But it remains a mystery as to how much the new Canadian Joint Operational Command will contribute toward the bottom line of a department expected to cut as much as $2.5 billion over the next two years.
The single organization, based in Ottawa, replaces three separate commands set up in 2005-06 by former defence chief, retired general Rick Hillier.
The new joint commander, Lt.-Gen. Stuart Beare, says the old organizations required about 580 staff, but his new command will operate with roughly 450 members, making it about 25 per cent "leaner."
But most of the senior staff affected will be given field assignments or other duties, something envisioned in a benchmark report on the military written by the retired head of the army.
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