Patrol Pathfinder Training Program
- Canadian Armed Forces Patrol Pathfinders (PPF) are specialized members of the Army trained for Adaptive Dispersed Operations. It is an 11 week course ran out of CFB Trenton, and is known to be very challenging and historically struggles from high attrition rates.
- For this reason, in 2017 the Canadian Army Advanced Warfare Centre (CAAWC) PPF course leadership requested the support of Personnel Support Programs (PSP) Human Performance (HP) with the purpose of developing evidenced-based performance readiness training to better prepare the candidate and help improve their success.
- A comprehensive physical fitness training plan and candidate wellbeing tracking system is now in place and PSP Fitness Sections have been asked to promote this training program for any interested Army members. The training program consists of a 10 week foundational program, a 6 week PPF specific training program and a 2 week taper training phase. In regard of this, a 1 year readiness track is recommended to prepare individuals for the PPF course which begins in the Winter/Fall seasons.
- Any Army member who is interested in the program can begin the foundational training, similar to any regular fitness training and support PSP provides.
- Attached is the PPF Readiness Poster and here are some links to get more familiar with what the Pathfinder course entails: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SlQFQ0q9I6w (short)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAS2pgdvEmg (part 1 long video)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfJzUzU084E (part 2 long)
- Please promote throughout Army units and any other appropriate means, i.e. social media, that this training is available. Share the poster, information and encourage expression of interest through the chain of command.
- Any interested participants or questions can be directed to Allison Power, Fitness, Sport and Recreation Coordinator at email@example.com or 709-733-3853.