|Lt-Gen Jonathan Vance, CF|
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has announced (Press Release) the appointment of Lieutenant-General Jonathan Vance as the next Chief of the Defence Staff. Gen. Vance is currently the Commander of the Canadian Joint Operations Command. He has served previously as Deputy Commander, Allied Joint Force Command, in Naples, Italy, and as Chief of Staff of the Canadian Army. He also twice led the Canadian Task Force in Kandahar, Afghanistan.