The Chief of the Defence Staff is responsible for the conduct of military operations of all three components of the CAF, and to ensure that the CAF is always ready to carry out the tasks that Parliament assigns through the Minister of National Defence.
The Royal Canadian Navy is headed by the Commander Royal Canadian Navy who maintains combat-capable, multipurpose maritime forces designed for the above-mentioned duties.
In some, officer candidates and serving officers attend the Royal Military College of Canada or a civilian university to earn a degree; in others, non-commissioned members in highly specialized technical occupations complete college diploma courses.
The Chief of Air Staff may also be referred to as the Air Force Chief of Staff.Look at the sleeves of the uniform tunic (the jacket of the dress uniform) and the shoulders of other uniform clothing (shirt, sweater, windbreaker or overcoat).For more information please visit the Royal Canadian Navy website.The Canadian Army is headed by the Chief of the Land Staff who, as commander of the Army, maintains combat-capable, multipurpose land forces for the above-mentioned duties.Under the National Defence Act, the CAF are an entity separate and distinct from the Department.
The CAF are headed by the Chief of the Defence Staff, Canada’s senior serving military officer, and are comprised of the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army, and the Royal Canadian Air Force.
If you want the CAF to put you through school, you must be qualified and prepared to serve in the CAF both while you study and after graduation.
The CAF has a variety of education programs for officers and non-commissioned members.
Non-commissioned members up to the rank of Sergeant or Petty Officer 2nd Class wear chevrons on the sleeves of the uniform tunic and on the shoulders of other uniform clothing.
Warrant Officers and senior Petty Officers wear crowns on their cuffs of the uniform tunic and on the shoulders of other uniform clothing.
Civilian employees of DND are Public Servants recruited through the Public Service Commission of Canada in accordance with the requirements of the Public Service Employment Act.