2 Cdn Air Div
Air Force Doctrine and Training Division
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Vision / Mission Statement
2 Canadian Air Division ... a responsive, forward-thinking and effects-focused Air Force (AF) doctrine, training and education centre of excellence. We will deliver advanced aerospace knowledge and fundamental core training capability to achieve maximum effect for the CF. Success will be realized through continuous learning and innovation ...
2 Canadian Air Division Units
2 Canadian Air Division Headquarters
C Air Force's Intent
The Air Force’s fundamental ability to both force generate more effectively and efficiently and to be “a true learning organization” is significantly improved with the realignment of the Air Force into two focused air divisions.
The formation of 2 Canadian Air Division significantly enhances the Air Force's ability to focus on training, education and doctrine, including recording and benefiting from lessons learned across the Air Force, the Canadian Forces and from other militaries around the world.
2 Canadian Air Division is also the Air Force champion for the development and use of application tools in the synthetic and simulation environments. This smart, practical and innovative approach optimizes Air Force training and education for the 21st century and beyond.
With a single commander at the rank of Brigadier-General, Brigadier-General Martin Galvin, 2 Canadian Air Division brings greater coherence and consistency to training performance, activity levels and resource allocation.
A small 2 Canadian Air Division Headquarters staff will be located in Winnipeg near 1 Canadian Air Division Headquaters, effectively sharing considerable resources.
2 Canadian Air Division reached initial operational capability in the summer of 2009 and will enter into steady state operations by summer 2010.
Implementation of the new structure involves a phased approach that is designed to be minimally disruptive during this period of AF transformation, high operational tempo (particularly Afghanistan) and the 2010 Olympics.
In 2010, the proposed formations under the Commander of 2 Canadian Air Division will be 15 Wing, 16 Wing, an AF Training Centre (comprised of several AF schools and related training institutions, to be functional by FOC and commanded out of Winnipeg), and the Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre. Commander 2 Canadian Air Division will also become the Regional Commander of the Prairie Regional Cadet Support Unit.
Where necessary, the functional realignment of core training units will occur to enhance efficiency, but no units are forecast to physically move.
Improving the way we train and operate is everyone’s business, and this improvement initiative provides important recognition that “Your success is the Air Force’s success!”