History of Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa)
While the fundamental role of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) is to fight, there are many other elements which are essential to the successful conduct of operations. Providing training, equipment and supplies, administrative and financial services, and ensuring the physical and mental health and well-being of CAF members and their families are all activities which are quintessentially important to the functioning of the CAF. And though they are designated as support roles, these are the backbone of any military. In the National Capital Region, the CAF members who perform these enabler functions are with Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa) (CFSU(O)), the second-largest military community in Canada. In order to fully understand the current structure and function of CFSU(O), it is essential to become familiar with the major events and movements that led to its creation. CFSU(O)’s history is closely interwoven with the histories of Canadian Forces Bases (CFB) Rockcliffe and Uplands as well as the streamlining and downsizing processes that have occurred in the National Capital Region (NCR).
CFB/ BFC Uplands