HMCS St. John’s crews recognized for exceptional service

May 7, 2019 – The Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance recognized two crews of HMCS St. John’s on April 4 for their exceptional service and performance during 2017. The Canadian Forces Unit Commendation is a group award created to recognize distinguished service by a military unit. While deployed on Operation REASSURANCE in 2017 as part of Canada’s contribution to NATO assurance measures in the Mediterranean and Black Seas, HMCS St. John’s spent weeks tracking Russian naval forces near Syria, including a Kilo-class diesel submarine. As Force Antisubmarine…

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Chief of the Defence Staff Announces Flag Officer Appointments, Promotions, and Retirements

June 29, 2018 – General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, is pleased to announce an addition to the initial list of Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer senior appointments, promotions, and retirements that will occur in 2018. These officers lead the CAF in defending our country’s values and interests, at home and abroad. Promotions and appointments resulting from retirements are as follows: Commodore R. Pumphrey will retire from service, resulting in the following promotion and appointment: Captain J.M. Hamilton will be promoted acting while so employed…

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NATO Secretary General to visit Canada

NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg visited Canada on Tuesday, 3 April and Wednesday, 4 April 2018. On 4 April, he will participate in a Town Hall event at the University of Ottawa, delivering remarks and taking questions from students. He will also attend a reception hosted by the NATO Association of Canada and the NATO Parliamentary Assembly, marking the 69th anniversary of the Alliance. Mr. Stoltenberg met Governor General Julie Payette and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Chief of the Defence Staff Jonathan Vance and other senior officials.

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