Canadian Forces Intelligence Command
Commandement du renseignement des Forces canadiennes (French)
Active2013–present
CountryCanada
BranchCanadian Armed Forces
TypeMilitary intelligence Command
RoleIntelligence collection and assessment
Part ofCanadian Armed Forces
Garrison/HQOttawa
Motto(s)Scientia est vis (Latin for 'From knowledge, strength')[1]
Websitecanada.ca/en/department-national-defence/corporate/organizational-structure/canadian-forces-intelligence-command.html Edit this at Wikidata
Commanders
Commander-in-chiefCharles III, King of Canada, represented by the governor general
Current commanderMajor-General M.C. Wright

The Canadian Forces Intelligence Command (CFINTCOM;[2] French: Commandement du renseignement des Forces canadiennes, COMRENSFC) is the organization that centralizes all intelligence collection and assessment capabilities of the Canadian Armed Forces.

History

CFINTCOM was formed in 2013 by bringing the head of defence intelligence's office and all the CF's intelligence units into one military formation, replacing the Chief of Defence Intelligence Organisation.[3]

In April 2020, Canadian media reported that CFINTCOM's Medical Intelligence Cell ((MEDINT) collected information related to the COVID-19 pandemic when the outbreak started at Wuhan.[4]

In June 2021, Major General Michael Wright assumed command of CFINTCOM.[5] He replaced Vice Admiral Scott Bishop.[6]

Formation

The main formation within the command is the Canadian Forces Intelligence Group (CF Int Gp), which consists of the following units:[3]

References

  1. ^ "Canadian Forces Intelligence Command". Archived from the original on 2023-01-10. Retrieved 2023-01-10.
  2. ^ "CSIS, CSE & CFINTCOM: The Pearls of Canada's Security and Intelligence Establishment". 6 May 2019. Archived from the original on 6 December 2022. Retrieved 6 December 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Establishment of the Canadian Forces Intelligence Command". Department of National Defence. Archived from the original on 2013-11-20. Retrieved 4 December 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Canadian military intelligence unit issued warning about Wuhan outbreak back in January". CBC News. 2020-04-10. Archived from the original on 2023-05-28.
  5. ^ "MGen Michael Wright takes over as Commander, Canadian Forces Intelligence Command – Vanguard". Archived from the original on 2022-12-06. Retrieved 2022-12-06.
  6. ^ "New command at Canadian Forces Intelligence Command". 23 July 2021. Archived from the original on 6 December 2022. Retrieved 6 December 2022.
  7. ^ "Canadian Forces Intelligence Command". canada.ca. Government of Canada. 23 June 2014. Archived from the original on 18 November 2019. Retrieved 19 November 2019.
  8. ^ "Joint Task Force X [Military Institution]". The Governor General of Canada. 15 March 2013. Archived from the original on 15 November 2019. Retrieved 5 May 2020.