March 2020 - Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command - Lieutenant-General Mike Rouleau
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- Appointed Commander CJOC in June 2018
- Commander Canadian Special Operations Forces Command: 2014 - 2018
- Commanding Officer Joint Task Force 2: 2006-2009
- Special Operations Assaulter Joint Task Force 2, Commander of the Order of Military Merit, Meritorious Service Cross and Governor General’s Commendation
- Prepare for and conduct operations to defend Canada, assist in the defence of North America, and, as directed, promote peace and security abroad.
- Command Canada’s deployed military personnel globally
- Develop, generate and integrate capabilities from Force Generators (e.g. Army, Navy, Air Force) to harmonize activity in the following areas: command and control; intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance; information operations; influence activities; space operations; cyber support; and operational support.
- 2924 Total (Civilian and Military)
- Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters: 774
- Joint Targeting Intelligence Centre: 127
- Joint Task Force North: 169
- Canadian Materiel Support Group: 667
- Canadian Forces Joint Operations Support Group: 1008
- 1st Canadian Division Headquarters: 146
- Canadian Joint Warfare Center: 70
- Canadian Joint Operations Command Outside of Canada: 92
- $460M Total
- $123M Local budget
- $337M Operations Fund Account
- National Capital Region
- 1 Canadian Division Headquarters: Kingston, Ontario
- Joint Task Force North: Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
- Strategic Joint Staff
- Vice Chief of Defence Staff
- Canadian Special Operations Forces Command
- Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy)
- Royal Canadian Navy, Royal Canadian Airforce, Canadian Army
- Regional Joint Task Forces
- Component Commands (Space, Cyber, Air, Maritime)
- Judge Advocate General
- Global Affairs Canada
- Royal Canadian Mounted Police
- Canadian Coast Guard
- Public Safety
- Five-Eyes (US, UK, Australia, New Zealand)
- North Atlantic Treaty Organization Partners
- Regional security planning and working groups
Top issues for Canadian Joint Operations Command
[REDACTED]: Maintaining Relevance in the 21st Century
- Growing strategic competition between states, evolving non-state threats and the increasing centrality of the space and information domains all challenge militaries’ ability to plan and execute successful operations.
- The North American security context is changing (i.e. growing interest in the Arctic, increased cyber/economic threats).
- As Canada and the US consider how to modernize their continental defence capabilities, CJOC will inform the discussion with operational perspectives and lessons learned.
- CJOC is also working with US and other partners to maximize responsiveness to domestic emergencies.
Building Partner Capacity
- Capacity building is a core mission of the Canadian Armed Forces. It is also central to several ongoing operations (i.e. Ukraine, Latvia, the Middle East).
Joint Force Enablers
- Discussions on capability development and readiness often focus on the most visible, single service capabilities (e.g. ships, aircraft and land vehicles).
- CJOC serves as a champion for the critical enabling capabilities that support front end systems, such as:
- Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, and
- Health services.
Integration with other instruments of government
- As the nature of threats facing Canada evolves, the dividing lines between military, diplomatic, economic and law enforcement roles and responsibilities become increasingly blurred.
- CJOC will work to build/strengthen relationships with other key national security stakeholders in support of increased whole-of-government analysis, coordination and responsiveness.
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