Vice Admiral McDonald to take over as defence chief on Jan. 14

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Vice Admiral Artwork McDonald will take over because the Chief of the Defence Workers subsequent Thursday. He will probably be promoted to full admiral for his new place.

McDonald replaces Gen. Jon Vance who has been CDS since July 2015. Vance introduced final 12 months that he was retiring.

McDonald is at the moment the commander of the Royal Canadian Navy and has served in quite a lot of positions, each at Nationwide Defence headquarters in Ottawa and on board varied frigates. As a Capt(N), he was the maritime part commander of Canadian Joint Process Pressure (Haiti), main sea-based humanitarian help and catastrophe reduction operations in response to the 2010 earthquake in Haiti.

He then commanded a seven-ship mixed, multi-national Process Group within the Excessive Arctic later in 2010 through the annual Op Nanook. Later, as a rear admiral he additionally led the Canadian Forces’ responses to fires and floods in British Columbia whereas commanding Joint Process Pressure Pacific from 2016-2018.

McDonald will probably be changed in his present place by Rear-Admiral Craig Baines. Baines will probably be promoted to vice-admiral.