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Friday, April 3, 2015

New CDS Semi-Confirmed

CTV News has reported that the new Chief of Defence Staff will be Lt. Gen. Jonathan Vance, who is a veteran of the War in Afghanistan, where he commanded Canadian troops between 2009 and 2010 before moving to the position of Deputy Commander of the Allied Task Force, Naples Italy. He will replace Gen. Tom Lawson later this fall.

He was later named Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations last September in Canada's fight against ISIS.