EXERCISE NOBLE SKYWAVE.

This is an international radio competition whereby teams will endeavour to, via the High Frequency (HF) band of the electro-magnetic spectrum, establish communications and pass a variety of data through their respective nets. After the success of last year’s competition with the support of our Allied partners, the Canadian Armed Forces is using the momentum to conduct Exercise NOBLE SKYWAVE (Ex NS 2018). This HF radio exercise is being planned for 30-31 October 2018. What originally started several years ago as a small initiative to rejuvenate the use of this medium, has since grown into a highly regarded competition. More information regarding this can be found here.

 

C&E Association Cyber Symposium.

The Communications and Electronics Association is proud to announce its second annual Cyber Symposium.  The objective of the symposium is to bring together leading cyber experts to explore a wide range of topics in this dynamic field.

 

The Association has approached a number of individuals to provide keynote addresses and to act as moderators or panelists.  Speakers include Mr. Jim Balsillie – Chair of the Council of Canadian Innovators, Lieutenant-General Michael Rouleau – Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command, Vice-Admiral Timothy White – Commander US FLEET CYBER COMMAND and several Chief Executive Officers from the Council of Canadian Innovators.  The Theme for the Symposium is ‘Cyber – Delivering Operational Effects’.  Invited speakers will cover topic areas such as:

 

–          An international panel discussing Cyber Operational Capabilities;

–          Industry Panel discussing the Technology Solutions to Cyber Requirements; and

–          Diverse Panel including military and academia discussing Mission Assurance – The Looming Challenge

 

Additional information and registration can be found here

 

C&E Professional Development Session.

Connecting and Protecting the Canadian-Led Joint Force:

1st Canadian Corps C3I and the Battle for Rimini, September 1944

 

As part of the Communications & Electronics Branch Professional Development Week 2018, this year’s Professional Development session will focus on a historical problem-based decision exercise featuring the Royal Canadian Corps of Signals role in Operation Olive, guided and facilitated by  Dr. Lee Windsor.

 

Dr. Lee Windsor is the Deputy Director at The Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society at the University of New Brunswick (UNB).  Among his many duties he facilitates Canadian Armed Forces Professional Development and education through the Army’s Combat Training Center and also leads guided battlefield tours on behalf of UNB and the Canadian Battlefields Foundation.

 

Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018

Time: 0800 – 1200 hours

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, 285 King St E, Kingston, ON

 

Registration and details for this activity be found here

 

C&E Branch SITREP and Awards

The presentation ceremonies for the subaltern of the year, C&E Branch Commendation and C&E Association Heritage Awards will take place. Awards will be presented by the President of the C&E Association.

 

Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018

Time: 1300 – 1600 hours

Location: Four Points by Sheraton, 285 King St E, Kingston, ON

 

C&E Branch Officers Mess Dinner

Major-General F.J. Chagnon, OMM, MSM, CD

 

Communications & Electronics Branch Leader requests the pleasure of your company to attend the 2018 C&E Branch Officers’ Mess Dinner Thursday, 1 November 2018 at the Vimy Officers’ Mess at 1900 hours for 1930 hours CFB Kingston.

The dinner is open to all officers, serving and retired. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.

 

Our guest of honour for this year is one of our most accomplished and decorated members, Major-General (retired) Neasmith, OMM, MSM, CD, who is a former C&E Branch Leader and Chief of Staff (Information Management). For the first time in C&E Branch history, the dinner is being planned and organized by a unit that is both outside of the Kingston geographical area and affiliated with the Royal Canadian Air Force. Lieutenant-Colonel Guy Parisien, Commanding Officer of the Aerospace Telecommunications and Engineering Support Squadron, has graciously volunteered to assume this responsibility. Further details and registration can be found here.

 

Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018

Time: 1900 – 0200  hours

Location: Vimy Officers’ Mess

 

C&E Branch Non-Commissioned Members Mess Dinner

The Communications & Electronics Branch requests the pleasure of your company to attend the 2018 Branch Non Commissioned Members Mess Dinner Thursday, 1 November 2018 at the Sergeants and Warrant’s Mess at 1800 hours for 1900 hours CFB Kingston. All Branch members from Master-Corporal and above are invited. Space is limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to celebrate 100th anniversary of the signature of the Armistice and the 50th of the C&E Branch, event will be under the theme of: “From World War I to the birth of the Branch”.

 

The Guest of honor will be LCol (Ret’d) P.C. St-Laurent, MMM, CD, former Regimental Sergeant-Major 5e Quartier general et Escadron des transmissions and Canadian Forces School of Communications and electronics Chief Warrant Officer. This event is planned and coordinated by the Acting Branch Chief Warrant Officer / School Chief Warrant Officer Stéphane Levac. Additional information and registration can be found here.

 

Date: Thursday, 1 November 2018

Time: 1900 – 0200  hours

Location: Warrant Officers’ and Sergeants’ Mess

 

Change of Colonel Commandant – Communications & Electronics Branch

A parade to celebrate the change of appointment of Colonel-Commandant from Brigadier-General (retired) Richard, CD to Brigadier-General (Retired) O’Keefe, OMM, CD will take place on the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics Parade Square. Brigadier-General (retired) Richard has been extremely active in all aspects of our Branch, your participation in this significant milestone is requested. Registration is not required, details are available below.

 

Date: Friday, 2 November 2018

Time: Guests seated at 1015, the Reviewing Officer to arrive at 1030 hours

Location: CFSCE Parade Square.