Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

April 30, 2009 11:53 ET

Media Advisory: Change of Command for Canadian Forces Recruiting Group

CFB BORDEN, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - April 30, 2009) - Major-General Walter Semianiw, Chief of Military Personnel, will appoint Commodore Dan MacKeigan as the new Commander of the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group (CFRG) at a change of command ceremony held at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Borden.

Date: Friday, May 1, 2009

Time: 1:30 p.m.
Media availability to follow the ceremony.

Location: 30 Ortona Road, Cooper Hall Auditorium,
Canadian Forces Medical Services School (CFMSS), CFB Borden

Commodore Dan MacKeigan, an Ottawa native who served most recently as Commanding Officer of the Canadian Forces Maritime Warfare Centre in Halifax, N.S., will assume the command of CFRG from Colonel Matthew Overton, who has served as the Commander of CFRG since May 2007.

NOTE TO EDITORS: Media wishing to attend the event are expected to arrive no later than 1:00 p.m. and will be required to show their media credentials. Media are to park their vehicles in CFMSS Parking Lot B. Media planning to attend must register with Lieutenant (Navy) Joseph Frey by 4:00 p.m., April 30, by calling 705- 424-1200 ext. 2313 or e-mailing

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