LGen Lanthier to replace LGen Wynnyk as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Jul15

LGen Lanthier to replace LGen Wynnyk as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff

Last Friday, General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, announced some staff moves and promotions within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) as a result of the resignation of Lieutenant-General P.F. Wynnyk. LGen Wynnyk was serving in the capacity of Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS), relieving Vice-Admiral Mark Norman who was suspended from his post as VCDS...

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VAdm Mark Norman retires from the Canadian Armed Forces
Jun26

VAdm Mark Norman retires from the Canadian Armed Forces

The Department of National Defence has just issued a joint statement from Government of Canada and Vice-Admiral Mark Norman that they have reached a “mutually acceptable agreement, the details of which will remain confidential” resulting in VAdm Norman leaving the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF). VAdm Norman was temporarily relieved from his post as the Vice Chief of the Defence...

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Lorraine Ben appointed as new chief executive for Lockheed Martin Canada
Jun25

Lorraine Ben appointed as new chief executive for Lockheed Martin Canada

Last week, Lockheed Martin announced that Lorraine Ben has been appointed vice president and chief executive for Lockheed Martin Canada, taking effect immediately. In her new role, she reports to Richard H. Edwards, executive vice president of Lockheed Martin International. Ben’s portfolio consists of a broad range of activities in Canada and serves as Lockheed Martin’s lead representative in...

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CAF’s Commodore Josée Kurtz takes over command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two
Jun18

CAF’s Commodore Josée Kurtz takes over command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two

In a change of command ceremony held in Souda Bay, Crete on June 15, Commodore Josée Kurtz of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) has officially assumed command of Standing NATO Maritime Group Two (SNMG2). According to a press release, SNMG2 is one of four multinational, high readiness maritime forces comprised of vessels from allied countries, which are permanently available...

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Vice-Admiral McDonald becomes the 36th Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy
Jun12

Vice-Admiral McDonald becomes the 36th Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy

Vice-Admiral Art McDonald has officially assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) from Vice-Admiral Ron Lloyd in a ceremony that was held today. The formal change of command ceremony was presided over by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff at Her Majesty’s Canadian Dockyard, Halifax, home of Maritime Forces Atlantic. VAdm McDonald has...

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Game Changer: Wayne McKay, Galley Design Specialist, Smart Galley Designs
Jun10

Game Changer: Wayne McKay, Galley Design Specialist, Smart Galley Designs

In 1994, Wayne McKay was called upon by KPMG personnel search division to change careers from Executive Chef of the World Trade and Convention Centre in Halifax to a corporate F&B Cost Controller in charge of managing the food procurement in Moncton, N.B. This change marked the entrance of McKay into the marine industry. Here he was charged with...

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