Structure of the Canadian Forces Land Force Command


Structure of the Canadian Forces Land Force Command

The Canadian Army is not an independent service; rather it is the land component of Canada's integrated defence forces known as the Canadian Forces; as such its proper name is Land Force Command (LFC).

LFC is commanded from Land Force Command Headquarters at NDHQ in Ottawa and is subdivided into four regional command areas:

*Land Force Atlantic Area
*Land Force Quebec Area
*Land Force Central Area
*Land Force Western Area

Each area is responsible for the regular army and militia forces located within its geographical purview - all except the Atlantic Area has a regular army mechanized brigade group under its command, together with between two and three militia brigades.

Each mechanized brigade group contains 3 infantry battalions, an armoured regiment, an artillery regiment, and a combat engineer regiment. Each brigade group also contains a service support battalion, signals squadron and military police platoon.

Land Force formations

Regular Force formations are in bold face. Reserve Force units are in light face.

Land Force Atlantic Area

*36 Canadian Brigade Group (Halifax, Nova Scotia)
*37 Canadian Brigade Group (Moncton, New Brunswick)

Land Force Quebec Area

*5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (CFB Valcartier, Quebec)
*34 Canadian Brigade Group (Montreal, Quebec)
*35 Canadian Brigade Group (Quebec, Quebec)

Land Force Central Area

*2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (CFB Petawawa, Ontario)
*31 Canadian Brigade Group (London, Ontario)
*32 Canadian Brigade Group (Toronto, Ontario)
*33 Canadian Brigade Group (Ottawa, Ontario)

Land Force Western Area

*1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (CFB Edmonton, Alberta)
*38 Canadian Brigade Group (Winnipeg, Manitoba)
*39 Canadian Brigade Group (Vancouver, British Columbia)
*41 Canadian Brigade Group (Calgary, Alberta)

Despite some misconceptions, there is no such formation as 'Land Force Northern Area'; the Canadian Rangers and other formations operating in the north do not report to CFLC.

Land Force Doctrine and Training System

*Combat Training Centre Gagetown (CFB Gagetown, New Brunswick)
*Canadian Manouvre Training Centre (CFB Wainwright, Alberta)
*Peace Support Training Centre (CFB Kingston, Ontario)
*Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College (CFB Kingston, Ontario)
*Canadian Forces Land Advanced Warfare Centre (CFB Trenton, Ontario)

ee also

*List of units of the Canadian Army


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