Training

Space Specialist Skills Badge

Space Specialist Skills Badge

As a joint capability, the Space cadre includes members from across the CAF and their civilian defence team counterparts, who work with other government departments to deliver capabilities to sea-, land- or air-based systems. 

Space training

Courses in space operations are available to Defence personnel through a combination of distance and in-class learning. 

  • Basic Space Operations Course provides basics of space history, concepts and terminology associated with a wide variety of space systems.
  • Space Operations Course is designed as a follow-up to the Basic Space Operations Course to prepare personnel for employment in space-related positions at home and abroad.
  • Space Operations Course for executives prepares CAF and DND executive-level personnel.

Space Specialist Skills Badge

The Space Specialist Skills Badge (SSSB) is the prominent recognition of our dedicated space professionals who possess unique skill and experience essential to addressing rapidly evolving space domain requirements for the CAF. The Space Cadre is an integral part of Canada’s defence forces and in the ongoing evolution of this capability for the CAF.

Full details on the SSSB background, policy direction, and merit criteria can be found in the Air Force Order (AFO) 1002-1 Space Specialist Skill Badge (link accessible only on the National Defence network). For those interested in applying for the Space SSB, a form is available in ANNEX D of the AFO 1002-1.

Space insignia: CAF Space Specilaist Skill Badge poster

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