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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
 

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You forgot an important appointment

ARMYRICK is still #2 Section Commander, 3 Platoon
 

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ArmyRick said:
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)
 

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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:
 

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Personally, I'm glad to see BGen Devlin appointed DComd III Corps (and, yes - I'd love an excuse to visit Texas ... ha!)
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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.
 

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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
 

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Wow....that's quite a shuffling of the top of the deck.....how often does this happen?
 

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Wow.... some good & some "interesting" moves that are about to happen
 

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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...
 

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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.
 

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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.

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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MarkOttawa

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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

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.

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MarkOttawa said:
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
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Being CMS is a higher profile job....its nothing to be dismissive about for sure, its not a demotion if thats what your implying.
 

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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?
 
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