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Department of National Defence

February 07, 2014 17:18 ET

The Chief of the Defence Staff Announces Senior Promotions, Appointments, and Retirements in the Canadian Armed Forces

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Feb. 7, 2014) - DND/CMP & Legal

Introduction

  • General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce this year's initial list of senior appointments, promotions and retirements in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). These officers lead the CAF in the defence of Canada's values and interests, at home and abroad.

Quick Facts

Please find below promotions, appointments, and retirements that will occur this year:

  • Lieutenant-General J.H. Vance will be appointed Commander Canadian Joint Operations, in Ottawa, replacing Lieutenant-General S.A. Beare, who will retire from service in Autumn 2014.
  • Major-General M.D. Day will be promoted Lieutenant-General and appointed Deputy Commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples, in Naples, Italy, replacing Lieutenant-General J.H. Vance.
  • Major-General S.J. Bowes will be appointed Chief of Force Development, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major-General M.D. Day.
  • Brigadier-General J.C.G Juneau will be promoted Major-General and appointed Commander Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, in Kingston, replacing Major-General S.J. Bowes.
  • Brigadier-General W.D. Eyre will be appointed Commander 3rd Canadian Division, in Edmonton, replacing Brigadier-General J.C.G. Juneau.
  • Colonel S.C. Hetherington will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commanding General (Operations) XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA, replacing Brigadier-General W.D. Eyre.
  • Major-General D.J. Milner will be appointed Commander 1st Canadian Division, in Kingston, replacing Major-General J.R. Ferron, who will retire from service.
  • Commodore J.P.G. Couturier will be promoted Rear-Admiral and appointed Director General International Security Policy, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Rear-Admiral D.C. Gardam, who will retire from service.
  • Brigadier-General T.N. Balfe will be appointed J5 Strategic Joint Staff, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Commodore J.P.G. Couturier.
  • Rear-Admiral J.E.T.P. Ellis will be appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major-General S.P. Noonan, who will retire from service.
  • Brigadier-General C.A. Lamarre will be promoted to Major-General and appointed Deputy Commander (Expeditionary), at Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa, replacing Rear-Admiral J.E.T.P. Ellis.
  • Commodore S.E.G. Bishop will be appointed J3 Strategic Joint Staff, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General C.A. Lamarre.
  • Captain(Navy) C.A. Baines will be promoted Commodore and appointed Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic, in Halifax, replacing Commodore S.E.G. Bishop.
  • Brigadier-General J.C. Madower will be promoted Major-General and appointed Chief of Programme, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major-General I.C. Poulter, who will retire from service.
  • Brigadier-General P. Ormsby will be appointed Director General Maritime Helicopter Project, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General J.C. Madower.
  • Colonel D.J. Anderson will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed Canadian Liaison Officer to the Pentagon, in Washington, District of Columbia, USA, replacing Brigadier-General P. Ormsby.
  • Major-General P.F. Wynnyk will be appointed Chief of Defence Intelligence, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major General J.M.C. Rousseau, who will retire from service.
  • Brigadier-General J.M. Lanthier will be promoted Major-General and appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Army, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major-General P.F. Wynnyk.
  • Acting Brigadier-General J.R.A.S. Lafaut will be promoted Brigadier-General and will be appointed Commander 2nd Canadian Division, in Montreal, replacing Brigadier-General J.M. Lanthier.
  • Colonel F.J. Allen will be promoted Brigadier-General and will be appointed Director General Defence Security / Departmental Security Officer, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General J.R.A.S. Lafaut.
  • Major-General J.P.J. St-Amand will be appointed J3 NORAD, at NORAD Headquarters, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, replacing Major-General J.Y.R.A. Viens, who will retire from service.
  • Brigadier-General D.L.R. Wheeler will be promoted Major-General and appointed
    Commander 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing Major-General J.P.J. St-Amand.
  • Colonel B.F. Frawley will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing Brigadier-General D.L.R. Wheeler.
  • Brigadier-General D.W. Thompson will be promoted Major-General and seconded as Commander Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), in the Sinai.
  • Colonel M.N. Rouleau will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed Commander Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General D.W. Thompson.
  • Commodore M.D. Wood will be appointed Project Manager Canadian Surface Combatant, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Commodore M.S. Adamson, who will retire from service.
  • Captain(Navy) A.G. McDonald will be promoted Commodore and appointed Director General Maritime Forces Development, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Commodore D.L. Sing, who will retire from service.
  • Colonel S.G. Friday will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Air Force Development, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General S.J. Kummel, who will retire from service.
  • Colonel J.J.M. Girard will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Military Signal Intelligence, at NDHQ, in Ottawa replacing Brigadier-General R.S. Williams, who will retire from Service.
  • Colonel J.R.M. Lalumière will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Space, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General R.R. Pitre, who will retire from service.
  • Brigadier-General O.H. Lavoie will be appointed Director General Defence Force Planning, at NDHQ, in Ottawa.
  • Brigadier-General L.E. Thomas will be appointed Commander 4th Canadian Division, in Toronto, replacing Brigadier-General O.H. Lavoie.
  • Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan will be appointed Chief of Staff Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General L.E. Thomas.
  • Captain(Navy) S.N. Cantelon will be promoted Commodore and appointed Director General Capability and Structure Integration, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan.
  • Acting Brigadier-General J.H.C. Drouin will be promoted Brigadier-General and will remain as Deputy Commander (Force Generation) 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg.
  • Acting Brigadier-General T.L. Harris will be promoted Brigadier-General and will remain seconded to the Privy Council Office, in Ottawa.
  • Acting Brigadier-General J.J.M.J. Paul will be promoted Brigadier-General and will remain Commander Task Force Jerusalem, in Jerusalem.
  • Acting Brigadier-General W.F. Seymour will be promoted Brigadier-General and will remain Deputy J3, United States Pacific Command, in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA.
  • Acting Brigadier-General J.S. Sirois will be promoted Brigadier-General and will remain Director General Military Personnel Management Capability Transformation, at NDHQ, in Ottawa.
  • Acting Brigadier-General C.J. Turenne will be promoted Brigadier-General and will remain Chief of Staff, I Corps, at Fort Lewis, Washington, USA.
  • In addition to the retirements listed above, Major-General R.P.F. Bertrand, Lieutenant-General W. Semianiw, Brigadier-General P.R. Matte, and Acting Brigadier-General M.J. Pearson will also retire from service.
  • Biographies of senior officers are available upon request by contacting Media Relations.

Quotes

  • "I offer my congratulations to each of the General Officers and Flag Officers who have been selected for promotions and senior appointments. I have every confidence that you will continue to demonstrate your exceptional leadership and professionalism in your new positions. To those of our senior leaders who are moving on, I offer sincere appreciation for your years of dedicated service to Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces. I also thank your families for their support and dedication."

- General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff

Contact Information

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