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A member of force protection stands watch before the arrival of the Canadian CH-147F Chinook helicopter during an exercise as part of Operation PRESENCE - Mali near Gao, Mali, January 30, 2019. Photo: Corporal François Charest 430 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (430 Tac Hel Sqn) TM02-2019-0003-0002
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Acting CDS LGen Eyre issued list of 2021 Promotions and Senior Appointments 

The Acting Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, LGen Wayne Eyre announced the 2021 Promotions and Senior Appointments 2021 – General and Flag Officers.

“It is my privilege to announce the following General Officer and Flag Officer promotions, appointments and retirements that have recently occurred and those that will occur in 2021. I wish to offer my deepest appreciation for the service and sacrifices of our retiring officers and their families, and I offer my congratulations and sincerest best wishes to those taking on new appointments and responsibilities,” said LGen Eyre.

  • LIEUTENANT-GENERAL O.H. LAVOIE WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: 

    (1) MAJOR-GENERAL J.J.M.J. PAUL WILL BE PROMOTED LIEUTENANT-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMANDER ALLIED JOINT FORCE COMMAND NAPLES, IN NAPLES IT, REPLACING LIEUTENANT-GENERAL O.H. LAVOIE 

    (2) MAJOR-GENERAL P.S. DAWE WILL BE APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL INTERNATIONAL SECURITY POLICY, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING MAJOR-GENERAL J.J.M.J. PAUL 

    (3) BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.M.S. BOIVIN WILL BE PROMOTED MAJOR-GENERAL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER CANADIAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES COMMAND, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING MAJOR-GENERAL P.S. DAWE 

    (4) COLONEL S.J. HUNTER WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMANDER CANADIAN SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES COMMAND, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.M.S. BOIVIN
  • MAJOR-GENERAL J.J.G. CHAPDELAINE WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT: 

    (1) COLONEL J.L.G. BELISLE WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED CHAPLAIN GENERAL, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING MAJOR-GENERAL J.J.G. CHAPDELAINE
  • MAJOR-GENERAL S.N. CLANCY WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: 

    (1) BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.P.R. PREVOST WILL BE PROMOTED MAJOR-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS, NORAD HEADQUARTERS, IN COLORADO SPRINGS CO, REPLACING MAJOR-GENERAL S.N. CLANCY 

    (2) COLONEL D.P. CONLEY WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED PRIVY COUNCIL OFFICE MILITARY ADVISOR, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.P.R. PREVOST
  • REAR-ADMIRAL C.S. EARL WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: 

    (1) BRIGADIER-GENERAL D.D. BASINGER WILL BE PROMOTED MAJOR-GENERAL AND APPOINTED CHIEF OF STAFF MATERIAL, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING REAR-ADMIRAL C.S. EARL 

    (2) BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.E.S. BOUCHER WILL BE APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL CAPABILITY AND STRUCTURE INTEGRATION, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL D.D. BASINGER 

    (3) COLONEL S.G. GRAHAM WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED TASK FORCE COMMANDER, IN JERUSALEM, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.E.S. BOUCHER
  • MAJOR-GENERAL J.R.M. GAGNE WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: 

    (1) BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.A.S. BERNARD WILL BE PROMOTED MAJOR-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL MILITARY PERSONNEL – STRATEGIC, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING MAJOR-GENERAL J.R.M. GAGNE 

    (2) BRIGADIER-GENERAL R. PELLETIER WILL BE APPOINTED DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF PLANS, CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.A.S. BERNARD 

    (3) BRIGADIER-GENERAL P.J. PEYTON WILL BE APPOINTED COMMANDER 5TH CANADIAN DIVISION, IN HALIFAX, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL R. PELLETIER
  • MAJOR-GENERAL D.W. JOYCE WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: 

    (1) BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.B.P. CARPENTIER WILL BE PROMOTED MAJOR-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMANDER CONTINENTAL UNITED STATES NORAD REGION, IN TYNDALL FL, REPLACING MAJOR-GENERAL D.W. JOYCE 

    (2) COLONEL J.P.P. GODBOUT WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER JOINT TASK FORCE NORTH, IN YELLOWKNIFE, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.B.P. CARPENTIER
  • MAJOR-GENERAL J.R.M. LALUMIERE WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: 

    (1) BRIGADIER-GENERAL S.Y. MENARD WILL BE PROMOTED MAJOR-GENERAL AND APPOINTED CHIEF OF FIGHTER CAPABILITY, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING MAJOR-GENERAL J.R.M. LALUMIERE 

    (2) CAPTAIN (NAVY) J.S. ARMSTRONG WILL BE PROMOTED COMMODORE AND APPOINTED CHIEF OF STAFF OPERATIONS, CHIEF OF MILITARY PERSONNEL, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL S.Y. MENARD
  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL M.C. ATKINS RETIRED FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT: 

    (1) COLONEL P.J. DOYLE WAS PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER AND DEFENCE ADVISOR AT THE HIGH COMMISSION OF CANADA, IN LONDON UK, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL M.C. ATKINS
  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL S. BOUCHARD WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING APPOINTMENT: 

    (1) BRIGADIER-GENERAL M.H.L. BOURGON WILL BE APPOINTED COMMANDANT ROYAL MILITARY COLLEGE, IN KINGSTON, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL S. BOUCHARD
  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.R.L. GUILLETTE RETIRED FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT: 

    (1) COLONEL S.A. CONNOR WAS PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMANDER, FORCE GENERATION, 1 CANADIAN AIR DIVISION, IN WINNIPEG, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.R.L. GUILLETTE
  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.H. JANZEN WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT: 

    (1) COLONEL R. PERREAULT WILL BE PROMOTED ACTING WHILE SO EMPLOYED TO THE RANK OF BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.H. JANZEN
  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL S. LACROIX RETIRED FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT: 

    (1) COLONEL D. ABBOUD WAS PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED CHIEF OF STAFF FOR THE VICE CHIEF OF DEFENCE STAFF, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL S. LACROIX
  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL L.P. MCGARRY RETIRED FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT: 

    (1) COLONEL K.D. BRODIE WAS PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER MILITARY PERSONNEL GENERATION GROUP, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL L.P. MCGARRY
  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL A.P. MULAWYSHYN WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENTS: 

    (1) BRIGADIER-GENERAL D.O. QUINN WILL BE APPOINTED CHIEF OF STAFF FOR THE CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL A.P. MULAWYSHYN 

    (2) BRIGADIER-GENERAL F.G. CARPENTIER WILL BE APPOINTED NATIONAL MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED POWERS EUROPE, IN CASTEAU BE, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL D.O. QUINN 

    (3) BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.R.S. BOIVIN WILL BE APPOINTED COMMANDER 2ND CANADIAN DIVISION, IN MONTREAL, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL F.G. CARPENTIER 

    (4) COLONEL C.I. OBERWARTH WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMANDING GENERAL OPERATIONS, US I CORPS, AT JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD IN WA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.R.S. BOIVIN
  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL D. SAVARD WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE, RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT: 

    (1) COLONEL M.B. LARSEN WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DEPUTY DIRECTOR GENERAL MILITARY PERSONNEL POLICY, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL D. SAVARD
  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL Y.N. THOMSON WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT: 

    (1) COLONEL K.A. GALLINGER WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL MILITARY CAREERS, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL Y.N. THOMSON
  • THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS RESULT FROM NEW AND CONTINUING SERVICE REQUIREMENTS: 
  • LIEUTENANT-GENERAL M.N. ROULEAU WILL BE APPOINTED TO A NEW POSITION AS STRATEGIC ADVISOR TO THE CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF ON FUTURE CAPABILITIES, IN OTTAWA, RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: 

    (1) LIEUTENANT-GENERAL F.J. ALLEN WILL BE APPOINTED VICE CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING LIEUTENANT-GENERAL M.N. ROULEAU 

    (2) REAR-ADMIRAL S.E.G. BISHOP WILL BE PROMOTED VICE-ADMIRAL AND APPOINTED MILITARY REPRESENTATIVE OF CANADA TO NATO, IN BRUSSELS, REPLACING LIEUTENANT-GENERAL F.J. ALLEN 

    (3) BRIGADIER-GENERAL M.C. WRIGHT WILL BE PROMOTED MAJOR-GENERAL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER CANADIAN FORCES INTELLIGENCE COMMAND, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING REAR-ADMIRAL S.E.G. BISHOP 

    (4) COLONEL T.M. ARSENAULT WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER JOINT TASK FORCE IMPACT, IN KUWAIT, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL M.C. WRIGHT
  • REAR-ADMIRAL J.R. AUCHTERLONIE WILL BE PROMOTED VICE- ADMIRAL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND, IN OTTAWA, RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: 

    (1) COMMODORE A.I. TOPSHEE WILL BE PROMOTED REAR-ADMIRAL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER MARITIME FORCES PACIFIC, IN ESQUIMALT, REPLACING REAR-ADMIRAL J.R. AUCHTERLONIE 

    (2) COMMODORE J.A. CLARKE WILL BE APPOINTED COMMANDER CANADIAN FLEET PACIFIC, IN ESQUIMALT, REPLACING COMMODORE A.I. TOPSHEE 

    (3) BRIGADIER-GENERAL T.P. DUNNE WILL BE APPOINTED DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF STRATEGY, POLICY AND PLANS, IN COLORADO SPRINGS CO, REPLACING COMMODORE J.A. CLARKE 

    (4) COLONEL J.G.P. LEMYRE WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF LIAISON OFFICER TO THE PENTAGON, IN WASHINGTON DC, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL T.P. DUNNE
  • REAR-ADMIRAL C.A. BAINES WAS PROMOTED VICE-ADMIRAL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY, IN OTTAWA, RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: 

    (1) MAJOR-GENERAL B.F. FRAWLEY WILL BE APPOINTED DEPUTY VICE CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING REAR-ADMIRAL C.A. BAINES 

    (2) BRIGADIER-GENERAL C.R. KEIVER WILL BE PROMOTED MAJOR-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMANDER ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING MAJOR-GENERAL B.F. FRAWLEY 

    (3) COLONEL C.A. MCKENNA WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL AIR FORCE DEVELOPMENT, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL C.R. KEIVER
  • MAJOR-GENERAL D. FORTIN WAS SECONDED TO PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY OF CANADA, IN OTTAWA, RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: 

    (1) BRIGADIER-GENERAL I.S. HUDDLESTON WILL BE PROMOTED MAJOR-GENERAL AND APPOINTED CHIEF OF STAFF, CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING MAJOR-GENERAL D. FORTIN 

    (2) COLONEL J.J. ALEXANDER WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL AIR READINESS, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL I.S. HUDDLESTON
  • MAJOR-GENERAL D.A. MACAULAY WILL BE APPOINTED TO A NEW POSITION AS CENTCOM VICE J3, IN TAMPA FL, RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS: 

    (1) BRIGADIER-GENERAL C.J.J. MIALKOWSKI WILL BE PROMOTED MAJOR-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMANDER CANADIAN ARMY, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING MAJOR-GENERAL D.A. MACAULAY 

    (2) BRIGADIER-GENERAL P.J. SCOTT WILL BE APPOINTED COMMANDER 4TH CANADIAN DIVISION, IN TORONTO, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL C.J.J. MIALKOWSKI 

    (3) COLONEL E. LAFOREST WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED STRATEGIC JOINT STAFF DIRECTOR GENERAL OPERATIONS, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL P.J. SCOTT
  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL C.J. ZIMMER WILL BE PROMOTED MAJOR-GENERAL AND APPOINTED TO A NEW POSITION AS CHIEF OF STAFF, DATA INNOVATION AND ANALYTICS, IN OTTAWA, RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT: 

    (1) COLONEL C.A. HEILMAN WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED STRATEGIC JOINT STAFF J4, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL C.J. ZIMMER
  • COMMODORE J.M. HAMILTON WILL BE PROMOTED REAR-ADMIRAL AND APPOINTED CHIEF OF PROGRAMME, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING MAJOR-GENERAL J.P.H.H. GOSSELIN 

    (1) COMMODORE D.A. CHARLEBOIS WILL BE APPOINTED CHIEF OF STAFF READINESS, CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING COMMODORE J.M. HAMILTON
  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL C.M. HARDING WILL BE APPOINTED IN A NEW POSITION AS ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF J4, SUPREME HEADQUARTERS ALLIED POWERS EUROPE, IN CASTEAU BE, RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT: 

    (1) COLONEL J.P.S. MCKENZIE WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL SUPPORT, CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL C.M. HARDING
  • CAPTAIN (NAVY) P.J. MONTGOMERY WILL BE PROMOTED COMMODORE AND APPOINTED COMMANDER NAVAL RESERVE, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING COMMODORE M.A. HOPPER
  • BRIGADIER-GENERAL K.E. OSMOND WILL BE APPOINTED IN A NEW POSITION AS DEPUTY CHIEF OF COMBAT SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, IN OTTAWA
  • COMMODORE S.A. THORNTON WILL BE APPOINTED TO A NEW POSITION AS DIRECTOR GENERAL DIGITAL ENTERPRISE MODERNIZATION, IN OTTAWA, RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT: 

    (1) COLONEL N. PILON WILL BE PROMOTED BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL DEFENCE FORCE PLANNING, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING COMMODORE S.A. THORNTON
  • THE FOLLOWING GENERAL OFFICERS AND FLAG OFFICERS WERE PROMOTED FROM ACTING WHILE SO EMPLOYED (AWSE) TO SUBSTANTIVE: 
  1. COMMODORE M.D. BOWEN WAS PROMOTED SUBSTANTIVE IN RANK AND REMAINED APPOINTED J7 TO UNITED STATES CYBER COMMAND
  2. BRIGADIER-GENERAL D.J. CROSS WAS PROMOTED SUBSTANTIVE IN RANK AND REMAINED APPOINTED COMMANDER CANADIAN ARMED FORCES TRANSITION GROUP
  3. BRIGADIER-GENERAL M.W. GOULDEN WAS PROMOTED SUBSTANTIVE IN RANK AND REMAINED APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMANDER 1 CANADIAN AIR DIVISION
  4. COMMODORE R.C. GRAY WAS PROMOTED SUBSTANTIVE IN RANK AND REMAINED APPOINTED PROJECT MANAGER, CANADIAN SURFACE COMBATANT PROJECT
  5. BRIGADIER-GENERAL M.L. LAPOINTE WAS PROMOTED SUBSTANTIVE IN RANK AND REMAINED APPOINTED DEPUTY COMMANDER US ARMY ALASKA
  6. BRIGADIER-GENERAL A.P. MULAWYSHYN WAS PROMOTED SUBSTANTIVE IN RANK AND REMAINED APPOINTED CHIEF OF STAFF FOR CHIEF OF THE DEFENCE STAFF
  7. COMMODORE D.J. PATCHELL WAS PROMOTED SUBSTANTIVE IN RANK AND REMAINED APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL NAVAL STRATEGIC READINESS
  8. BRIGADIER-GENERAL F.W. RADIFF WAS PROMOTED SUBSTANTIVE IN RANK AND REMAINED APPOINTED ALASKAN NORAD REGION DEPUTY COMMANDER
  • AFTER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO CANADA AND THE CAF, THE FOLLOWING GENERAL OFFICERS AND FLAG OFFICERS RETIRED IN THE LATTER STAGE OF 2020 OR WILL RETIRE IN 2021: 
  1. LIEUTENANT-GENERAL O.H. LAVOIE
  2. MAJOR-GENERAL F.J. CHAGNON
  3. MAJOR-GENERAL J.J.G. CHAPDELAINE
  4. MAJOR-GENERAL S.N. CLANCY
  5. REAR-ADMIRAL C.S. EARL
  6. MAJOR-GENERAL J.R.M. GAGNE 
  7. MAJOR-GENERAL D.W. JOYCE
  8. MAJOR-GENERAL J.R.M. LALUMIERE 
  9. BRIGADIER-GENERAL M.C. ATKINS 
  10. BRIGADIER-GENERAL A.T. BENSON
  11. BRIGADIER-GENERAL S. BOUCHARD
  12. BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.R.L. GUILLETTE
  13. COMMODORE M.J.M. HALLE
  14. BRIGADIER-GENERAL J.H. JANZEN
  15. BRIGADIER-GENERAL S. LACROIX
  16. BRIGADIER-GENERAL L.P. MCGARRY
  17. BRIGADIER-GENERAL A.P. MULAWYSHYN
  18. BRIGADIER-GENERAL D. SAVARD
  19. BRIGADIER-GENERAL Y.N. THOMSON

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