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

Honorary Colonel Kathleen LeGrow receives the Commander’s Coin for her service as an Honorary from then-Commander Canadian Army Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier during the National Council of Honoraries in Ottawa on July 6, 2019.

Honorary Colonel Kathleen LeGrow retiring after 14 years with 37 Service Battalion

St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador — Honorary Colonel Kathleen LeGrow has been a leader in her civilian life – a life filled with philanthropic work that has been recognized nationally (she was named to the Order of Canada in 2005), provincially (the Order of Newfoundland and Labrador in 2018), and locally (an Honorary Doctorate of Laws from Memorial University in 2014).  
October 1, 2019

Second Lieutenant (Retired) Yueshuang Zhu

Ex-Combat Engineer applies Army skills to Parliament’s Centre Block rehabilitation

Ottawa, Ontario — A former Canadian Army (CA) member says the military experience was ideal preparation for his current work as a project manager on the rehabilitation of Parliament Hill’s Centre Block.
September 3, 2019

The Change of Command scrolls are signed

Lieutenant-Colonel Kathy Haire becomes first woman Commandant of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School

Gagetown, New Brunswick — There is always great pride and celebration when there is a change of command parade at The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery School (RCAS), but on June 21, 2019 when the RCAS’s first woman commandant took command, a new page of history was turned.
July 8, 2019

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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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