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The CA Regular Force Reg F has been able to meet its readiness requirements, and has demonstrated its effectiveness across the full spectrum of operations ranging from disaster relief to combat. The CA Reserves are The Land Readiness Program is assessed to be operating in an economical manner as it identifies efficiencies to preserve its ability to sustain operational readiness.
Since the Policy on Results was only effective as of 1 Julythis evaluation was carried out in accordance with the Policy on Evaluation. As per the former TB policy, the evaluation examines the relevance and performance of the Land Readiness Program from FY to This program will generate and sustain scalable, agile, responsive, combat capable land forces that are effective across the spectrum of conflict, from peacekeeping and nation building to war fighting.
This is accomplished by bringing land Forces to a state of readiness for operations, assembling and organizing land personnel, supplies, and materiel as well as the provision of individual and collective training to prepare land forces to defend Canadian interests domestically, continentally and internationally.
The Land Readiness Program is aligned with federal government and departmental roles and responsibilities within the National Defence Act. As well, the CA has made a significant contribution to the federal government and departmental priorities of defending Canada, protecting Canadians at home and abroad, and making a highly visible and significant contribution to a safer and more secure world.
Performance The Land Readiness Program has consistently delivered well trained and prepared CA elements when assigned to operations ranging from domestic relief or security operations, to international combat missions as evidenced by their performance.
To date the CA has always been able to meet their operational demands. Land Readiness Program expenditures, along with the Defence budget, have declined over the period of the evaluation, with the exception of FYwhen the land and other readiness programs received additional funding.
In the case of the CA, the increase reflected a peak in activity as it transitioned from the Afghanistan combat mission in Kandahar to the training mission in Kabul.
A key element of this was revising the readiness cycle for the three principle CA divisions and their respective Reg F Canadian Mechanized Brigade Groups CMBGs from the 18 month cycle employed during Afghanistan operations to a post-Afghanistan cycle of 36 months. As well, commanders were directed to seize opportunities to maximize collective training opportunities between units, and elements of the Reg F and Reserves.
There is an ongoing and future need for land readiness for the Canadian Army to be prepared to conduct operations in support of Canada, Canadians, and Canadian national interests. There is alignment between the generation and delivery of the Land Readiness LR Program with departmental and federal roles and responsibilities.
Current CA Key Finding 9: The Army has demonstrated its effectiveness across the full spectrum of operations from disaster relief and humanitarian operations to combat.
The CA operational capability in the Arctic remains in development and its mobility and sustainability in Arctic operations Key Finding The CA has demonstrated an effective response capability to a variety of crisis in the world as part of WoG disaster relief operations as well as allied operations.
Reduced financial and material resources have driven the CA to successfully use available resources more efficiently. There has been some degradation of the CA infrastructure portfolio as a result of the CA prioritizing available funding to other requirements.
The CA effectively employs a broad range of data to inform financial and other resource decisions and continues to develop its Performance Measurement Framework. The Land Readiness Program is assessed to be an affordable program. The CA has effectively maintained a high readiness output while its budget has been reduced.
The CCA has introduced initiatives to mitigate funding pressures across the Army. The CA continue current efforts to increase the deployability level of available personnel through the Canadian Army Integrated Performance Strategy CAIPS and other similar initiatives to enhance the personal readiness and resilience of individual soldiers.
The CA continue to rationalize and consolidate its infrastructure. As per the TB policy, the evaluation examines the relevance and performance of the program over a five year period, FY to There have been previous evaluations of the LR Program as follows: This evaluation noted deficiencies in the Army training and shortfalls in equipment, including vehicles; and Evaluation of Land Force Readiness and Training, March The advisory group was consulted regarding the program logic model, evaluation matrix, and sources of information, and provided feedback on the draft report.The America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science Act of or America COMPETES Act (P.L.
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