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Lecture 3

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Management and Organizational Studies
Course Code
MOS 1022F/G
Suzanne Kearns

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In 1964, unified the three branches of Armed Forces (Bill C-90)
Implemented a common uniform and rank structure
Thought it would save money in administrative services
Unification was not a success
o Lack of guidance from gov’t
o Financial saving never materialized
Shift back began in 1975
o Air command was created to restore structure to AF activities
o In 1986 blue uniforms were brought back
Air Force Roles
Domestic and International Operations
o Deployable force on 24000
o Canadian Expeditionary Force Command (CEFCOM)
Oversees operations
Humanitarian, peacekeeping and combat operation
o Canadian Special Operation Force Command (CANSOFCOM)
Provides special operations force domestically and
Tasked with counter-terrorism and high value task
o Canada Command (Canada COM)
Routine and emergency CF ops in Canada and NA
o Canadian Operational Support Command (CANOSCOM)
National-level support to domestic and international
Airspace surveillance and control
o North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD)
Formed through partnership between Canada and US
Provides defensive intelligence
Use worldwide sensors to identify threats and
communicate information
Assortment of ground-based radar, satellites,
airborne radar and fighter aircraft used
Search and Rescue
o 700 AF personal dedicated to SAR
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