Department of National Defence

Department of National Defence

June 21, 2011 09:00 ET

Media Advisory: Rear-Admiral Smith to Preside Over Canadian Defence Academy Change of Command Ceremony

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - June 21, 2011) - Media are invited to attend the Canadian Defence Academy (CDA) Change of Command ceremony. Rear-Admiral Andrew Smith, Chief Military Personnel, will appoint Major-General Pierre Forgues as the new Commander of the CDA at Thompson Drill Hall, Kingston.

When: Thursday, June 23 at 11 a.m.

Where: 7 D'Artisan Rd., CFB Kingston, Ont.

What: Change of Command Ceremony of Commander Canadian Defence Academy.

Notes to editor / news director: Media are requested to arrive no later than 10:50 a.m. Parking is available on the parade square. Both MGen Gosselin and MGen Forgues will be available for a brief interview immediately after the ceremony.

For more information on CDA:

Contact Information

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

    Media interested in attending the ceremony are requested to
    Major Bernard Dionne
    Public Affairs Officer
    (613) 541-5010 extension 8179.