Brigadier-General J.R.S. Boivin, OMM, MSC, CD
Commander 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East)
Brigadier-General Boivin joined the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in 1997 as an armoured officer. He commanded the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, the CAF Joint Counter Explosive Threat Task Force, Task Force El Gorah in Egypt, and 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group. More recently, he served as the Deputy Commanding General – Operations of 1 Corps U.S. Army at McChord Base in Washington State. His key staff positions include Chief of Staff Army Strategy Coordinator, Routine Operations for Strategic Joint Staff at National Defence Headquarters, and Special Advisor to the Commander of the Canadian Army.
BGen Boivin participated in four expeditionary deployments and two domestic operations. He was deployed twice with two different units to the former Yugoslavia under the mandate of the NATO Stabilization Force. He commanded the Reconnaissance Squadron in 2008 and deployed to Kandahar with the 2 Patricia Princess Canadian Light Infantry Battle Group under Task Force 1-08. In 2014–2015, he was appointed Commander of Task Force El Gorah, Egypt, as part of Operation CALUMET and, at the same time, Chief of Liaison for the Multinational Force and Observers.
He completed the Land Forces Technical Staff Programme in Kingston, the Joint Command and Staff Programme at the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, and the Defence and Strategic Studies Course in Canberra, Australia.
Brigadier-General Boivin assumed command of 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East) in June 2021.
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