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Auditor General Highlights Problems with Canadian Army Reserve Units

The auditor general identifies the critical shortage of soldiers in the Army Reserve, their lack of equipment and proper training all of which lead to disenchantment and dwindling numbers.  Reserve Force members have long been aware of these problems.  Regular Force members should also be concerned as the Reserve Army provides necessary backup which takes longer to prepare and train given the part-time nature of the Reserve.

The first written by Amanda Connolly, in ipolitics, 3 May 2016,

See: http://ipolitics.ca/2016/05/03/canadian-forces-army-reserve-lacks-soldiers-training-resources-ag-ac/

And this one from the Canadian Press, thanks to : Brian Koshul

Auditor General highlights problems with Canadian Army’s reserve units Canadian Press, May 3, 2016 Auditor General Michael Ferguson’s latest audit conducted a detailed examination of the problems faced by the Military’s part-time branch and found that even though there are 21,000 positions on the books, only 13,944 Reservists are considered active and ready for service. The federal government’s stated goal is to have a Reserve Force of 27,000. The audit goes into detail about how National Defence has not only failed to recruit for the part-time force, but Reservists are quitting at a rate faster than they can be replaced and doing so before they are fully trained. “In late 2015, National Defence set a goal to increase the Army Reserve by 950 soldiers (five per cent) by 2019. In our opinion, this goal will be difficult to achieve given the present rate of attrition,” said the Auditor’s report. The sweeping review also looked at training and found that many Reservists don’t receive certain basic weapons training, such as the use of a pistol or grenade launcher. They have been woefully unprepared for some duties in combat zones, such as convoy escort and force protection, and ill-equipped for missions at home like responding to forest fires and floods. When there is a domestic emergency, Reserve units are expected to assemble trained units of up to 600 soldiers, but Ferguson’s report noted that they were thrown into the field over the last few years – specifically in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba – without everything they needed, including essential items. “When we reviewed these reports, we found many instances of key equipment lacking, such as reconnaissance vehicles, command posts, and communications equipment,” the audit said. “We found that the Canadian Army has not defined the list of equipment that all Army Reserve units should have for training their soldiers and teams for domestic missions. This means that Army Reserve units may have to rely on other Canadian Armed Forces units to provide this equipment, but we were told that it is often not available.” The former Harper government was keen on highlighting the participation of Reservists, notably the Canadian Rangers, in annual Arctic exercises. In 2013, it staged a series of photo-ops with then-Prime Minister Stephen Harper shooting rifles and mingling with the troops, who are drawn from indigenous northern communities. The audit says the Army made a special effort to equip them, but even there Ferguson’s report found support wanting. “Following recent training exercises, these groups reported that they did not always have access to the equipment they needed to be self-sufficient, such as reliable communications and vehicles larger than light snowmobiles,” said the report. National Defence, in its response, agreed with the criticism and said it is working on the equipment issue. Ferguson also tore a strip off the government over how it balances and pays for Reservists, some of who are being called up to full-time duty. Under the law, a part-time soldier can be converted to full-time status for periods of between 180 days and three years. But those jobs can be -and often are – renewed for longer periods of time. It was one of the criticisms in retired Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie’s 2011 report, which was meant to overhaul administration at National Defence. Ferguson’s report goes a step further showing that as many as 1,704 part-time soldiers are on full-time duty, but the money to pay for them is being taken from the Reserve budget. “This means that the Canadian Army spent about 27 per cent of its overall Army Reserve pay and operating expenses on these full-time contracts, leaving less available for other Army Reserve activities,” said the report.

Summary materials from the CDA and CDA Institute 2016 Ottawa Conference on Security and Defence

 

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The passing of COLONEL HUGH PARKHILL STEWART, OStJ, CD

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COLONEL HUGH PARKHILL STEWART, OStJ, CD October 28, 1932 – December 22, 2015 Passed peacefully in the loving presence of his wife, daughters, son, step-son and brother-in-law following a recurrence of the cancers he had so valiantly beaten more than 7 years ago. Ever the optimist, always the warrior and loving Husband and Dad. Hugh’s absence will be grieved, yet his life celebrated by his wife of 25 years, Beverley Ann, his daughters Cathy (Mike Alfano), Karen (Ray Champagne), son Greg (Heather), step-sons Philip and Christopher and predeceased recently by step-son Richard Brooks. Loved Grandpa to grandchildren Elizabeth, Aaron, Joshua, Nieshe, Kathryn, Geoff and Grace and great-granddaughters Sydney and Sierra. Missed so much by his sister Joanne, predeceased by his brother Norman and parents Hugh and Louisa. Well loved by Bev’s brother John, wife Janet and their family, brother Mac Gordon in British Columbia and cousins of Bev. Hugh was the patriarch of the extended family of so many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and nephews and always loved to preside over the annual Stewart Family picnic in the summer. He was fortunate this past summer to visit with his dear friend John Clemence of England of the London Scottish Regiment and wife Heather and especially loved the opportunity to visit his Irish cousins in Belfast, Kate Murray (John) and Rosemary Finlay (Leslie) in July. Hugh’s career in banking with The Bank of Montreal saw him rise from young Teller to District Manager of many BMO banks and initiator of Private Banking. Hugh’s absence leaves a huge void in the life of his best friend Fred Moxon (Penny) and the multitude of friends of his and Bev’s of many many years, all the new friends in Swan Lake Village and his US friends in Florida. He had a 69-year association with the Toronto Scottish Regiment, entering as a Cadet and progressing through the ranks to Commanding Officer of the Regiment and then to Honorary Colonel of The Toronto Scottish Regiment (Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother’s Own). He was Aide de Camp for The Queen Mother on her several visits to “Her Regiment” and Hugh and Bev had many happy visits and luncheons with Her Majesty. Hugh attended The Queen Mum’s funeral at Westminster Abbey. Much more about his career in the Reserves, his involvement in a multitude of military organizations, 35 years as Secretary Treasurer of the Canadian Infantry Association, can be found on Facebook through Toronto Scottish Alumni, or Toronto Scottish Foundation, Regimental Association, Officers’ Association, City of Markham Queen’s Jubilee Committees, Markham District Veterans Association, Royal Canadian Legion 165, Officer of the Most Venerable Order of The Hospital of St. John of Jerusalem, Past President of the Royal Canadian Military Institute, Member of the Birch Cliff Masonic Lodge and longtime participant with his friends and their wives in the East/West Investment Club. We owe so much to the fine care he received from his many doctors, the Palliative Care Unit at Markham Stouffville Hospital and especially Dr. Ralph Gilbert, Princess Margaret Hospital (UHN). If you so wish, donations may be made to the Toronto Scottish Foundation, to Princess Margaret Hospital in Toronto or to Markham Stouffville Hospital in Hugh’s name. Resting at Chapel Ridge Funeral Home, 8911 Woodbine Ave., Markham (4 lights north of Hwy. 7), 905-305-8508. Visitation will be held on Sunday, December 27th from 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. Funeral service on Monday at 2 p.m. in the chapel. Private family interment. Online condolences may be made towww.chapelridgefh.com

ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT – 66TH LIST

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ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT – 66TH LIST

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1.    ON BEHALF OF HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN, SOVEREIGN OF THE ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT, HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL, THE RIGHT HONOURABLE DAVID JOHNSTON, CHANCELLOR AND EXTRAORDINARY COMMANDER OF THE SAID ORDER, HAS GIVEN ORDERS FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF THE FOLLOWING 106 CANADIAN ARMED FORCES PERSONNEL, BOTH REGULAR AND RESERVE, TO THE ORDER OF MILITARY MERIT

A.    TO BE COMMANDERS OF THE SAID ORDER (5)

(1) LGEN M.J. HOOD

(2) LGEN C.T. WHITECROSS (PROMOTED WITHIN ORDER)

(3) MGEN C. JUNEAU (PROMOTED WITHIN ORDER)

(4) RADM J.F. NEWTON (PROMOTED WITHIN ORDER)

(5) RADM W. TRUELOVE (PROMOTED WITHIN ORDER)

B.    TO BE OFFICERS OF THE SAID ORDER (21)

(2) CA

(A) BGEN L.A. BOTELHO DE SOUSA

(B) COL P.S. DAWE

(C) COL D.A. MACAULAY

(D) COL R.D.K. WALKER

(E) LCOL C. HARDING

(5) VCDS

(A) BGEN J.P.A. PELLETIER

(B) BGEN N.E. RUSSELL

(C) COL M.-H. ST-LOUIS

(D) CAPT(N) J. B. ZWICK

(E) LCOL R. ARMSTRONG

(F) MAJ J.F.P. LECLERC

(G) LCDR J.A. WILLISTON

C.    TO BE MEMBERS OF THE SAID ORDER (80)

(2) CA

(A) MAJ L.M.F. BURELLE

(B) MAJ J. PHILLIPS

(C) MAJ D.M. THORLAKSON

(D) CAPT J.R.A. DESLAURIERS

(E) CAPT K.W. GREGORY

(F) CAPT P.J. WHITE

(G) CWO R.J. BEAUDRY

(H) CWO W.J. BUCHANAN

(I) CWO M.E. DEMETRUK

(J) CWO D.J. HESSELL

(K) CWO G.E. HOEGI

(L) CWO J.R.L. LACOMBE

(M) CWO J.R.B. LAFONTAINE

(N) CWO J.G.D. PELLETIER

(O) CWO R.P.M. TALACH

(P) CWO C.T. TUCKER

(Q) MWO T.B. BUCHANAN

(R) MWO D.M. DOYLE

(S) MWO D.R. EAGLES

(T) MWO M.P. FOREST

(U) MWO W.E. LANG

(V) MWO N. MACQUEEN

(W) MWO T.K. NEILL

(X) WO T.D. BERUBE

(Y) WO S.A. DAIGLE

(Z) WO J.G.P. DESSUREAULT JR.

(AA) WO S.G. DEVEAU

(AB) WO J.D. HAWTIN

(AC) WO C.G. KAVANAGH

(AD) WO P.A. LEMIEUX

(AE) WO K.M. MACLEAN

(AF) WO J.J.W.L. MCADAM

(AG) WO A.P. PELLIZZARI

(AH) SGT J. PINCHIN

(AI) RANGER D. GOURLAY

(AJ) RANGER M. SCOTT

(AK) RANGER S.R. STEPHENS

(5) VCDS

(A) MAJ M.W. ROSIN

(B) CAPT C. HOMER

(C) CAPT T.H. SUTTON

(D) LT K.D. MULLEN

(E) CWO M.A. CORRIVEAU

(F) CWO E.J.J. CURTIS

(G) CWO J.G.D. LEGAULT

(H) CWO J.H. SAUNDERS

(I) MWO A.J. DURNFORD

(J) CPO 2 S.H. HAUGHN

(K) MWO G.S. LEBLANC

(L) MWO K.A. SEXSTONE

(M) WO K. JONES

(N) WO C.P. PROVOST

2.    NEWLY APPOINTED AND PROMOTED MEMBERS ARE LISTED ABOVE WITH SUBSTANTIVE RANK HELD AT TIME OF NOMINATION. THIS IS THE RANK AT WHICH PERSONNEL WERE NOMINATED, AND IS THE RANK APPEARING IN THE MINUTES OF THE ADVISORY COUNCIL MEETING, ON THE INSTRUMENT SIGNED BY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL, IN THE REGISTER AND THE CERTIFICATE OF APPOINTMENT. MPRRS WILL BE UPDATED BY DH R UPON RELEASE OF THIS CANFORGEN

3.    ON BEHALF OF THE CDS, I EXTEND MY SINCEREST CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL THE RECIPIENTS

HONOURS AND DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS ANNOUNCEMENT

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1.    ON BEHALF OF THE QUEEN, HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR GENERAL HAS APPROVED NATIONAL HONOURS FOR THE FOLLOWING DESERVING INDIVIDUALS

A.    MERITORIOUS SERVICE CROSS

(1) LCOL W.A. TAYLOR – FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AND LEADERSHIP AS CO OF T DART IN THE PHILIPPINES PROVIDING HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE POST SUPER TYPHOON HAIYAN, 13 NOV TO 19 DEC 13

(2) SGT T.G. GRANDY – FOR EXTRAORDINARY TENACITY AND PROFESSIONALISM AS A SAR TE DURING THE EVACUATION OF THREE BELGIAN SAILORS FROM A DAMAGED VESSEL UNDER SEVER ATLANTIC OCEAN WEATHER CONDITIONS, 20 SEP 11

B.    MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL

(1) LGEN M. DUBIE (USAF) – FOR OUTSTANDING DEDICATION AND PROFESSIONALISM TO NOR AND AS DCOMD OF USNORTHCOM, 2012 TO 2015

(2) COL R.B. MANN – FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM AS DMFS AT ND OTTAWA, 2012 TO 2015

(3) HCOL J.B. NEWMAN – FOR OUTSTANDING DEDICATION AND PROFESSIONALISM AS HCOL OF THE 48 HIGHRS, JUL 11 TO DEC 14

(4) CAPT(N) J.D. O REILLY – FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM AS PD FOR MAR EQPT PROG MGT STRATEGIC INITIATIVE, 2009 TO 2014

(5) COL J. STEWART (US ARMY) – FOR EXEMPLARY LEADERSHIP AND OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AS DCOS OPS, CJOC OTTAWA, 2013 TO 2015

(6) CDR J.R. BOYD – FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALISM AS CO OF HMCS REGINA WHILE DEPLOYED TO THE ARABIAN SEA, JUL 12 TO MAR 13

(7) HLCOL B. VOYER – FOR HIS TIRELESS SUPPORT AND DEDICATION TO THE CANADIAN RANGERS AND THE JUNIOR CANADIAN RANGERS AS HLCOL OF 2 CRPG, SINCE JUN 08

(8) MAJ P.L. BONNEVILLE – FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AS THE CANSOFCOM SPECI OPS LO TO THE US SOCOM, 2011 TO 2014

(9) MAJ W.M. CHURCH – FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND UNWAVERING PROFESSIONALISM TACTICAL COMD OF AIR TASK FORCE MALI WHILE DEPLOYED TO ISTRES, FRANCE, JAN TO AP 13

(10) MAJ J.M. FEYKO – FOR OUTSTANDING DEDICATION AND INSPIRATIONAL LEADERSHIP TO THE SOLDIER ON PROGRAM, SINCE 2012

(11) MAJ J.C.S. GREGOIRE – FOR HIS EXCEPTIONAL CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT A SUCCESS OF THE RCAF EXPEDITIONARY CAPABILITY AS A KEY LDR AT 2 AEW BAGOTVILLE, Q JUN 08 TO MAR 15

(12) MAJ R.P. MANSOUR – FOR VISIONARY LEADERSHIP AND SUPERB PERFORMANCE AS DENTA ADVISORY TM LDR WITHIN THE ARMED FORCES ACADEMY OF MEDICAL SCIENCES ADVISORY TEA IN AFGHANISTAN, JUN TO NOV 12

(13) SGT B. HARDING, MCPL J. IRVINE – FOR OUTSTANDING DEDICATION IN DEVELOPING A SPEARHEADING A GRASSROOTS MOVEMENT UTILIZING SOCIAL MEDIA TO REACH OUT TO CAF SERVING MEMBERS AND VETERANS WHO MAY HAVE BEEN IN DANGER OF HARMING THEMSELVES, DEC 13

2.    CMPC ALSO TAKES THE OPPORTUNITY TO ANNOUNCE DEPARTMENTAL AWARDS FOR THE FOLLOWING DESERVING INDIVIDUALS

A.    CDS COMMENDATION

(1) LCOL D.L. ERLANDSON – FOR EXCEPTIONAL PLANNING, METICULOUS MANAGEMENT AND SA LEADERSHIP RELATED TO THE CFC DISTANCE LEARNING JOINT COMMAND AND STAFF PROGRAMM SINCE FEB 03

(2) LCOL A. HEBER – FOR OUTSTANDING COMMITMENT AND TIRELESS DEDICATION AS A PSYCHIATRIST WITHIN THE CF H SVCS GP OTTAWA, SINCE 2006

(3) LCOL J.P.A. VEILLEUX – FOR LEADERSHIP, INITIATIVE AND WORK ETHIC AS MONUC SENIOR LO, JUL 13 TO AUG 14

(4) MAJ J.L.C. ASPIRAULT – FOR HIS PIVOTAL ROLE, FORESIGHT AND TACT AS EA TO THE CDS DESIGNATE DURING THE SEAMLESS TRANSITION TO THE NEW CDS, 22 JUN TO 17 JUL 15

(5) MAJ J.-A. FLAWN-LAFORGE – FOR OUTSTANDING DEDICATION AND PROFESSIONALISM IN THE DEVELOPMENT AND STEWARDSHIP OF THE CAF TRANSITION PROGRAMS, 2011 TO 2014

(6) CAPT R.A. APPLETON – FOR OUTSTANDING DEDICATION AND PROFESSIONALISM AS THE R REGT ADJT IN PETAWAWA, ON, 2010 TO 2015

(7) MWO E.A. DAWE – FOR PROVIDING INVALUABLE CONTRIBUTION TO THE DEVELOPMENT, IMPLEMENTATION AND SUSTAINMENT OF THE CAF CONDUCT AFTER CAPTURE PROGRAM IN KINGSTON, ON, SINCE 2008

(8) MWO J.-L. PROTEAU – FOR TIRELESS DEDICATION IN DEVELOPING THE ADVANCED LEADERSHIP PROGRAM DESIGNED FOR NCMS AT RMC SAINT-JEAN, QC, JUL 12 TO JAN 14

(9) MCPL C. LEJEUNE, CPL D. DROLET – FOR THEIR INTERVENTION, THEIR KNOWLEDGE OF TOWING AND FIRST AID FOLLOWING AN INCIDENT DURING A LIGHT ARMOURED VEHICLE III DRIVING COURSE IN VALCARTIER, QC, 28 JUN 10

(10) MCPL S. TOOR – FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM, REMARKABLE TRADE KNOWLEDGE AND DEDICATION AS THE LEAD ANALYST AND TM LDR FOR THE LAND FORCE INT CENTER S CONTRIBUTION TO THE CFINTCOM LED VISUAL RESPONSE TM UKRAINE, FEB TO JUN 14

(11) CPL D. LAROCQUE – FOR HIS PERSEVERANCE, HIS PARTICIPATION IN THE SOCHI 2014 PARALYMPIC GAMES AND HIS INTERACTIONS WITH THE MEDIA WHICH REFLECTED WELL ON THE CAF, SINCE 2007

(12) CPL J. LOVE – FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND LEADERSHIP DURING THE COMPLEX AIR EVACUATION OF A SERIOUSLY INJURED MEMBER AT CFB WAINWRIGHT, AB, 20 MAY 14

(13) MR. S. FOURNIER – FOR CONTRIBUTING TO THE SUCCESS OF THE REGIONAL WORKSHOP HALIFAX IN 2013 AND THE NATIONAL WORKSHOP IN OTTAWA IN 2014, AS TECHNICAL CO CHA OF THE COMMITTEE ORGANIZING THE FEDERAL CONTAMINATED SITES WORKSHOPS OF THE REAL PROPERTY INSTITUTE OF CANADA

B.    CF MEDALLION FOR DISTINGUISHED SERVICE

(1) MGEN J.P.Y.D. GOSSELIN (RETD) – FOR OUTSTANDING LEADERSHIP AND PROFESSIONALI AS CHAIR OF THE CDS ADVISORY GROUP IN OTTAWA, AUG 12 TO JUL 15

(2) COL M.S. GAGNE (RETD) – FOR STRONG WORK ETHIC AND INVALUABLE LEADERSHIP WHIL WORKING FOR D H SVCS PERS, SINCE 2004

(3) LCDR D.C. BEDFORD (RETD) – FOR OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION AS PD FOR THE CF WEATHER AND OCEANOGRAPHIC SERVICE TRANSFORMATION INITIATIVE AT NDH OTTAWA, 2007 TO 2015

(4) MR. M. AUBIN – FOR PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION AS VP PROMOTION AND MARKETING OF THE BAGOTVILLE INTERNATIONAL AIR SHOW, SINCE 1983

(5) DR. L.W. BENTLEY – FOR PROVIDING A GENERATION OF CAF LEADERS WITH INSPIRATIONAL AND VISIONARY DOCTRINE AS A MEMBER OF THE CDA DEFENCE TEAM IN KINGSTON, ON, SINCE 2005

3.    THE INFORMATION ABOVE REFLECTS THE SUBSTANTIVE RANK HELD BY THE MEMBERS AT TH DATE OF INCIDENT

4.    ON BEHALF OF THE CDS, I EXTEND MY SINCEREST CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL RECIPIENTS THE LEADERSHIP, PROFESSIONALISM AND DEDICATION YOU HAVE DISPLAYED REFLECT WELL O OUR DEFENCE TEAM

 

CDS Directive on Reserve Strategy 2015: Strengthening the Primary Reserve

CDS Initiating Directive Reserve (1)

Annex A (1)

Army (RegF) CO and RSM Appointments

CANADIAN ARMY CO AND RSM APPTS APS 2015 AND 2016

UNCLASSIFIED

1.       I AM PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING APPOINTMENTS FOR CANADIAN ARMY COMMAND (READ IN THREE COLUMNS: UNIT, POSITION, NAME):

A.      CO APPTS APS 2015

(1) 1 PPCLI, CO, LCOL L. RUTLAND

B.      RSM APPTS APS 2015

(1) 1 CER, RSM, CWO J. MCPHERSON

(2) 3 CDSB TECH SVCS, RSM, CWO D. COLOMBE

(3) 4 CDSB TECH SVCS, RSM, CWO S. DESJARDINS

C.      CO APPTS APS 2016

(1) RCD, CO, LCOL F. AULD

(2) LDSH, CO, MAJ M. LUBINIECKI (ON PROMOTION)

(3) 1 RCHA, CO, LCOL S. HAIRE

(4) 2 RCHA, CO, MAJ J. HAMPTON (ON PROMOTION)

(5) 4 REGT (GS), CO, MAJ K. BOUCKAERT (ON PROMOTION)

(6) 1 RCR, CO, LCOL S. MACBETH

(7) 3 PPCLI, CO, LCOL D. PROHAR

(8) 2 R22ER, CO, LCOL P. BOURQUE

(9) 3 R22ER, CO, LCOL F. PRUNEAU

(10) 2 CER, CO, LCOL J. SMITH

(11) 4 ESR, CO, LCOL C. COTTON

(12) TACTICS SCHOOL, CMDT, LCOL R. DOVE

(13) PSTC, CO, LCOL B. HEALEY

(14) 3 CDN DIV TC, CO, LCOL R. TESSELAAR

(15) CAIR, CO, LCOL L. ELLIOTT

(16) 5 CDSB PERS SVCS, CO, LCOL E. ANDRESEN

(17) 2 CDSB OPS SVCS, CO, LCOL F. CHAMBERLAND

(18) 2 CDSB SIGS SVCS, CO, MAJ Y. LAROUCHE

(19) 3 CDSB OPS SVCS, CO, LCOL C. FREDERICKSON

(20) 3 CDSB SIGS SVCS, CO, MAJ A. HEPBURN

(21) 21 EW REGT, CO, LCOL J. SMALL

(22) 2 CMBG HQ AND SIGS, CO, MAJ M. JANELLE

D.      RSM APPTS APS 2016

(1) RCD, RSM, MWO J. HEBERT (ON PROMOTION)

(2) 1 RCHA, RSM, MWO M. CAMPBELL (ON PROMOTION)

(3) 4 ESR, RSM, CWO G. MARTIN

(4) 5 CDSB OPS SVCS, RSM, CWO A. ARSENAULT

(5) 5 CDSB PERS SVCS, MWO, MWO D. MCNEIL

(6) 2 CDSB OPS SVCS, RSM, CWO A. CHAMPAGNE

(7) 2 CDSB PERS SVCS, MWO, MWO M. GAGNON

(8) 4 CDSB OPS SVCS, RSM, CWO L. PARSONS

(9) 4 CDSB PERS SVCS, MWO, MWO K. PYKE

(10) 3 CDSB OPS SVCS, RSM, CWO P. HOLWELL

2.       COMD CA, LGEN JMM HAINSE, CONGRATULATES YOU

3.       POSTING INSTRUCTIONS WILL BE ISSUED SEPARATELY IF APPLICABLE

 

Inaugural presentation of the Top Candidate Plaque and Medallion for the Rifle Section Commander Crse

Inaugural presentation of the Top Candidate Plaque and Medallion for the Rifle Section Commander Crse. These awards were presented by the Infantry School RSM, CWO Hamilton. As previously identified, the recipient was MCpl Volz from 3 PPCLI, who was presented with the plaque which will hang in a place of prominence within school lines. He was also presented with a medallion which he will keep as a memento of this accomplishment; RSCC Graduation this the pilot crse the ncmRSCC Graduation this the pilot crse the ncm

AMENDMENTS TO SENIOR APPOINTMENTS AND PROMOTIONS 2015 – GENERAL

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REFS: A. CANFORGEN 025/15 CDS 006/15 061938Z FEB 15
B. CANFORGEN 104/15 CDS 029/15 011916Z JUN 15

1.    FOLLOWING THE PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS (REF A AND B), IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO ANNOUNCE ADDITIONAL GENERAL AND FLAG OFFICER PROMOTIONS, APPOINTMENTS, AND RETIREMENTS THAT WILL OCCUR IN 2015. THESE PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS WILL SUPPORT RECENT DECISIONS ON MILITARY OPERATIONS AND INTERNATIONAL CONTRIBUTIONS, AND THEY REFLECT OUR ON-GOING COMMITMENT TO OPERATE AS A UNIFIED CANADIAN ARMED FORCES (CAF) LED BY REGULAR AND RESERVE FORCE OFFICERS. I WISH TO OFFER MY DEEPEST APPRECIATION FOR THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICES OF THOSE MOVING ON TO RETIREMENT, AND I OFFER MY HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS AND SINCEREST BEST WISHES TO THOSE TAKING ON NEW APPOINTMENTS AND NEW RESPONSIBILITIES

2.    THE FOLLOWING PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS RESULT FROM NEW SERVICE REQUIREMENTS:

A.    REAR-ADMIRAL J. BENNETT WAS APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL OF CAF STRATEGIC RESPONSE TEAM ON SEXUAL MISCONDUCT (CSRT-SM) IN SUPPORT OF OPERATION HONOUR, AT NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS (NDHQ), IN OTTAWA ON

B.    BRIGADIER-GENERAL T.L. HARRIS WAS APPOINTED SENIOR ADVISOR (SA) TO CDS, AT NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS (NDHQ), IN OTTAWA ON, RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT:

(1) COLONEL M.M. THERIAULT WAS PROMOTED ACTING WHILE SO EMPLOYED (AWSE) BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED DIRECTOR GENERAL PUBLIC AFFAIRS, AT NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS (NDHQ), IN OTTAWA ON, REPLACING BRIGADIER-GENERAL T.L. HARRIS

3.    PROMOTIONS AND APPOINTMENTS, RESULTING FROM RETIREMENTS, AS FOLLOWS:

A.    REAR-ADMIRAL E.M. STUART WILL RETIRE FROM SERVICE, RESULTING IN THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT:

(1) COLONEL W. LIEDKE WAS PROMOTED ACTING WHILE SO EMPLOYED (AWSE) BRIGADIER-GENERAL AND APPOINTED CHIEF OF STAFF ADM FIN (CS), AT NATIONAL DEFENCE HEADQUARTERS (NDHQ), IN OTTAWA ON

4.    FURTHER TO THE PREVIOUS ANNOUNCEMENTS, THE FOLLOWING GENERALS AND FLAG OFFICERS WILL RETIRE IN 2015 AFTER DISTINGUISHED SERVICE TO CANADA AND THE CANADIAN ARMED FORCES:

A.    REAR-ADMIRAL E.M. STUART

B.    BRIGADIER-GENERAL S.G. KENNEDY

5.    THE FOLLOWING PROMOTION AND APPOINTMENT RESULT FROM DECISIONS ON THE CAF CONTRIBUTION TO THE MIDDLE EAST STABILIZATION FORCE (MESF) / OP IMPACT:

A.    COLONEL J.A. IRVINE WILL BE PROMOTED TO THE RANK OF BRIGADIER- GENERAL (AWSE) AND APPOINTED COMMANDER JTF-I, REPLACING BRIGADIER- GENERAL (AWSE) M.H.L.BOURGON FOR THE NEXT SCHEDULED ROTATION

6.    INDIVIDUAL POSTING MESSAGES ARE DISPATCHED SEPARATELY FROM THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. PRESS RELEASES ARE TO BE COORDINATED WITH ADM (PA)/DPAO. ALL OFFICERS ARE TO FORWARD AN UPDATED BIOGRAPHY IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH AND A PHOTOGRAPH, AS APPLICABLE, HEAD AND SHOULDERS IN SERVICE DRESS UNIFORM WEARING THEIR NEW RANK TO NDHQ/DSA COORD

Recommendations of the Battle Honours Committee

THE ALLOCATION OF THE EMBLAZONABLE HONORARY DISTINCTIONS

CANFORGEN 031/15 CMP 014/15 111630Z FEB 15

UNCLASSIFIED

1.           IN NOVEMBER 2014 THE CANADIAN FORCES HONOURS POLICY COMMITTEE, ACTING AS THE CANADIAN FORCES BATTLE HONOURS COMMITTEE, CONCLUDED THAT FIVE UNITS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY WHICH CONTRIBUTED TO THE JOINT MOBILIZATION OF SPECIFIC COMPOSITE UNITS DURING THE SECOND WORLD WAR WERE NOT RECOGNIZED FOR THEIR CONTRIBUTIONS IN A FASHION SIMILAR TO OTHER UNITS OF THE CANADIAN ARMY

2.           IN KEEPING WITH CANADIAN MILITARY TRADITION AND PRECEDENT SET IN THE BATTLE HONOURS PROCESS AND ON THE UNANIMOUS RECOMMENDATION OF THE BATTLE HONOURS COMMITTEE, THE ARE AS FOLLOWS:

A.          THE WARTIME BADGE OF THE NORTH NOVA SCOTIA HIGHLANDERS WITH THE YEAR DATES QUOTE 1944-45 UNQUOTE TO THE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND REGIMENT (RCAC) IN RECOGNITION OF THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND HIGHLANDERS IN THE MOBILIZATION OF THE CANADIAN ACTIVE SERVICE FORCE (CASF) UNIT OF THE NORTH NOVA SCOTIA HIGHLANDERS, AND

B.          THE WARTIME BADGE OF THE REGINA RIFLE REGIMENT WITH THE YEAR DATES QUOTE 1944-45 UNQUOTE TO THE NORTH SASKATCHEWAN REGIMENT IN RECOGNITION OF THE ROLE PLAYED BY THE PRINCE ALBERT AND BATTLEFORD VOLUNTEERS IN THE MOBILIZATION OF THE CASF UNIT OF THE REGINA RIFLE REGIMENT

3.           THE AWARD OF HONORARY DISTINCTIONS TO THE FOLLOWING UNITS, IF AND WHEN THEY ARE EVER ACTIVATED FROM THE SUPPLEMENTARY ORDER OF BATTLE AND CONVERTED TO ARMOUR OR INFANTRY UNITS IS AUTHORIZED:

A.          THE WARTIME BADGE OF THE STORMONT, DUNDAS AND GLENGARRY HIGHLANDERS WITH THE YEAR DATES QUOTE 1944-45 UNQUOTE TO THE PRINCE OF WALES RANGERS (PETERBOROUGH REGIMENT) IN RECOGNITION OF THE ROLE PLAYED BY THAT REGIMENT IN THE MOBILIZATION OF THE CASF UNIT OF THE STORMONT, DUNDAS AND GLENGARRY HIGHLANDERS,

B.          THE WARTIME BADGE OF THE 12TH MANITOBA DRAGOONS WITH THE YEAR DATES QUOTE 1944-45 UNQUOTE TO THE MANITOBA MOUNTED RIFLES IN RECOGNITION OF THE ROLE PLAYED BY THAT REGIMENT IN THE MOBILIZATION OF THE CASF UNIT OF THE 12TH MANITOBA DRAGOONS, AND

C.          THE WARTIME BADGE OF THE 12TH MANITOBA DRAGOONS WITH THE YEAR DATES QUOTE 1944-45 UNQUOTE TO THE 2ND ARMOURED CAR REGIMENT IN RECOGNITION OF THE ROLE PLAYED BY THAT REGIMENT IN THE MOBILIZATION OF THE CASF UNIT OF THE 12TH MANITOBA DRAGOONS