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CDS announced General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions and retirements


Last week the Chief of the Defence Staff, Gen. Jonathan Vance, announced an initial list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements that will occur in 2017.

“It is my privilege to congratulate the newest General and Flag Officers of the Canadian Armed Forces. You reflect our ongoing commitment to operate as a unified CAF led by Regular and Reserve Force officers. To those retiring, I offer my deepest appreciation for your services and sacrifices, and those of your families, and wish you all the best in your next adventure,” said Gen. Vance.

LGen.  J.A.J. Parent will be appointed Acting Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, at National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa, resulting in the following promotions and appointments:

o MGen. J.C.G. Juneau will be promoted to the rank of Lieutenant-General and appointed Deputy Commander Allied Joint Force Command Naples, in Naples, Italy, replacing LGen. J.A.J. Parent.

BGen. C.J. Turenne will be promoted to the rank of Major-General and appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Army, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Major-General J.C.G. Juneau.

BGen. D.A. Macaulay will be appointed Commander 5th Canadian Division, in Halifax, replacing BGen. C.J. Turenne.

BGen. (acting while so employed) S.R. Kelsey will be appointed Director General Army Land Capability Development (DGLCD), at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing BGen. D.A. Macaulay.

· MGen. (acting while so employed) M.N. Rouleau will be promoted substantive to the rank of Major-General and will continue to serve in his current appointment, Commander Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, in Ottawa.

· MGen. J.C. Madower has retired after distinguished service to Canada and the CAF.

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Mishall Rehman

Originally from Atlanta, GA, Mishall is a freelance journalist pursuing her passion for writing in her new homeland Canada. She currently lives in Trenton, ON with her husband.

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