Canadian Expeditionary Force Command

Canadian Expeditionary Force Command

August 30, 2011 08:43 ET

Media Advisory: Change of Command at Canadian Expeditionary Force Command

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Aug. 30, 2011) - The Commander of Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, Lieutenant-General Marc Lessard, will relinquish command to Lieutenant-General Stuart Beare during a change of command ceremony on Thursday.The Chief of the Defence Staff, General Walter Natynczyk, will preside over the ceremony.

Details of the ceremony are as follows:

  • When: Thursday, September 1 at 11:00 a.m.

  • Where: Cartier Square Drill Hall, 2 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa

There will be a brief media availability following the ceremony, during which time the new Commander of Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, Lieutenant-General Beare, will be available to take questions from the media.

Media wishing to attend are requested to pre-register no later than 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 31, 2011, by contacting Captain Jennifer Stadnyk, Canadian Expeditionary Force Command (CEFCOM) Public Affairs, at 613-993-6250.
Media should arrive at the Cartier Square Drill Hall no later than 10:30 a.m. on September 1, and will be required to show their media credentials.

For information about CEFCOM, please visit:

Contact Information

  • Captain Jennifer Stadnyk
    CEFCOM Public Affairs

    Information: 1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353