Women in the Canadian Armed Forces: Did You Know?

Canadian women have served in virtually every armed conflict or peacekeeping effort Canada has engaged in during the past century and a half. Women served with distinction in the Boer War and the First and Second World wars. In 1987, the Canadia Air Force opened all positions to women. In 1989, all military occupations were… Read More

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The Final Decision…

“A Platoon Commander who joins a platoon for the first time will normally have over 150 years experience among his Warrant Officers, Sergeants, Junior NCOs and men. Use them, seek and accept advice from them but remember one thing; it is you the Platoon Commander, the leader that must make the final decision.” Master Warrant… Read More

What was the No.2 Construction Battalion, Canadian Expeditionary Force?

This article provides an overview of Canadian Armed Forces No.2 Construction Battalion of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, also known as the No.2 Construction C.E.F. or Black Battalion. Read More

A Systematic Process for Educational Policy Development in the Canadian Armed Forces (2007)

Research Paper Title A Systematic Process for Educational Policy Development: Based on a Systems Approach to Training and Project Management Abstract In the Canadian Forces leadership is considered to be the paramount skill of all members. For Training Development Officers, one method of displaying leadership is through the careful consideration of educational policy and its skilful implementation.… Read More

Discussing Gender Progress in the Canadian Armed Forces

Research Paper Title Soldiering in the Canadian Forces: How and Why Gender Counts! Abstract Women have advanced in Canada since the Royal Commission on the Status of Women in 1970. This Commission made 167 recommendations to redress documented inequalities and inequities. Six pertained directly to the full integration of women in the Canadian Forces (CF). In 1989,… Read More

Perspectives & Experiences of Women in the Canadian Armed Forces

Report Title Women and Leadership in the Canadian Forces: Perspectives and Experience. Abstract This volume, through its exclusive focus on the experiences of women, addresses an important aspect of the current and future leadership of the Canadian Forces. The experience of women in the Canadian Forces is in many ways the same as that of their male peers;… Read More

Exploring Military Leadership from a Subordinate Perspective in the Canadian Armed Forces

Research Paper Title Universal or Gender-Specific? Exploring Military Leadership from a Subordinate Perspective. Abstract Leadership is key to the successful functioning of any organisation, including the military. Contemporary conceptualisations of leadership have focused on the behaviours or traits necessary for leaders to function effectively. However, leadership is a dynamic process involving both a leader and a… Read More