Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

February 25, 2014 09:30 ET

Resolved to High Readiness: Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 14 Helps Prepare Canadian Soldiers for Future Missions

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 25, 2014) - Department of National Defence

Canadian Armed Forces personnel completed a computer-assisted exercise in Petawawa today which will help prepare them for potential future missions in the event of an order from the Government of Canada.

Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE (UR 14) began on February 11th included members from 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group (2 CMBG) as well as members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and the Pennsylvania Army National Guard. Ex UR 14's objective was to test the overall planning, command and control capabilities of two task forces in anticipation of the largest Canadian Army readiness exercise of the year, Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE 2014, which is scheduled for later this spring in Wainwright, Alberta.

During the two-week exercise, participants reacted to computer-generated scenarios which simulated an army brigade response to a realistic and complex situation. It allowed soldiers to practise full spectrum operations, including deliberate attacks, mobile defence and assistance to non-governmental organizations.

Quick Facts

  • Ex UR 14 is the first part of a two-exercise series. The second training event, Ex MAPLE RESOLVE, will validate a task force's readiness for deployment as directed by the Government of Canada.
  • Approximately 630 participants took part in Ex UR 14. These included 280 Petawawa-based soldiers from 2 CMBG, as well as members of the Royal Canadian Air Force and 14 soldiers from the Pennsylvania Army National Guard.

Quotes

"The Canadian Army trains to be agile, versatile and ready to meet the complexity of domestic and international challenges and to be able to respond when called upon by the Government of Canada. Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2014 complements the Canadian Army's commitment to creating and sustaining well-trained, well-equipped and well-led units that can meet any challenge in any environment."

Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse
Commander of the Canadian Army

"Exercise UNIFIED RESOLVE 2014 is a critical part of the progressive training for elements of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in order to prepare for a High Readiness Task Force. This is achieved by exercising operational planning and command and control during challenging and changing operations. I am proud of the men and women who dedicate themselves to ensuring that the Canadian Army is strong and ready for today and tomorrow."

Brigadier-General Omer Lavoie,
Commander of 4th Canadian Division

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Contact Information

  • Maj Andre Berdais
    Senior Public Affairs Officer
    Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre
    613-541-5010 x4538
    andre.berdais@forces.gc.ca