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Army Commander Announces CO and RSM Appointments

LGen. Jocelyn Paul, Commander of the Canadian Army, recently announced commanding officer (CO) and regimental sergeant major (RSM) appointments for the Canadian Army for the 2022 and 2023 annual posting season (APS).

“I am pleased to announce the following appointments for the Canadian Army Command,” stated LGen. Paul in a Canforgen as he congratulated the new appointees.

LGen. Jocelyn Paul, Commander of the Canadian Army, recently announced commanding officer (CO) and regimental sergeant major (RSM) appointments for the Canadian Army for the 2022 and 2023 annual posting season (APS). Image info: Members of 2nd Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment regroup and prepare to mount up in a Light Armoured Vehicle (LAV 6) during a simulated assault at Saville Farm in the Wainwright training area, during Exercise MAPLE RESOLVE on May 11, 2022. Photo by: S1 Zach Barr, Canadian Armed Forces photo.

CO Appointments APS 2022

There was only one commanding officer appointment for APS 2022.

  • LCol. J.Y. Simard was appointed 5 SVC BN commanding officer starting Dec. 2022.

RSM Appointments APS 2022

The following are the RSM appointments for APS 2022:

  • CWO M.J. Crichton was appointed RSM at 5 Canadian Division TC in July 2022
  • CWO D.G. Waller was appointed CWO at 5 CSDB PERS SVCS in Sept. 2022
  • MWO P.J. Gagne was appointed SSM at 2 CDSB SIGS SVCS

CO Appointments APS 2023

The following are the commanding officer appointments for APS 2023:

  • LCol. D.M. Gray has been appointed Commanding Officer of LDSH
  • LCol. A.N. Siokalo has been appointed Commandant of RCAC School
  • LCol. P.D. Lanouette has been appointed Commanding Officer of 5 RALC
  • LCol. Y.J.G.N. Leclerc-Desjardins has been appointed Commandant of RCA School
  • LCol. J.M. Cox has been appointed Commanding Officer of 2 RCR
  • LCol. B.P. Rogerson has been appointed Commanding Officer of 3 RCR
  • LCol. C.F. Petersen has been appointed Commanding Officer of 1 PPCLI
  • LCol. M.J. Desroches has been appointed Commanding Officer 1 R22ER
  • LCol. M.T. Veitch has been appointed Commanding Officer of 1 CER
  • LCol. J.R.D. Martineau has been appointed Commanding Officer of 5 CER
  • LCol. D.M. Legarie has been appointed commandant at CFSME
  • LCol. M.E. Champagne has been appointed commandant of RCEME School
  • LCol. M.C.G. Audet has been appointed Commandant of CFSCE
  • LCol. M.D.J. Miller has been appointed Commandant of 5 CDN DIV TC
  • LCol. M.A. Panchana Moya has been appointed Commandant of 2 CDN DIV TC
  • LCol. J.F. Gauvreu has been appointed Commandant of CAAWC
  • LCol. C. Read has been appointed Commanding Officer of 1 SVC BN
  • LCol. A.J. Dillon has been appointed Commanding Officer of 2 SVC BN
  • LCol. B.M. Flemming has been appointed Commanding Officer of 5 CDSB OPS SVC
  • Maj. S.A. Barnett has been appointed Commanding Officer of 5 CDSB SIG SVC
  • LCol. O.G. Sylvain has been appointed Commanding Officer of 2 CDSB PERS SVC
  • LCol. E.J. Pelle has been appointed 2 CDSB TECH SVC
  • LCol. C.R. Hillier has been appointed Commanding Officer 4 CDSB OPS SVC
  • LCol. S.A.H. Godin has been appointed Commanding Officer of 4 CDSB PERS SVC
  • LCol. C.A. Butler has been appointed Commanding Officer 3 CDSB OPS SVC
  • LCol. R.A. Cooper has been appointed Commanding Officer of 3 CDSB PERS SVC
  • LCol. B.J. Churney has been appointed Commanding Officer of 3 CDSB TECH SVC
  • LCol. J.E. Andrechuk has been appointed Commanding Officer of CFB Suffield
  • Maj. J.A. Holsworth has been appointed Commanding Officer of 5 CMBG HQ and SIG SQN

RSM Appointments APS 2023

The following are RSM appointments for APS 2023:

  • CWO E.J.C. Breton has been appointed RSM at 12 RBC
  • MWO B. Plamondon has been appointed RSM at 4 REGT on promotion
  • CWO G. Seeloch has been appointed RSM at 3 RCR
  • CWO B.G. Worth has been appointed RSM at 1 PPCLI
  • MWO P. Ouellet has been appointed RSM at 1 R22ER on promotion
  • CWO G.F. Bernier has been appointed RSM at 2 CER
  • MWO J.G. Tremblay has been appointed RSM at Tactics School on promotion
  • CWO G.J. Whan has been appointed RSM at CAAWC
  • CWO B.W.C. Mercer has been appointed RSM at 21 EW REGT
  • MWO D. Noel has been appointed SSM at 3 CDSB SIGS SVC

All new commanding officers and RSM are required to take the mandatory unit command team course taking place from Feb. 6-16 at CACS Kingston. Any exceptions must be approved by DCOMD CA through CA talent management directorate.

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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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