39 Canadian Brigade Group

Unit Information

39 Canadian Brigade Group Badge

Splendour without diminishment


Army Reserve

Graphic: Joanna Gajdicar

Join Our Team

Please do not hesitate to call us for more information. We would be pleased to review your resume, and have you visit us for a tour of our unit.

Our Team Recruiter

Name: Captain A. Oberman
Phone: 604-225-2520, Ext. 2424
Email: 39CBG.CR@forces.gc.ca


Phone: 1-800-856-8488
Find a recruiting centre near you.

When We Train

Unit Parade Night: Wednesday evenings (September – June) from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm

Who We Are

39 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters is a Reserve Force unit staffed by Command, Operations, Logistics and civilian members who run the day to day business of the headquarters.  In their roles they are in turn supported by a staff who manage administration, supply, maintenance, telecommunications and recruiting personnel.  These people all work on behalf of the Commander to ensure his intent is met by managing affairs in a competent and efficient manner.


39 Canadian Brigade Group maintains reserve Combat Arms, Combat Engineer, and Combat Service Support capabilities.  The 39 Canadian Brigade Group units are:


Benefits of Joining

When you join our unit, you will receive competitive pay for your part time or full time work as well as be eligible for on the job training that could benefit you in civilian life. Also, there are medical, dental and educational benefits available to Army Reservists.

Here are all the details:

Command Team

  • Commanding Officer - Colonel David Awalt, CD
  • Regimental Sergeant Major - Chief Warrant Officer Sean D. Walker, CD

Contact Us

Major-General B.M. Hoffmeister OC, CB, CBE, DSO Building
1775 West 1st Avenue
Vancouver, BC
V6R 1P6

Phone: 604-225-2520, Ext. 2420
Email: 39CBG.CR@forces.gc.ca


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