March 2020 - Canadian Special Operations Forces Command - Major-General Pete Dawe
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- Assumed command of CANSOFCOM (2018)
- Previously Deputy Commander CANSOFCOM
- Appointed Officer of the Order of Military Merit (2015)
- 29+ years of service in the Canadian Armed Forces
- Deployed to Cyprus, Bosnia, and Afghanistan (x2)
- CANSOFCOM provides the Chief of the Defence Staff with agile, high-readiness Special Operations Forces (SOF) capable of conducting special operations in defence of Canada at home and abroad.
- Its unifying purpose is the pursuit of operational excellence in the conduct of high-risk, high-value and often politically-sensitive strategic missions.
- CANSOFCOM’s new strategic plan, CANSOFCOM 2020: Strategic Relevance. Strong Relationships. Innovative
- $218 million [N.B. An additional $54.2 million is allocated to CANSOFCOM as National Procurement funds]
- Joint Task Force 2 (JTF 2);
- Canadian Special Operations Regiment (CSOR);
- Canadian Joint Incident Response Unit (CJIRU);
- 427 Special Operations Aviation Squadron (427 SOAS);
- Canadian Special Operations Training Centre (CSOTC)
- Canadian Joint Operations Command, Canadian Forces Intelligence Command, Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Air Force, Royal
- Canadian Navy, and Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy).
- Canadian Security Intelligence Service
- Communications Security Establishment
- Global Affairs Canada
- Public Safety
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Five Eyes (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand) and French SOF
Top issues for Canadian Special Operations Forces Command
CSOR Infrastructure Project
- This infrastructure project is designed to provide CSOR - CANSOF’s versatile, multi-mission force - with upgraded facilities able to meet today’s demands.
- The dynamic and specialized nature of CANSOF operations often require Ministerial approval.
Global Archer 20 (GA 20)
- In February/March 2020, national security partners will conduct an exercise focused on [REDACTED]
- GA 20 will test and assess whole-of-government policies, protocols, and authorities [REDACTED]
- This exercise will build on Exercise Vital Archer 17 [REDACTED]
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