MIL-OSI Translation: New Commander for Canadian Joint Operations Command

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Source: Government of Canada – MIL OSI Regional News

Ottawa, June 13, 2018. – National Defense / Canadian Armed Forces

The Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) officially changed hands during a ceremony held today in Ottawa. Lieutenant-General Michael Rouleau took command of Lieutenant-General Stephen Bowes at the Place Cartier Armory, in the presence of the organization’s Canadian Armed Forces members and guests of honor.

Chaired by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defense Staff, today’s ceremony marks the end of Lieutenant-General Bowes’ three-year term as Commander of Canada’s Joint Operations Organization. .

Earlier today, a handover ceremony was held, during which CJOC welcomed the departure of Command Chief Warrant Officer Denis Gaudreault and welcomed Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Gilles Grégoire.


“A change of command ceremony is more than just a change of leadership. It is a public statement by which I entrust the task and responsibility of a high command to certain general officers. In selecting and promoting LGen Rouleau to CJOC’s command, I assure the Canadian public that a highly competent general officer is at the helm of CAF operations. He replaces an equally accomplished leader, LGen Bowes, whose new mission will be to help our veterans. To Lieutenants General Rouleau and Bowes, I wish you the best of luck in all your future endeavors. “

– General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defense Staff

“I am grateful for the confidence General Vance has in me, and the privilege of commanding and directing Canada’s future joint operations. I thank General Bowes for his hard work and I intend to do everything I can, with the help of my partner, Petty Officer 1st Class Gilles Grégoire, to ensure that the men and women of the CAF continue to provide a good performance. outstanding on behalf of Canadians in domestic and foreign operations. “

– Lieutenant-General Michael Rouleau, Commander, Canadian Joint Operations Command

“Ordering Canadian Armed Forces members on operations around the world has been extremely rewarding. Above all, the professionalism and dedication that our soldiers, men and women, show every day, never cease to amaze me and make me proud. They are the reason why the Canadian Armed Forces are highly respected by our allies. I look forward to starting my next job, which will be to better serve our veterans. “

– Lieutenant General Stephen Bowes

Quick facts

Lieutenant-General Rouleau began his military career in 1985 as an artillery officer. His career is roughly divided equally between the Canadian Army, the Special Forces and Defense Headquarters, where he manages the Portfolios of the Strategic Headquarters. His service with the Special Operations Forces began in Joint Task Force 2 in 1994. In 1999, he retired from the Canadian Armed Forces to join the Ottawa-Carleton Regional Police Service as an officer. emergency response. Following the events of September 11, he re-enlisted in 2002. Since then, he has continuously used his various skills and experiences, commanding troops at various levels in Canada and abroad. He has led the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command since 2014.

Lieutenant-General Bowes is preparing to be seconded to Veterans Affairs Canada in Charlottetown, effective July 2018. During his tenure at COIC, he commands forces deployed at home and around the world. Here are some examples of the operations in which the organization is involved: search and rescue, and natural disaster support across Canada; fight against illegal trade in the Caribbean; capacity building programs in different parts of the world; support for NATO deterrence and assurance measures in Europe; and fight Daesh in the Middle East.

The Commander of CJOC directs most Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) operations in Canada, North America and elsewhere in the world. He also leads CAF missions, from planning to closure, to meet national and international strategic goals.

The CJOC, headquartered in Ottawa, consists of operational forces and elements used in operations; the headquarters of the regional joint task forces in Yellowknife, Victoria, Edmonton, Toronto, Montreal and Halifax; the Joint Operational Support Group, which has headquarters in Kingston and dispersed units across Canada; and a global network of liaison officers and command and control points. The CJOC exercises operational control over Joint Air or Maritime Component Command, 1st Canadian Division Headquarters, and the Special Operations Coordination Element.

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