Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School

Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School
Motto Learn to Serve
Established 1968
Administrative staff
Undergraduates 6000+
Location Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, QC, Canada
45°17'59.96"N 73°17'15.60"W
Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School
Active 1968–
Country Canada
Branch Army / Navy / Air
Type School
Role BMQ / BMOQ / PLQ / CAFJOD / General Military Training - Instructor
Size 600+
Part of Canadian Defence Academy (CDA)
Garrison/HQ Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu
Lieutenant-Colonel R.G. Bédard, CD

The Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School (CFLRS) is located at the Saint-Jean Garrison in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec.

The two main courses offered at CFLRS are the Basic Military Qualification (BMQ) for Regular Force Non Commissioned Members, and the Basic Military Officer Qualification (BMOQ) for Regular Force Officers. The basic training courses can be physically and psychologically demanding, and recruits undergo tremendous physical and mental stress during the training.

Furthermore, the School is responsible for the Distance Learning portion of the Canadian Forces Primary Leadership Qualification (PLQ). Unlike the BMOQ and BMQ courses which are aimed at recruits and officer cadets, the PLQ is for more senior military members.

Finally, the School is also responsible for the Canadian Armed Forces Junior Officer Development (CAFJOD) program which exposes Junior Officers from the Regular and Reserve Forces to a general and standardized body of foundational knowledge through seven Distance Learning modules.

The school's motto is: "Apprendre a servir" - French for "learn to serve".

Coordinates: 45°17′59.96″N 73°17′15.6″W / 45.2999889°N 73.287667°W / 45.2999889; -73.287667

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