The Canadian Army is the land component of the Canadian Armed Forces.
The Army protects Canadians and our interests by
The Canadian Army is the largest element of the Canadian Armed Forces:
The Regular Force has three Mechanized Brigade Groups composed of units stationed in Western Canada, Ontario, Quebec and Atlantic Canada.
Each brigade is made up of
As well, there is an engineer support regiment, air defence regiment, and electronic warfare squadron.
The Army Reserve Force is organized into ten Brigade Groups spread across the country.
In total there are:
These units are located in more than 100 communities across the country.
The Army Command is divided into four geographical regions:
The Canadian Rangers are part of the Army Reserve. Over 170 Ranger patrols are organized into five patrol groups:
The Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre (CADTC) is an important part of Army Headquarters. This formation is headquartered in Kingston, Ontario, and controls all individual and collective training activities for the Army.
In addition to its headquarters, three other units are based in Kingston:
Also part of CADTC is the Army’s Combat Training Centre, a formation with units at
Also under the control of Army Headquarters but located at CFB Kingston, 1st Canadian Division (1 Cdn Div) is a joint deployable command and control capability for land-based operations. It has three high-readiness tasks: