Land Force Doctrine and Training System

Land Force Doctrine and Training System

December 09, 2010 12:14 ET

New Commander for Army Training Authority

KINGSTON, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Dec. 9, 2010) - Major-General David Fraser will assume command on December 10 of Land Force Doctrine and Training System (LFDTS) from Major-General Guy Laroche in an official ceremony at the Normandy Hall, CFB Kingston.

The ceremony will be presided over by Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin, Chief of the Land Staff. MGen Fraser comes to LFDTS from the newly re-established 1 Canadian Division where he served as Commander. MGen Laroche will retire from the Canadian Forces after 32 years of loyal and dedicated service.

"MGen Fraser is a highly experienced and knowledgeable officer," said LGen Devlin. "I have complete confidence in his ability to continue to provide LFDTS with the excellent leadership it has enjoyed under the command of MGen Laroche. I'm thankful to MGen Laroche for his outstanding service to Canada and wish him and his family all the best for the future."

"I am honoured to accept this command and thank MGen Laroche for his tireless efforts," said MGen Fraser. "LFDTS will continue to ensure that Canadian soldiers are best prepared for the operational challenges of today and tomorrow."

"It has been my privilege to serve as an officer in the Canadian Army," said MGen Laroche. "I am truly grateful for the experience and am confident that LFDTS is in good hands under the leadership of MGen Fraser."

The mission of LFDTS is to lead Land Warfare intellectual development and Land Operations training for the Canadian Forces.

Note to news editors: The biographies and photos of MGens Fraser and Laroche can be found on the Army Website at

Contact Information

  • Suzanne Gaudreault
    LFDTS Assistant Public Affairs Officer
    613-541-5010 ext. 4538