Arctic Response Company Group

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The Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG) is a group of company-sized units of the Canadian Forces and the Canadian Army.

In 2007, the Canadian Army was tasked to stand-up and train four Arctic Response Company Groups, in cooperation with the Canada First Defence Strategy. [1]

Roles and responsibilities[edit]

The Arctic Response Company Group was created to support the Regular Force and the Canadian Rangers in operations taking place to ensure security and the protection of Canada's national security and sovereignty in the Canadian Arctic.[2]

Involved units[edit]

Arctic Response Company Group members are mostly made up of Reservists drawn from various units from their respective brigade groups.


The ARCG from 38 Canadian Brigade Group participated in Exercise ARCTIC RAM, conducted by Land Force Western Area and 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in February 2012. Exercise Arctic Ram 12 took place near Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.[3]


  1. ^ "38 Canadian Brigade Group Arctic Response Company Group (ARCG)". Department of National Defence/39 CBG. 2 February 2012. Archived from the original on February 9, 2012. Retrieved 21 Feb 2012. 
  2. ^ ""New Arctic Response Company Group emerges"". Department of National Defence/Canadian Army/ArmyNews. 20 May 2009. Archived from the original on 24 June 2011. Retrieved 21 Feb 2012. 
  3. ^ "Exercise Arctic Ram 12". Department of National Defence/Canadian Army/LFWA-JTFW HQ. 16 Feb 2012. Retrieved 21 Feb 2012. [permanent dead link]