VALCARTIER, QC, July 13, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Brigadier-General Jean-Marc
Lanthier became the new commander of Land Force Quebec Area and Joint
Task Force (East) (LFQA/JTF (East)) during a ceremony at Valcartier
Brigadier-General Richard Giguère, the outgoing commander, handed over
command of LFQA/JTF (East) for a new appointment as the Commander of
Canadian Forces College Toronto. He had been appointed to the role of
commander in August 2011.
"I would like to congratulate BGen Jean-Marc Lanthier on his
appointment. Taking on such a position marks a major step in a person's
career and is an outstanding accomplishment. His military background
and experience make him an ideal candidate to lead Quebec's troops and
carry out the missions with which he will be entrusted. His leadership
abilities will enable him to skilfully lead the men and women under his
command," said the Commander of the Canadian Army Lieutenant-General
Peter Devlin, who presided over the military ceremony. "I would like
take this opportunity to congratulate Brigadier-General Giguère for the
excellence of his command, his ability to rally troops and his
closeness with the command teams, as well as his troops and the
National Defence team in Quebec."
"I would like to thank the command team for their incredible dedication
and professionalism. I would also like to thank my staff for its great
versatility, expertise and integrity. It is thanks to all of you that
we have been able to do such a great job carrying out the missions
entrusted to us," said LFQA/JTF (East)'s outgoing commander,
Brigadier-General Giguère. "It has been an honour and a privilege to
command Quebec's troops," he continued.
Brigadier-General Lanthier, for his part, said, "It is a great joy for
me to serve within Land Force Quebec Area and Joint Task Force (East).
It is also an honour and a privilege to be able to command such a
professional and competent team. Now that the troops are home, my main
objective will be to pursue relevant training activities so that
Quebec's soldiers can retain a high level of competency and remain
ready for any and all eventualities, whether domestic or
LFQA includes the members of the Regular and Reserve Force throughout
Quebec. It is responsible for training and generating troops for
domestic and expeditionary operations. JTF (East) is the authority that
directs operations for all CF elements in Quebec (Army, Navy and Air
Force) during domestic operations.
SOURCE: National Defence
For further information:
Contact Captain Pierre Leblanc, at 514-513-6961 or Captain Josée Bilodeau at 514-449-6834, LFQA/JTF (East) Public Affairs Officer