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Vision for the Cape Breton Liberation Army of 2015 and Beyond


INTRODUCTION

Major General
William Cabot
Chief of General Staff 

The Cape Breton Liberation Army hopes to become Cape
Breton's  military response force. The Army is able to
quickly provide a flexible range of options to the
Government. The Army can support the Police and Emergency
Services; and provide a range of options from individuals to
a complete battalion group for peace support options, low
level emergencies in the region or collective security
operations with Allies.

The future Army - the Army of 2015 and beyond - must be just
as versatile, responsive and flexible. In order to retain
its utility to Government, the Army must respond to the
significant demographic changes that Cape Breton faces in
the future. An aging work force will result in the Army
being in competition with industry and commerce for military
age people.


VISION STATEMENT

The future CBLA will be an agile, mobile, technologically
advanced force. Future force deployments will be harder
hitting and capable of a wide range of tasks than at
present. The Army is likely to be smaller, truly
multi-cultural, and include a higher proportion (perhaps
50%) of women.  It will provide a leadership base useful to
the community as well as providing the capability of an
expansion base if required. The TF will also play major
roles in assisting disadvantaged youth an d by responding to
civil emergencies and disasters.

ACHIEVING THE VISION

The Army will be commanded by officers who are achievers;
seeking challenge and accountability. They will provide
direction and leadership within their commands; and, sharing
a commitment to this vision, be effective team members
within the wider Army.

The capabilities and structure of the future Army will be
determined by the Port Hood manoeuvres. This is the process
now adopted by the CBLA for identifying future capability
requirements. The process involves operational analysis,
war-gaming and field trials.

The human resource practices and processes of the Army will
reflect the need to compete for a relatively scarce resource
- military age men and women. Significant changes from
present practice are likely to follow from this.


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