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This podcast is for and about soldiers of the Canadian Army. Its primary goal is to provide them with useful information through thoughtful and open discussions that reflect their mutual interests and concerns. Though soldiers are our primary audience, the topics covered on this podcast should be relevant to anyone who supports our soldiers or who has an interest in Canadian military matters.

This podcast is for and about soldiers of the Canadian Army. Its primary goal is to provide them with useful information through thoughtful and open discussions that reflect their mutual interests and concerns. Though soldiers are our primary audience, the topics covered on this podcast should be relevant to anyone who supports our soldiers or who has an interest in Canadian military matters.

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This podcast is for and about soldiers of the Canadian Army. Its primary goal is to provide them with useful information through thoughtful and open discussions that reflect their mutual interests and concerns. Though soldiers are our primary audience, the topics covered on this podcast should be relevant to anyone who supports our soldiers or who has an interest in Canadian military matters.

Language:

English


Episodes

Canadian Rangers (S3 E9)

5/18/2022
For 75 years and counting, the Canadian Rangers have been called into action to support the military in remote, isolated and coastal regions of Canada. Brigadier-General Nic Stanton, Director General Army Reserve, tells us how the Rangers continue to play a key role in domestic operations, CAF training and their own communities. Find out more about the Canadian Rangers and their 75th anniversary If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a...

Duration:00:19:09

Command and Control 2.0 - Digitally Armed (S3 E8)

5/4/2022
Find out how Command and Control will undergo significant changes in the next few years - digital and integrated are a couple of the guiding principles. These changes are as important to the Army as new fighter jets are to the Air Force and new combat ships are to the Navy. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a review or rating. Meet our host Captain Adam Orton: Bio | Video Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener -...

Duration:00:24:38

Snipers (S3 E7)

3/9/2022
Sergeant Geoffrey Boutilier is a member of the sniper cell based at the Infantry School in Gagetown. He’ll tell us as much as he can, OPSEC permitting, about what it’s like to train to be a sniper and to be part of that trade. Find out more about the Combat Training Centre If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a review or rating. Meet our host Captain Adam Orton: Bio | Video Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener -...

Duration:00:19:20

A Black Woman in Uniform: Her Soldier Story (S3 E6)

2/23/2022
Warrant Officer Avril Jno-Baptiste-Jones has served in various parts of Canada, and has deployed to Afghanistan and Kuwait. She is currently Chief Clerk with 4 Engineer Support Regiment in Gagetown. She shares her insights and lessons learned from her experiences as a new recruit to her working life today. Find out more about the Defence Visible Minority Advisory Group: http://intranet.mil.ca/en/locations/ncr/advisory-dvmag.page The link is available only on DND Intranet. If you like...

Duration:00:24:42

Medics (S3 E5)

2/9/2022
When there is an injury on the battlefield, Medics are there to save the day - and lives! Master Warrant Officer Jean-Sébastien Morin is a Medical Technician with the Canadian Forces Health Services Group. He shares his wisdom about life as a Medic and a few war stories to boot. Do you want to be a Medical Technician or Medical Assistant? Check out these links: Medical Technician | Medical Assistant If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and...

Duration:00:25:08

Basic Training and Beyond (S3 E4)

1/12/2022
We track one soldier’s career as they move through recruitment, basic training and a little beyond. Private Adam Brazolot of The Princess Louise Fusiliers in Halifax tells his story. (Since the recording of this episode, Private Brazolot has been promoted to corporal... congrats!) Visit: The Princess Louise Fusiliers Find out more about Canadian Army Reserve Recruitment 2022 If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a review or...

Duration:00:13:28

Army Reserve Individual Readiness (S3 E3)

12/15/2021
Brigadier-General Nic Stanton, Director General Army Reserve, explains the new individual readiness standards for Army Reservists, what soldiers have to do to meet them, and how they’ll be implemented. These standards are part of the “Soldier Readiness Policy – Reserve (SRP-R)”. Find out more about the Canadian Army Reserve. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a review or rating. Meet our host Captain Adam Orton: Bio | Video Many...

Duration:00:19:22

Matsimus | Social Media Soldier (S3 E2)

12/1/2021
Matsimus is the on-line name of an Alberta soldier who hosts a YouTube channel focusing largely on military equipment – interjected with some fun and humour. He has more than 360,000 subscribers in his ever-growing audience. Find out more about Matsimus, how he does what he does and hear about the “secret sauce” of his social media success: tanks are cool! See his many videos here: https://youtube.com/c/MatsimusGaming If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with...

Duration:00:22:56

Future of the Army (S3 E1)

11/17/2021
We launch season three of the podcast with the Acting Commander of the Army, MGen Michel-Henri St-Louis, on the future of the Army. He gives Capt Adam Orton some big picture views on key topics like culture change, modernization, Force 2025 and generating readiness. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener - please send us your suggestions or comments. Also, don’t...

Duration:00:34:55

Podcast Extra | Fall Schedule (S2 E14)

8/8/2021
Captain Orton gives an update on what our listeners can expect to hear in upcoming episodes and announces a small break in our release schedule. Find out more about the podcast: Information about the Canadian Army Podcast Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us your suggestions or comments. Also, don’t hesitate to ask Captain Orton a question! Here is the contact info for the podcast: armyconnect-connectionarmee@forces.gc.ca About our host: Capt Adam...

Duration:00:00:53

The Digital Army (S2 E13)

8/6/2021
The Army has lots of computers that are used to collect, store and analyze a great deal of data. How to do that more efficiently and effectively to help our soldiers do their jobs in a better way is the goal of the Army Digitization Project. Our two guests tell us all about how that’s going to work. Find out more about being a data analyst: https://simba.withyouwithme.com/go/canadian-army Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us your suggestions or comments....

Duration:00:23:44

Major Changes to Training (S2 E12)

7/20/2021
Two training requirements have been removed for many soldiers. Lieutenant-Colonel Patrick Chartrand from the Combat Training Centre explains why, and the impact it will have on the Army. You can read about the details of the changes in CANFORGEN 72/21 which is available on the DWAN (Defence Team Intranet). Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us your suggestions or comments. Also, don’t hesitate to ask Captain Orton a question! Here is the contact info for the...

Duration:00:19:25

The Last Frontier | A Northern Posting (S2 E11)

6/23/2021
Warrant Officer Maxime Richard is the Operations and Training Warrant with the 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group in Yellowknife. Find out what he thinks about his northern exposure and the many things he has learned about surviving and thriving in the North. 1st Canadian Ranger Patrol Group If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us your suggestions or comments. Also,...

Duration:00:21:02

Combat Divers (S2 E10)

6/2/2021
Combat Divers are Combat Engineers with specialized underwater training. Captain Connor Hunerfauth from the Canadian Forces School of Military Engineering (CFSME) tells us about the challenging nature of their work. CFSME is part of the Combat Training Centre in Gagetown. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us your suggestions or comments. Also, don’t hesitate to...

Duration:00:15:55

U.S. Army Exchange Officer (S2 E9)

5/19/2021
Lieutenant Colonel Isaac Howard is a member of the Unites States Army who’s been serving at Canadian Army headquarters as an exchange officer. He compares and contrasts how things are done between American and Canadian armies, and tells some interesting stories from his own career. Find out more about the United States Army. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us...

Duration:00:29:39

In the Reserves: One soldier's story (S2 E8)

5/5/2021
Corporal Daniel Kwon, from The Queen's York Rangers in Toronto, shares his experiences serving in the Canadian Army Reserve, what he’s learned and how it is helping him with his schooling and career path. We’ll also hear how the Full-Time Summer Employment program benefits Reservists in their first few years of service. Find out more about Full-Time Summer Employment The Queen's York Rangers If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a...

Duration:00:17:20

Electronic Warfare (S2 E7)

4/14/2021
Warrant Officer Chris Price, with the 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment, based in Kingston, Ontario, tells us about the many cool things the soldiers in his trade do. If you like computers, cutting edge technology and enjoy the strategy and tactics of online war gaming, you’ll like what he has to say. Find out more about the 21 Electronic Warfare Regiment. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas...

Duration:00:19:28

Assault Pioneers (S2 E6)

3/31/2021
Lieutenant Angus Newton of The Princess Louise Fusiliers is an Assault Pioneer Course Officer. He talks about how Assault Pioneers help the infantry achieve its mission, using everything from explosives to chainsaws. The Princess Louise Fusiliers is part of 36 Canadian Brigade Group, headquartered in Halifax. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas come from you, the listener – please send us...

Duration:00:14:57

Arctic Training (S2 E5)

3/17/2021
Captain Carl Pelletier of 35 Canadian Brigade Group has a passion for training and operating in Canada’s harsh Arctic climate. He tells us all about his experiences with the Arctic Response Company Group, the Canadian Rangers and Inuit communities. 35 Canadian Brigade Group is based in Quebec City and is part of the Canadian Army’s 2nd Canadian Division. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, share this podcast with your friends and give us a review or rating. Many of the show ideas...

Duration:00:20:05

Operation UNIFIER (S2 E4)

3/3/2021
Lieutenant-Colonel Sarah Heer is the current commander of the Canadian troops deployed on Op UNIFIER. She tells us about the challenges and rewards involved in an overseas mission during a global pandemic and talks about the important contributions our soldiers are making. Find out more about Operation UNIFIER: https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/services/operations/military-operations/current-operations/operation-unifier.html If you like what you hear, please subscribe,...

Duration:00:15:51