RCN modernizes approach to sea command development and assessment

September 4, 2019 – The Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) is modernizing the sea command development and assessment process for Naval Warfare Officers (NWOs). During Executive Governance Week in Halifax in June, the Naval Board approved a new process for Command Development and Assessment (CDA) which will evaluate a NWO’s command potential throughout his or her career, as opposed to focussing on singular events such as courses or the command review board. The traditional system is designed so that as Naval Warfare Officers complete their Director (D-level) training and go on…

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CUTLASS FURY 2019 to take place in September

August 29, 2019 – Ships from eight NATO nations will visit Halifax from September 9 to 20 for Exercise CUTLASS FURY 2019, which will take place in the waters and skies off Nova Scotia and Newfoundland. It will be a medium-scale international exercise and visiting warships will be open for tours for two days. The public is invited to tour Canadian and allied warships on September 6 and 7 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Visitors can access Dockyard through HMCS Scotian, the Naval Reserve Division located at 2111 Upper…

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U.S., allied forces complete EOD exercise Hydracrab 2019

August 31, 2019 – Expeditionary forces from Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States completed exercise Hydracrab 2019, Aug. 31. Hydracrab was a first-of-its-kind quadrilateral exercise with key partner nations, which began Aug. 19 and spanned two weeks. The exercise aimed to prepare allied explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) forces to operate as an integrated, capable force in the changing and complex maritime Indo-Pacific region. “During the inaugural EOD Hydracrab exercise, our teams took on an incredible compilation of highly-realistic unit level drills, and several tactics exchanges,” said Cmdr. Andrew…

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