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CDS Message: Upcoming appointment of the new Chief of the Defence Staff

January 12, 2021 at 2:09 pm

December 29, 2020 – Defence Stories I would like to offer my heartfelt congratulations to Vice-Admiral Art McDonald on his upcoming appointment to succeed me as your Chief of the Defence Staff. Vice-Admiral McDonald is an excellent leader who will continue to lead the men and women of the Canadian Armed Forces with distinction.I know he will enjoy the support of all Defence Team members across the organization. Over the next several days, we willRead More

Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance, signs the Change of Appointment certificate, alongside Outgoing Canadian Armed Forces Chief Warrant Officer (CAF CWO), CWO Alain Guimond, and Incoming CAF CWO, Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Gilles Grégoire, during the CAF CWO Change of Appointment Ceremony at Carling Campus in Ottawa, Ontario on 3 September, 2020.
Photo: Aviator Valerie Mailhot, Canadian Forces Support Group (Ottawa-Gatineau) Imaging Services

Chief Warrant Officer Alain Guimond retires as CAF CWO

September 22, 2020 at 3:30 pm

September 11, 2020 – Defence Stories Created in 1978, the Canadian Armed Forces Chief Warrant Officer (CAF CWO) is Canada’s most senior Non-Commissioned Member; a leader amongst leaders. It is a unique and challenging appointment and the result of years of dedication to the institution, consummate professionalism, excellence in service, and the embodiment of the military ethos. A change of appointment ceremony was held on September 3rd to bid farewell to outgoing CAF CWO, CWORead More

CDS statement on extremism and hateful conduct in the Armed Forces

CDS statement on extremism and hateful conduct in the Armed Forces

September 3, 2019 at 10:48 am

General Jonathan J.H. Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff On Thursday, August 22, the Chief of the Defence Staff, General Jonathan Vance participated in a media scrum following the Military Personnel Command Change of Command Ceremony. In his statement, General Vance addressed recent concerns about extremism and hateful conduct within the Canadian Armed Forces: What I want to do is ensure that you heard very clearly what I said in my Change of Command addressRead More

Canadian Armed Forces and Veterans Affairs Canada unveil new suicide prevention strategy

October 10, 2017 at 5:09 pm

National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces / Veterans Affairs Canada Last week Defence Minister Harjit S. Sajjan, Veterans Affairs Minister and Associate Minister of National Defence Seamus O’Regan, and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Veterans Affairs Sherry Romanado, and General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, announced a joint suicide prevention strategy that seeks to understand, address and mitigate risks of suicide among military personnel and veterans. The strategy was developed in partnershipRead More