Impact of bilingual officer corps policy

Incidence de la politique du corps d'officiers bilingue


  1. Provencher, M.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research Div, Ottawa ONT (CAN)
This report presents the work done to assess the resource impact of the current Bilingual Officer Corps Policy, with particular emphasis on officers of the Maj/LCdr and LCol/Cdr ranks which are preparing for promotion to higher ranks for which specific language proficiency will be required. The overall resource assessment in the short and long term was made through a demand-pull career flow model. It estimates that 844 Person-Years (PYs) would be undergoing second language training initially, which represents a total of 2 091 officers spending some time in training the first year. At steady state this corresponds to 128 PYs or some 245 officers undergoing second language training per year. An analysis of current linguistic requirements of positions and abilities of members by occupation and rank is presented to assist in determining second language training priorities. Amongst the most populated occupations, the Medical occupation has the lowest percentage of Majors (24%) with at least a BBB language profile. At the Lieutenant-Colonel level, the MARS occupation has the lowest percentage of officers (14%) meeting the CBC profile.

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Bilingual Officer Corps Policy
Report Number
ORD-PR-2001-02 — Project Report
Date of publication
01 Feb 2001
Number of Pages
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