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February 12, 2010 17:10 ET

Announcement of Commander for 8 Wing Trenton

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 12, 2010) - The Chief of the Air Staff, Lieutenant-General Andre Deschamps, today announced that Lieutenant-Colonel Dave Cochrane has been selected to take command of 8 Wing Trenton effective on 19 February 2010, upon his promotion to the rank of Colonel.

"I believe Colonel Cochrane has the exceptional leadership qualities necessary to lead 8 Wing Trenton at this challenging and critical time, as the Canadian Forces are experiencing an unprecedented operational tempo," said Lt.-Gen Deschamps. "He is a highly experienced, trustworthy and capable commander who is well known in the local community, as are his wife and children. He is a respected member of the air mobility community and has my utmost confidence."

Colonel Cochrane takes over from Lieutenant-Colonel David Murphy, who was designated acting Wing Commander on 8 February 2010 following the arrest of Colonel Russell Williams, accused of several serious crimes committed in the local area.

The biography of Colonel Dave Cochrane is available at www.airforce.gc.ca

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