Ex CD13 will confirm the training readiness of 39 CBG units through friendly competition as junior leaders and soldiers compete in a variety of war-fighting skill challenges.
The intent of Ex CD 13 is to focus on fundamental war-fighting skills – shooting, movement and communications. Ex CD 13 will emphasize offensive Battle Task Standard (BTS) solider and leadership skills at the section and platoon level in an austere and challenging environment.
Ex CD 13 will provide a challenging Collective Training Field Training Exercise for the Primary Reserve (PRes) soldiers and junior leaders of 39 CBG that will lead to an enhancement of their offensive fighting skills and provide a memorable experience that will have the collateral benefit of promoting retention and recruiting. Fostering a learning environment is essential in furthering the skill sets of the soldiers and that will remain a guiding principle in the conduct of this exercise.
To further instill an element of resolute determination and bragging privileges there will be a competitive element to the exercise as units and sub-units compete against each other. This competition is intended to challenge the war-fighting and soldier skills of the participants and demonstrate the training readiness of 39 CBG.
39 Canadian Brigade Group (39 CBG), one of three army reserve formations within 3rd Canadian Division, is often referred to as “
The Army in BC”. There are approximately 1,500 soldiers in 39 CBG, located in communities across southern BC, the interior, and Vancouver Island.
The reserve units that make up 39 CBG are:
- 39 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters – Vancouver, BC