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Title: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Sheep Dog AT on February 14, 2005, 12:20:14

THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS OF GENERALS AND FLAG OFFICERS HAVE BEEN APPROVED BY THE MINISTER OF NATIONAL DEFENCE AND WILL TAKE PLACE IN 2005:
LGEN J.S. LUCAS WILL BE APPOINTED CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF AT NDHQ REPLACING LGEN K.R. PENNIE WHO WILL BE RETIRING.
MGEN M.J. DUMAIS WILL BE PROMOTED LGEN AND APPOINTED DEPUTY CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF AT NDHQ REPLACING VADM G.R. MADDISON WHO WILL BE RETIRING
RADM J.C.Y.J. FORCIER WILL BE APPOINTED CHIEF OF STAFF ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER (INFORMATION MANAGEMENT) AT NDHQ REPLACING RADM F.W. GIBSON WHO WILL BE RETIRING.
MGEN A.B. LESLIE WILL BE APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL STRATEGIC PLANNING AT NDHQ REPLACING MGEN D.L. DEMPSTER WHO WILL BE RETIRING.
RADM D.W. ROBERTSON WILL BE APPOINTED COMMANDER MARITIME FORCES PACIFIC IN VICTORIA REPLACING RADM J.C.Y.J. FORCIER.
MGEN W.A. WATT WILL BE APPOINTED ASSISTANT CHIEF OF THE AIR STAFF AT NDHQ REPLACING MGEN M.J. DUMAIS.
BGEN B.D. CAIRNS WILL BE PROMOTED MGEN AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR OPERATIONS NORAD HQ REPLACING BGEN W.A. WATT.
CMDRE R. GIROUARD WILL BE PROMOTED RADM AND APPOINTED CHIEF OF STAFF ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER (HUMAN RESOURCES-MILITARY) AT NDHQ REPLACING MGEN J. ARP.
CMDRE T.H.W. PILE WILL BE PROMOTED RADM AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL INTERNATIONAL SECURITY POLICY AT NDHQ REPLACING RADM D.W. ROBERTSON.
BGEN J.G.J.C. BARABE WILL BE APPOINTED COMMANDER LAND FORCE QUEBEC AREA IN MONTREAL REPLACING BGEN J.R.G. COTE.
BGEN D.J.R.S. BENJAMIN WILL BE APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL MILITARY ENGINEERS/J3 AT NDHQ REPLACING BGEN S.M. IRWIN WHO WILL BE RETIRING.
COL L.J. COLWELL WILL BE PROMOTED BGEN AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL MILITARY HUMAN RESOURCES POLICY AND PLANNING AT NDHQ REPLACING CMDRE R.D. MURPHY.
BGEN J.R.G. COTE WILL BE APPOINTED CHIEF OF STAFF J3 AT NDHQ REPLACING BGEN B.D. CAIRNS.
BGEN D.A. DAVIES WILL BE APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL JOINT FORCE DEVELOPMENT AT NDHQ REPLACING BGEN J.G.J.C. BARABE.
COL C.J.R. DAVIS WILL BE PROMOTED BGEN AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL LAND STAFF AT NDHQ REPLACING BGEN BENJAMIN
COL P.J. DEVLIN WILL BE PROMOTED BGEN AND APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMANDING GENERAL US III CORPS IN TEXAS.
CAPT(N) A.B. DONALDSON WILL BE PROMOTED A/CMDRE AND APPOINTED COMMANDER CANADIAN FLEET PACIFIC IN VICTORIA REPLACING CMDRE R. GIROUARD.
COL J.C.M. GIGUERE WILL BE PROMOTED BGEN AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL LAND EQUIPMENT PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AT NDHQ REPLACING BGEN P.J. HOLT WHO WILL BE RETITING.
CAPT(N) R.W. GREENWOOD WILL BE PROMOTED CMDRE AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL MARITIME EQUIPMENT PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AT NDHQ REPLACING CMDRE R. WESTWOOD WHO WILL BE RETIRING.
COL T.J. GRANT WILL BE PROMOTED BGEN AND APPOINTED COMMANDER LAND FORCE ATLANTIC AREA IN HALIFAX REPLACING BGEN R.R. ROMSES.
BGEN J.C.S.M. JONES WILL BE APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMANDER LAND FORCE DOCTRINE AND TRAINING SYSTEM IN KINGSTON.
COL J.P.P.J. LACROIX WILL BE PROMOTED BGEN AND APPOINTED COMMANDANT ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE IN KINGSTON REPLACING BGEN J.M.J.LECLERC.
BGEN J.M.J. LECLERC WILL BE APPOINTED ASSISTANT CHIEF REVIEW SERVICES AT NDHQ.
COL T.F.J. LEVERSEDGE WILL BE PROMOTED BGEN AND APPOINTED A4 AT 1 CANADIAN AIR DIVISION IN WINNIPEG REPLACING BGEN P.J. MCCABE.
CAPT(N) J.R. MACISAAC WILL BE PROMOTED CMDRE AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL RESERVES AND CADETS AT NDHQ REPLACING BGEN J.A.D. PEPIN.
BGEN P.J. MCCABE WILL BE APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT PROGRAM MANAGEMENT AT NDHQ REPLACING BGEN D.L. LUCAS WHO WILL BE RETIRING.
CAPT(N) P.D. MCFADDEN WILL BE PROMOTED CMDRE AND APPOINTED COMMANDER CANADIAN FLEET ATLANTIC IN HALIFAX REPLACING CMDRE H.W. PILE.
COL M.E. MCQUILLAN WILL BE PROMOTED BGEN AND APPOINTED LIAISON OFFICER TO U.S. NORTHERN COMMAND IN COLORADO SPRINGS REPLACING RADM FRASER WHO WILL BE RETIRING.
CMDRE R.D. MURPHY WILL BE APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL MARITIME PERSONNEL AND READINESS AT NDHQ REPLACING CMDRE D. ROULEAU.
BGEN W.J. NEUMANN WILL BE APPOINTED A3 OPERATIONS AT 1 CANADIAN AIR DIVISION IN WINNIPEG REPLACING BGEN D.A. DAVIES.
COL G.J.P. O'BRIEN WILL BE PROMOTED BGEN AND APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMANDER LAND FORCE CENTRAL AREA IN TORONTO REPLACING BGEN G.A. YOUNG
BGEN J.A.D. PEPIN WILL BE APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT STRATEGIC DIRECTION AT NDHQ REPLACING BGEN J.C.S.M. JONES.
COL J.A.M. POULIOT WILL BE PROMOTED BGEN AND WILL REMAIN DIRECTOR GENERAL/J4 LOGISTICS AT NDHQ REPLACING BGEN L.M. LASHKEVICH WHO HAS RETIRED.
CMDRE D. ROULEAU WILL BE APPOINTED COMMANDER NATO STANDING MARITIME TASK GROUP IN EUROPE
COL G. THIBAULT WILL BE PROMOTED BGEN AND APPOINTED COMMANDER LAND FORCE CENTRAL AREA IN DOWSVIEW REPLACING BGEN G.A. YOUNG.
COL J.Y.R.A. VIENS WILL BE PROMOTED BGEN AND APPOINTED VICE COMMANDER CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN OPERATIONS CENTRE IN COLORADO SPRINGS REPLACING BGEN J.D. HUNTER WHO WILL BE RETIRING.


IN SUMMARY, THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS HAVE RETIRED OR WILL RETIRE IN 2005
LGEN K.R. PENNIE
RADM I.D. MACK
RADM F.W. GIBSON
MGEN D.L. DEMPSTER
BGEN S.M. IRWIN
BGEN P.J. HOLT
CMDRE R. WESTWOOD
BGEN D.L. LUCAS
RADM J.D. FRASER
BGEN J.D. HUNTER
MGEN M.J.L. MATHIEU
VADM G.R. MADDISON


SENIOR APPOINTMENTS THAT REQUIRE DIPLOMATIC CONCURRENCE OR FURTHER APPROVAL WILL BE COORDINATED AS NECESSARY


INDIVIDUAL POSTING MESSAGES WILL BE DISPATCHED IN THE NEAR FUTURE. PRESS RELEASES ARE TO BE COORDINATED WITH DGPA. ALL OFFICERS ARE TO FORWARD AN UPDATED BIOGRAPHY IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH AND A PHOTOGRAPH, HEAD AND SHOULDERS IN SERVICE DRESS UNIFORM WEARING THE NEW RANK TO NDHQ/DSA
Title: Re: SENIOR APPOINTMENTS 2005 - GENERALS AND FLAG OFFICERS...in case anyone cares
Post by: ArmyRick on February 14, 2005, 18:37:17
You forgot an important appointment

ARMYRICK is still #2 Section Commander, 3 Platoon
Title: Re: SENIOR APPOINTMENTS 2005 - GENERALS AND FLAG OFFICERS...in case anyone cares
Post by: Infanteer on February 14, 2005, 18:40:37
You forgot an important appointment

ARMYRICK is still #2 Section Commander, 3 Platoon

 :D lol

As an aside, I can sure see alot of these positions being superfluous if we followed out with the a Joint Command Stucture that Unification was supposed to bring (before service empires clawed them back).  As well, there are some jobs that probably wouldn't exist if we had a proper split between civilian and military functions.

Something like this job, maybe?:

CHIEF OF STAFF ASSISTANT DEPUTY MINISTER (INFORMATION MANAGEMENT)
Title: Re: SENIOR APPOINTMENTS 2005 - GENERALS AND FLAG OFFICERS...in case anyone cares
Post by: DaveK on February 14, 2005, 20:12:43
IM is quickly becoming VERY hot in the military, look on the DIN at what is contained in IM Group.  You'll be quite surprised.   Also look at the names of other generals in the group, hardly slackers. :salute:
Title: CF Senior Appointments
Post by: bossi on February 15, 2005, 11:05:45

Personally, I'm glad to see BGen Devlin appointed DComd III Corps (and, yes - I'd love an excuse to visit Texas ... ha!)
Title: Re: SENIOR APPOINTMENTS 2005 - GENERALS AND FLAG OFFICERS...in case anyone cares
Post by: sigpig on February 15, 2005, 11:19:14
I don't know BGen Devlin at all but why is a newly promoted BGen going into what has been a MGen slot? I see that there has been two deputy commanding mgen's of this corps, one US and one Canadian. Is the Canadian spot being downgraded? Surely there would have been army mgens around who would love this slot.

Again, no slight to BGen Devlin but just wondering about the seeming change in ranking of the position.
Title: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Gunner on June 30, 2005, 19:20:04
Senior Promotions and Appointments for the Canadian Forces


OTTAWA (DND) - Defence Minister Bill Graham has approved several promotions and appointments for Canadian Forces generals and flag officers.  The following promotions and appointments are part of the annual cycle of senior promotions and appointments, most of which were announced in January and February:


Major-General Jan Arp will be appointed Commander, Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington), replacing Rear-Admiral Ian Mack, who will retire.


Commodore Roger Girouard will be promoted Rear-Admiral and appointed Commander Maritime Forces Pacific in Victoria, replacing Rear-Admiral Jean-Yves Forcier, whose appointment as Chief of Staff, Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management) at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa was announced earlier.


Commodore Tyrone Pile will be promoted Rear-Admiral, as announced earlier, and appointed as Chief of Staff, Assistant Deputy Minister (Human Resources-Military).


Brigadier-General Raymond Romses will be appointed Commander, Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (London), replacing Brigadier-General Bill Neumann, whose appointment as A3 Operations at 1 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg was announced earlier.


Brigadier-General Rick Parsons will be appointed Commander, Land Forces Atlantic Area in Halifax, replacing Brigadier-General Raymond Romses.


Colonel Jim Bruce will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander of Land Forces Atlantic Area in Halifax, replacing Brigadier-General Parsons.


Colonel Denis Bouchard will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed Director General/J4 Logistics at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. He replaces Brigadier-General Marc Pouliot who died suddenly in early April.


The following promotions and appointments are a result of the Canadian Forces transformation initiative:

Major-General Walter Natynczyk will be appointed Chief of Transformation, Canadian Forces Transformation Team at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.


Brigadier-General Daniel Gosselin will be appointed Chief of Staff, Canadian Forces Transformation Team at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.


Brigadier-General Stuart Beare will be appointed Commander, Land Force Doctrine and Training System in Kingston, Ontario, replacing Major-General Natynczyk.


Brigadier-General Timothy Grant, whose promotion was announced previously, will be appointed Commander, Land Forces Western Area in Edmonton, replacing Brigadier-General Beare.


Colonel Walter Semianiw will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed Commandant, Canadian Forces College in Toronto, replacing Brigadier-General Gosselin.


Once these promotions and appointments have taken place, the total number of Regular Force generals and naval flag officers will stand at 73. This number does not include General Ray Henault, who is not performing a Canadian Forces function.
Title: Re: SENIOR APPOINTMENTS 2005 - GENERALS AND FLAG OFFICERS...in case anyone cares
Post by: Meesh15 on February 22, 2007, 00:21:27
The US Deputy Comd is a MGen position, but the Canadian Deputy Comd is a BGen posn. Matt Macdonald went there as a BGen and left there as a BGen. The VCDS went there as a BGen and was promoted while in the job.

I know BGen Devlin very well, and you couldn't ask for a better officer and commander to take the post . . . he like his predecessors in the job will do Canada proud.

Do not be surprised if BGen Devlin returns to Canada as a MGen.
Title: Re: SENIOR APPOINTMENTS 2005 - GENERALS AND FLAG OFFICERS...in case anyone cares
Post by: Cloud Cover on February 22, 2007, 00:25:00
uhhhh... the topic is 2 years old.
Title: Re: SENIOR APPOINTMENTS 2005 - GENERALS AND FLAG OFFICERS...in case anyone cares
Post by: Meesh15 on February 22, 2007, 00:46:58
Hey I just joined, and it was never answered correctly.
Title: Minister of national defence announces senior promotions & appointments
Post by: NFLD Sapper on February 18, 2008, 14:13:15
Article Link (http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/newsroom/view_news_e.asp?id=2578)

News Release
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
Title: Re: Minister of national defence announces senior promotions & appointments
Post by: GAP on February 18, 2008, 14:29:00
Wow....that's quite a shuffling of the top of the deck.....how often does this happen?
Title: Re: Minister of national defence announces senior promotions & appointments
Post by: geo on February 18, 2008, 14:32:48
Wow.... some good & some "interesting" moves that are about to happen
Title: Re: Minister of national defence announces senior promotions & appointments
Post by: dapaterson on February 18, 2008, 14:44:49
GAP:

It's an annual event, watching who's going where, and then trying to divine the tea leaves - "So and so isn't mentionned!  The Basket-Weaving Branch just got another General Officer!" and so on...

Especially in NDHQ, it's water-cooler fodder for another few weeks...
Title: Re: Minister of national defence announces senior promotions & appointments
Post by: Rodahn on February 18, 2008, 22:35:44
Hmmm, only 5 releases of Brig-Gen, and 10 promotions to that rank....I was under the impression that an effort had been made to reduce much of the "Brass Hats" a few years back thereby creating a leaner and more efficient military....

Ah well all roads return home....

Although some of the promotions are no doubt well deserved.
Title: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retirements
Post by: dapaterson on January 26, 2009, 16:23:21
Nicely released at the same time as Parliament being recalled, the General and Flag Officer posting plot has been released.

http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/view-news-afficher-nouvelles-eng.asp?id=2856

Of note: The retirement of the commanders of both the Navy and the Air Force.

Quote
Minister of National Defence announces senior promotions & appointments
NR–09.005 - January 26, 2009

OTTAWA – The Honourable Peter Gordon MacKay, Minister of National Defence and Minister for the Atlantic Gateway, is pleased to announce the senior Canadian Forces (CF) promotions and appointments for 2009. These officers lead the CF in defending Canada’s values, interests and sovereignty at home and abroad.

“Canadian Forces soldiers, sailors, airwomen and airmen tackle many challenges head on and strong leadership is essential for our continued success,” said Minister MacKay. “There is no doubt in my mind that these General Officers and Flag Officers, with their knowledge, experience and skills will rise to the challenges that lie ahead of them.”

“Members of the Canadian Forces deserve the best senior leadership there is,” said General Walter Natyncyzk, Chief of the Defence Staff. “These General Officers and Flag Officers bring a wealth of experience and foresight that will enable the Canadian Forces to maintain strong leadership and operational effectiveness, both domestically and abroad.”

The following promotions and appointments are planned for 2009:

Lt.-Gen. J.J.C. Bouchard will be appointed Chief of Staff Supreme Allied Command Transformation Headquarters in Norfolk, Virginia, replacing Lt.-Gen J. Arp, who will be retiring;
Acting Lt.-Gen. C.J.R. Davis was promoted Lt.-Gen and remained as Canadian Military Representative to NATO, in Brussels, Belgium;
Vice Adm. P.D. McFadden will be appointed Chief of the Maritime Staff at National Defence Headerquarters (NDHQ), in Ottawa, replacing Vice Adm. D.W. Robertson, who will be retiring;
Maj.-Gen. J.P.A. Deschamps will be promoted Lt.-Gen (Acting while so employed) and appointed Chief of the Air Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Lt.-Gen W.A. Watt, who will be retiring;
Rear Adm. A.B. Donaldson will be promoted Vice Adm. and appointed Commander Canada Command in Ottawa, replacing Vice Adm. P.D. McFadden;
Maj.-Gen. J.M. Duval will be promoted Lt.-Gen and appointed Deputy Commander NORAD, in Colorado, replacing Lt.-Gen J.J.C. Bouchard;
Maj.-Gen. J.G.M. Lessard will be promoted Lt.-Gen and appointed Commander Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, in Ottawa, replacing Lt.-Gen J.C.M. Gauthier;
Maj.-Gen. D.J.R.S Benjamin will be appointed Chief of Staff Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment), at NDHQ, Ottawa;
Maj.-Gen. G.R. Thibault will be appointed Chief of Staff Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management) at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. A.G. Hines;
Brig.-Gen. J.A.J.Y. Blondin will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Commander 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.M. Duval;
Commodore R.A. Davidson was promoted Rear Admiral and appointed Director of Staff- Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Rear Admiral A.B. Donaldson;
Brig.-Gen. D.A. Fraser will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed to the Land Staff at NDHQ, Ottawa;
Commodore N.S. Greenwood will be promoted Rear Admiral and appointed Assistant Chief of the Maritime Staff, replacing Commodore K.E. Williams;
Brig.-Gen. A.J. Howard will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Assistant Chief of the Land Staff at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. G.R. Thibault;
Brig.-Gen. T.J. Lawson will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Assistant Chief of the Air Staff at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.P.A. Deschamps;
Brig.-Gen. M.E. McQuillan will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Commander Canadian Operational Support Command in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. D.J.R.S. Benjamin;
Brig.-Gen. I.C. Poulter will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Chief of Staff Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen M.E. McQuillan;
Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Barabé will be appointed as Chief of Staff Defence Force Structure Review at NDHQ, Ottawa;
Brig.-Gen. J.A.V.R. Blanchette will be appointed Director General Operations - Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen J.A.G. Champagne;
Brig.-Gen. J.A.G. Champagne will be appointed Deputy Commander Strategic Effects Regional Command (South) Headquarters, in Afghanistan;
Brig.-Gen. J.R. Ferron will be appointed to US CENTCOM HQ in Tampa, Florida;
Brig.-Gen. J.P.P.J. Lacroix will be appointed Deputy Commander Canada Command in Ottawa, replacing Commodore D.P. Gagliardi;
Commodore J.R. MacIsaac will be appointed Director General Reserves and Cadets, replacing Commodore J.G.V. Tremblay;
Acting Brig.-Gen. J.A.J. Parent was promoted Brig.-Gen and remained as Chief of Staff (Operations) Canadian Expeditionary Force Command Headquarters, in Ottawa;
Acting Brig.-Gen. J.G.A.J. Rousseau was promoted Brig.-Gen and will be appointed Director of Operations Defence/International Security Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat at the Privy Council Office, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen P.F. Wynnyk;
Brig.-Gen. G.R. Stafford was appointed Deputy Commander Land Forces Doctrine and Training System in Kingston, replacing Brig.-Gen R.G. Parsons who retired;
Acting Brig.-Gen. D.W. Thompson was promoted Brig.-Gen and will be appointed Director General Land Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen I.C. Poulter;
Commodore K.E. Williams will be appointed Chief of Staff Vice Chief of the Defence Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen J.G.J.C. Barabé who will component transfer to the Primary Reserve;
Brig.-Gen. P.F. Wynnyk will be appointed to the Combined Security Transition Command, in Afghanistan, replacing Brig.-Gen A.J. Howard;
Col. L.E. Aitken will be promoted Brig.-Gen and appointed Director General Land Equipment Program Management at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen J.C.M. Giguere who will be retiring;
Col. R.J. Chekan will be promoted Brig.-Gen and appointed NORAD and US NORTHCOM Deputy Director Plans, Policy And Strategy, in Colorado Springs, replacing Commodore C.L. Mofford, who will be retiring;
Navy Capt. J.E.T.P. Ellis will be promoted Commodore and remain as Director General Maritime Force Development at NDHQ, Ottawa;
Navy Capt. P.T.E. Finn was promoted Commodore and remained as Project Manager Canadian Surface Combatant at NDHQ, Ottawa;
Col. R.D. Foster will be promoted Brig.-Gen and appointed Deputy Commander Force Generation 1 Canadian Air Division HQ in Winnipeg, Manitoba, replacing Brig.-Gen J.A.J.Y. Blondin;
Col. D.C. Hilton will be promoted Brig.-Gen and appointed Commandant Canadian Forces College in Toronto, replacing Brig.-Gen D.A. Fraser;
Navy Capt. H.W. Jung will be promoted Commodore and appointed Commander CF Health Services Group and CF Surgeon General at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen H.F. Jaeger whose appointment remains to be confirmed;
Navy Capt. D.M. MacKeigan will be promoted Commodore and appointed Commander Canadian Forces Recruiting Group in Borden, Ontario;
Col. J.C. Madower will be promoted Brig.-Gen and appointed Director General Military Careers at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore J.R. MacIsaac who will component transfer to the Primary Reserve;
Col. G.C.P. Matte will be promoted Brig.-Gen and appointed Chief Of Staff Canada Command HQ in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen J.P.P.J. Lacroix;
Col. J.B.D. Menard will be promoted Brig.-Gen (Acting while so employed) and appointed Commander Joint Task Force in Afghanistan, replacing Brig.-Gen J.H. Vance;
Navy Capt. M.A.G. Norman will be promoted Commodore and appointed Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific in Victoria, replacing Commodore N.S. Greenwood;
Col. R.R. Pitre was promoted Brig.-Gen and appointed to the Air Staff at NDHQ, Ottawa;
Col. J.G.C.Y. Rochette will be promoted Brig.-Gen. (Acting while so employed) and appointed Director General Finance at NDHQ, Ottawa;
Col. J.G.E. Tremblay was promoted Brig.-Gen (Acting while so employed) and appointed Deputy Commanding General US I Corps in Fort Lewis, Washington State; and
Navy Capt. W.S. Truelove will be promoted Commodore and appointed Commandant Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, replacing Brig.-Gen T.J. Lawson.
After distinguished service to the CF and Canada, the following will complete their careers and retire from the CF Regular Force in 2009:

Lt.-Gen. J. Arp
Vice Admiral D.W. Robertson
Lt.-Gen. W.A. Watt
Rear Admiral B.M. Weadon
Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Barabé
Brig.-Gen. J.C.M. Giguere
Commodore J.R. MacIsaac
Commodore C.L. Mofford
Brig.-Gen M.S. Skidmore
For more information on senior appointments at National Defence, please visit: www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dsa-dns/index-eng.asp.

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Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: MarkOttawa on January 26, 2009, 20:22:51
From a post at The Torch, an amateur observer's quick reaction:
http://toyoufromfailinghands.blogspot.com/2009/01/big-changes-at-top-of-cf.html

Quote
These changes struck me first in this list below of senior officer promotions and appointments--seems quite a shakeup:

Chief of the Maritime Staff
Chief of the Air Staff
Canada Command
Canadian Expeditionary Force Command
Canadian Operational Support Command

That means new heads for two of the three services, and three of the four "commands" around which the CF is now organized (no change at Canadian Special Operations Forces Command). Anyone have any ideas what may be up, if anything (Lt.-Gen. Watt has been CAS for less than two years)? Anything else noteworthy? Is CDS Gen. Walt Natynczyk really taking charge, some six months into the post?..

As for Canada Command, it struck me that  Vice Adm. P.D. McFadden had less than a year in the job.

Mark
Ottawa
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: Ex-Dragoon on January 26, 2009, 20:26:31
From a post at The Torch, an amateur observer's quick reaction:
http://toyoufromfailinghands.blogspot.com/2009/01/big-changes-at-top-of-cf.html

As for Canada Command, it struck me that  Vice Adm. P.D. McFadden had less than a year in the job.

Mark
Ottawa

Being CMS is a higher profile job....its nothing to be dismissive about for sure, its not a demotion if thats what your implying.
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: George Wallace on January 26, 2009, 20:28:06
Retirements and promotions do tend to have an affect on these positions. 
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: Toronto_NCO on January 26, 2009, 22:24:42
There are still a few spots to be filled (announced) and people that have yet to be given a new posn....mainly:
LGen Gauthier's new job...
The new DComd LFCA.....
and I guess the CLS is staying....for now?
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: MarkOttawa on January 26, 2009, 23:10:22
Ex-Dragoon:  Oops!  Thanks.  See Update at post.

Mark
Ottawa
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: jollyjacktar on January 27, 2009, 12:40:33
VAdm McFadden's rise through the ranks from 04-05 as Capt[N] to now takes my breath away.  The man is jet propelled. 

Seeing Capt[N] Truelove moving up too made me blink.  Seems like yesterday that he was the XO on Preserver.   I feel like Rip Van Winkle waking up after years asleep and seeing all the changes.
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: dapaterson on January 27, 2009, 13:30:36
There are still a few spots to be filled (announced) and people that have yet to be given a new posn....mainly:
LGen Gauthier's new job...
The new DComd LFCA.....
and I guess the CLS is staying....for now?

And BGen Jaeger's new post...


Jungle drums suggest CLS is good for another year before moving elsewhere; and I suspect DComd LFCA will be named when the time is right (and the selected individual is ready).
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: GAP on January 27, 2009, 14:31:48
A bit of a summary from CP

Major changes coming in top ranks of the Canadian military
20 hours ago
 Article Link (http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5h6frAtt-SeAQQBUMpibdP8N_marw)

OTTAWA — There will be a major shakeup in the top ranks of the Canadian military over the next few months as most of the senior commanders are replaced.

The Canadian Forces Expeditionary Command, which oversees the war in Afghanistan, the air force, the navy and the military command responsible for the defence of Canada will all get new leaders.

The only the commanders of the army and the special forces are staying stay in place.

The changes will come throughout 2009.

Most of the changes are due to retirements, but it is unclear why Lt.-Gen. Michel Gauthier, who has directed the Kandahar deployment since 2006, is being replaced.

Maj-.Gen. Marc Lessard, who recently returned after commanding all NATO troops in southern Afghanistan, will be promoted to succeed Gauthier.

Lt.-Gen. Angus Watt is retiring as chief of the air staff after less than two years in the job.

He will be replaced by Maj.-Gen. Andre Deschamps.

The commander of the navy, Vice-Admiral Drew Robertson, is also leaving the Forces, to be replaced by Rear-Admiral Dean McFadden.

Defence Minister Peter MacKay, in announcing the shakeup, says there is no doubt in his mind that the new leaders will rise to the challenges that lie ahead.

Some of the changes will see battle-tested commanders, such as Brig.-Gen. David Fraser and Brig.-Gen. Denis Thompson, moved to senior staff positions to help shape the future of the army.

Like Lessard, Fraser served as NATO's top soldier in Afghanistan's regional command south.

Thompson, the current commander of Canadian troops in Kandahar, will become the director of land staff in Ottawa.

Gen. Walter Natyncyzk, chief of the defence staff, said the new crop of officers bring a wealth of experience to their jobs.
More on link

Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: Journeyman on January 27, 2009, 14:40:18
Like Lessard, Fraser served as NATO's top soldier in Afghanistan's regional command south.

Thompson, the current commander of Canadian troops in Kandahar, will become the director of land staff in Ottawa.

Correction: Fraser commanded Canadian and coalition troops in the Canadian Area of Operations (Kandahar Province), as Thompson currently is; he was never Commander of Regional Command (South), like Lessard.
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: Chanada on January 28, 2009, 16:20:26
Actually he did command RC(S) the system changed it to a two star billet when he handed over to the Dutch.
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: Occam on January 28, 2009, 16:32:23
Seeing Capt[N] Truelove moving up too made me blink.  Seems like yesterday that he was the XO on Preserver.   I feel like Rip Van Winkle waking up after years asleep and seeing all the changes.

I remember him as a Subbie on the AthaB in the late 80's.  He's moving, but there are faster rising stars.
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: TN2IC on January 30, 2009, 22:54:14
I remember him as a Subbie on the AthaB in the late 80's.  He's moving, but there are faster rising stars.


Funny.. my old man knows Vice-Admiral Drew Robertson as a Subbie too. Let's say I have a story or two I won't be telling.
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: Journeyman on January 30, 2009, 23:09:44
Quote
Correction: Fraser commanded Canadian and coalition troops in the Canadian Area of Operations (Kandahar Province), as Thompson currently is; he was never Commander of Regional Command (South), like Lessard.

Actually he did command RC(S) the system changed it to a two star billet when he handed over to the Dutch.
Confirmed; thank you for the correction.  :)
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: a78jumper on January 31, 2009, 05:56:06
Few familiar names there

VAdm Bruce Donaldson was on a number of MARS courses with me-good guy for a swabbie;

MGen Daniel Benjamin was my roommate way back when we were rooks at RMC;

MGen Mark McQuillan was also a classmate and we did a number of Logistics courses together at the School, excellent choice to replace Benjamin;

I worked for BGen Pitre a couple of weeks on a aborted tasking at CFOCS, he was a Capt Coy 2i/c,  seemed like a good guy AWC as I recall;

I was in MGen  Ian Poulters wedding party, in fact provided the swords for it out of my QM. Crazy guy but well deserving of the honour.

Played trivia with Comdr R MacIssac for about two years every Monday night at an Orleans pub, knew him at RMC as a first year when he was a holy terror of a fourth year. Great guitar player. He also was directly responsible for getting me into the Army as I was working for him in the Naden pay office reconsiling cheques (fun job-not) when he asked me what I wanted to do in the Log Branch. I said I did not give a hoot as long as I was not Navy. I was posted to 3 PPCLI in Work Point Barracks the next day which was Pearl Harbour Day 1981 Thanks Roger, though I wondered what I had done when Jan rolled around and I was leaving for Rapier Thrust 82 and all the MARS bars I had been with before CTing on reclass were leaving for Hawaii!!!!!!

Knew a handful of other on pastings or courses or at RMC.
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: dapaterson on January 31, 2009, 18:38:19
I was in MGen  Ian Poulters wedding party, in fact provided the swords for it out of my QM. Crazy guy but well deserving of the honour.

Still crazy (in good ways); not still married.  I'm not sure whether the posting to ADM(Mat) is the CLS' idea of a reward or a punishment...
Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: Adrian Fournier on March 16, 2009, 17:14:46
I study Military politics for fun - and have followed the General ranking biographical background in previous job postings for the general ranking officers of the CF for the past 10 years.

General senior promotions and appointments:

First I want to make a note on General Natynczyk's recent appointment and promotion to CDS:
It was a close call between Gen Natynczyk and L-Gen Leslie. Both gentlemen are intelligent and experienced and have taken up major Land force and NDHQ jobs at NDHQ.

L-Gen Andrew B. Leslie, CMM, OMM, MSC, MSM, CD, CUSLM (Commander of the US Legion of Military Merit) :
                     - 2000 he was appointed Commander J6 of the Canadian Forces, responsible for commanding the communications field groups and regiments, the signals and electronic intelligence functions and supporting the various computer networks used by the Forces.
                     - 2002 he became the Commander Land Force Central Area, responsible for one regular and three reserve Brigades as well as several bases and training establishments. (This is a major appointment in being a candidate for the appointment of Assistant Chief of Land Staff)
                     - 2003 Promoted to M-Gen and appointed Commander Task Force Kabul and Deputy Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan.
                     - 2003 appointed Assistant Chief of Land Staff (This is a major appointment in being a candidate for the appointment of Chief of Land Staff
                     - 2004 appointed Commander Land Force Doctrine and Training System while also being a full time PhD student at RMC - most likely in Defense intelligence or military strategic planning
                     - 2005 Appointed Director General - Strategic Planning (This is a very major and important appointment at NDHQ)
                     - 2006 Promoted and appointed Chief of Land Staff - replacing L-Gen Marc Caron - (This was an appropriate decision seeing that he had filled the appointment of Assistant chief of Land staff - and for the past 3 or 4 Chief of land staffs all of them had been previous Assistant chief of land staff before being promoted to this position.
                     - I predict in 2010 L-Gen Leslie will be appointed to become the Vice Chief of defense Staff when V-Adm Rouleau Retires. This is because he would have filled in the post of Chief of Land Staff for about 4 years which is an automatic change of command to being replaced and being appointed to VCDS. Remember V-Adm Ron Buck - the previous Chief of Maritime Staff and Vice Adm Madison. Also I am not sure that L-Gen Leslie will have the opportunity to become the CDS due to the unpredictability of the appointment requirements seeing that this post is selected by the Prime Minister.  So his best luck is to get the VCDS. The VCDS is the 2nd top position in the military - However it serves as a "Senior Floating Position" Like at the time Deputy chief of defense staff -----where you don't really need to be a previous elemental chief to take that post. However most of the time you do require that post to become a VCDS or the CDS. That is why I was confused when Gen Natynczyk was appointed to become the VCDS - because he has never commanded a Canadian Brigade or contingent at NDHQ Level. Like Commander Land force central area at B-Gen level or Assistant Chief of Land staff at M-Gen Level. -However he has filled in senior M-Gen positions...like Commander of Land Force Doctrine and Training System and Chief of Transformation and most notably Deputy Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas and deployed with III Corps to Baghdad, Iraq in 2004 serving first as the Deputy Director of Strategy, Policy and Plans and subsequently as the Deputy Commanding General of the Multi-National Corps (which would be equivalent to an Army Commander seeing that the US forces are way bigger then ours.)   

Gen Walter J. Natynczyk CMM, MSC, CD, OUSLM (Officer of the US Leigon of Military Merit):
                    - 2002 - Appointed to Deputy Commanding General, III Corps and Fort Hood, Texas

                    - 2004 - Appointed to Deputy Director of Strategy, Policy and Plans and subsequently as the Deputy Commanding General of the Multi-National Corps.

                    - 2005 Promoted to M-Gen and Appointed Commander Land Force Doctrine and Training System

                    - 2006 Appointed Chief of Transformation (Major position to becoming VCDS this position is = to Director General - Strategic Planning)

                    - 2007 Promoted to L-Gen and appointed Vice Chief of Defense Staff (VCDS)
         
                    -2008 Promoted to Gen

                    I predict in 2011 Gen Natynczyk will retire seeing that this appointed position is a 3 year term on avg and can be asked to stay for an additional year if the minister needs time finding the suitable replacement. If this happens L-Gen Leslie may have an opportunity to serve in the (4th year) of Natynczyk’s term if he retires if L-Gen Leslie assumes VCDS in 2010. Likewise when L-Gen Leslie Is replaced for Chief of Land staff (CLS) only the Previous assistant chief of Land staff(on avg this is a 2 year posiiton) will have an opertunity to become a candidate for that positon. and they include:

1- L-Gen Lessard (he was Assistant chief of Land Staff in 2005)
2. M-Gen Thibult (he was Assistant Chief of Land Staff in 2007)
3. M-Gen Howard (is the Assistant Chief of Land Staff in 2009)


Anyways moving on understanding the 2009 Appointments

 













Title: Re: General Officer Promotions, Postings and Retrements
Post by: Adrian Fournier on March 16, 2009, 18:24:34
Major Senior Military officer Appointments for 2009

Chief of Maritime Staff
•  Vice Adm. P.D. McFadden will be appointed Chief of the Maritime Staff at National
   Defense Headquarters (NDHQ), in Ottawa, replacing Vice Adm. D.W. Robertson ...;

This is a good choice seeing that he will be the current senior serving maritime force personal. Also he has been the Commander of Maritime Force Atlantic which is above or equal to an assistant chief of maritime Staff. Likewise, he has also served as the Commander of Canada Command which is usually held by either a Navy admiral or Air general seeing that the Commander of Expeditionary force Command is usually held by an Army general. This position was given to him also seeing that R-Adm Pile and R-Adm Madison are on the verge of retiring as well and they have only recently become Commanders of Maritime force Pacific and Atlantic. - Usually a R-Adm - commander of either maritime pacific or Atlantic have an opportunity to become the CMS. Not the Assistant chief of Maritime staff seeing in this case its more of an administrative assistant level rather then commanding level.

Chief of Air Staff
•  Maj.-Gen. J.P.A. Deschamps will be promoted Lt.-Gen (Acting while so employed)
   and appointed Chief of the Air Staff at NDHQ ... replacing Lt.-Gen W.A. Watt ... ;

This is also a good choice because Deschampes is a very decorated Air General who has allot of experience:
He was deployed to the Gulf Region on OP ATHENA as the Commander of the Theatre Support Element (TSE) - Camp Mirage. Following his return, he was posted to Trenton as the new Wing Commander of 8 Wing/CFB Trenton on 5 July 2004(This is a major position in the air staff for the appointment to Assistant Chief of Air Staff).

On 11 April 2006, he was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and was appointed Chief of Staff - Operations, Canadian Expeditionary Force Command in Ottawa on 1 May 2006. (Again this is a major position in NDHQ).

In June 2008, he was promoted to his current rank and appointed Assistant Chief of the Air Staff.

Major-General Deschamps has served in three of the five Air Force Commands, accumulating approximately 7,500 flying hours.


Commander of Canada Command
•  Rear Adm. A.B. Donaldson will be promoted Vice Adm. and appointed Commander
   Canada Command in Ottawa, replacing Vice Adm. P.D. McFadden;

Rear Admiral Bruce Donaldson was appointed Director General - Strategic Joint Staff in June of 2007 (this again is a major position at NDHQ). in 2005 he spent two years as Commander of Maritime force Pacific(this again is a major position to be selected as Chief of maritime staff). So this new appointment would be almost equal to it.

Commander of Canadian Expeditionary Force Command
•  Maj.-Gen. J.G.M. Lessard will be promoted Lt.-Gen and appointed  Commander  Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, in Ottawa, replacing Lt.-Gen J.C.M. Gauthier;

L-Gen Gauthier has been in this position for 4 years and it is time for an automatic change of command. Therefore, this position is pretty much open to someone who is part of the Land forces who has been in at least some sort of Joint Task force Afghanistan appointment who is currently a M-Gen.

This is a good choice seeing that he is in a very senior command appointment relating to an Expeditionary posting. Also he is the most senior M-Gen in the Land forces seeing that he has also already served in 205 as the Assistant chief of Land staff.

Chief of Land Staff
L-Gen Leslie will most likely have to give up his command in 2010 since it will be 4 years in this post (usually a 3 year term) and become the VCDS in 2010 (MOST LIKELY). Likewise, the following Land force Generals are good Candidates for the position: In order or seniority

MAJOR-GENERAL LESSARD J., CMM, MSC, CD - COMMANDER CANADIAN EXPIDITIONARY FORCE COMMAND

MAJOR-GENERAL BEARE S., CMM, MSM, CD - CHIEF OF FORCE DEVELOPMENT

MAJOR-GENERAL DEVLIN P., CMM, MSC, CD - DEPUTY COMMANDER EXPIDITIONARY FORCE COMMAND

MAJOR-GENERAL BENJAMIN D., CMM, CD - COMMANDER CANADIAN OPERATIONAL SUPPORT COMMAND

MAJOR-GENERAL HAINSE M. , CMM, CD - COMMANDER LAND FORCE DOCTRINE AND TRAINING SYSTEM

MAJOR-GENERAL THIBAULT G., CMM, CD - ASSISTANT CHIEF OF THE LAND STAFF - 2007

MAJOR-GENERAL HOWARD A., CMM, CD - ASSISTANT CHIEF OF LAND STAFF - 2009



 






 



 


Title: Minister Of National Defence Announces Canadian Forces Senior Promotions And App
Post by: dapaterson on March 24, 2010, 11:06:47
http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?cat=00&id=3310

Lots of shuffling of the senior officers happening; see link for the full report.  A few highlights (2* and above):

Vice-Admiral A.B. Donaldson will be appointed Vice Chief of the Defence Staff at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa, replacing Vice-Admiral J.A.D. Rouleau;

Vice-Admiral J.A.D. Rouleau will be appointed Canadian military representative to the NATO in Brussels, replacing Lt.-Gen. C.J.R. Davis, who will be retiring;

Maj.-Gen. P.J. Devlin will be promoted to Lt.-Gen. and appointed Chief of the Land Staff at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Lt.-Gen. A.B. Leslie whose next appointment will be announced at a later date;

Maj.-Gen. W. Semianiw will be promoted to Lt.-Gen. and appointed Commander Canada Command in Ottawa, replacing Vice-Admiral A.B. Donaldson;

Maj.-Gen. S.A. Beare will be appointed Deputy Commander – NATO Training Mission- Afghanistan (NTM-A) International Security Assistance Force HQ in Afghanistan, replacing Maj.-Gen. M.J. Ward;

Rear Admiral N.S. Greenwood will be appointed Commander Joint Task Force Pacific and Commander Maritime Forces Pacific in Esquimalt, replacing Rear Admiral T.H.W. Pile, who will be retiring;

Maj.-Gen. J.M.M. Hainse will be appointed Deputy Director General International Security Policy at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore D.C. Gardam;

Rear Admiral P.A. Maddison will be appointed  Assistant Chief of the Maritime Staff at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Rear Admiral N.S. Greenwood;

Maj.-Gen. M.J. Ward will be appointed Commander Canadian Defence Academy in Kingston, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.P.Y.D. Gosselin;

Commodore D.C. Gardam will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic and Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic in Halifax, replacing Rear Admiral P.A. Maddison;

Commodore R.W. Greenwood will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed commander Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington), replacing Maj.-Gen. D.W. Langton, who will be retiring;

Brig.-Gen. J.R.M.G. Laroche will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Commander Land Force Doctrine and Training System Headquarters in Kingston, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.M.M. Hainse;

Commodore M.F.R. Lloyd will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Chief of Force Development at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. S.A. Beare;

Brig.-Gen. J.A.J. Parent will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. P.J. Devlin;

Brig.-Gen. J.M.C. Rousseau will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Chief of Defence Intelligence at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. M.G. MacDonald, who will be retiring;

Commodore A.M. Smith will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Chief of Military Personnel at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. W. Semianiw;
Title: Re: Minister Of National Defence Announces Canadian Forces Senior Promotions And App
Post by: NFLD Sapper on March 24, 2010, 12:10:29
Adding to what dapaterson posted....

News Room
Minister Of National Defence Announces Canadian Forces Senior Promotions And Appointments
NR - 10.021 - March 24, 2010 (http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?cat=00&id=3310)

OTTAWA –The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, is pleased to announce the senior Canadian Forces (CF) promotions and appointments for 2010. These officers lead the CF in defending Canada’s values, interests and sovereignty at home and abroad.

“The men and women of the Canadian Forces are performing at a very demanding tempo and strong leadership is essential for our continued success,” said Minister MacKay. “I firmly believe that these General Officers and Flag Officers, with their knowledge, experience and skills will rise to the challenges that lie ahead of them.”

“I have trust and confidence that these men and women possess the critical leadership attributes to assume these key appointments and command positions both in Canada and internationally,” said General Walter Natyncyzk, Chief of the Defence Staff. “I know these senior officers, and I am confident in their ability to excel in leading the men and women under their command.

The following promotions and appointments for Regular Force senior officers will take place in 2010:

■Vice-Admiral A.B. Donaldson will be appointed Vice Chief of the Defence Staff at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa, replacing Vice-Admiral J.A.D. Rouleau;
■Vice-Admiral J.A.D. Rouleau will be appointed Canadian military representative to the NATO in Brussels, replacing Lt.-Gen. C.J.R. Davis, who will be retiring;
■Maj.-Gen. P.J. Devlin will be promoted to Lt.-Gen. and appointed Chief of the Land Staff at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Lt.-Gen. A.B. Leslie whose next appointment will be announced at a later date;
■Maj.-Gen. W. Semianiw will be promoted to Lt.-Gen. and appointed Commander Canada Command in Ottawa, replacing Vice-Admiral A.B. Donaldson;
■Maj.-Gen. S.A. Beare will be appointed Deputy Commander – NATO Training Mission- Afghanistan (NTM-A) International Security Assistance Force HQ in Afghanistan, replacing Maj.-Gen. M.J. Ward;
■Rear Admiral N.S. Greenwood will be appointed Commander Joint Task Force Pacific and Commander Maritime Forces Pacific in Esquimalt, replacing Rear Admiral T.H.W. Pile, who will be retiring;
■Maj.-Gen. J.M.M. Hainse will be appointed Deputy Director General International Security Policy at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore D.C. Gardam;
■Rear Admiral P.A. Maddison will be appointed  Assistant Chief of the Maritime Staff at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Rear Admiral N.S. Greenwood;
■Maj.-Gen. M.J. Ward will be appointed Commander Canadian Defence Academy in Kingston, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.P.Y.D. Gosselin;
■Commodore D.C. Gardam will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic and Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic in Halifax, replacing Rear Admiral P.A. Maddison;
■Commodore R.W. Greenwood will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed commander Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington), replacing Maj.-Gen. D.W. Langton, who will be retiring;
■Brig.-Gen. J.R.M.G. Laroche will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Commander Land Force Doctrine and Training System Headquarters in Kingston, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.M.M. Hainse;
■Commodore M.F.R. Lloyd will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Chief of Force Development at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. S.A. Beare;
■Brig.-Gen. J.A.J. Parent will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. P.J. Devlin;
■Brig.-Gen. J.M.C. Rousseau will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Chief of Defence Intelligence at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. M.G. MacDonald, who will be retiring;
■Commodore A.M. Smith will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Chief of Military Personnel at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. W. Semianiw;
■Brig.-Gen. R.V. Blanchette will be appointed Director General Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Affairs) at NDHQ Ottawa;
■Brig.-Gen. S. Bowes will be appointed Commander Land Force Atlantic Area Halifax, replacing Brig.-Gen. A.T. Stack;
■Brig.-Gen. J.A.G. Champagne will be appointed Deputy Commander Canada Command Headquarters in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.P.P.J. Lacroix, who will be retiring;
■Commodore J.E.T.P. Ellis will be appointed Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific in Esquimalt, replacing Commodore M.F.R. Lloyd;
■Commodore P.T.E. Finn will be appointed Director General Maritime Equipment Program Management at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore R.W. Greenwood;
■Commodore L.M. Hickey will be appointed Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic in Halifax, replacing Commodore M.A.G. Norman;
■Brig.-Gen. H.F. Jaeger will be appointed Director General Reserves and Cadets at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore J.R. MacIsaac, who will be retiring;
■Brig.-Gen. M.P. Jorgensen will be appointed Deputy J5, Joint Force Command (JFC) HQ Brunssum, the Netherlands;
■A/Brig.-Gen. C.R. King will be promoted to Brig.-Gen and appointed Director General Operations, Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. R.V. Blanchette;
■Brig.-Gen. J.C. Madower will be appointed Assistant Chief Military Personnel at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore A.M. Smith;
■Brig.-Gen. E.N. Matern will be appointed Chief of Staff (Operations) Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.A.J. Parent;
■A/Brig.-Gen. J.B.D. Menard was promoted to Brig.-Gen. and will be appointed Commander Land Force Quebec Area in Montreal, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.R.M.G. Laroche;
■Brig.-Gen. D.B. Millar will be appointed Director of Operations, Defence/International Security, Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat at the Pricy Council Office in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.M.C. Rousseau;
■Brig.-Gen. D.G. Neasmith will be appointed to the Combined Security Transition Command Assistant Commanding General for Afghan national army development in Afghanistan, replacing Brig.-Gen. P.F. Wynnyk;
■Commodore M.A.G. Norman will be appointed Director General Maritime Force Development at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore J.E.T.P. Ellis;
■Acting Brig.-Gen. J.G.E. Tremblay was promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains as Deputy Commanding General (US) I Corps in Fort Lewis, Washington;
■Brig.-Gen. J.H. Vance will be appointed Director General Land Capability Development at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.R.A. Tremblay;
■Brig.-Gen. J.Y.R.A. Viens will be appointed Director General Military Careers at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.C. Madower;
■Brig.-Gen. C.T. Whitecross will be appointed International Security Assistance Force Deputy Chief of Staff Communication in Afghanistan;
■Commodore K.E. Williams will be appointed Commander Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (London, England), replacing Maj.-Gen. J.D.A. Hincke, who will be retiring;
■Brig.-Gen. P.F. Wynnyk will be appointed Commander Land Force Western Area in Edmonton, replacing Brig.-Gen. M.P. Jorgensen;
■Capt. (Navy) M.S. Adamson will be promoted to Commodore and appointed Project Manager Canadian Surface Combatant at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore P.T.E. Finn;
■Capt. (Navy) B.W. Belliveau will be promoted to Commodore (acting while so employed) and appointed Deputy Chief of Staff Operations Maritime Component Command (MCC) in Northwood, United Kingdom;
■Col. J.C. Coates will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander CONUS NORAD in Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.Y.R.A.Viens;
■Col. K.A. Corbould will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Deputy Commander 10 Mountain Division HQ in Afghanistan;
■Col. M.D. Day was promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and remains Commander Canadian Special Operations Forces Command in Ottawa;
■Col. J.J.R.G. Hamel will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Commander Joint Task Force North in Yellowknife, replacing Brig.-Gen. D.B. Millar;
■Col. M.J. Hood will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Director General Air Force Development at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. D.A. Davies, who will be retiring;
■Col. J.C.G. Juneau will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Deputy Commanding General XVIII Airborne Corps in Fort Bragg, California, replacing Brig.-Gen. E.N. Matern
■Col. F.A. Lewis will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Commander Land Force Central Area in Toronto, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Collin;
■Col. D.J. Milner will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Commander Joint Task Force in Afghanistan replacing Brig.-Gen. J.B.D. Menard;
■Col. L.N. Russell will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Director General Air Personnel at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. T.F.J. Leversedge, who will be retiring;
■Capt. (Navy) D.L. Sing will be promoted Commodore (acting while so employed) and appointed Director General Naval Personnel at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore L.M. Hickey;
■Col. J.P.J. St-Amand was promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed J5 Director Strategic Plans in Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) HQ, Mons Casteau, Belgium; and
■Col. C.C Thurrott will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander and Chief of Operations and Plans Canadian Operations Support Command in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. C.T. Whitecross.
After distinguished service to the CF and Canada, the following senior officers will complete their careers and retire from the CF Regular Force in 2010:

■Lt.-Gen. C.J.R. Davis;
■Maj.-Gen. J.D.A. Hincke;
■Maj.-Gen. D.W. Langton;
■Maj.-Gen. M.G. MacDonald;
■Rear Admiral T.H.W. Pile;
■Brig.-Gen. D.A. Davies;
■Brig.-Gen. D.C Kettle;
■Brig.-Gen. J.P.P.J. Lacroix;
■Brig.-Gen. T.F.J. Leversedge;
■Brig.-Gen. J.J. Selbie;
■Brig.-Gen. C.S. Sullivan; and
■Brig.-Gen. K.W. Watkin.
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For more information on senior appointments at National Defence, please visit: www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dsa-dns/index-eng.asp.
Title: Latest Batch o' Promotions....
Post by: milnews.ca on July 19, 2010, 14:14:25
....announced by DND (http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?cat=00&cat=00&id=3474):

"The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, today announced the following Canadian Forces (CF) senior promotions and appointments for Regular Force senior officers:

    * Maj.-Gen. R.P.F. Bertrand will be appointed Director General Financial Management, Assistant Deputy Minister Finance and Corporate Services at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa, replacing A/BGen J.G.C.Y. Rochette who will be retiring;
    * Maj.-Gen. J.M.M. Hainse will be appointed Chief of Programme at NDHQ, Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. R.P.F. Bertrand;
    * Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Collin will be appointed Chief of Staff Canada Command in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. G.C.P. Matte, who will be retiring;
    * Brig.-Gen. J.B.D. Ménard will be appointed Project Leader Military Personnel Management Capability Transformation (MPMCT) at NDHQ in Ottawa;
    * Commodore M.A.G. Norman will be appointed Navy representative to the Canadian Forces Transformation Team at NDHQ in Ottawa;
    * Brig.-Gen. D.W. Thompson will be appointed Deputy Director General International Security Policy at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Rear Admiral D.C. Gardam;
    * Brig.-Gen. J.R.A. Tremblay will be appointed Commander Land Force Quebec Area Montreal, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.R.M.G. Laroche;
    * Col. F.G. Bigelow will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Air Force Representative to the Canadian Forces Transformation Team at NDHQ Ottawa;
    * Col. M.R. Dabros will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Director General Land Staff at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. D.W. Thompson;
    * Capt. (Navy) J.F. Newton will be promoted to Commodore (acting while so employed) and appointed Director General Navy Personnel at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Commodore L.M. Hickey; and
    * Capt. (Navy) D.L. Sing will be promoted to Commodore (acting while so employed) and appointed Director General Maritime Force Development at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Commodore J.E.T.P. Ellis.

After distinguished service to the Canadian Forces and Canada, the following senior officers will complete their careers and retire from the Regular Force in 2010:

    * Maj.-Gen. J.P.Y.D.Gosselin; and
    * Brig.-Gen. G.C.P. Matte."
Title: Re: Latest Batch o' Promotions....
Post by: TN2IC on July 20, 2010, 20:50:27
Congrats to Capt Newton. I"ve work with him before. Good guy for the job I say. Have fun in Ottawa.

Regards,
TN2IC
Title: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: dapaterson on February 07, 2011, 20:10:55
http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?cat=00&id=3716

The following promotions and appointments for Canadian Forces senior officers will take place in 2011:

    * Commodore J.J. Bennett will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Chief Reserves and Cadets at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen Tabbernor who will be retiring after 43 years of distinguished service to the CF;

    * Brig.-Gen. M.D. Day will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Deputy Commanding General Army – Combined Security Transition Command/NATO Training Mission HQ in Kabul, Afghanistan;

    * Brig.-Gen. H.F. Jaeger was seconded to Veterans Affairs Canada, in Ottawa;

    * Brig.-Gen. J.G. Milne will be appointed Director General Reserves and Cadets at NDHQ, in  Ottawa;

    * Brig.-Gen. D.W. Thompson will be appointed Commander Canadian Special Operations Forces Command at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. M.D. Day;

    * Brig.-Gen. K.L. Woiden will be appointed Combined Security Transition Command Assistant Commanding General for Afghan national army development in Afghanistan, replacing Brig.-Gen. D.G. Neasmith;

    * Acting Brig.-Gen. K.A. Corbould was promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains as Director Future Plans Regional Command (South) HQ – Joint Task Force in Afghanistan;

    * Acting Brig.-Gen. M.R. Dabros was promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains as Director General Land Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa;

    * Acting Brig.-Gen. J.C.G. Juneau was promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains as Deputy Commanding 18 AB Corps (U.S. Army) in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, United States of America;

    * Acting Brig.-Gen. S.J. Kummel was promoted to Brig.-Gen.  and remains as Director General Plans – Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa;

    * Col. P.J. Bury will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Land Force Western Area in Edmonton, replacing Brig.-Gen. K.L. Woiden;

    * Commodore D.W. Craig was promoted to his current rank and appointed Commander Naval Reserve, in Québec City, replacing Commodore J. Bennett;

    * Col. J.M. Lanthier will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Deputy Commanding General (U.S.) I Corps in Fort Lewis, Washington, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.G.E. Tremblay;

    * Col. K.D. McQuillan was promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Deputy Commanding General for Coalition/Effects with U.S. First Cavalry Divisions Regional Command (East) Afghanistan;

    * Col. T.E. Putt will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Land Force Doctrine and Training System, in Kingston, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.G. Milne
Title: Re: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: Strike on February 07, 2011, 20:14:23
Quote
Acting Brig.-Gen. M.R. Dabros was promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains as Director General Land Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa;

G2G -- I assume there are only so many Dabros' in the CF.  Is this the Dabros I am thinking of?  If so, gotta love Tac Hel.   ;D
Title: Re: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: Journeyman on February 07, 2011, 20:26:57
G2G -- I assume there are only so many Dabros' in the CF.  Is this the Dabros I am thinking of?  If so, gotta love Tac Hel.   ;D
:nod:
Here's the link (http://www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dsa-dns/sa-ns/ab/sobv-vbos-eng.asp?mAction=View&mBiographyID=659) to his CMP bio.
Title: Re: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: MCG on February 07, 2011, 21:28:29
What do we get from having both a Chief Reserves and Cadets and a Director General Reserves and Cadets?  The titles seem to suggest a linear chain of command.
Title: Re: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: PuckChaser on February 07, 2011, 21:30:00
What do we get from having both a Chief Reserves and Cadets and a Director General Reserves and Cadets?

Another 6 figure a year General.
Title: Re: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: Journeyman on February 07, 2011, 21:47:37
What do we get from having both a Chief Reserves and Cadets and a Director General Reserves and Cadets?  The titles seem to suggest a linear chain of command.
I don't know the answer. Best guess would be to check out the Chief - Reserves and Cadets (http://www.vcds-vcemd.forces.gc.ca/cres-cdts/acr-apc/index-eng.asp) site.
Title: Re: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: dapaterson on February 07, 2011, 21:48:03
What do we get from having both a Chief Reserves and Cadets and a Director General Reserves and Cadets?  The titles seem to suggest a linear chain of command.

Traditionally, C Res & Cdts is a 2* on class A (part-time) service, with a Reg F DGRC to run things on a full-time basis.  Essentially DGRC is a COS type job, but named in accordance with NDHQ conventions (hence a DG).  Beneath them is a D Res and a D Cdts, both Colonels.



Title: Re: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: Good2Golf on February 08, 2011, 00:36:10
G2G -- I assume there are only so many Dabros' in the CF.  Is this the Dabros I am thinking of?  If so, gotta love Tac Hel.   ;D

Indeed, Strike!  Now the Air Force and Navy just need to catch up to the Army in cross-pollinating the general ranks to enhance joint understanding and interoperability.  At the very least, one would think that the Navy might consider bringing a Naval Aviator general officer into the flag officer structure.

Cheers
G2G
Title: Re: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: Oldgateboatdriver on February 08, 2011, 09:24:02
Another 6 figure a year General.

Actually much cheaper since she is a Reserve and the position is class A.

Her "real" job (as we say in the reserves) is Priincipal of a private school for girls in Ontario, so watch out if you don't want your fingers slapped!

Title: Re: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: dapaterson on February 08, 2011, 11:11:19
Actually much cheaper since she is a Reserve and the position is class A.

Her "real" job (as we say in the reserves) is Priincipal of a private school for girls in Ontario, so watch out if you don't want your fingers slapped!

She hasn't been class A / working outside the military for at least a decade.  It will be interesting to see whether she returns to class A as CRes & Cdts, or whether she becomes a full-time C Res & Cdts.
Title: Re: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: Haggis on February 08, 2011, 11:51:08
She hasn't been class A / working outside the military for at least a decade.  It will be interesting to see whether she returns to class A as CRes & Cdts, or whether she becomes a full-time C Res & Cdts.

Traditionally, C Res & Cdts is a 2* on class A (part-time) service, with a Reg F DGRC to run things on a full-time basis.  Essentially DGRC is a COS type job, but named in accordance with NDHQ conventions (hence a DG).

C Res & Cdts is a Class A establishment position (as is the C Res & Cdts CWO) and funded as such.  DGRC is usually a Reg F position but has been temporarily established as Class B.  D Res is a Class B position.  D Cdts/JCR is a Reg F position.  Both Colonels.
Title: Re: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: Rider Pride on February 08, 2011, 22:49:21
Anyone catch the brutally inaccurate news reporting going on about Brig.-Gen. M.D. Day's promotion.

The MSN seem to think he is the CO of JTF2 and not the Commander of CANSOFCOM.

Of course all news articles have to mention the ongoing investigations.

This crap from the Ottawa Citizen (which of any newspaper, I would thought would get it right):

"JTF 2 gets new commander"
 
Former boss will now lead training of Afghan soldiers

A new commander for JTF 2 heads a long list of military appointments released by Defence Minister Peter MacKay on Monday.

Brig.-Gen. Mike Day, who as commander of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command was responsible for the elite counterterrorist unit Joint Task Force 2, was promoted to major general to lead the training of Afghan soldiers in Kabul.

Day is to be replaced by Brig.-Gen. Denis Thompson, who served as the Canadian Forces' commander in Kandahar from 2008-2009. Day's promotion comes as Canada's combat mission inAfghanistan switches to a training mission this year.

Meanwhile, the Department of Defence is currently investigating allegations of misconduct perpetrated by JTF 2 members in Afghanistan.

Read more: http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/gets+commander/4240349/story.html#ixzz1DQUSoH1m

Title: MND Announces Additional Canadian Forces Senior Promotions & Appointments
Post by: dapaterson on March 25, 2011, 15:45:53
from: http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?cat=00&id=3756 - ink was still wet when the Government fell, I suspect...

OTTAWA – The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, is pleased to announce additional senior Canadian Forces (CF) promotions and appointments for 2011. These officers lead the CF in defending Canada’s values, interests, and sovereignty at home and abroad.

“In order to ensure the CF’s continued success, it is imperative that all of its members benefit from strong leadership,” said Minister MacKay. “With the extensive knowledge, experience, and skills that these General and Flag Officers possess, they excel in leading the men and women under their command.”

“These officers have earned the privilege to lead Canada's finest in armed conflict and in peace,” said General Walter Natyncyzk, Chief of the Defence Staff. “I am honoured to work alongside them and am humbled by the dedication they have shown to the service of our country.”

In addition to what was announced earlier this month, the following promotions and appointments for Canadian Forces senior officers will take place in 2011:

Maj.-Gen. T.J. Lawson will be promoted to Lt.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander NORAD in Colorado Springs, Colorado, replacing Lt.-Gen. J.M. Duval, who will be retiring;
Rear Admiral P.A. Maddison will be promoted to Vice-Admiral and appointed Chief of the Maritime Staff at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ), in Ottawa, replacing Vice-Admiral P.D. McFadden, who will be retiring;
Maj.-Gen. G.R. Thibault will be promoted to Lt.-Gen. and appointed Chairman of the Inter-American Defense Board, in Washington D.C.;
Maj.-Gen. J.A.J.Y. Blondin will be appointed Assistant Chief of the Air Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen T.J. Lawson;
Rear Admiral R.A. Davidson will be appointed Director Policy and Plans at NATO Headquarters in Brussels, Belgium;
Maj.-Gen. P.J. Forgues will be appointed Commander Canadian Defence Academy, in Kingston, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.P.Y.D. Gosselin, who will be retiring;
Maj.-Gen. J.A.J. Parent will be appointed Commander 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.A.J.Y. Blondin;
Maj.-Gen. I.C. Poulter will be appointed Chief of Programme at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.M.M. Hainse, whose next appointment will be announced at a later date;
Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C Collin will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Canada Command, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.A.G. Champagne, who will be retiring;
Brig.-Gen. J.R. Ferron will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Commander 1 Canadian Division, in Kingston;
Brig.-Gen. E.N. Matern will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.A.J. Parent;
Commodore M.A.G. Norman will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Assistant Chief of the Maritime Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Rear Admiral P.A. Maddison;
Brig.-Gen. J.H. Vance will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Director of Staff -Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Rear Admiral R.A. Davidson;
Brig.-Gen. J.Y.R.A. Viens will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed NORAD J3, in Colorado Springs, replacing Maj.-Gen P.J. Forgues;
Brig.-Gen. C.T. Whitecross will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Chief of Staff Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment) at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. D.J.R.S. Benjamin, who will be retiring;
Brig.-Gen. P.J. Atkinson will be appointed Chief of Staff – Vice Chief of Defence Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Barabé, who will be retiring;
Brig.-Gen. R.D. Foster will be appointed Chief of Staff Canada Command, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Collin;
Brig.-Gen. M.J. Hood will be appointed Deputy Director General International Security Policy at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. D.W. Thompson;
Brig.-Gen. S.J. Kummel will be appointed Director General Air Force Development at NDHQ, in Qttawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. M.J. Hood;
Brig.-Gen. C.A. Lamarre will be appointed Commander Joint Task Force Afghanistan, replacing Acting Brig.-Gen. D.J. Milner;
Brig.-Gen. P.R. Matte will be appointed J5 Director Strategic Plans in Shape HQ, in Mons Casteau, Belgium, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.P.J. St-Amand;
Brig.-Gen. D.G. Neasmith will be appointed Chief of Staff Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management) at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. G.R. Thibault;
Brig.-Gen. R.R. Pitre will be appointed Director General Integrated Force Development – Space at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. P.R. Matte;
Brig.-Gen. J.P.J. St-Amand will be appointed Deputy Commander Force Generation 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing Brig.-Gen. R.D. Foster;
Brig.-Gen. J.G.E. Tremblay will be appointed Commandant Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, replacing Commodore W.S. Truelove;
Commodore W.S. Truelove will be appointed Chief of Staff (Operations) Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. E.N. Matern;
Acting Brig.-Gen. F.G. Bigelow will be appointed Director General Personnel and Family Support Services at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
Col. J.C. Chapman will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Land Force Central Area, in Toronto, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.G. Milne;
Capt. (Navy) J.P.G. Couturier will be promoted to Commodore and appointed Deputy Combined and Joint 5 Central Command HQ, in Tampa Bay, Florida, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.R. Ferron;
Col. M.P. Galvin will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Commander 2 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing Brig.-Gen. R.R. Pitre;
Brig.-Gen. P.E.R.S. Hebert will be temporarily appointed Commander Land Force Quebec Area, in Montreal, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.R.A. Tremblay, who will be retiring. Upon his return from Afghanistan, Col. J.R. Giguère will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Commander Land Force Quebec Area, in Montreal;
Acting Brig.-Gen. J.M. Lanthier will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and his future appointment to 1 U.S. Corps, in Fort Lewis, Washington, remains unchanged;
Col. G.D. Loos will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Director General Cyber at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
Col. M.A. Matheson will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Director General Plans – Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. S.J. Kummel;
Acting Brig.-Gen, D.J. Milner will be appointed Deputy Commanding General III Corps, in Fort Hood, Texas, replacing Brig.-Gen. P.J. Atkinson;
Col. N. Naaman will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Project Leader Military Personnel Management Capability Transformation at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
Acting Commodore J.F. Newton will be promoted to Commodore and remains as Director General Naval Personnel at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
Col. M.K. Overton will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Director General Military Careers at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.Y.R.A. Viens;
Acting Brig.-Gen. A.C. Patch will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains as Director General Land Equipment Program Management at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
Col. G.M. Reid will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Air Reserve Advisor and Deputy Commander Support 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing Brig.-Gen. E.B. Thuen, who will be retiring;
Col. J.B. Simms will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Director General Land Capability Development at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.H. Vance;
Acting Commodore D.L. Sing will be promoted to Commodore and remains as Director General Maritime Force Development at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
Capt. (Navy) E.M. Steele will be promoted to Commodore and appointed Deputy Chief of Staff Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel) at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. I.C. Poulter;
After distinguished service to the CF and Canada, the following senior officers will complete their careers and retire from the CF in 2011:

Lt.-Gen. J.M. Duval;
Vice-Admiral P.D. McFadden;
Maj.-Gen. D.J.R.S. Benjamin;
Maj.-Gen. J.P.Y.D. Gosselin;
Maj.-Gen. A.G. Hines;
Maj.-Gen. D.C. Tabbernor (as previously announced on February 7, 2011);
Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Barabé;
Brig.-Gen. J.A.G. Champagne;
Brig.-Gen. E.B. Thuen; and
Brig.-Gen. J.R.A. Tremblay.
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For more information on senior appointments at the Department of National Defence, please visit: www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dsa-dns/index-eng.asp.

Title: Re: MND Announces Additional Canadian Forces Senior Promotions & Appointments
Post by: GAP on March 25, 2011, 15:55:55
is this an normal annual turnaround, or is it tied into getting it done before the government falls.?
Title: Re: MND Announces Additional Canadian Forces Senior Promotions & Appointments
Post by: dapaterson on March 25, 2011, 15:59:19
is this an normal annual turnaround, or is it tied into getting it done before the government falls.?

I think the answer is "Yes" to both.
Title: Re: MND Announces Additional Canadian Forces Senior Promotions & Appointments
Post by: George Wallace on March 25, 2011, 17:36:24
Acting Brig.-Gen, D.J. Milner will be appointed Deputy Commanding General III Corps, in Fort Hood, Texas, replacing Brig.-Gen. P.J. Atkinson;


What is with Fort Hood and RCDs?  Frackin near every CO I have had has now been Deputy Comd of III Corps.  Hillier, Natynczyk, MacDonald, Atkinson, and now Milner.
Title: Re: MND Announces Additional Canadian Forces Senior Promotions & Appointments
Post by: Haggis on March 25, 2011, 18:57:23
Acting Brig.-Gen, D.J. Milner will be appointed Deputy Commanding General III Corps, in Fort Hood, Texas, replacing Brig.-Gen. P.J. Atkinson;


What is with Fort Hood and RCDs?  Frackin near every CO I have had has now been Deputy Comd of III Corps.  Hillier, Natynczyk, MacDonald, Atkinson, and now Milner.

Milner is gonna be a perfect "fit" in Texas.  They may want to keep him there...
Title: Re: MND Announces Additional Canadian Forces Senior Promotions & Appointments
Post by: Old Sweat on March 25, 2011, 22:18:20
My recollection of Fort Hood in 1969 was miles of tank parks, ugly heat and humidity and a two dimensional rattlesnake after it had been run over by a M109. I also chased and tackled an armadillo, but it got away.
Title: Re: MND Announces Additional Canadian Forces Senior Promotions & Appointments
Post by: Journeyman on March 26, 2011, 12:55:50
My recollection of Fort Hood .....
...was a dopey scorpion tattoo.

Too soon old; too late smart   :brickwall:
Title: The latest round, as of 27 Mar 12....
Post by: milnews.ca on March 27, 2012, 13:00:58
.... according to this (http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?id=4127) from the CF Info-machine:
Quote
.... The following promotions and appointments for CF senior officers will take place in 2012:

    Rear-Admiral R.A. Davidson will be promoted Vice-Admiral and appointed Canadian Military Representative to NATO, in Brussels, Belgium, replacing Vice-Admiral J.A.D. Rouleau, who will be retiring;
    Maj.-Gen. J.R. Ferron will be appointed Deputy Commander, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan, in Kabul, Afghanistan, replacing Maj.-Gen. M.D. Day;
    Maj.-Gen. E.N. Matern will be appointed Commander Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington), in Washington, D.C., replacing Rear-Admiral R.W. Greenwood, who will be retiring;
    Acting Maj.-Gen. M.D. Day will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Director General International Security Policy – Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
    Brig.-Gen. M.R. Dabros will be appointed Commander Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (London) in London, England, replacing Commodore K.E. Williams, who will be retiring;
    Commodore J.E.T.P. Ellis will be promoted to Rear-Admiral and appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. E.N. Matern;
    Brig.-Gen. J.C.G. Juneau will be appointed Commander Land Forces Western Command, in Edmonton, replacing Brig.-Gen. P.F. Wynnyk;
    Brig.-Gen. C.R. King will be appointed Chief of Staff – Vice Chief of Defence Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. P.J. Atkinson, who will be retiring;
    Brig.-Gen. C.A. Lamarre will be appointed Director General Operations – Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. C.R. King;
    Commodore D.M. MacKeigan will be appointed Deputy Chief of Staff Operations – NATO Maritime Command Centre in Northwood, England, replacing Commodore B.W. Belliveau, who will be retiring;     
    Brig.-Gen. J.C. Madower will be appointed ISAF Deputy to the Deputy Chief of Staff Communications in Kabul, Afghanistan, replacing Commodore W.S. Truelove;
    Brig.-Gen. D.B. Millar will be appointed Assistant Chief of Military Personnel at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.C. Madower;
    Brig.-Gen. S.P. Noonan will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Commander Canadian Operational Support Command, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. M.E. McQuillan, who will be retiring;
    Brig.-Gen. T.E. Putt will be appointed Deputy Commander V (U.S.) Corps in Heidelberg, Germany, for an operational deployment with that Headquarters to the ISAF Joint Command in Kabul, Afghanistan;
    Brig.-Gen. A.T. Stack will be appointed Deputy Commander Land Forces Doctrine and Training System, in Kingston, replacing Brig.-Gen. T.E. Putt;
    Commodore W.S. Truelove will be promoted to Rear-Admiral and appointed Commander Maritime Forces Pacific, in Esquimalt, replacing Rear-Admiral N.S. Greenwood, who will be retiring;
    Brig.-Gen. K.L. Woiden will be appointed Director General Land Reserves, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. G.J.P. O’Brien, who will be retiring;
    Brig.-Gen. P.F. Wynnyk will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Army, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. A.J. Howard, whose next appointment will be announced at a later date;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. J.G.S. Bédard will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains Director General Public Affairs at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. J.R. Giguère will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains Commander Land Forces Quebec Area, in Montreal;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. M.A. Matheson will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains Director General Plans – Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. D.J. Milner will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains Deputy Commanding General III Corps, in Fort Hood, Texas;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. R.S. Williams will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains Director General Military Signals Intelligence at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
    Capt. (Navy) S.E.G. Bishop will be promoted to Commodore and appointed Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific in Esquimalt, replacing Commodore J.E.T.P. Ellis;
    Col. S.A. Brennan will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Chief of Staff Canadian Army, replacing Brig.-Gen. M.R. Dabros;
    Capt. (Navy) L. Bisson will be promoted to Commodore and remains Director General Compensation and Benefits with Military Personnel Command at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
    Col. W.D. Eyre will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander XVIII (U.S.) Corps in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, replacing Brig.-Gen, J.C.G. Juneau;
    Capt. (Navy) D.C. Hawco will be promoted to Commodore and appointed Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic in Halifax, replacing Commodore L.M. Hickey, who has retired;
    Col. O.H. Lavoie will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Commander Land Forces Central Area, in Toronto, replacing Brig.-Gen F.A. Lewis, who will be retiring;
    Col. R.G. Mazzolin will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Director General Information Management – Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management), in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. S.P. Noonan;
    Col. A.D. Meinzinger will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Director (Plans), Policy and Plans at NORAD Command Centre, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, replacing Brig.-Gen. R.J. Chekan, who will be retiring;
    Col. J.P.L. Meloche will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Commander Canadian Forces Recruiting Group, in Borden, replacing Commodore D.M. MacKeigan;
    Col. P. Ormsby will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed the Canadian Liaison Officer to the Pentagon, in Washington, D.C.

After distinguished service to the CF and Canada, the following senior officers will complete their careers and retire from the CF in 2012:

    Lt.-Gen. J.J.C. Bouchard;
    Rear-Admiral J.A.D. Rouleau;
    Maj.-Gen. R.V. Blanchette;
    Rear-Admiral N.S. Greenwood;
    Rear-Admiral R.W. Greenwood;
    Maj.-Gen. M.E. McQuillan;
    Brig.-Gen. P.J. Atkinson
    Commodore B.W. Belliveau;
    Brig.-Gen. R.J. Chekan;
    Brig.-Gen. K.A. Corbould;
    Brig.-Gen. D.A. Davies;
    Commodore L.M. Hickey;
    Commodore H.W. Jung;
    Brig.-Gen. F.A. Lewis;
    Brig.-Gen. G.J.P. O’Brien; and
    Commodore K.E. Williams.
Title: Re: MND Announces Additional Canadian Forces Senior Promotions & Appointments
Post by: Brad Sallows on March 27, 2012, 20:31:36
Darn.  Passed over again.
Title: Re: The latest round, as of 27 Mar 12....
Post by: NFLD Sapper on March 27, 2012, 20:36:49
.... according to this (http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?id=4127) from the CF Info-machine:
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.... The following promotions and appointments for CF senior officers will take place in 2012:

    Rear-Admiral R.A. Davidson will be promoted Vice-Admiral and appointed Canadian Military Representative to NATO, in Brussels, Belgium, replacing Vice-Admiral J.A.D. Rouleau, who will be retiring;
    Maj.-Gen. J.R. Ferron will be appointed Deputy Commander, NATO Training Mission – Afghanistan, in Kabul, Afghanistan, replacing Maj.-Gen. M.D. Day;
    Maj.-Gen. E.N. Matern will be appointed Commander Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington), in Washington, D.C., replacing Rear-Admiral R.W. Greenwood, who will be retiring;
    Acting Maj.-Gen. M.D. Day will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Director General International Security Policy – Assistant Deputy Minister (Policy) at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
    Brig.-Gen. M.R. Dabros will be appointed Commander Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (London) in London, England, replacing Commodore K.E. Williams, who will be retiring;
    Commodore J.E.T.P. Ellis will be promoted to Rear-Admiral and appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Expeditionary Force Command, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. E.N. Matern;
    Brig.-Gen. J.C.G. Juneau will be appointed Commander Land Forces Western Command, in Edmonton, replacing Brig.-Gen. P.F. Wynnyk;
    Brig.-Gen. C.R. King will be appointed Chief of Staff – Vice Chief of Defence Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. P.J. Atkinson, who will be retiring;
    Brig.-Gen. C.A. Lamarre will be appointed Director General Operations – Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. C.R. King;
    Commodore D.M. MacKeigan will be appointed Deputy Chief of Staff Operations – NATO Maritime Command Centre in Northwood, England, replacing Commodore B.W. Belliveau, who will be retiring;     
    Brig.-Gen. J.C. Madower will be appointed ISAF Deputy to the Deputy Chief of Staff Communications in Kabul, Afghanistan, replacing Commodore W.S. Truelove;
    Brig.-Gen. D.B. Millar will be appointed Assistant Chief of Military Personnel at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.C. Madower;
    Brig.-Gen. S.P. Noonan will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Commander Canadian Operational Support Command, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. M.E. McQuillan, who will be retiring;
    Brig.-Gen. T.E. Putt will be appointed Deputy Commander V (U.S.) Corps in Heidelberg, Germany, for an operational deployment with that Headquarters to the ISAF Joint Command in Kabul, Afghanistan;
    Brig.-Gen. A.T. Stack will be appointed Deputy Commander Land Forces Doctrine and Training System, in Kingston, replacing Brig.-Gen. T.E. Putt;
    Commodore W.S. Truelove will be promoted to Rear-Admiral and appointed Commander Maritime Forces Pacific, in Esquimalt, replacing Rear-Admiral N.S. Greenwood, who will be retiring;
    Brig.-Gen. K.L. Woiden will be appointed Director General Land Reserves, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. G.J.P. O’Brien, who will be retiring;
    Brig.-Gen. P.F. Wynnyk will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Army, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. A.J. Howard, whose next appointment will be announced at a later date;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. J.G.S. Bédard will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains Director General Public Affairs at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. J.R. Giguère will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains Commander Land Forces Quebec Area, in Montreal;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. M.A. Matheson will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains Director General Plans – Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. D.J. Milner will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains Deputy Commanding General III Corps, in Fort Hood, Texas;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. R.S. Williams will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains Director General Military Signals Intelligence at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
    Capt. (Navy) S.E.G. Bishop will be promoted to Commodore and appointed Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific in Esquimalt, replacing Commodore J.E.T.P. Ellis;
    Col. S.A. Brennan will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Chief of Staff Canadian Army, replacing Brig.-Gen. M.R. Dabros;
    Capt. (Navy) L. Bisson will be promoted to Commodore and remains Director General Compensation and Benefits with Military Personnel Command at NDHQ, in Ottawa;
    Col. W.D. Eyre will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander XVIII (U.S.) Corps in Fort Bragg, North Carolina, replacing Brig.-Gen, J.C.G. Juneau;
    Capt. (Navy) D.C. Hawco will be promoted to Commodore and appointed Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic in Halifax, replacing Commodore L.M. Hickey, who has retired;
    Col. O.H. Lavoie will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Commander Land Forces Central Area, in Toronto, replacing Brig.-Gen F.A. Lewis, who will be retiring;
    Col. R.G. Mazzolin will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Director General Information Management – Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management), in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. S.P. Noonan;
    Col. A.D. Meinzinger will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Director (Plans), Policy and Plans at NORAD Command Centre, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, replacing Brig.-Gen. R.J. Chekan, who will be retiring;
    Col. J.P.L. Meloche will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Commander Canadian Forces Recruiting Group, in Borden, replacing Commodore D.M. MacKeigan;
    Col. P. Ormsby will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed the Canadian Liaison Officer to the Pentagon, in Washington, D.C.

After distinguished service to the CF and Canada, the following senior officers will complete their careers and retire from the CF in 2012:

    Lt.-Gen. J.J.C. Bouchard;
    Rear-Admiral J.A.D. Rouleau;
    Maj.-Gen. R.V. Blanchette;
    Rear-Admiral N.S. Greenwood;
    Rear-Admiral R.W. Greenwood;
    Maj.-Gen. M.E. McQuillan;
    Brig.-Gen. P.J. Atkinson
    Commodore B.W. Belliveau;
    Brig.-Gen. R.J. Chekan;
    Brig.-Gen. K.A. Corbould;
    Brig.-Gen. D.A. Davies;
    Commodore L.M. Hickey;
    Commodore H.W. Jung;
    Brig.-Gen. F.A. Lewis;
    Brig.-Gen. G.J.P. O’Brien; and
    Commodore K.E. Williams.

Congratulations to General Stack on your new posting.....
Title: Re: New Senior Appointments for the CF
Post by: milnews.ca on May 25, 2012, 14:47:12
The latest batch (http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?id=4221):
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.... In addition to those announced in March, the following promotions and appointments for CF senior officers will take place in 2012:

    Lt.-Gen. S.A. Beare will be appointed Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa;
    Maj.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Collin will be appointed Commander 1 Canadian Division, in Kingston, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.R. Ferron;
    Maj.-Gen. A.J. Howard will be appointed Chief of Transformation Implementation at National Defence Headquarters, in Ottawa;
    Commodore J.E.T.P. Ellis will be promoted Rear-Admiral and appointed Deputy Commander (Expeditionary) Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa;
    Brig.-Gen. R.D. Foster will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander (Continental) Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. J.C.F. Mackay will be appointed Commander Joint Operational Support Group, in Kingston;
    Brig.-Gen. D.B. Millar will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and remain Military Advisor to the Privy Council Office, in Ottawa;
    Brig.-Gen. S.P. Noonan will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander (Operational Support) Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa;
    Brig.-Gen. M.K. Overton will be appointed Assistant Chief of Military Personnel, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.C. Madower;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. J.B. Ploughman will be appointed Chief of Staff Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters, in Ottawa;
    Col. J.J.R.S. Bernier will be promoted Brig.-Gen. and appointed Surgeon General/Director General Health Services, in Ottawa, replacing Commodore H.W. Jung, who will be retiring;
    Col. S.A. Brennan will be promoted Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Director General Capability and Structure Integration, in Ottawa;
    Col. J.D. Henley will be promoted Brig.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Land Force Atlantic Area, in Halifax, replacing Brig.-Gen. A.T. Stack;
    Col. D.W. Joyce will be promoted Brig.-Gen. and appointed Military
    Advisor to the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. R.V. Blanchette, who will be retiring; and
    Col. M.J. Pearson will be promoted Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Commander Canadian Contingent Operation Proteus, in Jerusalem, Israel.

After distinguished service to the CF and Canada, Lt.-Gen. W. Semianiw will be assigned a special project upon his departure from Canada Command, as the Canadian Joint Operations Command is established. The details of this project will be announced at a later date, following which he will retire ....
Title: Re: Senior Promotions and Appointments for the Canadian Forces
Post by: Kat Stevens on May 25, 2012, 14:49:54
...." In addition to those announced in March, the following promotions and appointments for CF senior officers will take place in 2012:

    Lt.-Gen. S.A. Beare will be appointed Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa;
    Maj.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Collin will be appointed Commander 1 Canadian Division, in Kingston, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.R. Ferron;
    Maj.-Gen. A.J. Howard will be appointed Chief of Transformation Implementation at National Defence Headquarters, in Ottawa;
    Commodore J.E.T.P. Ellis will be promoted Rear-Admiral and appointed Deputy Commander (Expeditionary) Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa;
    Brig.-Gen. R.D. Foster will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander (Continental) Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. J.C.F. Mackay will be appointed Commander Joint Operational Support Group, in Kingston;
    Brig.-Gen. D.B. Millar will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and remain Military Advisor to the Privy Council Office, in Ottawa;
    Brig.-Gen. S.P. Noonan will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander (Operational Support) Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa;
    Brig.-Gen. M.K. Overton will be appointed Assistant Chief of Military Personnel, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.C. Madower;
    Acting Brig.-Gen. J.B. Ploughman will be appointed Chief of Staff Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters, in Ottawa;
    Col. J.J.R.S. Bernier will be promoted Brig.-Gen. and appointed Surgeon General/Director General Health Services, in Ottawa, replacing Commodore H.W. Jung, who will be retiring;
    Col. S.A. Brennan will be promoted Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Director General Capability and Structure Integration, in Ottawa;
    Col. J.D. Henley will be promoted Brig.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Land Force Atlantic Area, in Halifax, replacing Brig.-Gen. A.T. Stack;
    Col. D.W. Joyce will be promoted Brig.-Gen. and appointed Military
    Advisor to the National Security Advisor to the Prime Minister, in Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. R.V. Blanchette, who will be retiring; and
    Col. M.J. Pearson will be promoted Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Commander Canadian Contingent Operation Proteus, in Jerusalem, Israel.

After distinguished service to the CF and Canada, Lt.-Gen. W. Semianiw will be assigned a special project upon his departure from Canada Command, as the Canadian Joint Operations Command is established. The details of this project will be announced at a later date, following which he will retire "....



What is "16 people who've never been in my kitchen", Alex
Title: Re: Latest Batch o' Promotions....
Post by: milnews.ca on August 31, 2012, 17:39:55
The latest "announced end of day before the long weekend" list of promotions (http://www.forces.gc.ca/site/news-nouvelles/news-nouvelles-eng.asp?id=4356) (also attached if link doesn't work) - congrats to all:
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the following  promotions and appointments for CF senior officers will take place in 2012:
 
•Lt.-Gen.  T.J. Lawson will be promoted General and appointed Chief of the Defence Staff  at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ), in Ottawa, replacing General W.J. Natynczyk, who  will be retiring;
 
•Maj.-Gen.  J.A.J.Y. Blondin will be promoted Lt.-Gen. and appointed Commander Royal Canadian Air Force at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Lt.-Gen. J.P.A. Deschamps, who will be retiring;
 
•Maj.-Gen.  J.A.J. Parent was promoted Lt.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander North  American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD), in Colorado Springs, replacing Lt.-Gen. T.J.  Lawson;
 
•Brig.-Gen.  M.J. Hood will be promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Royal  Canadian Air Force at NDHQ, in Ottawa,  replacing Maj.-Gen. J.A.J.Y.  Blondin;
 
•Brig.-Gen.  J.P.J. St-Amand was promoted Maj.-Gen. and appointed Commander 1 Canadian Air  Division Headquarters (HQ), in Winnipeg,  replacing Maj.-Gen. J.A.J. Parent;
 
•Acting  Brig.-Gen. J.B. Ploughman will be appointed Deputy Commander 1 Canadian Air  Division HQ, in Winnipeg,  replacing Brig.-Gen. J.P.J. St-Amand; 
 
•  Col.  H.J. Kowal was promoted Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed  Director General Military Careers at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. M.K. Overton;
 
•Col.  L.E. Thomas will be promoted Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and  appointed Chief of Staff Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command, in Ottawa,  replacing Acting Brig.-Gen. J.B. Ploughman; and
 
•Capt.  (Navy) M.B. Watson was promoted Commodore (acting while so employed) and  appointed Director General Personnel and Family Support Services at NDHQ, in  Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. F.G. Bigelow, who will be retiring.

After  distinguished service to the CF and Canada, in addition to those  already announced, the following senior officers will retire in 2012:

 
•General  W.J. Natynczyk;
 
•Lt.-Gen.  J.P.A. Deschamps; and
 
•Brig.-Gen.  F.G. Bigelow.
Title: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: E.R. Campbell on February 06, 2013, 13:38:03
This is just new on Reuters (http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/06/idUSnCCNm73Pya+1c4+MKW20130206)
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Minister of National Defence Announces Canadian Armed Forces Senior Promotions and Appointments

Wed Feb 6, 2013 11:06am EST
Marketwire

Department of National Defence

February 6, 2013 - 11:06:14 AM

Minister of National Defence Announces Canadian Armed Forces Senior Promotions
and Appointments

OTTAWA, ONTARIO--(Marketwire - Feb. 6, 2013) - The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, is pleased to announce this year's initial list
of senior Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) promotions, and appointments. These officers lead the CAF in defending Canada's values, interests, and sovereignty
at home and abroad.

"These General and Flag Officers possess the extensive knowledge and skills
needed to ensure the continued operational success of our Canadian Armed
Forces," said Minister MacKay. "I am confident that the men and women under
their command will greatly benefit from their leadership."

"It is my privilege to congratulate those General and Flag Officers who have recently been selected for promotions and senior appointments. I am certain the Canadian Armed Forces will be well served by their knowledge, experience
and professionalism," said General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff. "To those senior leaders who are retiring, I thank you for your service, counsel and comradeship. I also thank you and your families for all of the sacrifices
you have made in the service of your country."

The following General and Flag Officer retirements, promotions and
appointments will occur in 2013:

Vice-Admiral A.B. Donaldson will retire from service, resulting in the
following appointment:

--  Lieutenant-General G.R. Thibault will be appointed Vice Chief of Defence
    Staff at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ), in Ottawa, replacing
    Vice-Admiral A.B. Donaldson;

Vice-Admiral P.A. Maddison will retire from service, resulting in the
following promotions and appointments:

--  Rear-Admiral M.A.G. Norman will be promoted Vice-Admiral and appointed
    Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Vice-
    Admiral P.A. Maddison;
   
--  Rear-Admiral J.E.T.P. Ellis will be appointed Deputy Commander of the
    Royal Canadian Navy at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Rear-Admiral M.A.G.
    Norman;
   
--  Rear-Admiral M.F.R. Lloyd will be appointed Deputy Commander
    (Expeditionary) Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa, replacing
    Rear-Admiral J.E.T.P. Ellis;
   
--  Major-General M.D. Day will be appointed Chief of Force Development at
    NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Rear-Admiral M.F.R. Lloyd;
   
--  Rear-Admiral D.C. Gardam will be appointed Director General
    International Security Policy, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major-
    General M.D. Day;
   
--  Commodore J.F. Newton will be promoted Rear-Admiral and appointed
    Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic/Joint Task Force Atlantic, in
    Halifax, replacing Rear-Admiral D.C. Gardam; and
   
--  Captain (Navy) B.W.N. Santarpia will be promoted Commodore and appointed
    Director General Navy Personnel, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Commodore
    J.F. Newton.

Lieutenant-General P.J. Devlin will retire from service, resulting in the
following promotions and appointments:

--  Lieutenant-General J.M.M. Hainse will be appointed Commander of the
    Canadian Army, in Ottawa, replacing Lieutenant-General P.J. Devlin;
   
--  Major-General J.H. Vance will be promoted Lieutenant-General and
    appointed Deputy Commander Allied Joint Force Command, in Naples, Italy,
    replacing Lieutenant-General J.M.M. Hainse;
   
--  Major-General M.J. Hood will be appointed Director of Staff, Strategic
    Joint Staff, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major-General J.H. Vance;
   
--  Major-General R.D. Foster will be appointed Deputy Commander of the
    Royal Canadian Air Force, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major-General
    M.J. Hood;
   
--  Brigadier-General C.J. Coates will be promoted Major-General and
    appointed Deputy Commander (Continental) Canadian Joint Operations
    Command, in Ottawa, replacing Major-General R.D. Foster; and
   
--  Colonel J.P.A. Pelletier will be promoted Brigadier-General and
    appointed Deputy Commander Continental NORAD Region at Tyndall Air Force
    Base, in Florida, replacing Brigadier-General C.J. Coates.

Lieutenant-General W. Semianiw will retire from service.

Major-General J.R. Ferron will complete his tour in Afghanistan, resulting in
the following promotion and appointment:

--  Brigadier-General D.J. Milner will be promoted Major-General and
    appointed Deputy Commanding General Army - Combined Security Transition
    Command/NATO Training Mission Headquarters, in Kabul, Afghanistan,
    replacing Major-General J.R. Ferron.

Major-General A.J. Howard will retire from service, resulting in the following
appointments:

--  Rear-Admiral A. Smith will be appointed Military Lead of the Defence
    Renewal Team, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Major-General A.J. Howard;
   
--  Major-General D.B. Millar will be appointed Chief of Military Personnel,
    at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Rear-Admiral A. Smith; and
   
--  Brigadier-General D.W. Joyce will be appointed Military Advisor to the
    Privy Council Office, in Ottawa, replacing Major-General D.B. Millar.

Major-General P.J. Forgues will retire from service, resulting in the
following promotions and appointments:

--  Brigadier-General J.G.E. Tremblay will be promoted Major-General and
    appointed Commander of the Canadian Defence Academy, in Kingston,
    Ontario, replacing Major-General P.J. Forgues;
   
--  Brigadier-General A.D. Meinzinger will be appointed Commandant of the
    Royal Military College, in Kingston, Ontario, replacing Brigadier-
    General J.G.E. Tremblay;
   
--  Brigadier-General J.J.R.G. Hamel will be appointed Deputy Director
    (Plans), Strategy, Policy and Plans - North American Aerospace Defence
    Command (NORAD) Command Centre, in Colorado Springs, Colorado, replacing
    Brigadier-General A.D. Meinzinger;
   
--  Brigadier-General G.D. Loos will be appointed Commander, Joint Task
    Force North, in Yellowknife, replacing Brigadier-General J.J.R.G. Hamel;
   
--  Commodore D.C. Hawco will be appointed Director General Cyber at NDHQ,
    in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General G.D. Loos;
   
--  Commodore S.E.G. Bishop will be appointed Commander Canadian Fleet
    Atlantic, in Halifax, replacing Commodore D.C. Hawco; and
   
--  Captain (Navy) J.R. Auchterlonie will be promoted Commodore and
    appointed Commander Canadian Fleet Pacific, in Esquimalt, replacing
    Commodore S.E.G. Bishop.

Commodore E.M. Steele will be seconded to Treasury Board Secretariat,
resulting in the following promotions and appointments:

--  Brigadier-General A.C. Patch will be appointed Deputy Chief of Staff -
    Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel), at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing
    Commodore E.M. Steele; and
   
--  Colonel S.G. Kennedy will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed
    Director General Land Equipment Program Management, replacing Brigadier-
    General A.C. Patch.

Brigadier-General D.C. Hilton will retire from service, resulting in the
following promotions and appointments:

--  Brigadier-General J.R. Giguere will be appointed Commandant of the
    Canadian Forces College, in Toronto, replacing Brigadier-General D.C.
    Hilton;
   
--  Brigadier-General J.M. Lanthier will be appointed Commander Land Forces
    Quebec Area, in Montreal, replacing Brigadier-General J.R. Giguere; and
   
--  Colonel C.J. Turenne will be promoted Brigadier-General (acting while so
    employed) and appointed Deputy Commanding General United States (U.S.),
    I Corps in Fort Lewis, Washington, replacing Brigadier-General J.M.
    Lanthier.

Brigadier-General H.F. Jaeger will retire from service.

Brigadier-General M.K. Overton will retire from service, resulting in the
following appointments:

--  Commodore L. Bisson will be appointed Assistant Chief of Military
    Personnel, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General M.K. Overton;
   
--  Brigadier-General N.E. Russell will be appointed Director General
    Compensation and Benefits, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Commodore L.
    Bisson; and
   
--  Brigadier-General M.P. Galvin will be appointed Director General Air
    Personnel, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General N.E. Russell.

Brigadier-General T.E. Putt will retire from service upon completion of his
deployment with the U.S. V Corps in the International Security Assistance
Force (ISAF) Joint Command, in Kabul, Afghanistan.

Brigadier-General C.C. Thurrott will be appointed Director General Land
Capability Development, resulting in the following promotion and appointment:

--  Colonel N. Eldaoud will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed
    Commander Land Forces Atlantic Area, in Halifax, replacing Brigadier-
    General C.C. Thurrott.

Brigadier-General M.A. Matheson will retire from service, resulting in the
following promotions and appointments:

--  Commodore J.P.G. Couturier will be appointed Director General Plans -
    Strategic Joint Staff, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General
    M.A. Matheson; and
   
--  Colonel J.R.A.S. Lafaut will be promoted Brigadier-General (acting while
    so employed) and appointed Deputy Director Plans - U.S. Central Command
    (CENTCOM) in Tampa Bay, Florida, replacing Commodore J.P.G. Couturier.

Brigadier-General K.R. McLean will retire from service, resulting in the
following promotion and appointment:

--  Colonel J.M. Fletcher will be promoted Brigadier-General and appointed
    Chaplain General, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General K.R. McLean.

The following General and Flag Officers will be promoted substantively to
their rank:

--  Acting Commodore M.J.M. Halle will be promoted Commodore and remain
    Director General Maritime Equipment Program Management, in Ottawa;
   
--  Acting Commodore M.B. Watson will be promoted Commodore and remain
    Director General Personnel Family Support Services, in Ottawa;
   
--  Acting Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan will be promoted Brigadier-General
    and remain Director General Capability and Structure Integration, at
    NDHQ, in Ottawa;
   
--  Acting Brigadier-General R.G. Mazzolin will be promoted Brigadier-
    General and remain Director General Information Management Group, at
    NDHQ, in Ottawa;
   
--  Acting Brigadier-General P. Rutherford will be promoted Brigadier-
    General and remain Director General Security Transformation, at NDHQ, in
    Ottawa;
   
--  Acting Brigadier-General L.E. Thomas will be promoted Brigadier-General
    and remain Chief of Staff - Canadian Joint Operations Command, in
    Ottawa;
   
--  Acting Brigadier-General H.J. Kowal will be promoted Brigadier-General
    and remain Director General Military Careers, at NDHQ, in Ottawa; and
   
--  Acting Brigadier-General D.L.R. Wheeler will be promoted Brigadier-
    General and appointed Deputy Commander Support at 1 Canadian Air
    Division, in Winnipeg.

The following Colonels will be promoted Brigadier-General (acting while so
employed):

--  Colonel T.N. Balfe will be promoted Brigadier-General (acting while so
    employed) and appointed ISAF Deputy to the Deputy Chief of Staff
    Communications in Kabul, Afghanistan, replacing Brigadier-General J.C.
    Madower; and
   
--  Colonel W.F. Seymour will be promoted Brigadier-General (acting while so
    employed) and appointed to the Joint Staff in Pacific Command
    Headquarters (U.S.) in Hawaii.

After distinguished service to Canada and the Canadian Armed Forces, the
following General and Flag officers will retire in 2013:

--  Vice-Admiral A.B. Donaldson;
   
--  Vice-Admiral P.A. Maddison;
   
--  Lieutenant-General P.J. Devlin;
   
--  Lieutenant-General W. Semianiw;
   
--  Major-General P.J. Forgues;
   
--  Major-General A.J. Howard;
   
--  Brigadier-General D.C. Hilton;
   
--  Brigadier-General H.F. Jaeger;
   
--  Brigadier-General M.A. Matheson;
   
--  Brigadier-General K.R. McLean;
   
--  Brigadier-General M.K. Overton; and
   
--  Brigadier-General T.E. Putt.

For more information on senior appointments at the Department of National
Defence, please visit: www.cmp-cpm.forces.gc.ca/dsa-dns/index-eng.asp.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
Information: 1-866-377-0811/613-996-2353
www.forces.gc.ca
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: Brad Sallows on February 06, 2013, 13:54:06
I see we were all passed over again.
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: E.R. Campbell on February 06, 2013, 14:05:58
A bit more here (http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/06/senior-ranks-of-canadian-military-set-for-shake-up-before-next-budget/).
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: Bruce Monkhouse on February 06, 2013, 14:30:16
So why didn't we let these folks retire and not promote?........you know, just to try and show the military has a small concept of fiscal responsibility?

Oh,...yes I forgot,...because "they" haven't got a flippin' clue.
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: GAP on February 06, 2013, 15:07:32
once the dust dies down, is there good news in this announcement......?
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: dapaterson on February 06, 2013, 15:17:16
once the dust dies down, is there good news in this announcement......?

LGen Thibault as VCDS is an excellent choice.  It will be a thankless job, but he's intelligent, perceptive and hard working, and will do the best for the institution.
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: 211RadOp on February 06, 2013, 16:37:47
LGen Thibault as VCDS is an excellent choice.  It will be a thankless job, but he's intelligent, perceptive and hard working, and will do the best for the institution.

And his is Signals   ;D
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: PuckChaser on February 06, 2013, 16:42:46
And his is Signals   ;D

We're infiltrating!
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: E.R. Campbell on February 06, 2013, 17:02:41
And his is Signals   ;D

But he's not quite at the top, unlike other Signal officers who became CDS (Ramsey Withers) and Chief of the General Staff, before unification, (SF Clark).
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: MedTech32 on February 06, 2013, 18:25:55
Any body else get the impression that that's a lot of people jumping ship, I mean retiring all at once??  Seems like a big shuffle and a clean house to me.  Not that the incoming members don't deserve the posts, I'm sure they do, otherwise they wouldn't get it, but that's a big shuffle at the top of the house.

Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: E.R. Campbell on February 06, 2013, 19:26:03
Some newspapers, like the Ottawa citizen are spinnig the story (http://www.ottawacitizen.com/news/Defence+sweeps+senior+officers+sign+major+changes+come/7926867/story.html) as a "sign of major changes to come," suggesting that the government is preparing DND for a "major shift in focus from the days of the Afghanistan war and increasing budgets, to a state of deep budget cuts and limited deployments." My guess is that several very senior officers saw that the time ripe for a career change ~ e.g. not going to be CDS ~ or, perhaps, just decided that they've served long enough. There is a "knock down" effect when one person leaves, others have to move to fill in the vacancy and then fill in for the fill-ins.


Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: the 48th regulator on February 06, 2013, 19:36:22
Lieutenant-General P.J. Devlin retiring??  Did I miss something, I thought he was going places?/  Can the More cerebral (And Regimental associated made guys of the RCR Mafia) members of the site educate me....

dileas

tess
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: Old Sweat on February 06, 2013, 19:38:04
I am not sure the number of retirements is out of whack from other years. The list is presented differently, but that could be the managing change thingy in action.
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: PPCLI Guy on February 06, 2013, 19:55:25
I have heard that a significant number of GOFOs were reaching 35 YOS next year, and less this year.  Apparently the CDS decided to balance out the impact over two years.  Sounds reasonable to me (but then again, I am not a GOFO with 34 YOS....)
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: tomahawk6 on February 06, 2013, 20:26:45
No PPCLI officers selected for general in this batch ?
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: PPCLI Guy on February 06, 2013, 21:19:41
BGen Brennan was confirmed in rank.  BGen Eyre has another year as DCOM 18 AB Corps.  BGen Corbould is in AStan (or en rte).  MGen Day still moving and shaking.

I have heard that there may be some promotions for Patricias in 2014, and the outlook for 2015-19 is spectacular.
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: dapaterson on February 06, 2013, 21:28:17
GOFO attrition doesn't mirror the CF population at large, since they are all quite senior, and closer to the ends of their careers than to the beginning.  Thus, like any cohort with 30 +/- years of service, there will be more retirements than the population at large.

I must admit that, after reading through, I prefer this layout for the message, since you can see the moving pieces in action: Bloggins was made ADM(Basket Weaving), so Jones got Bloggins' old job as Director General Insanity, and Thompson was sent to NATO as Senior Canadian Court Jester to replace Jones.
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: tomahawk6 on February 06, 2013, 21:51:01
BG Eyre has had a rather stellar career from LTC to flag rank in a few years time.
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: PPCLI Guy on February 06, 2013, 22:12:32
BG Eyre has had a rather stellar career from LTC 2Lt to flag rank in a few 24 years time.

FTFY
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: Retired AF Guy on February 06, 2013, 22:23:24
Recognized a few names, but no one than I knew personally. However, one appointment did catch my attention:

Quote
Major-General J.H. Vance will be promoted Lieutenant-General and appointed Deputy Commander Allied Joint Force Command, in Naples, Italy, replacing Lieutenant-General J.M.M. Hainse

I was in Naples (then called Allied Forces, Southern Europe - AFSOUTH) from '99 - '03 and we had about 20 Canadian military members with the highest rank being Colonel. That the DCOM is now a Canadian is surprising and I think, shows how much our star has risen among our NATO allies compared to say about 15 or so years ago. 
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: tomahawk6 on February 06, 2013, 22:35:51
FTFY

Thanks for the clarification. :salute:
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: Proud_Canadian on February 06, 2013, 22:40:52
Lieutenant-General P.J. Devlin retiring??  Did I miss something, I thought he was going places?/  Can the More cerebral (And Regimental associated made guys of the RCR Mafia) members of the site educate me....

dileas

tess

An awesome Man.  Have had the pleasure of meeting him a couple times and he is a solid strait shooter.  Will be missed.  Looks like the Army is positioning some great people for anotherrun at CDS in 3 and 6 years (LGen Vance followed by MGen Day)  interested to see where that will go.
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: Bruce Monkhouse on February 06, 2013, 22:43:48

Recognized a few names, but no one than I knew personally. However, one appointment did catch my attention:

I was in Naples (then called Allied Forces, Southern Europe - AFSOUTH) from '99 - '03 and we had about 20 Canadian military members with the highest rank being Colonel. That the DCOM is now a Canadian is surprising and I think, shows how much our star has risen among our NATO allies compared to say about 15 or so years ago. 


So we send ranks there depending on what they think of us or what we think of ourselves??  Serious question......
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: Hamish Seggie on February 19, 2013, 10:21:32
BGen Brennan was confirmed in rank.  BGen Eyre has another year as DCOM 18 AB Corps.  BGen Corbould is in AStan (or en rte).  MGen Day still moving and shaking.

I have heard that there may be some promotions for Patricias in 2014, and the outlook for 2015-19 is spectacular.


Is that Shane Brennan?
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: PPCLI Guy on February 19, 2013, 10:40:25

Is that Shane Brennan?

Yup
Title: Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
Post by: Haggis on February 19, 2013, 10:57:10

So we send ranks there depending on what they think of us or what we think of ourselves??  Serious question......

The rank requirements (high/low) for such positions are set by the NATO, not us.  If we were to send a superbly capable BGen to fill a NATO BGen/MGen spot, if everyone else at the table is a MGen, he would not be seen to hold an "equal" seat with his MGen peers.  Secondly, some of our allies may percieve that Canada does not take the position seriously if we under-rank it, regardless of how capable our BGen is. 
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements
Post by: Hamish Seggie on February 19, 2013, 13:47:52
I had the privilege to be in Gen Brennan's company in Croatia in 93. Gen Eyre was the Recce Pl Commander.



Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements
Post by: Rifleman62 on February 19, 2013, 16:43:51
Wayne Eyre was the RSSO of the RWpgRif prior to taking his US green beret crse. In fact he lists his RSSO tour on his bio.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements
Post by: Hamish Seggie on February 19, 2013, 16:45:16
Wayne Eyre was the RSSO of the RWpgRif prior to taking his US green beret crse. In fact he lists his RSSO tour on his bio.

One of the more level headed officers I've met. We could use some more like him.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements
Post by: ModlrMike on February 19, 2013, 21:58:38
One of the more level headed officers I've met. We could use some more like him.

I couldn't agree more. I served with him in Croatia and later in Afghanistan. I would do so again in a heartbeat.
Title: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: dapaterson on February 07, 2014, 19:17:54
http://www.forces.gc.ca/en/news/article.page?doc=the-chief-of-the-defence-staff-announces-senior-promotions-appointments-and-retirements-in-the-canadian-armed-forces/hrd91uqv

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. Lalumière 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.
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: Schindler's Lift on February 07, 2014, 19:26:50
Damn, failed to make it to the list yet again.   :o
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: Journeyman on February 07, 2014, 19:30:17
A lot of familiar names and good officers. Congrats.   :salute:


The most thankless job on the list though......
Quote
Brigadier-General P. Ormsby will be appointed Director General Maritime Helicopter Project
   ;)
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: Ditch on February 07, 2014, 19:41:10
Retire that entire list and we will take care of our budgetary issues....  More than half of those positions seem arbitrary.
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: X_para76 on February 07, 2014, 21:19:36
I feel like we need more generals.
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: MedCorps on February 07, 2014, 22:42:09
Retire that entire list and we will take care of our budgetary issues....  More than half of those positions seem arbitrary.

Which 50% are arbitrary?  Please, show us your list! 

Almost all of them have a great strategic impact on the functioning of the CAF.  The rest are in support of international commitments, or professional development for the GO/FO. Maybe a few of them could be down ranked, but arbitrary.... I am confused. 

MC
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: Schindler's Lift on February 07, 2014, 23:48:24
Retire that entire list and we will take care of our budgetary issues....  More than half of those positions seem arbitrary.

Its an unfortunate reality that for many of the positions the rank of General is expected, if not required, in order for CAF officers to function among our Allies.  Can a Col effectively fill the position in Israel?  Most likely but he/she won't be viewed the same or receive the same level of cooperation, support and respect from others as he/she would as at least a BGen.  I remember having a Col as a Defence Attache at an Embassy for a while and he was virtually ineffective in his job.  Once he was promoted to BGen the doors opened for him and he was able to effectively do his job because he was seen as being more credible by the Host Country's military and the other Defence Attaches who expected the position to be filled by a General.
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: PuckChaser on February 08, 2014, 00:25:42
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.

Oh boy! 2 Change of Command parades this summer! Can't wait.  ::)
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: Old EO Tech on February 08, 2014, 03:47:12
Oh boy! 2 Change of Command parades this summer! Can't wait.  ::)

I feel your pain, not only do we have the PPCLI 100th this august, but the CO/RSM, Bde Comd, and Div Comd are all changing, the tarmac is going to get a work out this summer in Edmonton :-/
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: Brihard on February 08, 2014, 03:55:13
I feel your pain, not only do we have the PPCLI 100th this august, but the CO/RSM, Bde Comd, and Div Comd are all changing, the tarmac is going to get a work out this summer in Edmonton :-/

"We're going to spend the day... Maaaahching up an' down the SQUARE! That is of course any of you lot have anything you'd... raaaaahther be doing, than maaaahching up and down the square?"
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: milnews.ca on September 18, 2014, 18:40:25
The latest round (http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=885349) - congrats to all!
Quote
General Tom Lawson, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce additions to this year’s list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) senior appointments, promotions and retirements. These officers lead the CAF in the defence of Canada’s values and interests, both at home and abroad.
Quick Facts

Please find below additional promotions, appointments, and retirements that occurred this year:

    Major-General D.B. Millar was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and will remain in his position as Chief of Military Personnel at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ), in Ottawa.

    Colonel S.M. Cadden was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Land Capability Development / Chief Of Staff Land Strategy, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General C.C. Thurrott, who is retiring from service.

    Captain (Navy) J.P.G.M. Charron was promoted to the rank of Commodore and appointed Assistant Chief of Military Personnel, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Commodore L. Bisson who is retiring from service.

    Colonel L.A.B. De Sousa was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander 2nd Canadian Division, in Montréal, Québec, replacing Brigadier-General P.E.R.S. Hebert who is retiring from service.

    Colonel D.A. Patterson will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander 4th Canadian Division, in Toronto, Ontario, replacing Brigadier-General J.C. Chapman who is retiring from service.

    Brigadier-General N.E. Russell was appointed Strategic J4 for the CAF, at NDHQ, in Ottawa.

    Brigadier-General S. Friday was appointed Director General Air Readiness, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General N.E. Russell.

    Colonel P.F.C. Garbutt was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Air Force Development, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General S.J. Kummel whose retirement was previously announced.

(....)
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: Hamish Seggie on September 18, 2014, 21:56:25
"We're going to spend the day... Maaaahching up an' down the SQUARE! That is of course any of you lot have anything you'd... raaaaahther be doing, than maaaahching up and down the square?"

I'd rather go to the cinema!
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: Michael O'Leary on September 18, 2014, 22:27:24
I feel your pain, not only do we have the PPCLI 100th this august, but the CO/RSM, Bde Comd, and Div Comd are all changing, the tarmac is going to get a work out this summer in Edmonton :-/

Parade squares must be stomped into submission occasionally, else they get lofty ideas about becoming parking lots.
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: PuckChaser on September 18, 2014, 22:48:00
Parade squares must be stomped into submission occasionally, else they get lofty ideas about becoming parking lots.

So you've been to CFSCE lately....
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: NFLD Sapper on September 19, 2014, 00:10:29
"We're going to spend the day... Maaaahching up an' down the SQUARE! That is of course any of you lot have anything you'd... raaaaahther be doing, than maaaahching up and down the square?"

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WS5D9csaySU
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: Brasidas on September 19, 2014, 17:53:10
So you've been to CFSCE lately....

You mean this century?
Title: Re: CDS announces senior promotions, appointments, and retirements in the Canadian A
Post by: Old EO Tech on October 12, 2014, 02:47:08
So you've been to CFSCE lately....

Not sure about today, but back in the 80's we used to have CF parades every Friday at CFSCE....right after happy hour(s) at the ranks on Thursday :-?
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: milnews.ca on January 31, 2017, 14:20:36
Latest list of who's who in the zoo (http://news.gc.ca/web/article-en.do?nid=1184389&tp=1) - congrats to all  :salute:
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... Promotions and appointments resulting from retirements are as follows:

    Major-General K.D. McQuillan retired from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General J.S. Sirois was promoted to the rank of Major-General and was appointed Chief of Staff – Assistant Deputy Minister (Infrastructure and Environment), at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa, replacing Major-General K.D. McQuillan.
        Colonel M.C.D. Savard was promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and was appointed Director General Military Personnel Management Capability Transformation Project, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General J.S. Sirois.
   
Major-General J.G.E. Tremblay retired from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Commodore L. Cassivi will be promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral and will be appointed Commander Military Personnel Generation/Canadian Defence Academy, in Kingston, Ont., replacing Major-General J.G.E. Tremblay.
        Captain (Navy) S.M. Waddell will be promoted to the rank of Commodore and will be appointed Director General Naval Strategic Readiness, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Commodore L. Cassivi.
   
Major-General A.C. Patch will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General P. Ormsby will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed Deputy Chief of Staff – Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel), at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General A.C. Patch.
        Colonel S.Y. Menard will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed Deputy Commander Continental U.S. NORAD Region (CONR), in Tyndall, Florida, replacing Brigadier-General P. Ormsby.
   
Brigadier-General G.D. Corbould will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan will be appointed Commanding Officer Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU), at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General G.D. Corbould.
        Colonel D.A. MacIsaac was promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and was appointed Joint Task Force Commander for Operation IMPACT, Rotation 4, replacing Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan.
   
Brigadier-General H.C. MacKay will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointment:
        Colonel A.M.T. Downes will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Commander Canadian Forces Health Services Group/Surgeon General for the Canadian Armed Forces, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General H.C. MacKay.
   
Brigadier-General N.E. Russell will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General (acting while so employed) M.M.L. Rafter was promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed Strategic J4 for the Canadian Armed Forces, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General N.E. Russell.
        Brigadier-General S.G. Friday will be appointed Chief of Staff for the Vice Chief of Defence Staff, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General M.M.L. Rafter.
        Colonel S. Bouchard will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed  Commandant of the Royal Military College of Canada, in Kingston, Ont., replacing Brigadier-General S.G. Friday.
   
Brigadier-General P. Rutherford will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General F.J. Allen will be appointed Director General Information Management Operations, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General P. Rutherford.
        Captain (Navy) R.A. Feltham will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Commodore and appointed Director General Cyberspace, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General F.J. Allen.

The following promotions and appointments result from new and continuing service requirements:

    Lieutenant-General C.T. Whitecross was appointed to a new position as Commander of NATO Defense College in Rome, Italy, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Major-General C.A. Lamarre will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and appointed Chief of Military Personnel/Commander Military Personnel Command, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Lieutenant-General C.T. Whitecross.
        Major-General A.D. Meinzinger will be appointed Director of Staff, Strategic Joint Staff, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General C.A. Lamarre.
        Major-General (acting while so employed) T.L. Harris will be promoted substantive to the rank of Major-General and appointed Deputy Commander Royal Canadian Air Force, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General A.D. Meinzinger.
        Brigadier-General D.W. Lowthian will be appointed Chief of Staff for the Chief of Defence Staff, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General (acting while so employed) T.L. Harris.
        Colonel S.T. Boyle will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander 1 Canadian Air Division, in Winnipeg, replacing Brigadier-General D.W. Lowthian.
   
Major-General J.M. Lanthier will be appointed Chief of Programme Division at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General J.C. Madower, and resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General S.C. Hetherington will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed as Commander Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre, in Kingston, Ont., replacing Major-General J.M. Lanthier.
        Brigadier-General T.J. Cadieu will be appointed commander of 3 Canadian Division/Joint Task Force (West), in Edmonton, replacing Brigadier-General S.C. Hetherington.
        Colonel C.J.J. Mialkowski will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed to Operation PROTEUS, replacing Brigadier-General T.J. Cadieu.
   
Rear-Admiral J.F. Newton will be appointed to a new position as Veterans Affairs Canada Liaison Officer, in Charlottetown, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Commodore C.A. Baines will be promoted to the rank of Rear-Admiral and will be appointed as Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic/Joint Task Force (Atlantic), in Halifax, replacing Rear-Admiral J.F. Newton.
        Captain (Navy) C.T. Skjerpen will be promoted to the rank of Commodore and will be appointed as Commander Canadian Fleet Atlantic, in Halifax, replacing Commodore C.A. Baines.
   
Brigadier-General J.P.A. Pelletier will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed to a new position as RCAF Fighter Program Lead, at NDHQ in Ottawa.
   
Brigadier-General N. Eldaoud will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed to a new position as Chief of Military Personnel Programs, at NDHQ in Ottawa, resulting in the following appointment:
        Commodore H.C. Edmundson will be appointed Chief of Staff – Military Personnel Command, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General N. Eldaoud.
   
Brigadier-General J.B. Ploughman will be appointed Assistant Chief of Staff J5 Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE), in Casteau, Belgium.
   
Brigadier-General D.J. Anderson will be appointed Chief of Staff Readiness – Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General J.B. Ploughman.
   
Brigadier-General S.J.R. Whelan will be appointed Ministerial Liaison Team Director – Operation IMPACT, replacing Brigadier-General D.J. Anderson.
   
Colonel V.C. Tattersall will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander Military Personnel Generation/Canadian Defence Academy, in Kingston, Ont., replacing Brigadier-General S.J.R. Whelan.
   
Brigadier-General J.J.M.J. Paul will be appointed to a new position as Chief of Staff – Canadian Forces Intelligence Command, at NDHQ in Ottawa.
   
Brigadier-General J.S.S.D. Fortin will be appointed Senior Military Advisor, at the Privy Council Office, in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General J.J.M.J. Paul.
   
Colonel M.H. St-Louis was promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed Deputy Commanding General (US) I Corps, in Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, U.S., replacing Brigadier-General J.S.S.D. Fortin.
   
Brigadier-General (acting while so employed) G.R. Smith was promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Canadian National Military Representative to SHAPE and Formation Commander Europe, in Casteau, Belgium.
   
Brigadier-General (acting while so employed) E.J. Kenny was promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve in his current appointment, Deputy Commander Force Generation, in Winnipeg.
   
Brigadier-General (acting while so employed) M. Leblanc was promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve in his current appointment, Deputy J3 U.S. Pacific Command (USPACOM), in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
   
Brigadier-General (acting while so employed) S.N. Clancy was promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve in his current appointment, Director General Air Readiness, at NDHQ in Ottawa.
   
Colonel J.P.R. Prevost will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed to a new position, Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa.
   
Colonel S.M. Lacroix will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Inter-American Defense Board, in Washington, D.C.
   
Colonel S.R. Kelsey was promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Chief of Staff for the Coalition Force Land Component Command (CFLCC-I), replacing Brigadier-General G.R. Smith.
   
Colonel D.C. Aitchison will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed Chief of Staff for the Coalition Forces Land Component Command (CFLCC-I), replacing Brigadier-General (while so employed) S.R. Kelsey.

After distinguished service to Canada and the CAF, the following General and Flag Officers have retired or will retire in 2017:

    Major-General K.D. McQuillan
    Major-General A.C. Patch
    Major-General D.W. Thompson
    Major-General J.G.E. Tremblay
    Brigadier-General G.D. Corbould
    Brigadier-General H.C. Mackay
    Brigadier-General N.E. Russell
    Brigadier-General P. Rutherford ...
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: milnews.ca on July 08, 2017, 08:46:58
Newest list out this week (https://www.canada.ca/en/department-national-defence/news/2017/07/chief_of_the_defencestaffannouncesadditionalcanadianarmedforcesg.html) ...
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General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce an update to the list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements that will occur in 2017. These officers lead the CAF in defending our country’s values and interests, here at home and abroad.

Promotions and appointments resulting from retirements are as follows:

    Major-General B.B. Cathcart will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointment:
        Captain (Navy) G. Bernatchez was promoted to the rank of Commodore and appointed Judge Advocate General of the Canadian Armed Forces by His Excellency the Governor General in Council, at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa, replacing Major-General B.B. Cathcart.
    Major-General T.L. Harris will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General B.F. Frawley will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and will be appointed Deputy Commander Royal Canadian Air Force, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General T.L. Harris.
        Colonel K.G. Whale will be promoted to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Director General Space, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General B.F. Frawley.
    Brigadier-General D.A. Patterson will retire from service, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:
        Brigadier-General L.A.B. de Sousa will be appointed Canadian Army Doctrine Training Centre Reserve Advisor, in Kingston, Ont., replacing Brigadier-General D.A. Patterson.
        Colonel J.D.M. Robidoux was promoted to Brigadier-General and appointed Deputy Commander 2 Canadian Division, in Montreal, replacing Brigadier-General L.A.B. de Sousa.
    Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointment:
        Colonel M. Misener will be promoted acting while so employed to the rank of Brigadier-General and appointed Commanding Officer Joint Personnel Support Unit (JPSU), at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan. The Commanding Officer of JPSU will become the Commander of the Canadian Armed Forces Transition Group once established.

The following promotions and appointments result from new and continuing service requirements:

    Major-General D.L.R. Wheeler will be appointed to a new position as Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff, at NDHQ in Ottawa.
    Brigadier-General acting while so employed M.C.D. Savard will be promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve in her current appointment as Director General Military Personnel Management Capability Transformation Project, at NDHQ in Ottawa.
    Brigadier-General acting while so employed S.M. Lacroix will be promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve in his current appointment as Director General Inter-American Defense Board, in Washington, D.C.
    Colonel J.P.R. Prevost will be promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will be appointed as previously announced as Deputy Chief of Staff Plans, Canadian Joint Operations Command, in Ottawa.

After distinguished career to Canada and the CAF, the following General Officers and Flag Officers have retired or will retire in 2017:

    Major-General B.B. Cathcart
    Major-General T.L. Harris
    Brigadier-General S.A. Brennan
    Brigadier-General D.A. Patterson

(...)
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Infanteer on July 08, 2017, 12:42:03
The Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff...impressive.  Next we'll create another GOFO billet for the Assistant Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: PuckChaser on July 08, 2017, 13:00:23
The Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff...impressive.  Next we'll create another GOFO billet for the Assistant Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff.

No no, he's the Assistant to the Deputy Vice Chief of Defense Staff.

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Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Infanteer on July 08, 2017, 13:09:13
That's a Colonel/Captain position.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: jollyjacktar on July 08, 2017, 13:48:08
"what's the vector,  Victor?"   ;D
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Good2Golf on July 08, 2017, 17:51:09
The Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff...impressive.  Next we'll create another GOFO billet for the Assistant Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff.

It would be too awkward to call the individual "Deputy Chief of Defence Staff" and put them in charge of operational things, while the Vice Chief of Defence Staff retained programatic and financial issues... ;)

Regards
G2G
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Blackadder1916 on July 08, 2017, 18:26:06
It would be too awkward to call the individual "Deputy Chief of Defence Staff" and put them in charge of operational things, while the Vice Chief of Defence Staff retained programatic and financial issues... ;)


Well, maybe the role is not to be in charge of operational things, but to be on standby for when they next relieve the VCDS.  ;)
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: The Baron on July 08, 2017, 18:50:32
It would be too awkward to call the individual "Deputy Chief of Defence Staff" and put them in charge of operational things, while the Vice Chief of Defence Staff retained programatic and financial issues... ;)

Regards
G2G

What's old is new again.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Simian Turner on July 09, 2017, 01:34:42
"Brigadier-General acting while so employed M.C.D. Savard will be promoted substantive to the rank of Brigadier-General and will continue to serve in her current appointment as Director General Military Personnel Management Capability Transformation Project, at NDHQ in Ottawa."

A pharmacist who transferred to Health Services Operations (HSO) Officer promoted to BGen.  This is the first HSO to reach GO since BGen Lise Mathieu in 2000. She later retired as a MGen.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Old EO Tech on July 09, 2017, 02:24:45
The Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff...impressive.  Next we'll create another GOFO billet for the Assistant Deputy Vice Chief of Defence Staff.

Yes and meanwhile we are blindly just cutting CWO's again, without any particular analysis about what they do for the CA and CAF....

Jon
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: ArmyVern on July 09, 2017, 10:19:39
Yes and meanwhile we are blindly just cutting CWO's again, without any particular analysis about what they do for the CA and CAF....

Jon

Blindly ... no.

Analysis ... oh yes.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Haggis on July 09, 2017, 12:09:16
Yes and meanwhile we are blindly just cutting CWO's again, without any particular analysis about what they do for the CA and CAF....

The CAF and the CA (notably the ARes) have more CWOs than positions.  At any given time there are a number of CWOs filling vacant Capt positions either for lack of Capts or while awaiting the process of their CFR or SRCP process.  Where the problem arisies is when you have a surplus (i.e. not ATL, BTL or part of the succession plan) CWO filling a Capt/Maj position who has no desire to CFR/SRCP when offered and wants the Capts job while retaining the CWOs prestige.  If you want to do the officer's job, become an officer.  CWOs/CPO1's have a shelf life and if your not part of the CAF succession plan, you're either invited up to the Officer's Mess or out.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: ArmyVern on July 09, 2017, 12:21:49
The CAF and the CA (notably the ARes) have more CWOs than positions.  At any given time there are a number of CWOs filling vacant Capt positions either for lack of Capts or while awaiting the process of their CFR or SRCP process.  Where the problem arisies is when you have a surplus (i.e. not ATL, BTL or part of the succession plan) CWO filling a Capt/Maj position who has no desire to CFR/SRCP when offered and wants the Capts job while retaining the CWOs prestige.  If you want to do the officer's job, become an officer.  CWOs/CPO1's have a shelf life and if your not part of the CAF succession plan, you're either invited up to the Officer's Mess or out.

Bingo.

CWO shelf life = 35 years of service or 10 years in rank or 55 years of age (CRA for the CWO rank) = Bye to those do not CFR or are not offered SRCP.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Old EO Tech on July 09, 2017, 13:02:31
The CAF and the CA (notably the ARes) have more CWOs than positions.  At any given time there are a number of CWOs filling vacant Capt positions either for lack of Capts or while awaiting the process of their CFR or SRCP process.  Where the problem arisies is when you have a surplus (i.e. not ATL, BTL or part of the succession plan) CWO filling a Capt/Maj position who has no desire to CFR/SRCP when offered and wants the Capts job while retaining the CWOs prestige.  If you want to do the officer's job, become an officer.  CWOs/CPO1's have a shelf life and if your not part of the CAF succession plan, you're either invited up to the Officer's Mess or out.

Yes but this will even get worse if they cut the hard CWO positions, just because they don't have a CO/Comd as there partner(but still work for a LCol/Col).  As this is the CA's attitude right now.  Even though there are some very good reasons that these positions are CWO in the first place.

I do agree that CWO should not be holding Capt/Maj positions, I personally don't want to SRCP as COA1, but would if there was no hard CWO job to go into.  At least Capt/Maj's are deployed, were as non-SA/KP CWO are not..

Jon
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: ModlrMike on July 09, 2017, 13:06:05
I would agree with that approach. Let's say you join at 20, and in 20 years your're a CWO/CPO1. You could theoretically serve another 20 years in the same rank. A significant barrier to developement for younger members. I think another aspect that diminishes the appeal of SRCP is that unlike CFR, there appears to be no opportunity for further promotion. If that limitation were removed, I wager more CWO/CPO1 might accept the offer. On the other hand, if we got rid of SRCP and rolled it into the CFR programme, so that there are two entry streams with the same career development opportunities - call it CFR and SCFR, then that might help to solve the problem.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: PuckChaser on July 09, 2017, 16:32:15
That makes a lot more sense. Our career progression system is stuck in the 1970s, there's a lot more folks getting in at 18 and staying until 60. If that individual makes CWO/CPO1 in 25 years, they're still only 43 with lots of time left to contribute. If we insist on our CWOs and successsion planned Tier 1/2 CWO/CPO1s be younger than 55, we need to provide a proper outlet into the officer corps.

We have a massive problem in Sigs, where we're 50% over PML in CWOs, but every single one in succession planning turned down a posting as the 1 HQ&Sigs RSM, forcing the Army to give it to a Cbt Eng CWO. Those CWOs were not removed from succession planning, nor told "SRCP or release", so we're still stuck in a quagmire that's partly of our own creation.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Haggis on July 09, 2017, 18:06:13
That makes a lot more sense. Our career progression system is stuck in the 1970s, there's a lot more folks getting in at 18 and staying until 60. If that individual makes CWO/CPO1 in 25 years, they're still only 43 with lots of time left to contribute. If we insist on our CWOs and successsion planned Tier 1/2 CWO/CPO1s be younger than 55, we need to provide a proper outlet into the officer corps.

Back around 5 years ago there was a CWO/CPO1 Senior Appointment Employment Construct/Concept document published which outlined potential career "off-ramps" for CWO/CPO1 who were not, at a point in time, succession planned.  This closely followed the CANFORGEN announcing the 35/55 exit ramp ArmyVern mentioned in a previous post. Some of those "off-ramps" were, for example, lateral postings at Tier 4  (RSM to RSM), back-to-back KP postings, SA to KP to SA postings, ATL postings and, of course, SRCP and CFR.  I CFR'd in late 2014 after almost eight years as a Tier 4 and KP CWO so I didn't follow where this eventually went.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: ArmyVern on July 09, 2017, 20:41:44
...  As this is the CA's attitude right now.  ...

Not from my experience; where are you getting this from?
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: ArmyVern on July 09, 2017, 21:00:53
Back around 5 years ago there was a CWO/CPO1 Senior Appointment Employment Construct/Concept document published which outlined potential career "off-ramps" for CWO/CPO1 who were not, at a point in time, succession planned.  This closely followed the CANFORGEN announcing the 35/55 exit ramp ArmyVern mentioned in a previous post. Some of those "off-ramps" were, for example, lateral postings at Tier 4  (RSM to RSM), back-to-back KP postings, SA to KP to SA postings, ATL postings and, of course, SRCP and CFR.  I CFR'd in late 2014 after almost eight years as a Tier 4 and KP CWO so I didn't follow where this eventually went.

I'll link to the following, but even it has been worked on heavily as part of the SEM project.  I have more recent project docs at my desk, but suffice it to say it's a dynamic project at this point in time. "Off-ramps" options have changed somewhat etc and the SAs & KPs now well-defined as to requirements, expectations and TORs etc ...

You are probably very familiar with the below already I suspect:

http://www.davidmlast.org/POE456-NEPDP/POE456-NEPDP_files/10%20NCM%20DP%205%20Report%2016%20June.pdf
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: PuckChaser on July 09, 2017, 21:11:13
Back around 5 years ago there was a CWO/CPO1 Senior Appointment Employment Construct/Concept document published which outlined potential career "off-ramps" for CWO/CPO1 who were not, at a point in time, succession planned.  This closely followed the CANFORGEN announcing the 35/55 exit ramp ArmyVern mentioned in a previous post. Some of those "off-ramps" were, for example, lateral postings at Tier 4  (RSM to RSM), back-to-back KP postings, SA to KP to SA postings, ATL postings and, of course, SRCP and CFR.  I CFR'd in late 2014 after almost eight years as a Tier 4 and KP CWO so I didn't follow where this eventually went.

Some good info here, thanks. I'm keenly interested in how this all develops, as I'll end up one of those young MWO/CWO with lots of time left to serve should I make it that high up.

I'm not up high enough in the food chain to have all the succession planning acronyms down, what's KP and SA? I've got the tiering down but haven't seen them before.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: standingdown on July 09, 2017, 21:26:20
I'm no CWO but I think it's Key Position/Senior Appointment?

I plan to be a civilian long before I need to worry about succession planning, so I'm sure someone will correct me if I'm way off.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: ArmyVern on July 09, 2017, 22:16:47
I'm no CWO but I think it's Key Position/Senior Appointment?
...

You're right.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: ArmyVern on July 09, 2017, 22:19:56
Some good info here, thanks. I'm keenly interested in how this all develops, as I'll end up one of those young MWO/CWO with lots of time left to serve should I make it that high up.

I'm not up high enough in the food chain to have all the succession planning acronyms down, what's KP and SA? I've got the tiering down but haven't seen them before.

I'll get something up on Tuesday as to tiering /environmental, Branch, PAN-CAF, and how each Tier fits into KPs or SAs.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: PuckChaser on July 09, 2017, 22:46:58
Thanks Vern, much appreciated. I'll split everything out into a succession planning thread on it's own afterwards, I think it'll be a good resource here.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Haggis on July 09, 2017, 23:27:22
I'll link to the following, but even it has been worked on heavily as part of the SEM project.  I have more recent project docs at my desk, but suffice it to say it's a dynamic project at this point in time. "Off-ramps" options have changed somewhat etc and the SAs & KPs now well-defined as to requirements, expectations and TORs etc ...

You are probably very familiar with the below already I suspect:

http://www.davidmlast.org/POE456-NEPDP/POE456-NEPDP_files/10%20NCM%20DP%205%20Report%2016%20June.pdf

Thanks, ArmyVern, and yes I am (was) familiar with this and the CWOSEM as well as the creation of the SAL Occ Specs.  I went to the civilian side/Class A world in mid 2013.  It seems like a long time ago now.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Old EO Tech on July 10, 2017, 00:13:51
Not from my experience; where are you getting this from?

Its actually in a SEM ppt Vern, I'll dig it up and send it to you at work.  The CA doesn't consider CWO valid if they are not in a Command Team with a CO/Commander.

Jon
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Haggis on July 10, 2017, 00:18:24
Its actually in a SEM ppt Vern, I'll dig it up and send it to you at work.  The CA doesn't consider CWO valid if they are not in a Command Team with a CO/Commander.

The CA have a number of CWO KP as well.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Old EO Tech on July 10, 2017, 00:36:38
The CA have a number of CWO KP as well.

Yes true they are fine with those they have designated KP, like Corps SM, AJAG etc

Jon
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: ArmyVern on July 10, 2017, 01:44:51
Its actually in a SEM ppt Vern, I'll dig it up and send it to you at work.  The CA doesn't consider CWO valid if they are not in a Command Team with a CO/Commander.

Jon

Not quite right.  RSM is just the initial entry level appointment to the tiers of SP (Tactical Level Command Team).  Most CWOs are expected to do some TIR as a CWO (Snr Tech etc) prior to being appointed as RSM/Cox'n/UCWO is all.  Some CWOs will then move up a tier from those initial entry posns into the higher tiers, KP (operational lvl) through SA (strategic lvl).

I'm pretty sure that I also have the powerpoints with the project docs already.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Old EO Tech on July 10, 2017, 02:48:34
Not quite right.  RSM is just the initial entry level appointment to the tiers of SP (Tactical Level Command Team).  Most CWOs are expected to do some TIR as a CWO (Snr Tech etc) prior to being appointed as RSM/Cox'n/UCWO is all.  Some CWOs will then move up a tier from those initial entry posns into the higher tiers, KP (operational lvl) through SA (strategic lvl).

I'm pretty sure that I also have the powerpoints with the project docs already.

Well I think we are getting different in formation Vern, I think we will be lucky to see any Snr Tech left, I talked with my Corps SM last week and the CA wanted to just simply cut 1/3 of our CWO....we are pushing back on that of course, but it's not as pretty as the slides make it look, the "SME CWO" stream in the SEM structure is not defined, and looks more likely to just be KP CWO positions only.  Time will tell.

Jon
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: ArmyVern on July 10, 2017, 03:10:06
Well I think we are getting different in formation Vern, I think we will be lucky to see any Snr Tech left, I talked with my Corps SM last week and the CA wanted to just simply cut 1/3 of our CWO....we are pushing back on that of course, but it's not as pretty as the slides make it look, the "SME CWO" stream in the SEM structure is not defined, and looks more likely to just be KP CWO positions only.  Time will tell.

Jon

Master Diver, Master Driver, CAF Senior Rigger etc are staying. 

Your Cdn Army SME level Infanteer, Artilleryman etc are staying, Log Br CWO, etc etc

Some Snr Techs may be disappearing - those that are called "Snr Techs" at bases looking after moving their trades around within the base (NOT Career Managers)  ... some bases are using CWOs to do this; one does not have to be a CWO to do this.

And, trust me, it is not going to be just KPs and SAs around.  Just saying.  It isn't just the Cdn Army that going to lose CWO either.  It's a SEM initiative. SEM is CAF-Wide project.  But, when one moves into a non-SME KP or SA, the trade and branch affiliations come down.  They wear the Coat of Arms cap badge, no shoulder titles, Crossed Swords as their collar dogs, Army buttons. 

For KPs, no change to the actual CWO rank badge itself.  SAs see either the tri-service appointment below their rank badge (Base CWOs, Formation CWOs, Div CWOs etc) or a laurel beneath (Command CWOs - there's only 6 of them), and the CFCWO wears the ring of Maple Leafs around his.  This latter paragraphed group of KPs and SAs are no longer trade or branch affiliated - they become MOSID 00351 upon their Change of Appointments (ergo, no longer amongst the Army, RCN or RCAF in numbers, but still CWOs)and belong to the CAF and are managed through DSA.

Oh ... and those CWO posns that are cut are not disappearing per se - they will become MWO posns for the vast lot of them.  You realize that we have >450 CPO1/CWOs in this outfit?  More than 450!!
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Old EO Tech on July 10, 2017, 05:53:16
Master Diver, Master Driver, CAF Senior Rigger etc are staying. 

Your Cdn Army SME level Infanteer, Artilleryman etc are staying, Log Br CWO, etc etc

Some Snr Techs may be disappearing - those that are called "Snr Techs" at bases looking after moving their trades around within the base (NOT Career Managers)  ... some bases are using CWOs to do this; one does not have to be a CWO to do this.

And, trust me, it is not going to be just KPs and SAs around.  Just saying.  It isn't just the Cdn Army that going to lose CWO either.  It's a SEM initiative. SEM is CAF-Wide project.  But, when one moves into a non-SME KP or SA, the trade and branch affiliations come down.  They wear the Coat of Arms cap badge, no shoulder titles, Crossed Swords as their collar dogs, Army buttons. 

For KPs, no change to the actual CWO rank badge itself.  SAs see either the tri-service appointment below their rank badge (Base CWOs, Formation CWOs, Div CWOs etc) or a laurel beneath (Command CWOs - there's only 6 of them), and the CFCWO wears the ring of Maple Leafs around his.  This latter paragraphed group of KPs and SAs are no longer trade or branch affiliated - they become MOSID 00351 upon their Change of Appointments (ergo, no longer amongst the Army, RCN or RCAF in numbers, but still CWOs)and belong to the CAF and are managed through DSA.

Oh ... and those CWO posns that are cut are not disappearing per se - they will become MWO posns for the vast lot of them.  You realize that we have >450 CPO1/CWOs in this outfit?  More than 450!!

Yes I understand what KP/SA CWO wear :-/  450 may seem like a lot...but I'm betting its no were close to the number of GOFO/Col/LCol, and we seem to have no issues employing officers in staff positions, but its not ok to have CWO in non command roles.  And I'm not saying all those officer jobs are not valid, just that the same career path's should be given to the NCM Corps.  If a LCol CO needs the advice of a CWO, I think a Div/CA branch head could use that advice as well.

And I agree if we have CWO's "just moving people around" on a Base that is not a reason to have a CWO there.  But I would propose that those Snr Tech's should be managing strategic LEMS/SC/Fleet management, and if we are not doing that then we have not set ourselves up in the right roles.  Strategic resource management is part of that job, but that is much more than just helping the CM's move people around for sure.

But we can chat more offline at the mess :P

Jon
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Haggis on July 10, 2017, 10:57:39
In 2010 there were over 500 CWO/CPO1 positions and a few dozen more actual CWO/CPO1s.  The herd was culled then, notably in the A Res, before the CDS would approve any more P Res KP or SA.  Dropping to 450-ish is progress.

It's also notable that CWO/CPO1 who join the Senior Appointment List (SAL) also enter another MOSID and pay scale, which they stay in for one year post-appointment (as long as they don't release).  KP CWO/CPO1 do not.  They retain their original MOSID, even if they do re-badge.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Infanteer on July 10, 2017, 11:47:31
And I'm not saying all those officer jobs are not valid, just that the same career path's should be given to the NCM Corps.

Why would we want two matching, parallel career paths?  As well, the goal is not to let every NCM be a CWO/CPO1.  Senior NCMs perform a specific function based on their unique career path.  If there is a valid role for a senior NCM, create the position, but don't just bolt one on to every officer above the rank of Major for the sake of job creation.

We probably need to broaden the training/opportunities for WO/MWO, add some additional IPCs to those ranks, and improve commissioning programs for them as well.  This way, the Forces can draw from a smaller pool into a reduced number of CWO/CPO1 positions.  For the record, I am also about cutting the number of LCol/Cdr positions down by half from about 1200 to 600-ish max, so don't think I'm picking on the NCMs.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: ModlrMike on July 10, 2017, 13:00:58
Why would we want two matching, parallel career paths?  As well, the goal is not to let every NCM be a CWO/CPO1.  Senior NCMs perform a specific function based on their unique career path.  If there is a valid role for a senior NCM, create the position, but don't just bolt one on to every officer above the rank of Major for the sake of job creation.

We probably need to broaden the training/opportunities for WO/MWO, add some additional IPCs to those ranks, and improve commissioning programs for them as well.  This way, the Forces can draw from a smaller pool into a reduced number of CWO/CPO1 positions.  For the record, I am also about cutting the number of LCol/Cdr positions down by half from about 1200 to 600-ish max, so don't think I'm picking on the NCMs.

You are correct, the goal is not to let every NCM be a CWO/CPO1... but the opportunity should be there. If we clog the system with folks who are going to spend 20 years in rank, that clearly has a negative impact on opportunity. That being said I realize that this phenomena is not restricted to CWO/CPO1, but arguably that rank has the greatest downstream effect.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Old EO Tech on July 10, 2017, 17:12:15
Why would we want two matching, parallel career paths?  As well, the goal is not to let every NCM be a CWO/CPO1.  Senior NCMs perform a specific function based on their unique career path.  If there is a valid role for a senior NCM, create the position, but don't just bolt one on to every officer above the rank of Major for the sake of job creation.

We probably need to broaden the training/opportunities for WO/MWO, add some additional IPCs to those ranks, and improve commissioning programs for them as well.  This way, the Forces can draw from a smaller pool into a reduced number of CWO/CPO1 positions.  For the record, I am also about cutting the number of LCol/Cdr positions down by half from about 1200 to 600-ish max, so don't think I'm picking on the NCMs.

No we don't need to let every NCM be a CWO, but the pyramid narrows a lot more from MWO to CWO than it does for Maj to LCol.  And increasing the number of MWO has its own problems, in the RCEME Corps we are already dealing with having just as many MWO as WO, due to many staff positions needing the experience of an MWO(LCMM/CM etc), down grading CWO positions is going to make that even worse.

I'm all for doing a proper analysis on both what CWO do and LCol do, but I don't see much of a concern over having a lot of LCol sitting around, but having 450 CWO across the CAF seems to be a red button issue....and I personally am not convinced that it is.  I can't speak to the RCN or RCAF as I don't have enough exposure to how they employ CWO/CPO1, but in the CA, being a CWO at Div HQ or the Standards CWO at a Div TC is required not just for the expertise and experience they bring but also because they have to be able to deal on an equal footing with RSM's, and an MWO is not going to be able to do that.   It's no doubt the same reason that Div Branch heads are LCol, so they have no issues addressing concerns with the Div's CO's...

The CWO SEM project does have three streams identified, a Command stream(well understood), and SME stream and an SRCP stream(including hard assigned Maj and LCol positions).  I have not seen a deep dive into what these mean for numbers of CWO though.  The SEM project was supposed to be about CWO employment, but it seems the emphasize is being placed on just reducing numbers, and to me that is putting the cart ahead of the horse, we should complete the analysis and then decide of we have CWO doing jobs that don't need a CWO....but then maybe I'm just to far from the centre to be read in on what is happening...but if so that speaks to a lack of communication, something we are suppose to be good at as CWO....

Jon
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: ArmyVern on July 11, 2017, 06:19:55
No we don't need to let every NCM be a CWO, but the pyramid narrows a lot more from MWO to CWO than it does for Maj to LCol.  And increasing the number of MWO has its own problems, in the RCEME Corps we are already dealing with having just as many MWO as WO, due to many staff positions needing the experience of an MWO(LCMM/CM etc), down grading CWO positions is going to make that even worse.

I'm all for doing a proper analysis on both what CWO do and LCol do, but I don't see much of a concern over having a lot of LCol sitting around, but having 450 CWO across the CAF seems to be a red button issue....and I personally am not convinced that it is.  I can't speak to the RCN or RCAF as I don't have enough exposure to how they employ CWO/CPO1, but in the CA, being a CWO at Div HQ or the Standards CWO at a Div TC is required not just for the expertise and experience they bring but also because they have to be able to deal on an equal footing with RSM's, and an MWO is not going to be able to do that.   It's no doubt the same reason that Div Branch heads are LCol, so they have no issues addressing concerns with the Div's CO's...

The CWO SEM project does have three streams identified, a Command stream(well understood), and SME stream and an SRCP stream(including hard assigned Maj and LCol positions).  I have not seen a deep dive into what these mean for numbers of CWO though.  The SEM project was supposed to be about CWO employment, but it seems the emphasize is being placed on just reducing numbers, and to me that is putting the cart ahead of the horse, we should complete the analysis and then decide of we have CWO doing jobs that don't need a CWO....but then maybe I'm just to far from the centre to be read in on what is happening...but if so that speaks to a lack of communication, something we are suppose to be good at as CWO....

Jon

The CWO posns you mention above would still be CWO posns [Div, School etc].  They are not being cut just for the sake of cutting, but by the same token as you speak of "needing experience to do MWO [LCMM]) jobs" ... what we don't require is CWOs doing MWO or Capt jobs ... that analysis has been done.  I won't put any specific numbers up here because the project is not yet complete.

I still don't know where you're getting the "need to do analysis first" - there was/is analysis.

There's not actually a "separate stream" for SRCP - CWO are eligible for CFR into a Capt posn, but not all of them will be offered such. Also may be offered SCRP to a Capt posn if they possess the very specific skillsets and expertize require for that specific posn. Then, when/if a CWO moves up the CWO scale into the 00351 MOSID (already happening) Senior Appointment, they stay eligible to CFR or be offered SCRP into a Major posn if they meet the specific skillsets and expertize for that particular posn.  The CFCWO, Tier 0, is eligible for a LCol posn.  These are part of the "off-ramps" for CWOs.  Another "off-ramp" for them all is "release" etc.

In short, your specific trade and branch posns where actual CWOs are required to perform the job are still going to exist.  Once/if those CWOs then move up into the KP realm and onto the SA realm they will change MOSIDs as their work is no longer trade/branch related - they are career managed by DSA on behalf of the institution vice any trade, branch or environment.  Your trade/branch can then promote/fill the vacated trade/branch posn as the lads and lasses in the KPs and SAs do not count towards your trade & branch specific numbers as they are no longer part of your trades and branches.
Title: Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements (merged)
Post by: Chanada on July 11, 2017, 12:11:27
Well put ArmyVern!  This is an old problem that has been the subject of multiple great circular discussions as far back as when LGen Dallaire became ADM(HR) identified problems with the denigration of the CWO rank and tried (without success) to bring it back into line with a number of things (including the Lateral Skills thing).  Some (long) time ago one of his predecessors wrote (DeChastelain) wrote in the Pers Newsletter the danger of the CWO community's propensity to somehow think that there is a rank above CWO "super-chiefs".  It is one of the best articles on the subject of CWO credibility I have ever seen but unfortunately doesn't show up in Google Searches these days.  We sometimes forget that the most important job for a CWO in the Army is to be an RSM (or its equivalent at a school) - where the soldiers are.  CWO pers development aims towards that...after that is done it becomes training for employment. The other thing that people forget about SCP, UTPNCM, CFR is that these are officer production streams designed to meet CAF requirements by offr MOS.  They are not solutions for PML problems in NCM MOSs that have CWO problems created by inflation and PML manipulation over the past 10-15 years.    Now I would think in terms of both LCol and CWO positions an effort is underway to reduce PMLs while still ensuring a critical mass of quality individuals available for selection to serve in key positions (small kp) as COs and RSMs.  Pro Patria