“Statement” from the Minister of National Defence

August 12, 2021 – The Minister of National Defence, issued the following statement today: “Yesterday, I indicated that it was my expectation that Admiral Art McDonald would remain on leave while the Government reviews the situation. I am confirming today that this is the case. Admiral McDonald will be on administrative leave effective today and until further notice. Appointments like…

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Admiral Art McDonald RCN Becomes Chief of Defense Staff

January 14, 2021 – After political vetting, Admiral Art McDonald was appointed Chief of the Defense Staff during a change of command ceremony held virtually today in Ottawa. The event was presided over by the Governor General and marked the official transfer of command of the Canadian Armed Forces from General Jonathan Vance.

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Vice-Admiral Craig Baines Assumes Command of Royal Canadian Navy

January 12, 2021 – Vice-Admiral Craig Baines assumed the duties of Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (CRCN) from Vice-Admiral Art McDonald this afternoon in a virtual change of command ceremony presided over by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS), at the National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa. Vice-Admiral Baines assumes Command as the 37th CRCN. He has…

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CNO Meets With Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy

February 16, 2020 – Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Adm. Mike Gilday met with Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) Vice Adm. Art McDonald at the Pentagon, Feb. 13. The office call marks the first visit at the Pentagon between the two leaders as part of Partners in Defence (PID), an annual engagement between United States and Canada defense…

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