The Crossroads of Special Operations

Thursday, May 13, 2021

Former special-forces commander named military’s sixth vice-chief in four years | Vancourier

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The current vice-chief of the defense staff Lt.-Gen. Jean-Marc Lanthier announced last week that he would be stepping down from his position this summer. Only in the role for about a year, Lanthier was the fifth vice-chief in the past four years. Now, Lt.-Gen. Mike Rouleau will become the sixth, currently holding the position of commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command. Once Rouleau takes over the vice-chief position Lt.-Gen. Christopher Coates will take his place with the joint operations command. Rouleau was previously a special forces commander, and pleaded guilty to misfiring his weapon while on the front lines in Iraq, leading to a $2,000 fine.

Source: https://www.vancourier.com/former-special-forces-commander-named-military-s-sixth-vice-chief-in-four-years-1.24098696

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