sub-Components

2.1 Under the National Defence Act, the components of the Canadian Armed Forces are the following:

  1. Regular Force;
  2. Reserve Force; and
  3. if established by the Governor in Council, Special Force.

2.2 QR&O 2.034, Reserve Force Sub-Components, provides that the sub-components of the Reserve Force are the following:

  1. Primary Reserve;
  2. Supplementary Reserve;
  3. Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service; and
  4. Canadian Rangers.

QR&O

2.3 Regulatory provisions relating to component and sub-component transfers are set out in section 1 of QR&O Chapter 10, Transfer, Attachment, Secondment and Loan.

Transfer between Components and Sub-Components

2.4 Serving CAF members of any component have been recruited and enrolled in the CAF. As a result, on transfer between components or sub-components, CAF members do not normally require processing by the recruiting system. CAF members transferring to the Regular Force or the Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service may have to repeat some processing at a recruiting centre to comply with enrolment policies.

2.5 An officer who wishes to transfer as a non-commissioned member (NCM) to another component or sub-component shall apply in writing to resign their commission.

3. Administration

Transfer to Regular Force

3.1 A Primary Reserve member may apply for component transfer to the Regular Force through a Canadian Forces Recruiting Centre (CFRC).

3.2 Any transfer to the Regular Force of a Reserve Force member who is not a Canadian citizen requires the approval of the Commander, Canadian Forces Recruiting Group (CFRG).

3.3 CFRG shall provide Reserve units with specific direction with regard to component transfer procedures.

3.4 CFRG, in consultation with the appropriate Managing Authority (MA), conducts military occupation selection boards for officers and NCMs seeking component transfer.

3.5 CFRG determines terms of service and transfer entitlements for all selected applicants as follows:

  1. rank, pay increments, incentive credit, time credit for promotion and seniority are determined based on qualifying service, as well as military and civilian competencies;
  2. Reserve Service is counted as pensionable service for purposes of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act as follows:
    1. 100% of Class B and C Reserve Service; and
    2. 25% of Class A Reserve Service; and
  3. annual leave entitlement is calculated based on qualifying service in accordance with QR&O 16.14, Annual Leave.

Transfer to Reserve Force

3.6 A Regular Force member may apply for transfer to the Reserve Force.

3.7 The administrative organization must obtain approval from the appropriate transfer authority to complete the transfer.

3.8 The Reserve Force gaining sub-component is responsible for the selection process in accordance with standardized CAF procedures. CFRG can assist as required. The CAF member's relevant experience, skills, training and education shall be appropriately recognized.

3.9 Administrative organizations determine terms of service and transfer entitlements for selected applicants. Qualifying service and competencies shall be taken into account, and the appropriate rank level shall be granted, along with the incentive pay category, incentive credit, and time credit for promotion and seniority.

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4. Responsibilities

Transfer Administration

4.1 The following table sets out the administrative organizations responsible for transfers between CAF components and sub-components:

On transfer ... the applicable administrative organization for the transfer is the ...
from the … to the …

Regular Force

Primary Reserve

Regular Force release section.

Supplementary Reserve

Canadian Rangers

Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service

CFRC.

Primary Reserve

Regular Force

CFRC.

Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service

Supplementary Reserve

losing unit.

Canadian Rangers

gaining unit.

Canadian Rangers

Regular Force

CFRC.

Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service

Primary Reserve

gaining unit.

Supplementary Reserve

losing unit.

Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service

Regular Force

CFRC.

Primary Reserve

gaining unit.

Canadian Rangers

Supplementary Reserve

losing unit.

Supplementary Reserve

Regular Force

CFRC.

Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service

Primary Reserve

gaining unit.

Canadian Rangers

5. References

Acts, Regulations, Central Agency Policies and Policy DAOD

  • DAOD 5002-0, Military Personnel Requirements and Production

Other References

  • QR&O 2.034, Reserve Force Sub-Components
  • QR&O 6.01, Qualifications for Enrolment
  • QR&O Chapter 10, Transfer, Attachment, Secondment and Loan
  • QR&O 16.14, Annual Leave
  • CBI Chapter 204, Pay of Officers and Non-commissioned Members
  • DAOD 5031-1, Canadian Forces Military Equivalencies Programme
  • CFAO 9-13, University Training Plan - Non-Commissioned Members
  • CFAO 9-70, Special Commissioning Plan
  • CFAO 10-1, Officer Transfer - Military Occupation Regular Force
  • CFAO 11-6, Commissioning and Promotion Policy - Officers - Regular Force
  • CFAO 11-9, Commissioning from the Ranks Plan
  • CFAO 11-12, Occupation transfer of Non-Commissioned Members - Regular Force
  • CFAO 49-10, Terms of Service - Officers - Primary Reserve
  • CFAO 49-11, Terms of Service Non-Commissioned Members Primary Reserve
  • National Defence Security Policy
  • The Military Human Resources Records Procedures (MHRRP)
  • A-PP-005-LVE/AG-00, Canadian Forces Leave Policy Manual
  • CF MIL PERS INSTR 03/08, Canadian Forces Component Transfer and Component Transfer Career Programs
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