Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 17, 2010 07:27 ET

Announcement of Changes to Army Senior Appointments

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2010) - Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, Chief of Land Staff, announced today that Brigadier-General Alain Tremblay has been appointed as the Commander of Land Force Quebec Area and will take command on July 30, 2010.

"Brigadier-General Tremblay is an experienced commander who will provide exemplary leadership to the officers and soldiers under his command," said LGen Leslie. "I congratulate him on his appointment and wish him every success as he takes command."

LGen Leslie further announced that BGen Daniel Ménard has been appointed to head the Military Personnel Management Capability Transformation Project, reporting to the Chief of Military Personnel. In this capacity he will be responsible to lead a team in developing a new computerized personnel management system for the Canadian Forces.

It was previously announced that BGen Daniel Ménard would take command of Land Force Quebec Area upon his return from Afghanistan. 

"I made a command decision not to appoint Brigadier-General Ménard as the Commander of Land Force Quebec Area due to the fact that the CF leadership recently lost confidence in his capacity to command in Afghanistan," said LGen Leslie. "After careful consideration, I deemed this change was in the best interests of the Army and Canadian Forces."

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