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

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

Gunner Samuel LeBlanc and Gunner Ethan Evenson move topsoil

The Artillery takes aim at hunger in New Brunswick

Fredericton, New Brunswick — Members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) are renowned the world over for their selfless humanitarian assistance.  From time to time, however, it is not the world, but Canadians who require assistance.
June 26, 2019

Sgt Walcott, her husband and three children

‘Swift, Skilled, Alert’ – mother and soldier Sergeant Melissa Walcott’s story

Oromocto, New Brunswick — Sergeant Melissa Walcott isn’t just “any other soldier,” as this mother of three is continually seeking challenges to push herself mentally and physically – all the while balancing the demands of being a soldier, signaller, leader, wife, mother, and role model!
May 10, 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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