On 2 June 2021, Brigadier-General J.J. Major, Chief of Staff Operations, Canadian Army Headquarters, briefed RUSI(NS) and guests with a presentation titled “The Canadian Army at an Inflection Point – Delivering Excellence Today and into the Future.”
The past year has been one of unprecedented challenges as the Canadian Army has had to meet an incredibly diverse series of concurrent demands. In addition to having to force generate soldiers who can compete and win in a world returning towards great power competition, increased domestic deployments in support of natural disasters and a global pandemic have presented many readiness challenges that need to be met and overcome. The Canadian Army also needs to transform itself through its modernization strategy and requirement to affect meaningful cultural change. Despite the challenges and the need to change, BGen Major highlighted the relevance of land power and the importance of interoperability in this extremely dynamic time.
A PDF of BGen Major’s presentation is available here.