Sr. Promotions, Appointments, Retirements Announced

Among the many changes – Maj.-Gen. M.J. Ward (photo) will be appointed Commander Canadian Defence Academy in Kingston, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.P.Y.D. Gosselin.

M.N.D. Announces  Canadian Forces Senior Promotions, Appointments & Retirements

The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, is pleased to announce the senior Canadian Forces (CF) promotions and appointments for 2010. These officers lead the CF in defending Canada’s values, interests and sovereignty at home and abroad.

“The men and women of the Canadian Forces are performing at a very demanding tempo and strong leadership is essential for our continued success,” said Minister MacKay. “I firmly believe that these General Officers and Flag Officers, with their knowledge, experience and skills will rise to the challenges that lie ahead of them.”

“I have trust and confidence that these men and women possess the critical leadership attributes to assume these key appointments and command positions both in Canada and internationally,” said General Walter Natyncyzk, Chief of the Defence Staff. “I know these senior officers, and I am confident in their ability to excel in leading the men and women under their command.

The following promotions, appointments and retirements for Regular Force senior officers will take place in 2010:

We cherry picked as many Ex cadets from the original list that we recognized.  We apologize in advance if we did inadvertenly miss anyone…and we likely did!

— Vice-Admiral J.A.D. Rouleau will be appointed Canadian military representative to the NATO in Brussels, replacing Lt.-Gen. C.J.R. Davis, who will be retiring;

— Maj.-Gen. S.A. Beare will be appointed Deputy Commander – NATO Training Mission- Afghanistan (NTM-A) International Security Assistance Force HQ in Afghanistan, replacing Maj.-Gen. M.J. Ward;

— Rear Admiral N.S. Greenwood will be appointed Commander Joint Task Force Pacific and Commander Maritime Forces Pacific in Esquimalt, replacing Rear Admiral T.H.W. Pile, who will be retiring;

— Maj.-Gen. J.M.M. Hainse will be appointed Deputy Director General International Security Policy at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore D.C. Gardam;

— Rear Admiral P.A. Maddison will be appointed Assistant Chief of the Maritime Staff at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Rear Admiral N.S. Greenwood;

— Maj.-Gen. M.J. Ward will be appointed Commander Canadian Defence Academy in Kingston, replacing Maj.-Gen. J.P.Y.D. Gosselin;

— Commodore R.W. Greenwood will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed commander Canadian Defence Liaison Staff (Washington), replacing Maj.- Gen. D.W. Langton, who will be retiring;

— Commodore M.F.R. Lloyd will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed Chief of Force Development at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. S.A. Beare;

— Brig.-Gen. J.A.J. Parent will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Deputy Commander Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. P.J. Devlin;

— Brig.-Gen. J.M.C. Rousseau will be promoted to Maj.-Gen. and appointed Chief of Defence Intelligence at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. M.G. MacDonald, who will be retiring;

— Commodore A.M. Smith will be promoted to Rear Admiral and appointed  Chief of Military Personnel at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Maj.-Gen. W. Semianiw;

— Brig.-Gen. R.V. Blanchette will be appointed Director General Assistant Deputy Minister (Public Affairs) at NDHQ Ottawa;

— Commodore P.T.E. Finn will be appointed Director General Maritime Equipment Program Management at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore R.W. Greenwood;

— A/Brig.-Gen. C.R. King will be promoted to Brig.-Gen and appointed Director General Operations, Strategic Joint Staff at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. R.V. Blanchette;

— Brig.-Gen. J.C. Madower will be appointed Assistant Chief Military Personnel at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore A.M. Smith;

— Brig.-Gen. E.N. Matern will be appointed Chief of Staff (Operations) Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen.J.A.J. Parent;

— Brig.-Gen. D.B. Millar will be appointed Director of Operations, Defence/International Security, Foreign and Defence Policy Secretariat at the Pricy Council Office in Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.M.C. Rousseau;

— Brig.-Gen. D.G. Neasmith will be appointed to the Combined Security Transition Command Assistant Commanding General for Afghan national army development in Afghanistan, replacing Brig.-Gen. P.F. Wynnyk;

— Acting Brig.-Gen. J.G.E. Tremblay was promoted to Brig.-Gen. and remains as Deputy Commanding General (US) I Corps in Fort Lewis, Washington;

— Brig.-Gen. J.H. Vance will be appointed Director General Land Capability Development at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.R.A. Tremblay;

— Brig.-Gen. P.F. Wynnyk will be appointed Commander Land Force Western Area in Edmonton, replacing Brig.-Gen. M.P. Jorgensen;

— Capt. (Navy) M.S. Adamson will be promoted to Commodore and appointed  Project Manager Canadian Surface Combatant at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore P.T.E. Finn;

— Col. K.A. Corbould will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Deputy Commander 10 Mountain Division HQ in Afghanistan;

— Col. F.A. Lewis will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed Commander Land Force Central Area in Toronto, replacing Brig.-Gen. J.G.J.C. Collin;

— Col. D.J. Milner will be promoted to Brig.-Gen. (acting while so employed) and appointed Commander Joint Task Force in Afghanistan replacing Brig.-Gen. J.B.D. Menard;

— Capt. (Navy) D.L. Sing will be promoted Commodore (acting while so employed) and appointed Director General Naval Personnel at NDHQ Ottawa, replacing Commodore L.M. Hickey;

— Col. J.P.J. St-Amand was promoted to Brig.-Gen. and appointed J5  Director Strategic Plans in Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) HQ, Mons Casteau, Belgium.

After distinguished service to the CF and Canada, the following senior officers will complete their careers and retire from the CF Regular Force in 2010:

— Maj.-Gen. J.D.A. Hincke;

— Rear Admiral T.H.W. Pile;

— Brig.-Gen. D.A. Davies;

— Brig.-Gen. J.P.P.J. Lacroix; Former RMC-C DCdt & Comdt

— Brig.-Gen. T.F.J. Leversedge;

— Brig.-Gen. J.J. Selbie; and

— Brig.-Gen. K.W. Watkin.

One Comment

  • MGen Mike Ward

    March 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    Bill:

    Great article and thanks for the coverage. Could you add me to the address list–I’ve been way out of touch.

    Best regards,

    Mike