Canadian Special Operations Forces Command change of command ceremony

Media advisory

April 23, 2018 – Ottawa – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Major-General Peter Dawe will assume command of Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM) from Major-General Mike Rouleau in a ceremony presided over by General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, in Ottawa on April 25, 2018.

When: April 25, 2018, at 11 a.m.

Where: Cartier Square Drill Hall, 2 Queen Elizabeth Drive, Ottawa (Located on the bank of the Rideau Canal just south of Laurier Avenue)

What: CANSOFCOM Change of Command from Maj.-Gen. Mike Rouleau to Maj.-Gen. Peter Dawe


Notes to editor / news director

Media representatives are asked to arrive no later than 10:30 a.m. and enter via the Cartier Square Drill Hall north-east entrance facing the Rideau Canal.

Media are asked to confirm attendance and if space for a satellite truck is required no later than 10 a.m. on April 24th by contacting Captain Jamie Donovan by phone at 613-993-4776 or by email at Once registered, media will receive additional information on media ground rules, satellite truck parking (if required), the conduct of the ceremony, and media availability with Maj.-Gen. Rouleau and Maj.-Gen. Dawe following the event.


Captain Jamie Donovan
CANSOFCOM Public Affairs
Phone: 613-993-4776

Media Relations|
Department of National Defence
Phone: 613-996-2353

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