Procedures

Modern armies have complex methods of conducting operations and administration; the Canadian Army was no exception. Multiple layers of authority were conferred by various legislation and sets of regulations; procedures for everything from hygiene to discipline to weapons usage to tactics provided a guide for the conduct of soldiers in the field and in garrison. Only a fraction of what was knowable can be reproduced in any given medium; hopefully the articles on this website will help shed light on an enormous topic of interest.

Different types of procedures may have different designations; for example, tactics in the broadest sense refers to the art of utilizing resources in order to accomplish a mission, usually in battle. In a stricter sense, it refers to the methods used by lower-level organizations to achieve those objectives in battle (for example an Infantry Section, Infantry Platoon, Infantry Company or Infantry Battalion.) The activities of higher level organizations such as brigades or divisions are usually referred to as operations rather than tactics. Activities at the highest levels are referred to as strategy or even grand strategy.

 


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