2040-2 National Advisory Council-Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service

Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers Group Order (CJCR Gp O)

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  1. Identification
  2. Abbreviations
  3. Mandate
  4. Scope
  5. Composition of the NACC
  6. Publication
  7. References
  8. Annexes

1. Identification

Date of Issue: 2021-06-08

Date of Verification: n/a

Application: This is an order that applies to all COATS members.

Supersession: n/a

Approval Authority: This order is issued under the authority of the Comd CJCR.

Office of Primary Interest (OPI)NACC Chair

Enquiries: CJCR HQ COS Coordinator 

2. Abbreviations

Abbreviation Complete Word or Phrase
CIC Cadet Instructors Cadre
CJCR Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers
COATS Cadet Organization Administration and Training Service
Comd Commander
COS Chief of Staff
HQ Headquarters
MES Military Employment Structure
NACC National Advisory Council COATS
RA Regional Advisor

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3. Mandate

3.1 The mandate of the NACC is to act in an advisory capacity to the Comd CJCR for the COATS sub-component including occupation capabilities and human resource management.

3.2 The NACC is responsible to the Commander for:

  1. providing advice and assistance on human resource management;
  2. providing stewardship and advice for the continued development of COATS;
  3. fostering CIC Branch and COATS sub-component identity, relevance and its role within the CAF;
  4. providing updates and requesting feedback on issues and initiatives as requested by the chain of command;
  5. providing updates, through the NACC Chair, to the RCSU CO's at scheduled command conferences at the direction of the Commander; and
  6. championing the unity, pride, image, and visibility of the CIC Branch and the COATS sub-component as a whole.

3.3 The NACC meets four times annually; generally twice face-to-face and twice virtually. 

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4. Scope

4.1 The NACC will provide advice on items that affect the organization, such as:

  1. the COATS MES to ensure adequate skills and personnel development for the delivery of the Cadet Program;
  2. strategies and possible solutions for the recruitment, training, professional development, and retention of COATS members;
  3. CIC Branch and COATS sub-component identity, relevance and its role within the CAF;
  4. challenges in terms of service for COATS (i.e. enrolment, appointment, progression, promotion, transfer, or release);
  5. compensation and benefit concerns;
  6. dress and types of accoutrements and insignia, and authorized suppliers for accoutrements items; and
  7. ethos, esprit de corps, and overall professional identity.

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5. Composition of the NACC

5.1 The NACC is composed of the following positions:

  1. NACC Chair;
  2. an RA from each region;
  3. COATS NCM Advisor;
  4. Class B Representative;
  5. NACC Secretary; and
  6. Appoint special advisors as deemed necessary (who will be non-voting).

5.2 The RAs are held against positions on their regional establishments.

6. Publication

Frequency of Publication

6.1 Annual or more frequent review and updates, as required.

Errors/Omissions or Suggestions

6.2 Users of CJCR Gp Orders are encouraged to identify any errors, omissions or suggested orders to the attention of CJCR HQ J1 Policy.

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7. References

Source References

Related References

8. Annexes

Annex A

NACC Organization Chart

Annex B

Terms of Reference – NACC Chair

Annex C

Terms of Reference – Regional Advisor

Annex D

Terms of Reference – COATS NCM Advisor

Annex E

Terms of Reference – Class B Representative

Annex F

Terms of Reference – NACC Secretary

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