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Darting to and fro in The Great DART Debate

Nfld Sapper

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The 1st Canadian Division (1st Cdn Div) is a fully deployable unit trained and enabled at an advanced state of readiness to lead Canadian Armed Forces operations at home and abroad.

The 1st Cdn Div assumes the tasks of Non-combatant Evacuation Operations (NEO) and to deploy the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).

The division has three high-readiness tasks:

Humanitarian operations, such as those conducted in Haiti in 2010;
Non-combatant Evacuation Operations for the safe evacuation of Canadians abroad, such as from Lebanon in 2006; and
Full-spectrum operations, such as those in Afghanistan.

Our Mission
1st Cdn Div Headquarters will provide task-tailored, deployable joint headquarters at high readiness to command and control joint, inter-agency, multinational forces to achieve national objectives at home and abroad.

Roles
Rapidly respond to Humanitarian Assistance or Non-combatant Evacuation Operations anywhere in the world;
Maintain a high readiness, comprehensive and joint division level expeditionary headquarters;
First out the door as ROTO 0; and
Provide training for Task Forces of named Operations.
 

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Well how is the DART HQ not DART?.they run the show. Watch the world.with the jog and plan all the ex's as well as provide all the DART equipment.
 

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FarmerD said:
Well how is the DART HQ not DART?.they run the show. Watch the world.with the jog and plan all the ex's as well as provide all the DART equipment.

Cause it's not read what has been posted before....

EDITED TO ADD

BTW DART was commanded by 2 RCHA on this deployment....
 

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FarmerD said:
1st Canadian Division is DART. So NEO. CPATs ex's lol. More ex's

Sat on my rucksack for one DART deployment and did one NEO that rapidly turned into something completely different - 1 Can't Div might be the overarching HQ, but they aren't those actual units.

dapaterson said:
I think that's a branch plan from CONPLAN STAFFPARALYSIS.

Which is a result of CONPLAN WHERETHEF*#KISTHECOFFEEANDCNNFEED

MM 
 

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Well...for starters, if they were "HQ", then they will house their own equipment. The Air Force covers that for them

CFB Trenton also provides the equipment warehouse for the Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART).

FarmerD said:
Well how is the DART HQ not DART?.they run the show. Watch the world.with the jog and plan all the ex's as well as provide all the DART equipment.
 

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The DART warehouse in Trenton belongs to DART hq in Kingston. And all the members there are part of DART hq just work out of the DART warehouse
 

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So I guess National Defence Headquarters is not really a HQ since they store their assets, including troops, all across Canada and to a lesser degree, around the world.
 

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http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/operations-abroad-recurring/dart.page

DART equipment, stores, and supplies are stored at 8 Wing Trenton and are maintained for immediate deployment by a small supporting staff.

DART personnel, who belong to Canadian Armed Forces units across Canada, train together regularly and keep themselves ready to mobilize quickly when called for a deployment.

DART composition

The DART has the following main elements:

    DART Headquarters (about 45 CAF members): Drawn mostly from the 1st Canadian Division Headquarters (with about 30 CAF members) and the Canadian Forces Joint Signal Regiment (about 13 CAF members) in Kingston, Ontario, DART HQ is the link to the governments of Canada and the affected nation, and to partner organizations such as the U.N. and non-governmental humanitarian aid agencies. Under the direction of the Commanding Officer, DART HQ is responsible for determining and co-ordinating all the unit’s work in the theatre of operations. DART HQ is supported directly by a Military Police Section of two CAF members.

    DART Company Headquarters (about 10 CAF members): “DART Company” is the main body of the DART, comprising Engineer Troop, Medical Platoon, Logistics Platoon and Defence & Security Platoon. DART Coy HQ provides command and control for its sub-units and sets their tasking priorities; it also provides a separate command team that can direct a split operation if required.

    Engineer Troop (about 40 CAF members): Engineer Troop includes both field engineers (in Water Supply Section, Heavy Equipment Section and Field Engineering Section) and construction engineers, to provide limited utilities and vertical construction services. With its Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit (ROWPU), Water Supply Section can purify up to 50,000 litres per day of safe drinking water, provided in bulk to the medical aid station and for distribution to local residents. Once the DART camp is established, the other sections of Engineer Troop undertake other basic construction and engineer tasks required to support humanitarian aid operations.

    Medical Platoon (about 45 CAF members): The members of Medical Platoon operate a medical aid station, a small tented facility offering laboratory, pharmacy, rehydration, preventive medicine and limited obstetrics services. It does not provide surgical or trauma care services. The health care centre can serve 250 to 300 outpatients and 10 inpatients per day, depending on their needs.

    Logistics Platoon (about 20 CAF members): Logistics Platoon provides the DART with almost all its support and sustainment services, such as transport, equipment and vehicle maintenance, and supply.

    Defence and Security Platoon (about 45 CAF members): Defence and Security Platoon is the DART’s source of security and general labour services.
 
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