303/16 REGIONAL ARMY CADET EXPEDITION 2017 – NORTHERN EXTREME

posted Nov 22, 2016, 5:41 PM by 21 Army Cadets Cambridge
CENTRAL REGION CADET SUPPLEMENTARY ORDERS

1085-12-1 (J35 Expd Trg O)

Regional Cadet Support Unit (Central)
Canadian Forces Base Borden
PO Box 1000, Station Main
Borden ON L0M 1C0

4 November 2016

303/16 REGIONAL ARMY CADET EXPEDITION 2017 – NORTHERN EXTREME
Reference: A. CRCI 4602, Expedition Training
B. CATO 40-01, Army Cadet Program Outline, Annex E, Expedition Activities
C. CATO 42-05, Army Cadets Advanced Trg and International Exchanges
D. CATO 16-02, Application of Cadets with Medical Conditions
E. CATO 14-18, Cadet Fitness Assessment and Incentive Program
F. CFAO 34-45, Medical Examination and Care - Cadet Instructors and Cadets
G. A-CR-CCP-951/AG-001, National Directive of Royal Canadian Army Cadets Expeditions

SITUATION

1. Central Region Army Cadet Regional Expedition Northern Extreme 2017 (also identified as
Northern Extreme Regional Expedition 2017) will be conducted in Northern Ontario from
16 – 26 February 2017. The expedition will involve snowshoeing, cross country skiing, dogsledding,
winter camping, and winter survival training.

MISSION

2. An expedition is any activity that consists of dynamic travel of no less than one (1) day with
an outdoor overnight component in duration, where there is a clear goal associated with the activity.
Expeditions include expedition activities components and inherently practice the application of Star
Program skills. The Northern Extreme Regional Expedition 2017 will be designed using the
following parameters:
a. seven days in duration (excluding two days travel, one day of pre-training and one
day post-expedition de-kit);
b. will be designed to provide a significant sense of personal accomplishment. Cadets
must be reasonably capable of meeting the challenge presented to them based on past
experience and training;
c. will utilize an experiential approach to learning comprised of a minimum of 75
percent adventure-based activities at an intermediate to advanced level of intensity.
The remaining time will be allocated to new skill development training;
d. will allow cadets to utilize skills that have previously been taught and practiced; and
e. will represent a level of challenge and adventure that exceeds that available at the
expedition centre level.

EXECUTION

3. Regional Cadet Support Unit Central (RCSU Central) will select individual cadets and staff
in accordance with (IAW) the specified references and detail areas of responsibility for the
administrative and logistical arrangements for the conduct of the expedition. The application process
and associated deadlines are detailed at Annex A of this order.
4. Gold Star qualified cadets who wish to be considered for one of the seventeen cadet
positions, must meet the following selection criteria:
a. be Gold Star Qualified by 31 July 2016 with NSE or provincial NSE ranking;
b. be a minimum 15 years of age by 16 February 2017;
c. have successfully completed a Silver and a Gold Star expedition training weekend;
d. have attained at minimum the bronze incentive level of the Cadet Fitness Assessment
Incentive Program (CFAIP) qualified not earlier than 1 September 2016 (priority will
be given to cadets who have achieved a higher incentive level);
e. be medically fit IAW CATO 16-02 and have no medical restrictions (failure to
declare a medical restriction is considered a breach of trust which could lead to injury
and/or return to unit at parent/guardian’s expense);
f. possess an exemplary record of cadet service and have demonstrated a high level of
personal discipline;
g. have the informed consent of their parent/guardian; and
h. be recommended by their corps’ Commanding Officer (CO).
5. All cadets must be pre-screened by their cadet corps to ensure that they are able to meet the
bronze incentive level of the CFAIP. This standard is required to ensure that participants can meet the
physical challenges of this expedition without compromising the safety of themselves or others. All
participants will be tested upon arrival in Borden, ON. Any individual who arrives unable to meet the
medical or physical requirements will be immediately Returned to Unit (RTU).
6. Army CIC officers who wish to be considered for one of the five expedition staff positions,
must meet the following selection criteria:
a. hold the minimum rank of Second Lieutenant (Expedition Officer In Charge (Expd
OIC) will be a Captain);
b. be MOS ID 000232-02;
c. possess previous experience in adventure-based activities and/or expeditions;
d. be medically fit IAW CFAO 34-45, Medical Examinations And Care -Cadet
Instructors And Cadets, and have no medical restrictions;
e. be physically fit and capable of participating in all aspects of the expedition. It is
recommended that officers be able to attain, at minimum, the Bronze Level (16-yearold)
of the CFAIP;
f. have attempted and preferably passed the CAF FORCE test in the past 12 months;
g. possess at minimum a valid St. John Ambulance, or equivalent, Standard First Aid
Qualification with Level A CPR (preference will be given to officers possessing a
Wilderness First Aid (WFA) qualification);
h. be available for employment during the period of 15 – 26 February 2017;
i. be on strength in an established position or holding list and actively participating in
the Cadet Organization; and
j. be recommended by their corps’ CO or detachment Army Area Cadet Officer (Army
ACO).

TRANSPORT

7. Cadet transportation to and from the assembly point will be coordinated by area detachments
IAW the timelines and deadlines indicated in reference A.
8. Cadets must report to the assembly point, 7 Hangar, CFB Borden, ON on 16 February 2017
no earlier than 1300hrs and no later than 1400hrs.
9. Cadets will depart for home from the assembly point, Building 88, Blackdown CTC, CFB
Borden, ON on 26 February 2017 no earlier than 0900hrs.
10. All cadet transportation details, including the contact information for the escort officer, must
be forwarded to the cadet corps CO and the J35 Expd Trg O NLT 3 February 2017.
11. When selecting escorts preference should be given to officers of the rank lieutenant and
below, a Captain shall only be selected if all other options are exhausted.
12. Expedition staff transportation will be coordinated by the RCSU Central J4 section.
13. Expedition staff will report to CFB Borden, ON on 14 February 2017 between 1900hrs and
2100hrs.
14. The expedition team leaders (Expd TLs) and expedition logistics officer (Expd Log O) will
return home on 26 February 2017 and the expedition officer in charge (Expd OIC) will return home
on 27 February 2017.
14. The expedition team leaders (Expd TLs) and expedition logistics officer (Expd Log 0) will
return home on 26 February 2017 and the expedition officer in charge (Expd OIC) will return home
on 27 February 2017.

FINANCE

15. RCSU Central J8 section will be responsible for preparing and processing pay and travel
claim documents for selected expedition staff.
16. Authorization for TD for expedition staff will be IA W this order and the spreadsheet
developed by the 135 Expd Trg 0 which will detail personalized travel times and dates, method of
travel and approved meals.
17. Certified pursuant to subsection 32(1) of the Financial Administration Act (FAA), sufficient
funds have been committed and funds may be expended to complete planning and execution of the
Northern Extreme Regional Expedition.
18. The financial coding for this activity is detailed in Annex B.

COMMAND AND SIGNALS

9. OPI: 135 Expd Trg 0
Regional Cadet Support Unit Central
Canadian Forces Base Borden
PO Box 1000, Station Main
or en ON LOM lCO

ANNEXES
Annex A - Application Process and Deadlines
Annex B - Financial Codes
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Annex A
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Application Process and Deadlines
1. The following chart details the process and deadlines associated with cadet applicants:
Task OPI Date
Enter, recommend, prioritize and submit for recommendation, in
FORTRESS using the Summer Training and Activities by Selection
module (serial 17 NERACE), cadet applications to the detachment.
Corps 2 December
2016
Complete and forward cover letter, completed IAW reference A, to
J35 Expd Trg O. Cadet / Corps 2 December
2016
Recommend, prioritize and submit, in FORTRESS using the
Summer Training and Activities by Selection module, cadet
applications for selection to RCSU Central.
Detachment 9 December
2016
Create a priority list of all eligible cadets based on scoring matrix
found in reference A. J35 Expd Trg O 12 December
2016
Select, place on stand-by, or refuse cadet applications, in
FORTRESS using the Summer Training and Activities by Selection
module, based on priority list created from scoring matrix found in
reference A.
J35 Expd Trg O 16 December
2016
Publish selection decisions, in FORTRESS using the Summer
Training and Activities by Selection module, to the applicable cadet
corps.
J35 Expd Trg O 16 December
2016
Confirm cadet selections in FORTRESS using the Summer Training
and Activities by Selection module. Corps 9 Jan 2017
Annex A
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2. The following chart details the process and deadlines associated with CIC officers who
wish to be considered to fill expedition staff positions:
Task OPI Date
Complete and forward for recommendation, to supervising officer,
the Staff Employment Request for Exchanges, Para and Expeditions
Form.
CIC Officer 2 December
2016
Forward cover letter, completed IAW reference E, to
J35 Expd Trg O. CIC Officer 2 December
2016
Review, recommend, and forward CIC officer applications to the
J35 Expd Trg O.
Corps or
Detachment
9 December
2016
Review, select and receive approval to hire CIC officer applicants to
fill expedition staff positions. J35 Expd Trg O 12 December
2016
Inform corps, detachment and CIC officer of selection to fill
expedition staff position. J35 Expd Trg O 12 December
2016
Confirm acceptance of position to fill expedition staff position. CIC Officer 16 December
2016
Inform J35 Expd Trg O if there is a change in availability. CIC Officer As required
Annex B
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Financial Codes
Cost
Centre Fund IO
Commitment
Number Line Purpose GL
3445AA C120 215673 A17673A001 1 Passenger carrying vehicles 5801
2 Cargo carrying vehicles 5802
3 Diesel fuel – other 7215
4 Gasoline 7217
5 Mil travel – internal governance
& management 2106
6 Food purchase - miscellaneous 7404
7 Cadet travel 2136
8 Portable / Chemical Toilets 7100
9 Quarters – On base 5201
10 Rations – On base 12401
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