MONTREAL, Feb. 3 /CNW Telbec/ - Brigadier-General Alain Tremblay
announced that he will be retiring for personal reasons after more than
33 years of distinguished service in the Canadian Forces.
Brigadier-General Tremblay assumed command of Land Force Quebec Area and
Joint Task Force (East) on July 30, 2010. His successor will be
appointed at a later date.
« The Area is not its Commander, but those who make it up. Thank you to
the team: members of the Regular and Reserve Forces, without forgetting
our civilian personnel, and Air Force and Naval Reserve partners. You
can be proud of what you accomplish as a large military family
stationed in Quebec, » said Brigadier-General Tremblay. « Our success
depends on our diligence as well as our professional relationship with
all our civilian partners at the municipal, provincial and federal
level operating in the province. »
Brigadier-General Tremblay enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1977 and
graduated from the Royal Military College St-Jean five years later.
Between 1982 and 1996, he held a series of command and staff positions
with 3 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment; 1 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment,
in Lahr, Germany; 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Headquarters at
Valcartier; 2 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment; and, lastly, National
Defence Headquarters in Ottawa and the National Defence Operations
In April 1996, he was posted to the United Nations Mission in
Bosnia-Herzegovina as a military advisor to the Special Representative
of the U.N. Secretary-General. Between October 1997 and July 1999, he
assumed command of 3 Battalion, Royal 22e Régiment. Afterwards, he was once again posted to National Defence
Headquarters in Ottawa as part of the Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff
He was promoted to the rank of colonel in June 2001, and he assumed
direction of Canadian Forces Recruiting Group in July 2001. He was
deployed to Afghanistan in 2004 as Commander of the Joint Task Force.
In 2005, he was chosen to participate in the National Security Studies
Course (NSSC) at Canadian Forces Staff College in Toronto. He was then
selected to be part of the CF Transformation Team. He was appointed
Senior Policy Advisor at the Privy Council Office in January 2006. He
was appointed Director General Land Capability Development in July
2006, and in March 2007 he was promoted to his current rank.
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:
Please contact Lieutenant(N) Marco Chouinard, LFQA/JTF (East) Public Affairs Officer, at 514-252-2777, ext 4280, or by pager at 514-423-4044.