WHAT IS CANFORGEN 127/18 - BOOTFORGEN?
When it comes to duty, a one-size fits all approach isn’t always enough.
As of August 2018, certain members of the Canadian Armed Forces are eligible to choose and purchase a new pair of combat-ready boots.
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
Certain members of the CAF who are required to wear combat boots as a part of their day-to-day duties are eligible after having completed their Basic Military Qualification (BMQ).
If you are a new recruit, your boots will be supplied through your training facility.
Reserve soldiers must be on the effective strength of their unit in order to be entitled.
Depending on which Tier you belong to, your eligibility might change:
Tier 1 Units
Entitled individuals must complete this process while on the effective strength of their unit. If a member is posted from a Tier 1 unit to a Tier 2 unit, they must have finished the claim process before being posted to the Tier 2 unit in order to be entitled annually.
HOW DO I GET MY BOOTS?
If you think you are eligible for new boots, you need to be pre-approved for purchase by your chain of command. Remember - boots that have been ordered prior to approval may not be eligible for reimbursement!
All boots purchased need to meet the following requirements:
You are highly encouraged to seek guidance from your chain of command when selecting combat boots and remember that the boots that you purchase must meet the requirements listed in the CANFORGEN. Non-compliant boots will not be reimbursed.
HOW TO REDEEM
Submit your original proof of purchase and unit authorization to your unit orderly room IOT to initiate the reimbursement process. This will be done via CF-52 (General Allowance Claim).
Still not sure if you’re eligible? Take a look at the CAF’s official CANFORGEN 127/18 – BOOTFORGEN FAQ page.