Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 17, 2010 15:22 ET

Media Advisory: Canadian Army to Get New Commander

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 17, 2010) - Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie will hand over command of Canada's Army to Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin at a ceremony that will take place at the Canadian War Museum on Monday, June 21, 2010, at 10:00 a.m.

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, and General Walter Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, will preside over the ceremony. Lt.-Gen. Devlin is the former deputy commander of Canadian Expeditionary Force Command. Lt.-Gen. Leslie will assume the duties and responsibilities of Chief of Transformation. 

Location: Canadian War Museum, 1 Vimy Place, Ottawa
Date: Monday, June 21, 2010
Time: 10:00 a.m. Media are requested to be in place no later than 9:30 a.m.

On completion of the parade, there will be a media opportunity with both Lt.-Gen. Leslie and Lt.-Gen. Devlin.

Contact Information

  • Note to news editors/news directors: In order to facilitate
    access to the ceremony, members of the media are asked to
    confirm their attendance with Army Public Affairs,
    Major Dale MacEachern at 613-943-5257 or
    dale.maceachern@forces.gc.ca no later than 5 p.m. on
    Friday, June 18, 2010