TORONTO, Sept. 10, 2014 /CNW/ - Wounded Warriors Canada is honoured to announce that Brigadier-General Julian Chapman will be joining their Board of Directors.
BGen Chapman joined the Canadian Forces in 1980. Beginning his military career in The Toronto Scottish Regiment as a Private, he commissioned from the ranks in 1982. Julian held appointments at 32 Canadian Brigade Headquarters as the Deputy Commander and the Assistant Chief of Staff. In September 2008, he transferred to Land Force Central Area Headquarters as the Assistant Chief of Staff, Operations. From May 2009 to May 2011, he commanded 32 Canadian Brigade Group, the province's largest army reserve brigade. During that time he was accountable for preparing soldiers for Task forces into Afghanistan, the G20 Summit and operations in the high Arctic. On 26 May 2011, he was appointed as the Deputy Commander of Joint Task Force Central / Land Force Central Area. Concurrent with his military service, Julian joined Forrest & Company in 2002 after a stimulating career as a self-employed consultant, with clients such as Bombardier Aerospace and the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre.
BGen Chapman stated, "I have been truly impressed by the work of Wounded Warriors Canada. They have provided, those that need it most, outstanding programs to assist them. I have followed closely their work with Reservists in particular. Their work with them has been truly helpful for many of these veterans who are spread across the country. I am also impressed by their emphasis that donors are ensured that their money goes directly into programs that are literally changing and saving lives. As such, I am truly honoured to become part of the Wounded Warriors team and hope that I can bring my experience to bear to help those who have given so much already - our veterans."
Greg Jackson, Wounded Warriors Canada Board Chairman, commented, "This is a very proud day for our organization. As Deputy Commander for 4th Canadian Division/Joint Task Force Central, BGen Chapman brings a wealth of experience to our team, both within the Canadian Armed Forces and in the private sector, and is a strong supporter of our Reserve Force."
About Wounded Warriors Canada:
Wounded Warriors Canada is a non-profit organization that helps Canadian Armed Forces members - be they regular force, reservists or retired - who have been wounded or injured in their service to Canada. Through a wide range or programs and services, they help find solutions where gaps have left our soldiers in need. Currently, their primary focus is on mental health and, particularly, the staggering impact of PTSD, perpetrated by Operational Stress Injuries. Overall, however, their mandate is to help any Veteran in need as they transition to civilian life.
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SOURCE: Wounded Warriors Canada
For further information: Scott Maxwell, Executive Director, Wounded Warriors Canada, [email protected], 1-888-706-4808 ext.2