Canadian Combat Support Brigade

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Who We Are

The Canadian Combat Support Brigade (CCSB) is the Canadian Army’s center of excellence for intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, electronic warfare and information operations.

The brigade, stood up in April, 2018, is responsible for the training, readiness, and synchronization of deployable combat support capabilities to meet Canada’s defence objectives across all types of operations.

What We Do

CCSB is a mixed team of Regular and Reserve Force soldiers supported by civilians who operate alongside Whole of Government (WoG) colleagues, non-governmental agencies and coalition partners to support Canadian Armed Forces missions.

Formations and Units

Influence Activities Task Force
Canadian Army Intelligence Regiment
4th Artillery (General Support)
4 Engineer Support Regiment
21 Electronic Warfare Regiment

Equipment

For more information about the vehicles and weapons used by the Canadian Army, visit our Equipment page.

Command Team

  • Commander - Colonel J. M. A. LaFortune, CD
  • Brigade Sergeant Major - Chief Warrant Officer J. M. Smith, MMM, CD

Contact Us

Canadian Combat Support Brigade - Public Affairs
Phone: 613-541-5010
Email: Dave.Bowen@forces.gc.ca

News

Sergeant  Rodney Tatchell serving as part of the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART)

Gagetown units are a different kind of busy

Oromocto, New Brunswick — Captain Matt Bernhardt has a good mental snapshot to illustrate the pace of life within his unit, 4 Artillery Regiment (General Support) Royal Canadian Artillery [4 Regt (GS)]: “Between July and December of last year, I was not home for more than about two weeks at a time. My last water bill was $15.”
June 6, 2018

Brigadier-General J.J.M.J. (Jocelyn) Paul

Understanding identities: a talk with Brigadier-General Jocelyn Paul

Ottawa, Ontario — Being an Indigenous member of the Canadian Army has brought many advantages to one of Canada’s most senior officers.
May 23, 2018

The newly re-designed 5th Canadian Division Support Group badge

New Visual Identifier for 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown’s Support Formation

Gagetown, New Brunswick — A new visual identifier for 5th Canadian Division Support Group (5 CDSG) was unveiled on May 9th, 2018 during the 60th anniversary gala dinner for 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown.
May 10, 2018

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Our History

The Canadian Combat Support Brigade originated as the Canadian Army Enablers Group (CAEG) in April 2014.  While many of the combat enablers existed independently prior to the Afghanistan campaign, it was the experience of that conflict that highlighted the operational impact of synchronizing and integrating effects across the information operations domain.  The Canadian Army Enablers Group was created to institutionalize these lessons into the greater Canadian Army.

Originally formed as part of the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, the Canadian Combat Support Brigade was transferred to the command of the 5th Canadian Division to reflect the sustained operational support of the brigade.

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