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

Elder Charles Sewell stands outside 5th Canadian Divison Support Base Gagetown

Gagetown Indigenous elder making an impact

Oromocto, New Brunswick — An Indigenous elder is not necessarily elderly. 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown (5 CDSB) is fortunate to have an elder-in-residence who is only in his 40s. His name is Charles Sewell.
July 20, 2020

LCol Taylor with Charles Coy CIMIC and Psy Ops teams and interpreters

Trained to lead

Antigonish, Nova Scotia — Lieutenant Colonel Eleanor Taylor never set out to be a pioneer. What she did want as a Grade Eleven student in 1994 was to find an exciting career. And when she stumbled across a Royal Military College pamphlet in her high school guidance counsellor’s office, her path to becoming a trailblazer in the Canadian Army (CA) was set in motion.   
March 12, 2020

Marjorie Whitcomb (née Horsnell)

Celebrating a Nursing Sister’s service

Saint John, New Brunswick — International Women’s Day creates an opportunity to highlight the contributions of the many Canadian women who have served, like Marjorie Whitcomb (née Horsnell). Attracted by a sense of adventure, Marjorie joined the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps as a Nursing Sister in 1949 at the age of 23.
March 9, 2020

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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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