Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

July 09, 2012 13:44 ET

Media Advisory: Change of Command Ceremony for New Surgeon General

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - July 9, 2012) - During a change of command ceremony to be held on July 10, 2012, Brigadier-General Jean Robert Bernier will assume the roles of Surgeon General, Commander of the Canadian Forces Health Services Group, Director of Health Services, and Honorary Physician to the Queen, from Commodore Hans Jung.

The ceremony will be presided over by Rear-Admiral Andrew Smith, Chief Military Personnel.

WHEN: Tuesday July 10, 2012, at 2 p.m.

WHERE: 1745 Alta Vista Drive, Ottawa, Ontario

WHAT: Change of Command ceremony, Canadian Forces Health Services Group

Note to editor / news director: Parking is available onsite and media are to be seated for the ceremony by 1:45 p.m.

There will be media availability following the change of command. For further information, please contact Captain Joanna Labonte at 613-945-6564 or at

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