Senior Appointments

The following senior appointments have been announced

CF H Svcs Group Headquarters

Surgeon General promotion: BGen A.M.T. Downes OMM CD QHP was promoted MGen on 28 May 2019. The CDS indicated in 2017 that he would restore the Surg Gen to MGen rank. This was effected upon BGen Downes completing two years as BGen.

Deputy Surgeon General: BGen J.M.G. Bilodeau CD was appointed Deputy Surgeon General and assumed this position on 5 Jul 2019, succeeding Col P.J. Clifford CD, who was appointed Executive Director, Clinical Strategic Innovation.

Chief Dental Officer: Col J.P. Picard CD QHDS was recently appointed Queens Honorary Dental Surgeon. He succeeded to the position of Director Dental Services on 6 Jun 2018, taking over from Col D.M. Lemon MSC CD, who was appointed Deputy Commander, Health Services Group.

Chief of Nursing Services: LCol M.C. Blanchard CD QHN was appointed CNS with effect 2 May 2018. She was recently appointed Queens Honorary Nurse.  She follows LCol R.L. Crew CD QHN, who is seconded to Chief Military Personnel as Health Services representative on The Journey project.

Health Services Group Chief Warrant Officer: CPO1 M.C.L. Simpson CD succeeded CWO J.C.D. Geoffroy MMM CD on 21 Jun 2019. CWO Geoffroy was promoted to Military Personnel Command CWO.

Royal Canadian Medical Service Chief Warrant Officer: CWO M.L.L. Alain CD assumed the position of RCMSBranch CWO on 12 Jul 2019 from CWO B.W. Leahy MMM CD, who will retire. CWO Alain was formerly Training Centre CWO, Canadian Forces Health Services Group Training Centre.

Royal Canadian Dental Corps Chief Warrant Officer: CWO T.D. Sinclair CD succeeded CWO M.P. Bizier CD as RCDC Branch CWO on 16 May 2019. CWO Bizier was promoted to Materiel Group CWO with Assistant Deputy Minister (Materiel). CWO Sinclair was formerly the CWO, 1 Canadian Field Hospital.

Field Units

1 Canadian Field Hospital: LCol C.L. Goulet CD took command on 12 Jul 2019 from LCol M. Coleman-McLean CD, who is posted to Chief Military Personnel. The new RSM is CPO1 A.R. Lye CD.

1 Field Ambulance: Cdr G. Barnes CD assumed command from Cdr J. Biddiscombe OMM CD on 22 Mar 2019. Cdr Biddiscombe is deployed to OP IMPACT. The new RSM is CWO G.N.R. Short CD. LCol D.M. Moore is A/CO until Cdr Barnes arrives in location later this month.

2 Field Ambulance: LCol S.D. Pirie CD transferred command to LCol F.J. Kirk CD on 27 Jun 2019. The new RSM is CWO M.J. Walters CD.

5 Field Ambulance: LCol J.P.A. Grenier CD is in his third year of command. His new RSM is CWO L.F. Robichaud CD, who succeeds CWO J.M.C. Bedard MMM MSC CD, posted to 4 Health Services Group as Group CWO.

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