Today, the Acting Chief of the Defence Staff announced the 2021 Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) General and Flag Officer (GOFO) senior appointments, promotions, and retirements. General Officers (Canadian Army and the Royal Canadian Air Force) and Flag Officers (Royal Canadian Navy) lead the CAF in defending our country’s values and interests, here at home and abroad.
A member of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) was found deceased in his quarters at the Canadian Embassy in Kabul, Afghanistan on February 25, 2021. The cause of death is currently under investigation, and is being assessed as non-operational. Next of kin have been notified.
The safety and well-being of Canadians are a top priority for the Government of Canada as the fight against COVID-19 continues. By demonstrating organizational agility and responsiveness, the Department of National Defence (DND) continues to work collaboratively with our colleagues across government to contribute positively to these efforts.
The Department of National Defence (DND) has the largest infrastructure portfolio in the federal government. Effectively managing these assets, and transferring or selling properties we no longer require, are key to providing our Canadian Armed Forces’ members with the modern and green infrastructure they need.
Today, Transition Centre Petawawa begins the trial of an initiative to assist members of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) and their families with transition to civilian life following service to Canada.