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Attention News Editors:

Senior appointments for the Canadian Forces

    OTTAWA, Sept. 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Defence Minister Bill Graham has approved
appointments for several Canadian Forces general and flag officers.
    "Effective leadership is crucial to success in the profession of arms,"
said Minister Graham. "I am pleased to announce these appointments, as these
senior officers all possess the knowledge, talent and experience required to
meet the objectives of the Defence Policy Statement and the transformation of
the Canadian Forces."
    The following appointments are in addition to the senior appointments
announced in January and February:

    Rear-Admiral Ian Mack, former Commander, Canadian Defence Liaison Staff
(Washington), will not retire and is assigned to the Vice Chief of Defence
Staff Group at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.
    Brigadier-General Daniel Benjamin will remain Director General Land Staff
at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.
    Brigadier-General Chris Davis has been appointed Director General Land
Combat Development at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, replacing
Brigadier-General Ward.
    Brigadier-General Glenn Nordick is appointed Chief Defence Intelligence
at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, replacing Major-General Gauthier
whose appointment as Commander, Canadian Expeditionary Forces Command was
announced earlier.
    Brigadier-General Michael J. Ward has been appointed Chief of Staff J3
(Operations) at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa, replacing    
Brigadier-General J. R. Gaston Coté who will retire.
    Brigadier-General Greg Young, a Reservist, has been appointed to the
newly-created position of Deputy Commander, Land Force Doctrine and Training
System in Kingston, Ont.
    Captain (Navy) Andrea Siew, a Reservist, will be promoted Commodore AWSE
(Acting While So Employed) and appointed Director General Military Signals
Intelligence at the Communications Security Establishment.

     "Our success depends on capable individuals who possess the necessary
knowledge and vision," said General Rick Hillier, Chief of the Defence Staff.
"I am confident that these officers possess the experience, the
professionalism, the ethos and the values that are needed to lead the men and
women of the Canadian Forces into the future."
    The total number of Regular Force generals and naval flag officers stands
at 73. This number does not include General Ray Henault, who is not performing
a Canadian Forces function.

    Note to Editors: For earlier 2005 promotions and appointments, refer to
                     news releases in the "What's New" section at
            : 05.006 dated January 21; 05.013 dated
                     February 14 ; 05.023 dated April 11; 05.052 and 05.054
                     dated June 28; and 05.055 dated July 4.

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