PMO Announces Chief of the Defense Staff Retiring

July 23, 2020 – The Prime Minister today announced that General Jonathan Vance will retire in the coming months as Chief of the Defense Staff, a position he has held since July 2015. He also thanked him for his many years of service to Canadians and congratulated him on his upcoming retirement from the Canadian Armed Forces. Vance was a major proponent of the Joint Support Ship, which Canada, Norway and the Netherlands were keen to acquire. Canada and Norway were cancelled theirs, the Dutch built one in Romania, HNLMS…

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