DND promotions and appointments Colonel/Captain(N)
DND ANNOUNCEMENT
© 2019 FrontLine (Vol 16, No 1)

On 4 March, General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), announced the list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) Colonel and Captain(Navy) retirements, appointments, and promo­tions, for 2019.


The following officers have retired or will retire in 2019

Colonel P.C. Allan Colonel J. Jardine
Colonel F. Bariteau Captain(N) S. Jorgensen
Captain(N) J.R.R. Brisson Captain(N) S.P. Osborne
Captain(N) D.A. Colbourne Colonel D.P. Matsalla
Colonel H.G. Coombs Colonel C.R. Namiesnowski
Captain(N) J. Couillard Colonel D.A. Orr
Colonel J.M.A. Guevremont Colonel G. Petrolekas
Colonel C.D. Harris Colonel H.N. Smith
Colonel R.A.T. Harvie Colonel K.N. Whittaker
Captain(N) S.E. Hooper Captain(N) D.M.C. Young

Colonel and Captain(Navy) Appointments 2019

Colonel J.A.D. Abboud will be appointed Commander 2nd Canadian Division Support Group, in Montreal, replacing Colonel L.H.P.S. Boucher.

Colonel G.M. Adamson will proceed to the advanced training list to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at Canadian Forces College in Toronto.

Captain(N) J.S. Armstrong will be appointed Chief of Staff, Naval Staff, in Ottawa, replacing Captain(N) D.M.C. Young, who will retire.

Colonel T.M. Arsenault will be appointed Brigade Commander 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, Canadian Army, in Valcartier, replacing Colonel J.R.S. Boivin.

Colonel D.P.J. Bazin will proceed to the advanced training list at the Canadian Forces Language School, in Gatineau.

Colonel J.R.J. Bernier will proceed to the advanced training list at the Canadian Forces Language School, in Gatineau.

Captain(N) J.F.A. Boisjoli will proceed to the advanced training list at the Canadian Forces Language School, in Gatineau.

Captain(N) J.J.L.D. Bouchard will proceed to the advanced training list to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, in Washington, DC.

Colonel L.H.P.S. Boucher will be appointed Director Strategic Communications, at MILPERSCOM, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel K.D. Brodie.

Captain(N) M.D. Bowen will be appointed Commander Fifth Maritime Operations Group, in Halifax.

Captain(N) J.R. Boyd will be appointed Commander Naval Personnel and Training Group, in Esquimalt, replacing Captain(N) M. Drews.

Colonel K.D. Brodie will be appointed Commander, CMSG, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel C.J. Zimmer.

Colonel K.D. Brown will be appointed Canadian Defence Attaché Afghanistan, in Kabul, replacing Colonel J.V. Pumphrey.

Captain(N) S.W. Carter will be extended until APS 20, as Canadian Defence Liaison Officer Homeland Defence Pacific Fleet, in Hawaii.

Colonel A.D. Chafai will be appointed Assistant Chief of Staff Reserve, 2 Cdn Div, in Montreal, replacing Colonel D.J.E. Roussel.

Captain(N) M.D. Coates will be appointed Director Human Rights and Diversity, at DGMP, in Ottawa.

Colonel S.A. Connor will be appointed Deputy Commander Combined Aerospace Operations Centre, in Tyndall, Florida.

Colonel D.S. Constable will be appointed Fighter Capability Requirement, at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel N. Gagne.

Colonel B.S. Cook will be appointed Commander 14 Wing, in Greenwood, replacing Colonel G.M. Adamson.

Colonel L.E.R. Dencsak will be appointed Director Armoured Vehicles Program Management, at DGLEPM, in Gatineau, replacing Colonel C.C. Moyle.

Colonel E.M.C. Deri will be appointed Branch Head (Support) Standing Joint Logistics Support Group Headquarters, in Casteau, Belgium, replacing Colonel B.D. Herve.

Colonel P.J. Doyle will be appointed Air Force Advisor Canadian Defence Liaison Staff London, replacing Colonel D.E. Molstad.

Captain(N) M. Drews will be appointed Commanding Officer, Fleet Maintenance Facility Cape Breton, in Esquimalt, replacing Captain(N) S.E. Hooper who will retire.

Colonel J.S. Dubois will be appointed Director Personnel Generation Requirements at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel F. Bariteau who retired.

Colonel F.K. Ebner will be appointed Deputy Director Operations, NORAD, in Colorado Springs, replacing Colonel D.P.J. Bazin.

Colonel C.A. Forestier will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at Canadian Forces College, in Toronto.

Captain(N) E.G. Forward will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at the Eisenhower School For National Security and Resource Strategy, in Washington, DC.

Colonel R.M. Foster will be appointed Canadian Defence Attaché Ukraine, in Kieve, replacing Colonel R.B. Irwin.

Colonel W.R. Foster will be appointed Instructor Faculty Advisor in Rome, Italy.

Colonel N. Gagné will be appointed Commander, 3 Wing, Bagotville, replacing Colonel F.W. Radiff.

Captain(N) N. Garcia is appointed Director Military Strategic Communications, in Ottawa.

Colonel K.M. Gash will be appointed Director Army Personnel Management, at CA HQ in Ottawa, replacing Colonel J.S. Dubois.

Captain(N) J.J.Y. Germain will be appointed Naval Adviser, Canadian Defence Liaison Staff London, UK, replacing Captain(N) M.R. Aucoin.

Colonel L.J. Girouard will be appointed Commander, 2 Wing, Bagotville, replacing Colonel L.R.J. Guillette.

Colonel J.A.D. Goulet will be appointed Intelligence Liaison Officer, Ministerial Liaison Team, Op Impact, replacing Colonel F.P. Ratte.

Colonel S.G. Graham will be appointed Commander Canadian Combat Support Brigade, 5th Canadian Division, Canadian Army, in Kingston, replacing Colonel J.M.A. Lafortune.

Captain(N) R.C. Gray will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at Canadian Forces College, in Toronto.

Colonel M. Gros-Jean will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at Canadian Forces College, in Toronto.

Colonel J.C. Guiney will be appointed Deputy Commander, JTF-I, Op Impact, replacing Colonel Acting While So Employed S.D.C. Trenholm.

Colonel J.J.P. Hache will be appointed Canadian Defence Attaché France, in Paris, replacing Colonel J.J.Y. Germain.

Colonel M.P. Haussmann will be appointed CADTC Chief of Staff Reserves, in Kingston, replacing Colonel J.G.S. Tardiff.

Colonel J.D. Hawthorne will be appointed Commander 12 Wing Shearwater, replacing Colonel S.A. Connor.

Colonel C.A. Heilman will be appointed Director of Cadets, at Royal Military College, in Kingston, replacing Colonel C.C. Ayotte.

Colonel B.D. Hervé will be appointed Military Assistant, at SHAPE, Casteau, Belgium replacing Colonel A.H.J. Schwab.

Captain(N) A.C. Hingston will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at the Naval War College in Newport, Rhode Island.

Colonel D.K. Hobbs will be appointed Rear Chief of Staff, 1 Cdn Div, in Kingston, replacing Colonel J.P. Davis.

Captain(N) J.J. Hutchinson will be appointed Director Naval Strategic Management, at NDHQ, replacing Captain(N) D. Patchell.

Colonel J.R. Jensen will be appointed Director Logistic Programs, at NDHQ, replacing Colonel T.S. Morrison.

Colonel M. Koestner will be appointed Director Arms Control Verification, at NDHQ, replacing Colonel C.R. Namiesniowski who will retire.

Colonel E. Laforest will be appointed National Command Element Commander Task Force Latvia, in Riga, replacing Colonel J.J. Major.

Colonel J.M.A. Lafortune will proceed to the Advanced Training List at the Canadian Forces Language School, in Gatineau.

Colonel D.J. Lambert was appointed Director Information Management Engineering and Integration at DGIMTSP, in Ottawa.

Colonel J.G. Langelier will be appointed Chief of Staff, 2 Cdn Div HQ, in Montreal, replacing Colonel J.J. Richard.

Colonel T.J. Leigh will be appointed Director Canadian Army Land Warfare Centre in Kingston, replacing Colonel D.A. Russel.

Colonel Y.N. Lemieux will be appointed G6, Director Land Command and Information, at CA HQ in Ottawa, replacing Colonel S.M. Parsons.

Colonel J.G.P. Lemyre will be appointed Commander 3rd Canadian Division Support Group, Canadian Army, in Edmonton, replacing Colonel J.P.S. Mckenzie.

Colonel J.P. Levasseur will be appointed Senior Liaison Officer, United States European Command, in Stuttgart, Germany, replacing Colonel W.R. Foster.

Colonel P.A. Lockhart will be appointed Deputy Commander Strategic Delivery, in Amman, Jordan, replacing Colonel J.E. Landry.

Colonel J.A. MacCaul will be appointed Director Aerospace Equipment Program Management (Tactical Aviation and Simulation), in Ottawa, replacing Colonel J.J.P Haché.

Colonel J.J. Major will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at Canadian Forces College, in Toronto.

Colonel J.D.S. Masson will be appointed Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) J3, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel E. Laforest.

Colonel J.P.S. Mckenzie will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at Canadian Forces College, in Toronto.

Colonel J.L.S. Menard will be appointed Director Military Pay and Accounts Processing, at DGCB in Ottawa, replacing Captain(N) E.G. Forward.

Colonel Y. Michaud will be appointed Special Advisor, Commander CJOC, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel A.P. Mulawyshyn.

Colonel D.C. Moar will be appointed Commander 4 Wing, in Cold Lake, replacing Colonel P.J. Doyle.

Colonel D.E. Molstad will be appointed Special Advisor Minister National Defence, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel T.M. Arsenault.

Colonel T.S. Morrison will be appointed Director Military Family Services at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel C.D. Harris, who will retire.

Colonel C.C. Moyle will be appointed Director Land Equipment Programme Staff, DGLEPM, in Gatineau, replacing Colonel R.B. Dundon.

Captain(N) J.L. Murray will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at Canadian Forces College in Toronto.

Colonel C.I. Oberwarth will be appointed Commander Combat Training Centre, Canadian Army, in Gagetown, replacing Colonel J.W. Errington.

Colonel J.S. O’Keefe will be appointed Canadian Defence Attaché Jamaica, in Kingston.

Colonel D.P. O’Reilly will be appointed A5/A7 at 1 Canadian Air Division HQ, in Winnipeg, replacing Colonel V.P. Wawryk.

Colonel J.J.C. Ouellette will be appointed Director, Aerospace Equipment Program Management (Fighters and Trainers), at DGAEPM, in Ottawa.

Colonel R.A. Pamplin will be appointed Chief Operational Policy Development, Allied Air Command Headquarters Ramstein, in Germany, replacing Colonel D.S. Constable.

Colonel J.N.M. Parent will be appointed Professor at the Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, in Washington, DC, replacing Colonel S.L. Macdonald.

Colonel S.M. Parsons will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme, at the National Defense University, in Washington, DC.

Captain(N) D.J. Patchell will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at the Royal College of Defence Studies in London, UK, replacing Colonel J.J.L.N. Pilon.

Colonel M.F.J. Pelletier will be appointed Deputy Chief of Staff Readiness, CJOC in Ottawa, replacing Colonel J.R. Jensen.

Colonel M.R. Perreault was appointed as Chief of Staff Public Affairs, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel J.Y.L. Gaudet who retired.

Colonel J.J.L.N. Pilon will be appointed Director Current Operations, Strategic Joint Staff, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel S.G. Graham.

Colonel S.M. Plourde was appointed Chief of Staff, Canadian Forces Health Services Group HQ in Ottawa, replacing Colonel D.A. Farris.

Colonel D.J.J. Poitras will be appointed Commander 19 Wing, in Comox, replacing Colonel M.C. Atkins.

Colonel J.V. Pumphrey will be appointed Canadian Defence Attaché Singapore, in Singapore, replacing Colonel J.D.J. Drummond.

Colonel F.W. Radiff will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at Canadian Forces College in Toronto.

Colonel M.W.J. Rancourt will be appointed Commander Canadian Forces Real Property Operations Group at ADM(IE) in Ottawa, replacing Colonel M. Gros-Jean.

Colonel L.H. Remillard will be appointed Canadian Forces Intelligence Liaison Staff (Washington), in Washington DC, replacing Captain(N) S.P. Osborne who will retire.

Colonel J.J. Richard will be appointed Director Targeting, at SJS in Ottawa, replacing Colonel J.S. Dumas.

Colonel J.M.Y.D. Rivière will be appointed Director Operations Support, Op Proteus, replacing Colonel J.L.S. Menard.

Colonel M.W.J. Rodgers will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at Canadian Forces College in Toronto.

Colonel D.D. Ross will be appointed Canadian Defence Attaché China, in Beijing, replacing Colonel F.K. Ebner.

Colonel D.A. Russel will be appointed Branch Head, Advisor to Commander, NATO Joint Forces Command HQ in Italy, replacing Colonel J.P. Levasseur.

Colonel L.W. Rutland will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at the United States Army War College, in Carlisle, Pennsylvania.

Captain(N) M.A. Sheppard will be appointed Director Naval Strategy, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Captain(N) M. Coates.

Colonel D.A. Smith will be appointed Commander Canadian Forces Joint Operational Support Group, in Kingston, replacing Colonel C.M. Harding.

Colonel A.T. Spott will be appointed A4 Logistics, 1 Canadian Air Division HQ, in Winnipeg, replacing Colonel L.J. Girouard.

Colonel D.L. Taylor will be appointed Director Aerospace Equipment Program Management, at NDHQ, replacing Colonel M.W.J. Rodgers.

Colonel P.A. Thauberger was appointed Director of Strategic Engagement and Capacity Building Strategic Plans, at SJS in Ottawa, replacing Captain(N) S.M. Thornton.

Captain(N) J.R.M. Thibault will be appointed Director, Materiel Group Strategic Plan, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Captain(N) R.C. Gray.

Colonel N.P. Torrington-Smith will be appointed Vice Chief Joint Cyber Center, NORAD, in Colorado Springs, replacing Colonel Acting While So Employed J.A. Roper.

Colonel E.M. Vandenberg will be appointed Deputy Chief of Staff Support, CJOC, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel M.W.J. Rancourt.

Colonel J.D.V. Vass will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at Canadian Forces College, in Toronto.

Colonel R.J. Walker will be appointed Commander 15 Wing in Moose Jaw, replacing Colonel D.P. O Reilly.

Colonel V.P. Wawryk will be appointed Director of Air Force Training, 2 Canadian Air Division HQ in Winnipeg, replacing Colonel R.J. Walker.

Colonel H.L. Wright will be appointed Director of Mental Health at CF H Svcs Gp HQ in Ottawa, replacing Colonel C.A. Forestier.


Colonel and Captain(Navy) Promotions and Appointments 2019

Lieutenant-Colonel M.M.M. Asselin was promoted Colonel and appointed Commander 4 Health Services Group in Montreal, replacing Colonel S.M. Plourde.

Commander M.J. Barefoot will be promoted Captain(N) and appointed Deputy Director of Intelligence – NORAD/USNORTHCOM in Colorado Springs, replacing Colonel L.H. Remillard.

Commander J.A. Biddiscombe will be promoted Captain(N) Acting While So Employed and appointed Medical Liaison Officer, Ministerial Liaison Team, Op Impact, replacing Colonel Acting While So Employed G.J. Peckham.

Lieutenant-Colonel D. Charbonneau was promoted Colonel Acting While So Employed  and appointed Comptroller Royal Canadian Airforce, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel J.C.D. Audet who retired.

Lieutenant-Colonel D.S. Coutts will be promoted Colonel and will proceed to the Advanced Training List to attend the Developmental Phase Four Programme at United States Air War College, Montgomery, Alabama.

Lieutenant-Colonel J.A. Dallaire will be promoted Colonel and appointed Deputy Chief of Staff, Continental Operations, CJOC HQ, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel P.C. Allan who will retire.

Lieutenant-Colonel R.D. Dove will be promoted Colonel and appointed Deputy G5 – 1st Cavalry Division, in Fort Hood Texas, replacing Colonel J.F. Cauden.

Lieutenant-Colonel R.J. Fitzgerald will be promoted Colonel Acting While So Employed and appointed Canadian Defence Attaché Brazil, in Brasilia, replacing Captain(N) J.R.R. Brisson, who will retire.

Commander M.Y. Fluet will be promoted Captain(N) and appointed Director Naval Force Readiness in Halifax, replacing Captain(N) A.C. Hingston.

Lieutenant-Colonel B.M.V. Giroux was promoted Colonel Acting While So Employed and will be appointed Counter Terrorism Liaison Officer, Ministerial Liaison Team, Op Impact, replacing Colonel A.T. Ruff.

Lieutenant-Colonel D.G. Grimshaw will be promoted Colonel Acting While So Employed and appointed Canadian Defence Attaché Pakistan, in Islamabad, replacing Colonel Acting While So Employed J.J.G. Tremblay.

Lieutenant-Colonel S.T. Hatton will be promoted Colonel and appointed Chief of Staff, CADTC, in Kingston, replacing Colonel J.L. Andrews.

Lieutenant-Colonel D.R. Henley will be promoted Colonel and appointed Director Air Personnel Management, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel A.T. Spott.

Lieutenant-Colonel C.J. Horner will be promoted Colonel and appointed Director Air Domain Development, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel N.P. Torrington-Smith.

Lieutenant-Colonel M.C.G. Lehoux will be promoted Colonel and appointed Director Concepts and Experimentation, at CFD in Ottawa.

Lieutenant-Colonel M.J.E. Mallette will be promoted Colonel Acting While So Employed and appointed Canadian Army Comptroller in Ottawa, replacing Colonel K.M. Gash.

Lieutenant-Colonel H.S. Morrison will be promoted Colonel and appointed Director Force Sustainment, at CANSOFCOM, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel D.P. Matsalla who will retire.

Lieutenant-Colonel S.R. Murphy will be promoted Colonel and appointed US Army CGSC-SAMS Instructor, in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, replacing Colonel Y. Michaud.

Commander J.S. Ouellet will be promoted Captain(N) and will be appointed Commander Canadian Submarine Force in Esquimalt, replacing Captain(N) C.A. Robinson.

Lieutenant-Colonel R.L. Point was promoted Colonel and appointed Special Advisor-Security and Force Protection, at Canadian Joint Operations Command in Ottawa, replacing Colonel B.D. Frei, who retired.

Lieutenant-Colonel J.R. Poirier will be promoted Colonel and appointed Director Western Hemisphere Policy, at NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Colonel D.J.J. Poitras.

Lieutenant-Colonel S.J.D. Poudrier will be promoted Colonel and appointed Director Sustainment Strategy and Readiness Strategic Joint Staff, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel C.A. Heilman.

Lieutenant-Colonel R.D. Raymond was promoted Colonel and appointed Chief of Staff, Canadian Armed Forces Strategic Response Team – Sexual Misconduct (CSRT-SM).

Commander J.S. Richard will be promoted Captain(N) and appointed Deputy Project Manager – DGMPD(SEA), in Ottawa, replacing Captain(N) M. Thibault.

Lieutenant-Colonel E.H.J. Roberds will be promoted Colonel Acting While So Employed and appointed Canadian Defence Attaché Russia, in Moscow, replacing Colonel S.D. Bindon.

Commander G.G. Roberts will be promoted Captain(N) and appointed Director Defence Force Planning in NDHQ in Ottawa, replacing Captain(N) J.F.A. Boisjoli.

Commander S. Sader will be promoted Captain(N) and appointed Base Commander, Canadian Forces Base Esquimalt, replacing Captain(N) J.R. Boyd.

Lieutenant-Colonel R. Smith will be promoted Colonel and appointed Commanding Officer, Task Force El Gorah, in Egypt, replacing Colonel J.D.S. Masson.

Lieutenant-Colonel J.D.E. Soucy will be promoted Colonel and appointed Chief of Staff of Materiel Systems and Supply Chain Division with Material Group, at NDHQ, replacing Colonel C.E.M. Deri.

Lieutenant-Colonel R.C. Townsend will be promoted Colonel and appointed Director Air Readiness and Plans at NDHQ, in Ottawa, replacing Colonel J.A. Maccaull.

Commander L.J.P. Tremblay will be promoted Acting While So Employed Captain(N) and appointed Canadian Defence Attaché Iraq, in Baghdad, replacing Colonel R.K. Chamberlain who will retire.

Lieutenant-Colonel J.D.S. Veillette will be promoted Colonel Acting While So Employed and appointed Deputy Chief Air Mobility Division, Op Foundation, replacing Colonel Acting While So Employed C.L. Robidoux.

Lieutenant-Colonel S.A. Zima will be promoted Colonel and appointed J4 Canadian Joint Operations Command in Ottawa, replacing Colonel D.A. Smith.

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