Cadet Instructors Cadre (CIC) Officers

The Cadet Instructor Cadre consists of approximately 7,500 Canadian Armed Forces (CF) officers whose primary duty is the safety, supervision, administration and training of Royal Canadian Sea, Army, and Air Cadets. The Branch is the largest single group within the Canadian Forces reserve force sub-component Cadet Organizations Administration and Training Service (COATS) and is the largest officer branch in the Canadian Forces. The COATS sub-component of the Reserve Force employs members from all branches and occupations of the Royal Canadian Navy, Canadian Army and Royal Canadian Air Force of the Canadian Forces.

Civilian Volunteers and Instructors (CV/CI)

The Commanding Officer of a Cadet Corps may authorize Civilian Volunteers to assist Cadet Instructors. Civilian Volunteers shall only participate in activities that are under the overall control and supervision of a Cadet Instructor or a paid CI. These volunteers provide services directly to or on behalf of DND or the Canadian Forces, without compensation, in support of authorized cadet activities; who has completed the screening process and has been approved by the Army Cadet League of Canada. Commanding Officers shall monitor the performance of all Civilian Volunteers on an ongoing basis. Should a CO have cause for concern over a Civilian Volunteer’s performance, or otherwise determine that a reassessment is necessary, they are authorized to: suspend all participation by the Civilian Volunteer in Cadet activities terminate the Civilian Volunteer’s agreement and request that a new application and reliability screening be completed.

Chain of Command


Commanding Officer


Training Officer


Training Cell Officer

Captain Ted Altenburg, CD


Marksmanship Officer

Lieutenant Krys Lee-Young-Rowe


Administration Officer

Lieutenant Stacy Foster


Chief Clerk

Civilian Instructor Shirley Pollard


Star Level Instructor

Civilian Instructor Marty Devine


Star Level Instructor

Officer Cadet Erik Sistermans


Band Officer

Civilian Volunteer Michael Crich


Training Cell Instructor

Civilian Volunteer Ian Hutt, CD

Decorations – Canadian Decoration


Stores Clerk

Civilian Volunteer Jimmy Wegg