Introducing the new Know your Benefits article series

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Commodore Mark Watson, the Canadian Armed Forces’ (CAF) Director General Compensation and Benefits (DGCB), wants every CAF member to understand the range of benefits available to them. Know your Benefits will be a series of articles aimed at helping both CAF members and their families better understand their benefits. 

The Director General assumed his role this past summer, and is responsible for the management of pay, pensions, and benefits for military personnel and veterans. “It is a great honour to serve military personnel and veterans in this role,” said Commodore Watson.  “The CAF provides one of the best compensation packages in Canada, and I want to ensure that every member and their family are fully aware, and take advantage of, the benefits available to them for the work they do.”   

The Know your Benefits series will be a monthly publication featured in MILPERSCOM News, the Maple Leaf, and base newspapers. Its goal it to better inform CAF members about the details of their benefits. “It is of utmost importance that CAF members understand the nature and range of the compensation and benefits that they have access to, especially when the need arises, ” said Commodore Watson.  “At these crucial times, the burden of seeking help and support elsewhere is the last thing that should be on their minds.”   

A lack of awareness from CAF members is the main cause of misunderstandings related to compensation and benefits. Know your Benefits will communicate information CAF members need to know about their benefits in a consistent, on-going way.

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