You will be the commercial shipping expert in the Canadian Forces. You will have two roles: you will work as an individual augmentee within the intelligence enterprise in Maritime and Joint operations, and you will be one of the Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) Officers that support maritime operations.
What They Do
Naval Reserve Intelligence is a sub-occupation of the Maritime Intelligence Officer occupation. The Naval Reserve Intelligence Officers are the commercial shipping experts in the Canadian Forces. They have two roles: they work as individual augmentees within the intelligence enterprise in Maritime and Joint operations, and they are the Naval Cooperation and Guidance for Shipping (NCAGS) Officers that support maritime operations.
To fulfill these two roles:
(A) Naval Reserve Intelligence Officers plan and implement the direction, collection, processing and dissemination of intelligence. To execute these tasks, Naval Reserve Intelligence Officers command and deploy personnel and resources and/or act as Intelligence Staff Officers in a maritime or joint environment. Naval Reserve Intelligence Officers may be employed in various disciplines of Intelligence during their career.
(B) Naval Reserve Intelligence Officers are tasked to conduct NCAGS, when required. In this role, Naval Reserve Intelligence Officers provide the interface between the military and civilian shipping authorities. To do this, they are required to gain knowledge and expertise in the tracking of merchant shipping and in many aspects of commercial shipping and naval operations. NCAGS is an operational role assigned exclusively to the Naval Reserve.