DAOD 9001-1, Absence or Incapacity of the Chief of the Defence Staff and Activation of an Alternate Canadian Forces Integrated Command Centre


1. Introduction

Date of Issue: 2000-01-28

Date of Last Modification: 2014-08-26

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

Supersession: NDHQ Policy Directive P1/94, Control and Administration of the Canadian Forces During the Incapacitation or Absence of the Chief of the Defence Staff

Approval Authority: Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS)

Enquiries: Strategic Joint Staff J5 Regional Plans

2. Overview

Purpose

2.1 This DAOD provides direction in respect of the:

  1. absence or incapacity of the CDS; and
  2. activation of an alternate Canadian Forces Integrated Command Centre (CFICC).

Background

2.2 Under subsection 18(1) of the National Defence Act (NDA), the Governor in Council may appoint an officer to be the CDS who is charged with the control and administration of the CAF.

2.3 Section 18.2 of the NDA provides that, in the event of the absence or incapacity of the CDS, the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS), or any other officer that is specified by the Minister of National Defence (MND) or the CDS, has the control and administration of the CAF.

3. Absence or Incapacity of the Chief of the Defence Staff

Specified Officer in the Absence or Incapacity of the CDS

3.1 In the absence or incapacity of the CDS, the following officers are specified, pursuant to section 18.2 of the NDA and subject to any direction by the MND or the CDS, as having the control and administration of the CAF:

  1. the VCDS;
  2. in the absence or incapacity of the VCDS, the Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command;
  3. in the absence or incapacity of all the above officers, the Commander Royal Canadian Navy, the Commander Canadian Army or the Commander Royal Canadian Air Force in order of their seniority;
  4. in the absence or incapacity of all the above officers, the Commander 1 Canadian Air Division; and
  5. in the absence or incapacity of all the above officers, the Commander Joint Task Force (Atlantic).

Note – Absence or incapacity include any period during which available methods of communication or other circumstances preclude the CDS or other specified officer from effectively exercising control and administration of the CAF.

3.2 The CDS Office advises if any officer other than the CDS has the control and administration of the CAF in accordance with paragraph 3.1 or any direction of the MND or the CDS.

Powers and Jurisdiction

3.3 Subject to any applicable regulations, any direction by the MND and any designation referred to in paragraph 3.4, the officer specified under paragraph 3.1 as having the control and administration of the CAF exercises all powers and jurisdiction of the CDS, including signing authority.

Air Security Incidents

3.4 If the officer specified under paragraph 3.1 as having the control and administration of the CAF is not trained in air security incident procedures, a general officer or flag officer who is so trained must be designated to carry out the procedures.

4. Alternate Canadian Forces Integrated Command Centre

Activation

4.1 If the CFICC located at the Star Top Building is unable to function effectively, the Strategic Situation Centre at the Major-General George R. Pearkes Building must be activated as the primary alternate CFICC. If the Strategic Situation Centre is also unable to function effectively, the headquarters of the element, in the following order, must be activated as the primary alternate CFICC until the secondary alternate CFICC, location classified, is activated:

  1. 1 Canadian Air Division;
  2. Joint Task Force (Atlantic);
  3. Joint Task Force (East); and
  4. Joint Task Force (Central).

5. Consequences

Consequences of Non-Compliance

5.1 Non-compliance with this DAOD may have consequences for the CAF as an institution and for CAF members as individuals. Suspected non-compliance will be investigated. The nature and severity of the consequences resulting from actual non-compliance will be commensurate with the circumstances of the non-compliance.

6. Responsibility

Notification

6.1 All officers are responsible for notifying the proper authority of any non-compliance with this DAOD.

7. References

Acts, Regulations, Central Agency Policies and Policy DAOD

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