DAOD 5002-2, Direct Entry Officer Plan - Regular Force

1. Introduction

Date of Issue: 2004-05-14

Application: This is an order that applies to officers of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF members).

Supersession: CFAO 6-1, Enrolment - Regular Force, Appendix 1 to Annex A

Approval Authority: This DAOD is issued under the authority of the Director Military Personnel Policy (DMP Pol).

Enquiries: Director Military Personnel Policy (DMP Pol)


2. Overview

Context

2.1 The direct entry officer (DEO) plan is an entry level plan which:

  1. is intended to enrol applicants who:
    1. are interested in pursuing a career in the CAF as an officer; and
    2. have completed a university degree in a suitable discipline;
  2. matches the educational qualifications of applicants with military occupations which can best utilize their education, experience or training;
  3. further develops existing qualifications, and employs enrolled applicants as general service officers (GSO) or specialist officers to assist the CAF in meeting the defence mission;
  4. complements other officer production plans; and
  5. is consistent with the Officership 2020 policy which requires all Regular Force officers to have an undergraduate degree.

Officer Categories and Employment

2.2 A DEO is either a GSO or a specialist officer. The following table summarizes DEO employment when holding the rank of Colonel/Captain(N) or below:

The ...are employed ...

GSOs

normally in positions relating to their military occupation, especially at the lower rank levels.

specialist officers

exclusively in positions relating to their military occupation.

3. Plan Requirements

General

3.1 Military occupations open to DEO applicants are subject to officer production requirements.

3.2 Educational requirements determine if an applicant may apply for enrolment as a GSO or a specialist officer.

3.3 An officer who enrols under the DEO plan has the designation "DEO" for purposes of the Human Resources Management System.

Enrolment

3.4 The following table identifies qualifications for enrolment as a DEO:

The applicant must meet ...which are ...

enrolment criteria

  • set out in DAOD 5002-1, Enrolment - Regular Force.

educational requirements

  • a degree in a suitable discipline from a Canadian university, or an equivalent recognized degree from a foreign university or education institution; and
  • other additional qualifications in accordance with the occupational specifications set out in A-PD-055-002/PP-001, Canadian Forces Manual of Military Occupational Structure - Occupational Specification.

Post Enrolment

3.5 After enrolment, a DEO normally attends basic officer training, second language training and military occupation training.

4. Career Policy

General

4.1 The following table outlines the career policies applicable to the DEO plan:

The policy for ...is set out in ...

terms of service

ADM(HR-Mil) Instruction 05/05, The New CF Regular Force Terms of Service.

professional development

DAOD 5031-8, Canadian Forces Professional Development, and includes second language requirements.

promotion

CFAO 11-6, Commissioning and Promotion Policy - Officers - Regular Force, and is complemented by the career progression requirements in DAOD 5031-8.

basic training failure

the Basic Training Administration Guide.

Note - The Guide provides for an administrative review to be conducted in accordance with procedural fairness to determine the disposition of an officer who fails to meet the requirements or qualification standards of basic officer training or military occupation training.

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5. Compensation and Benefits

5.1 The following table outlines compensation and benefits under the DEO plan:

Compensation and benefits include ...as set out or described in ...

pay

CBI Chapter 204, Pay of Officers and Non-commissioned Members.

Note - Entitlement to pay is dependent upon qualifications on enrolment, category of officer and assigned military occupation.

environmental, special and clothing allowances

CBI Chapter 205, Allowances for Officers and Non-commissioned Members.

medical care

QR&O 34.07, Entitlement to Medical Care.

dental treatment

QR&O 35.04, Entitlement to Dental Treatment.

maternity and parental benefits

  • DAOD 5001-2, Maternity and Parental Benefits; and
  • DAOD 5003-5, Pregnancy Administration.

leave

A-PP-005-LVE/AG-00, Canadian Forces Leave Policy Manual.

terminal benefits

CFAO 212-1, Terminal Benefits - Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, The Pension Act, The Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act, and Gratuity Regulations.

Note - For the purposes of the Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, a DEO is subject to contributory deductions from the date of enrolment.

6. Responsibilities

Responsibility Table

6.1 The following table identifies the responsibilities for the DEO plan:

The ...is/are responsible for ...

Managing Authority (MA)

  • identifying DEO production requirements for assigned military occupations;
  • recommending changes to the Long Range Planning Model (LRPM) percentage makeup of DEO in assigned military occupations; and
  • conducting military occupation training and second language training for assigned military occupations.

Director General Military Personnel

  • establishing occupational specifications.

DMP Pol

  • establishing selection standards.

Director Personnel Generation Requirements

  • determining production requirements in consultation with the appropriate military occupation authorities and advisers; and
  • approving changes to the LRPM.

CAF Recruiting Group Headquarters

  • conducting selection boards for DEO applicants as required;
  • consulting with appropriate authorities to:
    • determine the suitability of an applicant's degree and qualifications for occupation assignment; and
    • assign pay level and incentive pay category; and
  • approving enrolment.

CAF Leadership and Recruit School

  • conducting basic officer training;
  • conducting review boards for training failures; and
  • completing form CF 377, Course Report.

7. References

Acts, Regulations, Central Aency Policies and Policy DAOD

  • DAOD 5002-0, Military Personnel Requirements and Production

Other References

  • QR&O 6.12, Duration of Service - Officers
  • QR&O 15.01, Release of Officers and Non-commissioned Members
  • QR&O 34.07, Entitlement to Medical Care
  • QR&O 35.04, Entitlement to Dental Treatment
  • CBI Chapter 204, Pay of Officers and Non-commissioned Members
  • CBI Chapter 205, Allowances for Officers and Non-commissioned Members
  • CBI Chapter 206, Gratuities - Officers Serving for a Fixed Period
  • DAOD 5001-2, Maternity and Parental Benefits
  • DAOD 5002-1, Enrolment - Regular Force
  • DAOD 5003-5, Pregnancy Administration
  • DAOD 5031-8, Canadian Forces Professional Development
  • DAOD 5031-9, Course Reporting and Certificates
  • DAOD 5049-1, Obligatory Service
  • CFAO 11-6, Commissioning and Promotion Policy - Officers - Regular Force
  • CFAO 15-2, Release - Regular Force
  • CFAO 49-9, Terms of Service - General Service Officers - Regular Force
  • CFAO 56-29, Pregnancy
  • CFAO 212-1, Terminal Benefits - Canadian Forces Superannuation Act, The Pension Act, The Supplementary Retirement Benefits Act, and Gratuity Regulations
  • A-PD-055-002/PP-001, Canadian Forces Manual of Military Occupational Structure - Occupational Specification
  • A-PP-005-LVE/AG-00, Canadian Forces Leave Policy Manual
  • Officership 2020
  • ADM (HR-Mil) Instruction 05/05, The New CF Regular Force Terms of Service
  • CF Mil Pers Instr 01/08, Annual Military Occupation Review (AMOR)
  • Basic Training Administration Guide
  • CANFORGEN 045/01, Bilingual Officer Corps Policy
  • Form CF 377, Course Report