Major "shake up" in Canadian Senior Staff and Appointments

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This is the largest "shake up" of senior staff that I can remember or possible seen in my career. I'll highlight some of the key positions that show how closely intertwined we are with the US Military and our Allies. There are some great leaders there.


Minister of National Defence announces senior promotions & appointments

NR–08.010 - February 18, 2008
OTTAWA – The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency, is pleased to announce the senior Canadian Forces (CF) promotions and appointments for 2008. These officers lead the Canadian Forces in defending Canada’s values, interests and sovereignty at home and abroad.
“Canadian Forces soldiers, sailors, airwomen and airmen take many challenges head on and solid leadership is essential for success,” said Minister MacKay. “There is no doubt in my mind that these General Officers, with their knowledge and skills, will rise to the challenge ahead of them”.
“The men and women of the Canadian Forces deserve the best senior leadership there is. I know these General Officers and am confident in their ability to excel in leading the men and women under their command,” said General Rick Hillier, Chief of the Defence Staff. “They bring a wealth of experience and foresight that will benefit the Canadian Forces over the short and long-term.”
The following promotions and appointments will take place in 2008:
  • Lt.-Gen J. Arp (acting while so employed) will be promoted Lt.-Gen. (substantive) and will remain as Chief of Staff Supreme Allied Command Transformation in Norfolk;
  • Maj.-Gen. C.J.R. Davis will be promoted Lt.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Canadian military representative to NATO in Brussels replacing Vice Admiral G.V. Davidson;
  • Rear Admiral P.D. McFadden will be promoted Vice Admiral and appointed Commander Canada Command in NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Lt.-Gen. M.J. Dumais;
  • Maj.-Gen. P.J. Devlin (acting while so employed) will be promoted Maj.-Gen. (substantive) and will be appointed Director General Health Services at NDHQ, Ottawa;
  • Maj.-Gen. S.A. Beare will be appointed Chief of Force Development at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. M.J. Ward;
  • Maj.-Gen. M.J. Ward will be appointed Director General International Security Policy at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. C.J.R. Davis;
  • Brig.-Gen. J.P.A. Deschamps will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Assistant Chief of the Air Staff at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.D.A. Hincke;
  • Brig.-Gen. P.J Forgues will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed NORAD J3 in Colorado Springs, replacing Maj.-Gen. B.D. Cairns;
  • Brig.-Gen. J.M.M. Hainse will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Commander Land Force Doctrine and Training System Headquarters in Kingston, replacing Maj.-Gen. S.A. Beare;
  • Commodore P.A. Maddison will be promoted Rear Admiral and appointed Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic and Commander Maritime Force Atlantic in Halifax, replacing Rear Admiral P.D. McFadden;
  • Brig.-Gen. C.S. Sullivan will be promoted Maj.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Deputy Commander Air, International Security Assistance Force HQ in Afghanistan;
  • Brig.-Gen. P.J. Atkinson will be appointed Deputy Commanding General III Corps Headquarters in Texas replacing Maj.-Gen. P.J. Devlin;
  • Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Barabe will be appointed Director General Operations - Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. P.J. Atkinson;
  • Brig.-Gen. R.P.F. Bertrand will be appointed Director General Air Personnel at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. T.F.J. Leversedge;
  • Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Collin will be appointed Commander Land Force Central Area Headquarters in Toronto replacing Brig.-Gen. A.J. Howard;
  • Commodore R.A. Davidson will be appointed Chief Of Staff (Operations) Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.P.A. Deschamps;
  • Brig.-Gen. J.R. Ferron will be appointed Director General Information Management at NDHQ, Ottawa;
  • Brig.-Gen. A.J. Howard will be appointed to the Combined Security Transition Command (CSTC-A) in Afghanistan replacing Brig.-Gen. D.C. Tabbernor;
  • Brig.-Gen. H.F. Jaeger is appointed Commander CF Health Services Group and CF Surgeon General at NDHQ, Ottawa;
  • Brig.-Gen. G.J.R.M. Laroche will be appointed Commander Land Force Quebec Area Headquarters in Montreal, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Barabe;
  • Brig.-Gen. R.G. Parsons will be appointed Deputy Commander Land Force Doctrine and Training System Headquarters in Kingston, replacing Brig.-Gen. R.W. Deslauriers (acting while so employed);
  • Brig.-Gen. M.S. Skidmore will be appointed Chief of Staff Vice Chief of the Defence Staff at NDHQ, Ottawa replacing Brig.-Gen. R.P.F. Bertrand;
  • Commodore A.M. Smith will be appointed Assistant Chief Military Personnel at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Commodore P.A. Maddison;
  • Brig.-Gen. D.C. Tabbernor will be promoted Maj-Gen and appointed Chief Reserves and Cadets at NDHQ, Ottawa replacing Maj.-Gen. H.M. Petras;
  • Navy Capt. D.C. Gardam will be promoted Commodore and appointed Director General Plans - Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Collin;
  • Navy Capt. L.M. Hickey will be promoted Commodore and appointed Director General Maritime Personnel and Readiness at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Commodore A.M. Smith;
  • Col. M.P. Jorgensen will be promoted Brig.-Gen. and appointed Commander Land Force Western Area in Edmonton, replacing Brig.-Gen. M.S. Skidmore;
  • Col. D.C. Kettle will be promoted Brig.-Gen. and appointed Chaplain General at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. S.G. Johnstone;
  • Navy Capt. M.F.R. Lloyd will be promoted Commodore and appointed Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic in Halifax, replacing Commodore R.A. Davidson;
  • Brig.-Gen. E.N. Matern (acting while so employed) will be promoted Brig.-Gen. (substantive) and will remain Deputy Commanding General XVIII Airborne Corps in Fort Bragg;
  • Col. P.R. Matte will be promoted Brig.-Gen. and appointed Director General Capability Development at NDHQ, Ottawa replacing, Brig.-Gen. P.J. Forgues;
  • Col. D.B. Millar will be promoted Brig.-Gen. and appointed Commander Joint Task Force North in Yellowknife, NT, replacing Brig.-Gen. C.T. Whitecross (acting while so employed);
  • Col. D.G. Neasmith will be promoted Brig.-Gen. and appointed Commander Land Force Atlantic Area Headquarters in Halifax, replacing Brig.-Gen. R.G. Parsons;
  • Col. D.W. Thompson will be promoted Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Commander Joint Task Force Afghanistan;
  • Brig.-Gen. C.T. Whitecross (acting while so employed) will be promoted Brig.-Gen. (substantive) and appointed Deputy Commander and Chief of Operations and Plans Canadian Operations Support Command in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.N.D. Bouchard; and
  • Col. P.F. Wynnyk will be promoted Brig.-Gen. and appointed Director of Operations Defence/International Security Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat Privy Council Office in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. C.S. Sullivan.
After distinguished service to the CF and Canada, the following will complete their careers and retire from the CF in 2008:
  • General R.R. Henault
  • Vice Admiral G.V. Davidson
  • Lt.-Gen M.J. Dumais
  • Maj.-Gen. B.D. Cairns
  • Maj.-Gen. H.M. Petras
  • Brig.-Gen. J.N.D. Bouchard
  • Brig.-Gen. L.J. Colwell
  • Brig.-Gen. S.G. Johnstone
  • Brig.-Gen. P.J. Mccabe
  • Brig.-Gen. R.R. Romses
 
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