To provide centralized support services to all components of National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) and assigned units within the National Capital Region (NCR) and abroad.
To be recognized as a center of excellence and respected for providing the highest quality of support to all military personnel in the National Capital Region, in the most efficient manner possible.
In 1994, the NDHQ Administrative Unit (AU) changed its name to Canadian Forces Support Unit Ottawa, CFSU(Ottawa), to better reflect its support role to NDHQ and selected Units abroad. With the closure of 7 Wing Ottawa on 1 Apr 1995, CFSU(Ottawa) assumed responsibility for all ongoing support activities within the NCR.
The officer appointed to command the CFSU(Ottawa) is a Commanding Officer who holds the title of Commandant and is the CO for all personnel of the rank of LCol and below on the strength of NDHQ.
The Unit provides administrative support to approximately 10,000 Regular and Reserve Force personnel employed in the NCR and to 500 military members serving outside Canada. CFSU(Ottawa) provides the following services: Administrative support; Comptroller services; Transportation and Supply services; Security and Military Police; and Facility Management and Construction Engineering (in partnership with PWGSC).
CFSU(Ottawa) also oversees primary military, first aid, and safety training for all military personnel within the NCR. Connaught Ranges and Primary Training Centre, situated 22 km West of Ottawa at Shirley's Bay on the Ottawa River, belongs to the CFSU(Ottawa) and provides training support resources for the CF and Cadet Agencies in the NCR and for specified national activities. The boundaries of the NCR extend roughly from Brockville in the South to Kazabazua in the North and from Plantagenet in the East to Renfrew in the West. CFSU(O) employs approximately 440 military and civilian personnel.
The unit is commanded by Colonel W.J. McLean