Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 10, 2009 14:00 ET

A New Commander for Canadian Forces Health Services

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 10, 2009) - Brigadier-General Hilary Jaeger passed command of Canadian Forces Health Services Group to Commodore Hans Jung in a ceremony held this afternoon at Cartier Square Drill Hall, in downtown Ottawa. For Brigadier-General Jaeger, the ceremony marks the end of two years as Commander, Canadian Forces Health Services Group, and Director General Health Services; and five years as Canadian Forces Surgeon General.

Having taken command of Canadian Forces Health Services Group in May 2007, Brigadier-General Jaeger leaves with a feeling of great satisfaction that she has had the opportunity to lead a formation of highly trained medical and dental professionals recognized internationally for their excellence.

"I am so proud of the contribution that we in Health Services have made to the Canadian Forces, Canadian society, and the world," said Brigadier-General Jaeger. "As the commander of such a professional group, I knew that whenever it was needed, the people I had the privilege to lead would rise to the challenge." Brigadier-General Jaeger will be moving on to occupy a NATO International Security Assistance Force position overseas.

Commodore Jung will now assume the three roles of Commander, Canadian Forces Health Services Group; Director General Health Services; and Canadian Forces Surgeon General. Commodore Jung previously held the position of Deputy Surgeon General. He was promoted to the rank of Commodore on June 22.

"I would like to recognize the tremendous achievements of Health Services under the stewardship of Brigadier-General Jaeger," said Commodore Jung. "My role will be to build on this solid foundation and to bring a fresh perspective and a new approach to whatever challenges the future may bring."

The mission of Canadian Forces Health Services Group is to provide full-spectrum, high-quality health services to Canada's fighting forces wherever they serve. Health Services is over 5,600-strong, with Regular Force, Reserve Force and civilian personnel serving across Canada and deployed overseas, working in over 120 units and health-care centres.

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