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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
« Reply #75 on: February 06, 2013, 18:55:25 »
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....)
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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
« Reply #76 on: February 06, 2013, 19:26:45 »
No PPCLI officers selected for general in this batch ?

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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
« Reply #77 on: February 06, 2013, 20:19:41 »
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.
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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2013, 20:28:17 »
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.

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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
« Reply #79 on: February 06, 2013, 20:51:01 »
BG Eyre has had a rather stellar career from LTC to flag rank in a few years time.

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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
« Reply #80 on: February 06, 2013, 21:12:32 »
BG Eyre has had a rather stellar career from LTC 2Lt to flag rank in a few 24 years time.

FTFY
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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
« Reply #81 on: February 06, 2013, 21:23:24 »
Recognized a few names, but no one than I knew personally. However, one appointment did catch my attention:

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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. 
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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
« Reply #83 on: February 06, 2013, 21:40:52 »
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....

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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
« Reply #84 on: February 06, 2013, 21:43:48 »

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......
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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
« Reply #85 on: February 19, 2013, 09:21:32 »
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.


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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
« Reply #86 on: February 19, 2013, 09:40:25 »
"The higher the rank, the more necessary it is that boldness should be accompanied by a reflective mind....for with increase in rank it becomes always a matter less of self-sacrifice and more a matter of the preservation of others, and the good of the whole."

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Re: Retirements, promotions and appointments: 6 Feb 13
« Reply #87 on: February 19, 2013, 09:57:10 »

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. 
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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements
« Reply #88 on: February 19, 2013, 12:47:52 »
I had the privilege to be in Gen Brennan's company in Croatia in 93. Gen Eyre was the Recce Pl Commander.



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Re: Senior promotions, appointments and retirements
« Reply #89 on: February 19, 2013, 15:43:51 »
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.
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« Reply #90 on: February 19, 2013, 15:45:16 »
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.
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« Reply #91 on: February 19, 2013, 20:58:38 »
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.
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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.
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Damn, failed to make it to the list yet again.   :o

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A lot of familiar names and good officers. Congrats.   :salute:


The most thankless job on the list though......
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Retire that entire list and we will take care of our budgetary issues....  More than half of those positions seem arbitrary.
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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. 

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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.

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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.  ::)