The Defence Team – Military and Civilian Partnership in the Canadian Armed Forces and the Department of National Defence

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Authors
  1. Goldenberg, I.
  2. Febbraro, A.R.
  3. Dean, W.H.
Corporate Authors
Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN);Canadian Defence Academy Press, Kingston ON (CAN)
Abstract
Canada’s defence establishment is a unique organization, comprising two constitutionally independent and culturally distinct institutions: the civilian-led Department of National Defence (DND), headed by the civilian Deputy Minister of National Defence (DM), and the military-led Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), headed by the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS). In practice, however, civilian and military personnel, collectively referred to as the Defence Team, are highly integrated with one another. About two thirds of DND’s full-time civilian workforce is actually employed in the military structure, and several thousand CAF military personnel perform departmental functions inside DND.1 In fact, many DND civilians are supervised by military managers and some civilians manage CAF personnel.2 Thus a significant number of civilians and military members work side by side and under one another’s supervision in a variety of contexts, including on bases, on operations, in military academic settings, in defence research centres and at National Defence Headquarters.
Keywords
civil-military relations;Canada;military policy
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-P120 — External Literature
Date of publication
01 May 2015
Number of Pages
282
DSTKIM No
CA041560
CANDIS No
802756
Format(s):
Electronic Document(PDF)

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