In this installment of “getting to know CFSU(O)”, I will introduce you to the Public Affairs Branch, which is led by Maj David Sullivan and divided into two main areas of services; Public Affairs (PA) and Imaging Services.
The PA section consists of one Major and two full- time civilian employees. Together they provide communications and public affairs advice and guidance to the Commandant and all sections of CFSU(O). The team also produces all of the internal and external communications products for CFSU( O), including NCR- wide e- mail messages, media response lines, speeches and talking points, branding and marketing support, information guides such as the Welcome to the NCR Handbook, and the CFSU(O) DIN and Internet websites. The PA section also works very closely with PSP to produce this newspaper. And finally, the PA section is instrumental in organizing the very popular Take Our Kids to Work Day and Walk/ Run in Red events, as well as providing marketing for Family Appreciation Days.
Imaging Services provides imagery support to all units in the NCR that do not have imagery assets available within their commands. Some of their customers include MND, CDS, VCDS, DFL and CFSU(O). In 2013, this small section of ten provided imagery support for more than 1,500 requests, including still imagery and large format printing. Operational support provided in their studio consists of ID photos for passports and visas, official and media portraits, executive lithographs for distribution throughout DND / CAF and ID photos for deploying members and their dependants as required. Extensive photo coverage is provided for all major events in the NCR, including Remembrance Day, the Walk/Run in Red, Family Appreciation Days as well as the numerous change of command parades, changes of appointments, visits by foreign dignitaries. In addition, the section supports the Guard of Honour newspaper and PSP Health Promotion.
To learn how they can help you, please contact the section or visit their page on the CFSU(O) intranet at http://cfsuo.mil.ca/sites/intranet-eng. aspx?page=999. Due to the numerous demands received in the NCR, Imaging Services technicians frequently work days, evening and weekends. Please plan ahead to ensure your requests will be supported.
Thank you to Sabrine Barakat and WO John Mason for the data provided.
CPO1 Pierre Langlois, CFSU(O) CWO