Home Military Learn French the Easy Way Avec Le M777 Howitzer Military Learn French [Canadian] the Easy Way Avec Le M777 Howitzer By Robert Farago - September 6, 2011 4 Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Email ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ ◀Previous Post Next Post▶ RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Robogrunt: Israel to Patrol Its Borders With Armed Robots Henry-Levy: It’s Never a Good Sign When Retired Military Members Put Themselves Back in Service The (Current) Truth About Afghanistan and Americans Who Have Been Left Behind 4 COMMENTS I understand Canada’s historical reasons for doing so, but I cannot imagine the administrative and C4I difficulties of armed forces that are not all required to speak the same language. A common language for command, control, communication, computing and intelligence is crucial to operational effectiveness in ANY organization, military or commercial. It’s not important *which* language is used, just that *a* language is used: when a volunteer joins the French Foreign Legion, their first months of training and indoctrination are all combined with a hard-core ‘immersion’ French language program. It mostly consists of a sergeant screaming orders at them in French and kicking them in the stomach if they answer incorrectly, and I’ve read that it’s highly effective. That being said, I respect that Canada’s armed forces have stood shoulder-to-shoulder with our own fighting men through nearly every major war of the last century. Reply Officially I believe Canada does use both languages for command, ops and what not. All the officers are required to speak/write in English and French fluently. Last time I checked anyway. I may be wrong. Reply Canada’s military has always been first rate, well-trained, courageous and effective. They even scared the Scheiße out of the Nazis. I think our neighbors to the north will figure it out. Reply Usually I don’t learn post on blogs, but I would like to say that this write-up very pressured me to check out and do it! Your writing style has been surprised me. Thanks, very nice article. Reply LEAVE A REPLY Cancel reply Please enter your comment! Please enter your name here You have entered an incorrect email address! Please enter your email address here Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.