Colonels & “4 Ringers” coming & going in 2010

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The following promotions and appointments will take effect in 2010:

Compiled by: E3161 Victoria Edwards (RMC 2003)

* 11336 Colonel Manfred Arndt, CD (RMC 1977) will be retiring as commander Canadian component NATO airborne early warning force in Geilenkirchen. He enrolled in the Canadian Forces under the Regular Officer Training Plan. In 1977 he graduated from the Royal Military College, Kingston, Ontario, with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree.

* 12389 Colonel Anthony Ashfield, C.D. (CMR 1980) will be appointed Director General coordination at NDHQ Ottawa. Colonel Anthony (Tony) Ashfield enrolled in the Canadian Armed Forces in July 1975 under the Regular Officer Training Program. Attending the Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean for five years, he graduated in May 1980 with a Bachelor of Administration and was commissioned into the Logistics Branch as an Army Supply Officer.

* M0050 Colonel Tony Battista MSM, CD (CMR 1980) will be appointed Chief of Staff Canadian Defence Academy in Kingston. Promoted to Colonel in June 2005, he was appointed Canadian Defence Attaché to Germany, Austria and Switzerland. Col Battista joined the Canadian Forces as a non-commissioned member and on completion of recruit and basic military police training he was posted to Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Ottawa as a patrol person and investigator. Upon selection for commissioning under the University Training Plan, he attended collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean and graduated with a degree in Business Administration in 1980.

* 13989 Colonel Michael Beaudette MSC, CD (RRMC 1983) will be appointed departmental security officer at NDHQ Ottawa. He has been Deputy Commander Operations Forces Command Headquarters in Ottawa.

* 14681 Col Marc Bigaouette, CD (CMR 1985) will be appointed Wing Commander 15 Wing in Moose Jaw and the Military Director of the NATO Flying Training in Canada Program (NFTC).

* Captain (N) Lynn Bisson OMM, CD (RMC 2003) will be appointed Director General Compensation and Benefits at NDHQ Ottawa. In 2003, she obtained a Masters of Defence Studies degree from the Royal Military College.

* 10654 Capt(N) Eric Bramwell, CD (RRMC 1976) will retire as project manager – arctic offshore patrol ship at NDHQ Ottawa.

* Col Shane A Brennan MSM, CD (RMC 2005) will be appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Special Operations Forces Command in Ottawa. He has a Masters of Arts in War Studies from the Royal Military College (2005). He has been awarded a Governor General Citation for the Medak Pocket Operation (1993), a Command Citation for leadership during CF Transformation (2006) and a Meritorious Service Medal for evacuation of Canadians from Lebanon in 2006.

* 16206 Col Francois Chagnon, OMM, CD (CMR 1988) will proceed on the advanced training list to undertake the National Security Programme at CFC Toronto. Promoted to his current rank in June 2009, he is currently serving as the J6 Coord on the staff of the Assistant Deputy Minister (Information Management) at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. Colonel Chagnon joined the Canadian Forces in 1983. He attended both Le Collège Militaire Royal de St-Jean and The Royal Military College of Canada, graduating in 1988 with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. Col Chagnon is a Professional Engineer, holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Military Sciences. He has served on 5 deployed operations: Cyprus, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Central African Republic, Kosovo, and Afghanistan.

* E2535 Col Daniel Chicoyne (RMC 2001) will be appointed Director Flight Safety at NDHQ Ottawa.

* E1192 Col John Crosman, CD (RMC 1999) will be appointed Command Director Deputy Commander-in-Chief North American Aerospace Defence Command in Colorado Springs. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Royal Military College of Canada.

* 16227 Col Martin Cournoyer, CD (CMR 1983) will be appointed Director Air Staff Coordination at NDHQ Ottawa. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1983. A Science graduate of the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean he was awarded his pilot wings in 1989.

* 12653 Colonel R G Davis, CD (RMC 1980) will be appointed Senior Principal Chief of Review Services at NDHQ Ottawa. Col Davis enrolled in the CF in 1976 through the ROTP. He graduated from RMC Kingston in 1980 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Science.

* 10098 Colonel Patrick Dowsett, CD (RMC 1974) will be retiring as Director Air Staff Coordination at NDHQ Ottawa. Following four years at the Royal Military College at Kingston, Ontario, he graduated in June 1974 with a degree in Political Science. He received his wings in 1975. Over the course of his flying career, Col Dowsett has been qualified on eight aircraft types, accumulating over 6,600 flying hours.

* E1499 Col Christian Drouin, CD (RMC 2005) will be appointed Wing Commander 1 Wing in Kingston. He is an honour graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor Degree in Military Art and Science. An accomplished athlete, he completed multiple marathons, Ironman triathlons, and a World Triathlon Military Championship as part of the CF CISM team.

* 13400 Col Mark Dussault, CD (CMR RMC 1983) will proceed on the advanced training list to undertake CDA language training at CFLS Ottawa. He was appointed G7 Deputy Assistant Chief Of Staff, Training and Exercise Planning, NATO Rapid Deployment Corps – Turkey. Colonel Mark Dussault enlisted in May 1978. He attended the Military Colleges at Saint Jean and Kingston, where he obtained a Bachelor’s degree in engineering in 1983.

* 16247 Col Nicolas Eldaoud MSC, CD (CMR 1988) will proceed on the advanced training list to undertake the national security programme at CFC Toronto. Colonel Eldaoud joined the Canadian Forces in Montreal in June 1983. He began his studies at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, and received his bachelor’s degree at the Royal Military College of Kingston in 1988.

* 15111 Col Tom Endicott, CD (RRMC 1986) will be appointed Commander 2 Area Support Group in Petawawa. Colonel Tom Endicott enrolled under the Regular Officer Training Plan, and graduated from the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree in 1986. He completed a Master of Defense Studies in 2002.

* 12665 Colonel Michael (Mike) Gallant, CD (RRMC 1980) has been serving as Senior Principal Chief of Review Services at NDHQ Ottawa. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1976 under the Regular Officer Training Plan (ROTP). He has both a Bachelor and a Master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, ON.

* B0186 Col Richard Giguère, CD (CMR 1991) will be appointed Deputy Commander Joint Task Force Afghanistan. Col Richard Giguère enrolled in the Canadian Forces under the Officer Candidate Training Plan in August 1979. He was posted to the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean in 1991-3. Still completing his PhD in political science, Col Giguère holds a BA with Honours in Military and Strategic Studies from the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean.

* 13432 Captain(N) Richard Gravel, CD (CMR 1983) will be appointed Commanding Officer Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Scott in Halifax. Captain(N) Richard Gravel joined the Canadian Forces in 1979. He completed his initial officer training in Chilliwack, BC, and attended College Militaire Royal de St. Jean and then Royal Military College in Kingston, graduating with a BEng in Computer Engineering in 1984. In addition, Capt(N) Gravel received his Masters of Defence Studies (MDS) from the Canadian Defence Academy in 2002.

* 12557 Captain (N) Gilles Hainse, CD (RMC 1980) assumed Command of FMF Cape Scott on 21 December 2005. He will be retiring in 2010. He is a graduate of the Royal Military College, having finished his Mechanical Engineering degree in 1980.

* Capt(N) Marcel Hallé OMM, CD (RMC 2003) will proceed on the advanced training list to undertake the national security programme at CFC Toronto. He is a graduate of the Command and Staff Course at the Canadian Forces College where he obtained a Masters in Defence Studies (2003). Captain(N) Hallé has worked extensively with other navies, including the Royal Navy, the United States Navy and in 2001 served on exchange with the Royal Australian Navy for two years in support of the Collins Class submarines in Perth, Western Australia.

* Col Bernd Horn, OMM, MSM, CD was appointed Director Training and Education Canadian Defence Academy in Kingston. Dr. Horn is a member of the Board of Governors at the Royal Military College. He has authored, co-authored, or edited 28 + books including The Canadian Way of War: Serving the National Interest, Warrior Chiefs: Perspectives on Senior Canadian Military Leaders, and Paras vs the Reich: Canada’s Paratroopers at War, 1942-1945.

* Col Scott G. Kennedy, CD will be appointed Commander 1 Area Support Group in Edmonton. He is currenty employed as the Project Manager for the Infantry Fighting Vehicle Project. He has a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from RMC.

* 13064 Col Mario Lagrange, CD (RMC 1981) will be appointed Director Aerospace Equipment Business Management/Chief Of Staff At NDHQ Ottawa. Colonel Mario Lagrange received his Baccalaureate in Mechanical Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1981.

* 15355 Col Pierre Lamontagne, CD (CMR RMC 1981) will be appointed Canadian Forces Liaison Officer To Africom Headquarters In Stuttgart, Germany. Colonel Lamontagne joined the Canadian Forces in 1981. He attended CMR St-Jean and RMC Kingston, graduating in 1986 with an undergraduate degree in Applied Sciences.

* 12984 Col Stephen Laplante, CD (RMC 1982) will be appointed Director Protocol And Foreign Liaison at NDHQ Ottawa. Colonel Stephen LaPlante graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1982 and was commissioned into the Canadian Military Engineers.

* Col Michel Latouche, CD (RMC 2010) will proceed on the Advanced Training List to undertake CDA Language Training at CFLS Ottawa. He will be completing a Masters in Defence Management and Policy with Royal Military College in Kingston very shortly.

* 16975 Col Omer Lavoie, MSC, CD (RRMC 1989) will be appointed Commander 1 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Edmonton. Colonel Omer Lavoie joined the CF in 1983 as a private soldier in the Lake Superior Scottish Regiment. Upon high school graduation, he transferred to the Regular Force and attended Royal Roads Military College from 1985-1989.

* Col Greg Loos (RMC 1994) will proceed on the Advanced Training List to attend the Royal College of Defence Studies in London, UK. He attended the Royal Military College of Canada in pursuit of his Masters of Electrical Engineering in 1994, specializing in microwave engineering and antenna design.

* 14154 Col Guy Maillet, CD (RMC 1983) will be appointed Commandant Royal Military College Saint-Jean. Colonel Guy Maillet enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1979 and graduated from the Royal Military College in Kingston with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Commerce in 1983. Since then he has also obtained a Masters in War Studies and a Masters of Strategic Studies.

* Col Mark Matheson, CD will be appointed J4/Deputy Chief Of Staff Support Canada Command In Ottawa. Colonel Matheson has a Master of Arts degree in War Studies from the Royal Military College of Canada.

* Col Robert Mazzolin, OMM, CD (RMC 1984) will be appointed Commandant Canadian Forces Information Operations Group at NDHQ Ottawa. Colonel Mazzolin graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) in 1984.

* 14472 Col Karl McQuillan, CD (RMC 1984) will be appointed J3/Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command in Ottawa. Colonel McQuillan enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1980. He attended the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston (Ontario), graduating with a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 1984.

* 15850 Col René Melançon, CD (CMR RMC 1987) was appointed Director of Programmes Canadian Forces College in Toronto. Colonel René Melançon was enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1982 under the ROTP program. He attended the Collège Militaire in St Jean for a year and then the Royal Military College in Kingston, graduating with a Bachelor in Fuels and Material Engineering with “magna cum laude”.

* 13495 Col Ivy Miezitis, CD (CMR 1983) will be appointed Military Liaison Officer/Deputy Chief Of Staff Task Force Command DRC Kinshasa, Democratic Rep Congo. He has been serving as Director Strategic Readiness at NDHQ Ottawa since July 2008. Colonel Ivy Miezitis enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1978 and subsequently attended the Collège Militare Royal in St-Jean, Quebec and the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, Ontario where he completed an engineering degree. Colonel Miezitis is an avid team sport enthusiast.

* 13004 Capt(N) Stuart Moors, CD (CMR 1982) will proceed on the Advanced Training List to undertake CDA Language Training at CFLS Ottawa.

* 13511Col Bernard Ouellette (CMR 1982) will be appointed Chief Of Staff Land Force Quebec Area Headquarters in Montreal. Colonel Ouellette joined the Canadian Forces at Collège Militaire Royal St-Jean. He completed a Bachelor’s degree in business administration, a Master in Arts in War Studies, and a Master in Arts in Security, Defence Management and Politics.

* 13782 Col Gerald Pratt (RRMC RMC 1983) will be appointed Director Air Programs at NDHQ Ottawa. Colonel Pratt joined the Canadian Forces and entered Royal Roads Military College, in 1978, and graduated from the Royal Military College (RMC) of Canada with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. In 1986, Colonel Pratt returned to RMC for post-graduate training to complete his Master of Engineering degree.

* 14351 Col Jean-François Riffou (CMR 1984) was appointed Chief of Staff, Chief of Military Personnel at NDHQ Ottawa. Colonel Jean-François Riffou graduated from Le Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, Quebec, in 1984 with a Bachelor of Business Administration

* 12231 Col John.B. Roeterink, OMM, CD (RMC 1979) will be appointed Task Force El Gorah/Chief of Liaison and Canadian Contingent Commander in Sinai. Colonel Roeterink is an engineering graduate from the Royal Military College, Class of 1979.

* 14083 Col Steve Sibbald (RRMC RMC 1983) will be appointed Director Aerospace Equipment Program Management (Radar and Communications Systems) at NDHQ Ottawa. Col Steve Sibbald joined the Canadian Forces in 1978 as an Airframe Technician as a reservist. A year later he was accepted into the Regular Officer Training Plan, and after two years at Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, B.C. and two at the Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) in Kingston, Ontario, he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering Physics.

* 14084 Capt(N) Don F. Smith (RMC 1983) will be appointed Commanding Officer/N4em Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton in Victoria. Captain (Navy) Don Smith joined the Canadian Forces in 1979 and graduated from the Royal Military College in 1983 with a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering.

* 15456 BGen Pierre St-Amand OMM, CD (CMR-RMC 1986) will be appointed Director of Staff. He had served as special advisor to the Chief of the Defence Staff at NDHQ Ottawa. He joined the Canadian Forces on 12 June 1981. He graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1986.

* B0178 Col Pierre St-Cyr, MSM, CD (CMR 1990) will be appointed Canadian Defence Attache (Russia). Colonel St-Cyr completed the Officers’ University Training Plan from 1988 to 1990 and received a Bachelor’s degree in Military and Strategic Studies from the Collège militaire royal de St-Jean (CMR).

* 13289 Col John Tattersall, CD (RRMC RMC 1981) was appointed Director Western Hemisphere Policy at NDHQ Ottawa. Colonel John Tattersall, the son of an engineer, at a tender age joined the militia engineers as a Sapper. He was released from the militia to attend Royal Roads Military College and the Royal Military College of Canada.

* 16158 Captain(N) Mark B. Watson, CD (RRMC RMC 1987) will be appointed Commandant Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa) at NDHQ Ottawa. Following family tradition, he joined the Canadian Forces in 1983. However, unlike his father (who was a proud tank driver), he decided to make the Navy his home. After attending Royal Roads Military College he transferred to the Royal Military College (RMC) where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1987.

* 15187 Colonel David Weger, CD (RRMC 1986) is Director Health Services Delivery, CF Health Services Group HQ in Ottawa. He attended Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, British Columbia, graduating in 1986 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Military History and Strategic Studies.

* Col Rob Williams (RRMC RMC) will be appointed Director Geospatial Intelligence at NDHQ Ottawa. Colonel Rob Williams received a degree in Electrical Engineering (BEng) after attending both Royal Roads and Royal Military College.