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The Chief of the Defence Staff Announces Senior Promotions, Appointments, and Retirements in the Canadian Armed Forces

OTTAWA, ONTARIO -- (Marketwired) -- 02/07/14 -- DND/CMP & Legal

Introduction


--  General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce
    this year's initial list of senior appointments, promotions and
    retirements in the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). These officers lead the
    CAF in the defence of Canada's values and interests, at home and abroad.

Quick Facts

Please find below promotions, appointments, and retirements that will occur this year:


--  Lieutenant-General J.H. Vance will be appointed Commander Canadian Joint
    Operations, in Ottawa, replacing Lieutenant-General S.A. Beare, who will
    retire from service in Autumn 2014.
--  Major-General M.D. Day will be promoted Lieutenant-General and appointed
    Deputy Commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples, in Naples, Italy,
    replacing Lieutenant-General J.H. Vance.
--  Major-General S.J. Bowes will be appointed Chief of Force Development,
    at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major-General M.D. Day.
--  Brigadier-General J.C.G Juneau will be promoted Major-General and
    appointed Commander Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, in
    Kingston, replacing Major-General S.J. Bowes.
--  Brigadier-General W.D. Eyre will be appointed Commander 3rd Canadian
    Division, in Edmonton, replacing Brigadier-General J.C.G. Juneau.
--  Colonel S.C. Hetherington will be promoted Brigadier-General and
    appointed Deputy Commanding General (Operations) XVIII Airborne Corps
    and Fort Bragg, in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, USA, replacing Brigadier-
    General W.D. Eyre.
--  Major-General D.J. Milner will be appointed Commander 1st Canadian
    Division, in Kingston, replacing Major-General J.R. Ferron, who will
    retire from service.
--  Commodore J.P.G. Couturier will be promoted Rear-Admiral and appointed
    Director General International Security Policy, at NDHQ, in Ottawa,
    replacing Rear-Admiral D.C. Gardam, who will retire from service.
--  Brigadier-General T.N. Balfe will be appointed J5 Strategic Joint Staff,
    at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Commodore J.P.G. Couturier.
--  Rear-Admiral J.E.T.P. Ellis will be appointed Deputy Commander Canadian
    Joint Operations Command, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major-General
    S.P. Noonan, who will retire from service.
--  Brigadier-General C.A. Lamarre will be promoted to Major-General and
    appointed Deputy Commander (Expeditionary), at Canadian Joint Operations
    Command, in Ottawa, replacing Rear-Admiral J.E.T.P. Ellis.
--  Commodore S.E.G. Bishop will be appointed J3 Strategic Joint Staff, at
    NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General C.A. Lamarre.
--  Captain(Navy) C.A. Baines will be promoted Commodore and appointed
    Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic, in Halifax, replacing Commodore
    S.E.G. Bishop.
--  Brigadier-General J.C. Madower will be promoted Major-General and
    appointed Chief of Programme, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major-
    General I.C. Poulter, who will retire from service.
--  Brigadier-General P. Ormsby will be appointed Director General Maritime
    Helicopter Project, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General J.C.
    Madower.
--  Colonel D.J. Anderson will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed
    Canadian Liaison Officer to the Pentagon, in Washington, District of
    Columbia, USA, replacing Brigadier-General P. Ormsby.
--  Major-General P.F. Wynnyk will be appointed Chief of Defence
    Intelligence, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major General J.M.C.
    Rousseau, who will retire from service.
--  Brigadier-General J.M. Lanthier will be promoted Major-General and
    appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Army, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing
    Major-General P.F. Wynnyk.
--  Acting Brigadier-General J.R.A.S. Lafaut will be promoted Brigadier-
    General and will be appointed Commander 2nd Canadian Division, in
    Montreal, replacing Brigadier-General J.M. Lanthier.
--  Colonel F.J. Allen will be promoted Brigadier-General and will be
    appointed Director General Defence Security / Departmental Security
    Officer, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General J.R.A.S.
    Lafaut.
--  Major-General J.P.J. St-Amand will be appointed J3 NORAD, at NORAD
    Headquarters, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA, replacing Major-
    General J.Y.R.A. Viens, who will retire from service.
--  Brigadier-General D.L.R. Wheeler will be promoted Major-General and
    appointed
    Commander 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing Major-General
    J.P.J. St-Amand.
--  Colonel B.F. Frawley will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed
    Deputy Commander 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing
    Brigadier-General D.L.R. Wheeler.
--  Brigadier-General D.W. Thompson will be promoted Major-General and
    seconded as Commander Multinational Force and Observers (MFO), in the
    Sinai.
--  Colonel M.N. Rouleau will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed
    Commander Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, in Ottawa,
    replacing Brigadier-General D.W. Thompson.
--  Commodore M.D. Wood will be appointed Project Manager Canadian Surface
    Combatant, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Commodore M.S. Adamson, who
    will retire from service.
--  Captain(Navy) A.G. McDonald will be promoted Commodore and appointed
    Director General Maritime Forces Development, at NDHQ, in Ottawa,
    replacing Commodore D.L. Sing, who will retire from service.
--  Colonel S.G. Friday will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed
    Director General Air Force Development, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing
    Brigadier-General S.J. Kummel, who will retire from service.
--  Colonel J.J.M. Girard will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed
    Director General Military Signal Intelligence, at NDHQ, in Ottawa
    replacing Brigadier-General R.S. Williams, who will retire from Service.
--  Colonel J.R.M. Lalumiere will be promoted Brigadier-General and
    appointed Director General Space, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing
    Brigadier-General R.R. Pitre, who will retire from service.
--  Brigadier-General O.H. Lavoie will be appointed Director General Defence
    Force Planning, at NDHQ, in Ottawa.
--  Brigadier-General L.E. Thomas will be appointed Commander 4th Canadian
    Division, in Toronto, replacing Brigadier-General O.H. Lavoie.
--  Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan will be appointed Chief of Staff Canadian
    Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General L.E.
    Thomas.
--  Captain(Navy) S.N. Cantelon will be promoted Commodore and appointed
    Director General Capability and Structure Integration, at NDHQ, in
    Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan.
--  Acting Brigadier-General J.H.C. Drouin will be promoted Brigadier-
    General and will remain as Deputy Commander (Force Generation) 1
    Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg.
--  Acting Brigadier-General T.L. Harris will be promoted Brigadier-General
    and will remain seconded to the Privy Council Office, in Ottawa.
--  Acting Brigadier-General J.J.M.J. Paul will be promoted Brigadier-
    General and will remain Commander Task Force Jerusalem, in Jerusalem.
--  Acting Brigadier-General W.F. Seymour will be promoted Brigadier-General
    and will remain Deputy J3, United States Pacific Command, in Honolulu,
    Hawaii, USA.
--  Acting Brigadier-General J.S. Sirois will be promoted Brigadier-General
    and will remain Director General Military Personnel Management
    Capability Transformation, at NDHQ, in Ottawa.
--  Acting Brigadier-General C.J. Turenne will be promoted Brigadier-General
    and will remain Chief of Staff, I Corps, at Fort Lewis, Washington, USA.

--  In addition to the retirements listed above, Major-General R.P.F.
    Bertrand, Lieutenant-General W. Semianiw, Brigadier-General P.R. Matte,
    and Acting Brigadier-General M.J. Pearson will also retire from service.

--  Biographies of senior officers are available upon request by contacting
    Media Relations.

Quotes


--  "I offer my congratulations to each of the General Officers and Flag
    Officers who have been selected for promotions and senior appointments.
    I have every confidence that you will continue to demonstrate your
    exceptional leadership and professionalism in your new positions. To
    those of our senior leaders who are moving on, I offer sincere
    appreciation for your years of dedicated service to Canada and the
    Canadian Armed Forces. I also thank your families for their support and
    dedication."

- General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff

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