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July 6, 2021 | Local, Aerospace, Security

Modernization of RCAF search and rescue helicopters deemed unaffordable '€” project on hold for now

A plan to modernize the Canadian military's search and rescue helicopters is on hold after the proposal received from the aircraft's manufacturer was deemed to'€¦

https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/modernization-of-rcaf-search-and-rescue-helicopters-deemed-unaffordable-project-on-hold-for-now

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  • Gen. Vance announces new appointments of colonels and RCN captains

    March 5, 2019 | Local, Aerospace, Naval, Land, C4ISR, Security, Other Defence

    Gen. Vance announces new appointments of colonels and RCN captains

    DAVID PUGLIESE, OTTAWA CITIZEN Here are the latest via an internal Canadian Forces message from Chief of the Defence Staff Gen. Jon Vance on the appointments/retirements of Colonels and Navy Captains in the Canadian military (Apologies for the all capital letters but that is how the document was provided to me): IT IS MY PRIVILEGE TO ANNOUNCE THE FOLLOWING COLONEL/CAPTAIN (NAVY) PROMOTIONS, APPOINTMENTS, AND RETIREMENTS THAT HAVE TAKEN PLACE, OR WILL OCCUR IN 2019. I WISH TO OFFER MY DEEPEST APPRECIATION FOR THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICES OF THOSE OFFICERS AND THEIR FAMILIES AS THEY TRANSITION FROM THE CAF AND I OFFER MY HEARTFELT CONGRATULATIONS AND SINCEREST BEST WISHES TO THOSE TAKING ON NEW APPOINTMENTS AND NEW RESPONSIBILITIES 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 ATTACHE 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 ATTACHE UKRAINE, IN KIEVE, REPLACING COLONEL R.B. IRWIN COLONEL W.R. FOSTER WILL BE APPOINTED INSTRUCTOR FACULTY ADVISOR, IN ROME, ITALY COLONEL N. GAGNE 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, AT 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 ATTACHE 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. HERVE 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, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING CAPTAIN(N) D. PATCHELL COLONEL J.R. JENSEN WILL BE APPOINTED DIRECTOR LOGISTIC PROGRAMS, AT NDHQ, IN OTTAWA, REPLACING COLONEL T.S. MORRISON COLONEL M. KOESTNER WILL BE APPOINTED DIRECTOR ARMS CONTROL VERIFICATION, AT NDHQ, IN OTTAWA, 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, AMMAN, IN 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 HACHE 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 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 CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND, 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 ATTACHE JAMAICA, IN KINGSTON COLONEL D.P. O REILLY WILL BE APPOINTED A5/A7 AT 1 CANADIAN AIR DIVISION HEADQUARTERS, 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 DEFENCE 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, UNITED KINGDOM, REPLACING COLONEL J.J.L.N. PILON COLONEL M.F.J. PELLETIER WILL BE APPOINTED DEPUTY CHIEF OF STAFF READINESS, AT CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND, 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 HEADQUARTERS, 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 ATTACHE 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. RIVIERE 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 ATTACHE 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 HEADQUARTERS, IN WINNIPEG, REPLACING COLONEL L.J. GIROUARD COLONEL D.L. TAYLOR WILL BE APPOINTED DIRECTOR AEROSPACE EQUIPMENT PROGRAM MANAGEMENT, AT NDHQ, IN OTTAWA, 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, CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND, 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 HEADQUARTERS, 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 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL M.M.M. ASSELIN WAS PROMOTED COLONEL AND APPOINTED COMMANDER 4 HEALTH SERVICES GROUP, IN MONTREAL, REPLACING COLONEL S.M. PLOURDE 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 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 LIEUTENANT-COLONEL D. CHARBONNEAU WAS PROMOTED ACTING WHILE SO EMPLOYED COLONEL 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, CANADIAN JOINT OPERATIONS COMMAND HEADQUARTERS, 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 ATTACHE 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 ACTING WHILE SO EMPLOYED COLONEL 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 ATTACHE 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 ATTACHE 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, IN OTTAWA, 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 ATTACHE 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 IN ADDITION TO THOSE ANNOUNCED AT REF, THE FOLLOWING OFFICERS HAVE RETIRED OR WILL RETIRE IN 2019: COLONEL P.C. ALLAN COLONEL F. BARITEAU CAPTAIN(N) J.R.R. BRISSON CAPTAIN(N) D.A. COLBOURNE COLONEL H.G. COOMBS CAPTAIN(N) J. COUILLARD COLONEL J.M.A. GUEVREMONT COLONEL C.D. HARRIS COLONEL R.A.T. HARVIE CAPTAIN(N) S.E. HOOPER COLONEL J. JARDINE CAPTAIN(N) S. JORGENSEN CAPTAIN(N) S.P. OSBORNE COLONEL D.P. MATSALLA COLONEL C.R. NAMIESNOWSKI COLONEL D.A. ORR COLONEL G. PETROLEKAS COLONEL H.N. SMITH COLONEL K.N. WHITTAKER CAPTAIN(N) D.M.C. YOUNG SENIOR APPOINTMENTS THAT REQUIRE DIPLOMATIC CONCURRENCE OR FURTHER APPROVAL WILL BE COORDINATED AS NECESSARY ALL OFFICERS ARE TO FORWARD AN UPDATED BIOGRAPHY IN FRENCH AND ENGLISH AND AN UPDATED PHOTOGRAPH, AS APPLICABLE, WITH HEAD AND SHOULDERS IN SERVICE DRESS UNIFORM WEARING THEIR NEW RANK TO NDHQ/DSA COORD SIGNED BY GEN J.H. VANCE, CDS https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/gen-vance-announces-new-appointments-of-colonels-and-rcn-captains

  • 3 New R&D Challenges & CyberSecure Program / 3 nouveaux défis de R&D et programme CyberSécuritaire

    November 29, 2021 | Local, Aerospace, Naval, Land, C4ISR, Security

    3 New R&D Challenges & CyberSecure Program / 3 nouveaux défis de R&D et programme CyberSécuritaire

    (le français suit) We launched 3 new R&D funding opportunities! We worked with the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) to release three new challenges. With the launch of these opportunities, ISC has surpassed our 100th challenge milestone! Think you can solve any of the below challenges? Compete for funding to prove your feasibility and develop a solution! Apply online SME News: Get certified with new cybersecurity program See below to learn more about CyberSecure, a federal certification program to help SMEs improve cybersecurity practices. High Performance Low Cost Detection of Biomarkers The NRC is seeking robust cost effective point-of-care testing innovations. This challenge closes on December 23rd, 2021 at 2pm EST! Reducing Airborne Transmission of Respiratory Viruses in Buildings Lacking a Mechanical Ventilation System The NRC is seeking the Canadian industry to develop and manufacture building technologies and products that can protect occupants by effectively mitigating airborne transmission of respiratory viruses in buildings lacking a mechanical ventilation system. This challenges closes December 23rd, 2021 at 2pm EST! Made-in-Canada Compostable Elastomeric Materials for Medical Glove Manufacturing The NRC, in collaboration with Environment & Climate Change Canada (ECCC), Health Canada (HC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), are seeking solutions for Made-in-Canada sustainable elastomeric materials, that are compostable, to be used in the manufacturing of an equivalent alternative to disposable medical gloves. This challenges closes December 23rd, 2021 at 2pm EST! Get certified with CyberSecure Canada CyberSecure Canada is the country's cybersecurity certification program for SMEs. Learn more about how you can enhance your competitive advantage by letting your supply chain know you're a trusted business partner. Nous avons lancé 3 nouvelles opportunités de financement R&D ! Nous avons travaillé avec le Conseil national de recherches du Canada (CNRC) pour lancer trois nouveaux défis. Avec le lancement de ces opportunités, SIC a dépassé le cap de son 100ème défi ! Vous pensez pouvoir résoudre l'un des défis ci-dessous ? Appliquer pour compétitionner au financement afin de prouver votre faisabilité et de développer une solution ! Postulez en ligne Nouvelles des PME : Obtenez une certification gr'ce au nouveau programme de cybersécurité Voir ci-dessous pour en savoir plus sur CyberSécuritaire, un programme de certification fédéral visant à aider les PME à améliorer leurs pratiques en matière de cybersécurité. Détection haute performance à faible coût de biomarqueurs Le CNRC cherche des solutions innovantes, robustes et économiques pour des tests effectués sur les lieux de prestation de soins. Ce défi se termine le 23 decembre, 2021 à 14 h HNE. Réduction de la transmission par voie aérienne des virus respiratoires à l'intérieur des immeubles sans système de ventilation mécanique Le CNRC invite les industriels canadiens à développer des technologies et des systèmes permettant de protéger efficacement les occupants des immeubles sans système de ventilation mécanique en atténuant la transmission par voie aérienne des virus respiratoires. Ce défi se termine le 23 decembre, 2021 à 14 h HNE. Élastomères de fabrication canadienne pour la confection des gants médicaux Le CNRC, en collaboration avec Environnement et Changement climatique Canada (ECCC), Santé Canada (SC) et Ressources naturelles Canada (RNCan), est à la recherche de solutions faisant appel à des élastomères écologiques et compostables, fabriqués au Canada, qui pourront être utilisés pour la fabrication d'un nouveau type de gants médicaux jetables. Ce défi se termine le 23 decembre, 2021 à 14 h HNE. Soyez certifié avec CyberSécuritaire Canada CyberSécuritaire Canada est le programme de certification en cybersécurité réservé aux petites et moyennes entreprises. Découvrez comment vous pouvez renforcer votre avantage concurrentiel au niveau supérieur en informant votre chaîne logistique que vous êtes un partenaire d'affaires de confiance.

  • 'Too much noise' on Canadian warship program - DND Deputy Minister admonishes industry executives

    December 17, 2020 | Local, Naval

    'Too much noise' on Canadian warship program - DND Deputy Minister admonishes industry executives

    David Pugliese • Ottawa Citizen Dec 14, 2020 • Last Updated 3 days ago • 6 minute read Defence industry executives have been told by a top bureaucrat to stop raising concerns about the controversial program to build a new fleet of warships that is now estimated to cost $70 billion and could go even higher. Company officials have been complaining to politicians and media outlets that the Canadian Surface Combatant project has fallen far short on its promises of creating domestic employment. Another company is in the middle of a lawsuit over the Canadian Surface Combatant or CSC, alleging the procurement was bungled. Federal lawyers are trying to limit the amount of information that can be disclosed in court about the project, with the next hearing to be held Jan. 13. Other industry executives have been warning politicians the rising price tag for CSC will jeopardize funding for other equally important military equipment projects. But Jody Thomas, deputy minister of the Department of National Defence, told executives Oct. 5 that they are hindering the project and she characterized their efforts as being those of sore losers. “I think there's still too much noise from unsuccessful bidders that makes my job and Bill's job very difficult,” she said, referring to Bill Matthews, deputy minister at Public Services and Procurement Canada. The CSC project would see the construction of 15 warships for the Royal Canadian Navy at Irving Shipbuilding on the east coast. Construction of the vessels, to replace the current Halifax-class frigate fleet, isn't expected to start until 2023. But the project has already faced delays and significant increases in cost as the price tag has climbed from an original $14 billion estimate to around $70 billion. In an email to this newspaper about Thomas's statement to defence executives, the DND noted that industry officials have the right to raise their concerns with politicians or turn to the courts if needed. “However, the Department of National Defence, including the Deputy Minister, works for Canadians,” the DND stated. “While we maintain close, positive working relationships with industry, our primary responsibility is to the Canadian taxpayer.” But Thomas's admonishment didn't surprise industry representatives; although they won't go on record with their names for fear of jeopardizing future military contracts, a number of executives point out that for years federal officials have tried to keep a lid on questions and concerns as well as information about the CSC. A review of past actions by the current Liberal and previous Conservative governments and internal documents obtained by this newspaper through the Access to Information law appear to support that view. Federal officials have on two occasions tried to stymie attempts by the Parliamentary Budget Officer to obtain details and budget outlines of the CSC project, as well as with other vessel construction programs under the government's National Shipbuilding Strategy. In 2019, officials with Public Services and Procurement Canada issued a directive that firms interested in maintenance work on the Canadian Surface Combatant program could not talk to journalists and instead must refer all inquiries to the department. That was the fifth such gag order on military equipment projects issued by government over a year-long period. In one case, Procurement Canada threatened to punish any firms who violated the gag order on the proposed purchase of a light icebreaker. That prompted one unnamed company to submit a question to the department on whether a government ban on talking to journalists was even legal, according to records. Industry executives pointed out last year the secrecy was not based on security concerns, but on worries the news media would be able to use the information to keep close tabs on the problem-plagued military procurement system. After this newspaper reported on the gag orders, Procurement Canada claimed last year it would no longer use such bans. Michael Byers, a professor at the University of British Columbia who has produced two studies on the troubled federal shipbuilding program, said government officials have repeatedly tried to limit the amount of information available on the CSC and other shipbuilding projects. “These projects are in serious trouble and when you have those problems, combined with politics, the pressure to keep things secret are very very high,” he explained. Federal officials appear to be concerned specifically about journalists who might be reporting on two particular ship projects; the CSC and the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships or AOPS. Both projects involve Irving Shipbuilding. Documents show Irving representatives and bureaucrats from Procurement Canada (then called Public Works) warned DND procurement official Ian Mack in April 2013 that CBC journalist Terry Milewski was working on a story about the high costs of the AOPS and the fact that other nations paid a fraction of what Canadian taxpayers were being charged for similar vessels. Six days after Mack sent his warning out to other bureaucrats, Milewski produced his report. In 2016, Public Works officials alerted Minister Judy Foote's office this newspaper was asking questions about the CSC. Foote's office, in turn, warned Irving representatives. In March 2019, the DND and Public Services and Procurement Canada warned Irving Shipbuilding this newspaper was asking questions about problems with welds on the AOPS. Documents show that after a series of questions were submitted by this newspaper to the DND, PSPC deputy minister Bill Matthews, DND deputy minister Thomas and Pat Finn, then DND's top procurement official, held a conference call with Irving President Kevin McCoy. McCoy briefed “Jody, Bill, Pat” about the company's plans to sue this newspaper if it “published anything that impugned our professional reputation.” There is no indication in the document that the bureaucrats raised any objections to the company's strategy. Thomas took no notes during the conference call, according to the department's Access to Information branch. Matthews responded to Irving's decision with a supportive email. “Welcome to my world,” Matthews wrote to McCoy. Matthews has declined requests to be interviewed by this newspaper. In an email, the department stated the deputy minister's comment was referring to the fact defence procurement “is a highly complex environment, in which we often face criticism about our processes and decisions.” DND confirmed to this newspaper that there had been minor issues with welding on the AOPS and the article was published. In May 2019, the Globe and Mail also reported federal officials alerted Irving the newspaper was seeking information from the Department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development about whether the French fry plant investment qualified as an industrial benefit for the Arctic ship project. After the Globe sent two emails to the department's media relations branch, the newspaper received a letter from a lawyer working for Irving. The letter threatened legal action if the article contained any allegations of improper conduct. Innovation, Science and Economic Development spokesman Hans Parmar stated in an email that Irving was told of the media inquiry as part of the department's policy to ‘'encourage transparency.'' At the time, Irving spokesman Sean Lewis said while the firm respects the work of journalists, in the case of the Globe and this newspaper the company threatened legal action because the news organizations “had highly inaccurate information that would cause our company, and the reputation of our hardworking employees, considerable reputational damage.” In the case of the Globe, Irving confirmed it had received the approximately $40 million industrial benefit credit for the French fry plant. The incident with the Globe and Mail also revealed bureaucrats at Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada had a system to alert Irving each time a journalist asked questions about AOPS. The department claimed it was required to do so according to its contract with Irving. However, that contract contains only a general reference to coordinating public communications. It is unclear whether the department has established a similar system for the CSC project. The department did not answer questions about how many times it has shared information about journalists with Irving officials. Asked about how many times Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada has alerted Irving about journalists asking questions about shipbuilding matters, company spokesman Thomas Ormsby responded: “We do not discuss customer contracts.” https://ottawacitizen.com/news/national/defence-watch/too-much-noise-on-canadian-warship-program-dnd-deputy-minister-admonishes-industry-executives

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