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Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Director General Audit

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The Director General Audit (DGA) was responsible for the provision of an effective internal audit service in the Department of National Defence. Audit is an objective, independent third party that exists for the accountability of the methods applied and the results produced by the Deputy Minister and Chief of Staff Committee. Examples of DGA audit topics are the management of military moves, cost recoveries in relation to foreign military training in Canada, and contracting for construction engineering services. The DGA was known as the Chief Auditor's Branch until 1965, at which point it became Director of Audit, which became Directorate of Operational Audit before becoming the DGA.

Canada. Parliament. House of Commons. Standing Committee on Public Accounts

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The House of Commons Standing Committee on Public Accounts has been in existence since Confederation. The earliest antecedent of the Public Accounts Committee in Canada was the Committee of the Legislative Council that was formed when civil government was proclaimed in Quebec in October 1763. Since then, other committees have occasionally superceded the Committee. Immediately following Confederation, the Public Accounts Committee was reconstituted as a standing committee of the house. The Committee was established to faithfully maintain accurate bookkeeping of all financial transactions involving public monies. In 1931, the dual functions of the control of issue and the audit of expenditure were separated into two distinct positions. The Auditor General retained full responsibility for executing an independent post-audit of government expenditures. A new position was formed, the Comptroller of the Treasury, to control the issue of monies and carry out an executive pre-audit before payment.

Cummins, J.F.

  • Person

J.F. Cummins was a Lieutenant-Colonel on the General Staff of the Historical Section of the Department of National Defence, Ottawa, Canada in 1931.

Fauteux, Jacques

  • Person

Jacques Fauteux attended the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, Canada. He was trained as a diver in the Canadian Navy. In 1996, Fauteux was sent to Yugoslavia to act as a media officer and was predominantly stationed in Sarajevo/Mostar. He held the rank of Lieutenant while in Yugoslavia.

Boutilier, James A., 1939-

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Dr. James A. Boutilier is an expert on maritime security, especially in the Asia-Pacific region. Born in Halifax in 1939, he studied History at Dalhousie University, McMaster University, and the University of London. He taught for two years at the University of the South Pacific in Fiji, and for twenty-two years at Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, B.C. He now works as a special advisor at the Canadian Maritime Forces' Pacific Headquarters in Esquimault, B.C.

Sarty, Roger Flynn, 1952-

  • Person
  • 1952-

Roger Flynn Sarty (1952-) was the Chief of the Naval History Team at the D-Hist (later renamed the Directorate of History and Heritage), National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ), Ottawa from 1988 to 1998. Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia, he received his BA in History in 1975 from the University of Toronto. He continued his graduate and postgraduate studies in History, obtaining his MA from Duke University in 1976 and his Ph. D from the University of Toronto in 1982. A specialist in military history, he is the author of 'The Maritime Defence of Canada', 'Canada and the Battle of the Atlantic' and co-author of 'Tin Pots and Private Ships: Canadian Naval Forces and German Sea Raiders, 1880-1919, 'A Country of Limitations: Canada and the World in 1939', and 'Guardian of the Gulf: Sydney, Cape Breton and the Atlantic Wars'

Caldwell, R.H. (Robert Henry), 1939-

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Robert H. Caldwell (1939- ) served in the Canadian Army for thirty-five years. He completed Technical and General Staff courses at the Royal Military College of Science at Shrivenham, the British Army Staff College at Camberley, and the Joint Warfare Establishment at Old Sarum. He passed the Master of Arts programme in War Studies at the Royal Military College at Kingston in 1987, and thereafter was employed as a researcher and historian at the Operational and Research and Analysis Establishment, followed by the Directorate of History, in National Defence Headquarters, Ottawa. Mr. Caldwell has been a member of the Naval History Team for fourteen years, an is a contributing author to the two volume official operational history of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War. He has completed several studies on the “The RCN and Unification” for Volume III, the official post-war naval history to be published in 2010. He is presently the Canadian representative on the first Combined Operations naval history project working with historians from the United States, Britain and Australia. Caldwell is concentrating on the Canadian Navy in the Arabian Sea and Gulf from 1991 to 2003. In late 2006 Mr. Caldwell was tasked to begin the preparations for an official history of the Canadian Forces experience in Afghanistan. He visited with Canadian troops in Afghanistan in October and November 2006, and again in April and May 2007. He will act as the NATO historian at Regional Command (South) in Kandahar, Afghanistan from May to August 2008.

Johnston, William C.

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William C. Johnston was educated at the University of Waterloo where he received a Bachelor of Arts degree in history in 1979 and a Masters of Arts degree in 1982. He became an historian with the Directorate of History and Heritage, Dept. of National Defence in 1982. Mr. Johnson was responsible for the Policy and Maritime Air sections of the third volume of official history of the Royal Canadian Air Force and contributed to the second volume of the official history of the Royal Canadian Navy. He is the author of A War of Patrols. The Canadian Army in Korea, 1950-1953 and is currently principle author of the first volume of the official history of the Royal Canadian Navy.

University of Ottawa. Co-operative Education Program

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  • 1980-

The University of Ottawa introduced its Co-operative Education Program in 1980. It is now the second-largest university CO-OP program in Ontario, is tied for the third-largest university CO-OP program in Canada, and boasts a very high placement rate. The CO-OP program allows students to build on their classroom learning through paid work terms directly related to their field of study. The program also offers students valuable hands-on experience in their field while completing their degree.

Rabinovitch, R. N.

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Dr. R. N. Rabinovitch was a top scientist at the Montreal General Hospital and the University of McGill prior to the outbreak of the Second World War. With a specialty in chemistry and chemical engineering, he went on to enter the Canadian chemical weapons program shortly after war had been declared. Rabinovitch became a Major, and the Director of No. 1 Canadian Chemical Warfare Defence Laboratory. Canadian Chemical Warfare Defense Laboratory No. 1 was involved in many aspects of chemical warfare. They conducted gas training for the Cdn. Forestry Corps. They also assessed the possibilities of Axis use of chemical weapons, and the effects these could have. The group also investigated ways of improving the Allied chemical program.

Canada. Ministère de la défense nationale. Centre d'analyse et de recherche opérationnelle

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Le Centre d'analyse et de recherche opérationnelle, jusqu'en 1974, faisait partie du Conseil de recherches pour la défense (CRD) et était connu sous le nom de Centre d'analyse pour la défense (CAD). Après que le Groupe d'étude de la gestion eut passé en revue la structure du Quartier général de la Défense nationale, le CARO a été retiré des autres composantes du CRD et confié au sous-ministre adjoint (Politiques). Le CARO a deux fonctions principales : la recherche opérationnelle et la recherche en matière de questions stratégiques touchant la défense. La Division de la recherche opérationnelle est responsable de la première tâche et fait des recherches sur le choix, l'usage et l'optimisation des systèmes d'armes par les unités de campagne. La Division d'analyse générale s'emploie

Morrison, C.A., 1936-1990

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C.A. Morrison (1936-1990) was an officer in the Royal Canadian Air Force and Canadian Forces from 1959 to 1980. From 1978 to 1980, he worked as an historian at the Directorate of History, and was responsible for the production of the official historical narrative of Operation Morning Light, the operation to recover debris from the crashed Soviet surveillance satellite Kosmos 954.

Canada. Royal Canadian Air Force. Historical Section

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  • 1945-1968

The Royal Canadian Air Force Historical Section was created after the Second World War and was small, with a maximum of five people on staff. The staff contributed to the RCAF magazine Roundel, and answered inquiries. When the three services unified in 1968, the RCAF Historical Section became part of the new Directorate of History under Colonel Charles P. Stacey, the former head of the Canadian Army Historical Section.

Task Force on Review of Unification of the Canadian Armed Forces

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The Task Force on Review of Unification of the Canadian Armed Forces was formed on 6 September 1979 by the Minister of National Defence. It was set up shortly after the Progressive Conservative government took office in May 1979, and in fulfillment of an election promise to review the process of unification and its effects on the Canadian Armed Forces. The Task Force was instructed to examine the merits and disadvantages of unification and to comment on the unified command system. Papers were prepared and briefs were received from serving members and retired members of the Canadian Armed Forces as well as from associations and interested members of the general public. The task force visited all major Canadian Forces Bases and commands and most major cities as it collected its evidence. Its final report was presented to the Minister in March 1980.

Canada. Dept. of Labour. Economics and Research Branch

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The Economics and Research Branch of the Dept. of Labour was tasked with the charge of "economic analysis and research in the field of labour" for the Government of Canada in the 1950s. Like most government research agencies, the Economics and Research Branch focused its research on areas that might affect policy decisions in the department. For the Dept. of Labour, those areas were employment, manpower development, labour market, labour relations, and labour standards and safety. In 1966, the responsibilities of labour research were transferred to the Department of Manpower and Immigration. In 1976, the remainder of the Economics and Research Branch was re-arranged to become the Labour Data Branch.

Canada. Royal Canadian Navy. H.M.C.S. Point Edward. Naval Records Centre

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HMCS Protector II, which is better known as Point Edward Naval Base, was opened near Sydney, Nova Scotia in 1943 for the business of repairing and refitting ships. The Naval Records Centre (NRC) lasted from the base's beginnings in World War II until the base's closure in 1966. The Records Centre was the "main registry" of records for the entire navy, and it accumulated over 20,000 feet of documents in its of operation. The most common documents were ships' general subject files and navy personnel files. When it closed, 80% of the documents were disposed of and the rest were shipped to the Public Archives Records Centre. As of 2009, the records can be accessed at Library and Archives Canada.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Planning Guidance Team

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In 1976 the Director General Capabilities Planning changed its name to the Planning Guidance Team. This team of Senior Policy Analysts consisted of one colonel in each element (Land, Air and Maritime) and a senior civilian analyst. The Planning Guidance Team's terms of references included the preparation of Statement of Operational Requirements (Preliminary) and Defence Services Program documents for the Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) as well as advising in the preparation of narrative portions of all project documents. In 1988 the Planning Guidance Team and Strategic Assessment Team were grouped into a new Policy Planning Team.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Chief Land Doctrine and Operations

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The Chief Land Doctrine and Operations (1977-1991) succeeded the former Chief Land Operations (1972-1976), and was, in turn, succeeded in 1991 by Director General Land Force Development (DGLFD). The body was responsible for land force development and restructuring, as well as the formation of doctrine and policy guidelines.

Canada. Dept. of National Defence. Director General of Nuclear Safety and Compliance

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The Director of Nuclear Safety and Compliance (DNSC) was established 1 July 1987, and was accountable for the development, implementation and coordination of a comprehensive departmental nuclear safety program, including nuclear submarine and research reactor systems, with a view to ensuring design and operational safety. The continued auditing of Dept. of National Defence (DND) compliance with this program by DNSC includes authority to cease operations and reject systems design(s) where nuclear safety is deemed inadequate. Reporting to the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, the DNSC is a key position in the departmental nuclear power program. As the position's role is akin to that of the Atomic Energy Control Board (AECB) in the Canadian civilian nuclear power program, the DNSC consulted with the AECB in developing nuclear safety regulations and licencing procedures internal to DND operations. Most business was with AECB, CASAP (Canadian Submarine Acquisition Project), National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ), Liaison Staff, London (?) (LSL), Dept. of External Affairs and various Embassies, particularly the French and British.

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