Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

Land Force Central Area - Dept of National Defence

September 02, 2005 13:11 ET

Media Advisory-National Defence: New Commander For The Army In Ontario

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Sept. 2, 2005) - Command of all army units in Ontario will officially change during a ceremony at Denison Armoury, Thursday, September 8 at 6 p.m. Brigadier-General Guy Thibault will assume command of Land Force Central Area (LFCA) succeeding Brigadier-General Greg Young.

Brig.- Gen. Young has held this appointment since February 3, 2005. He will become the second-in-command of the Land Force Doctrine and Training System, based in Kingston, ON.

Brig. - Gen. Thibault arrives in Toronto from Halifax where he just completed a Master's Degree in Public Administration (Management) from Dalhousie University.

Lieutenant-General Marc Caron, Chief of the Land Staff, will preside over the transfer of LFCA's leadership.

LFCA is the headquarters for the Canadian army in Ontario. It comprises more than 10,000 soldiers - 5,000 regular force and 5,400 reserve - and a further 900 civilian employees. From its Headquarters in Toronto, LFCA manages 70 Reserve and Regular Force units in 46 communities throughout Ontario.

Media are invited to attend the change of command ceremony and should be in location no later than 5:30 p.m.

A media opportunity with Brig.-Gen. Thibault will be held immediately following the ceremony. For further information please contact Lieutenant (Navy) Joseph Frey, Land Forces Central Area, Deputy Public Affairs Officer at (416) 633-6200, ext. 5501 or 647-221-3373 (mobile). For media planning to attend this event, Denison Armoury is located at the intersection of Allen Road and Sheppard Avenue.

Contact Information

  • Land Forces Central Area
    Lieutenant (Navy) Joseph Frey
    Deputy Public Affairs Officer
    (416) 633-6200, ext. 5501 or (647) 221-3373 (mobile)