Brigadier-General R. Pelletier, MSM, CD

Brigadier-General Roch Pelletier

Commander 5th Canadian Division

Brigadier-General Roch Pelletier began his career at the Royal Military College of Canada at St-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu in August of 1988. On earning his officer's commission, he served at Platoon, Company and Battalion levels within the Royal 22e Régiment. He commanded the 3rd Battalion Royal 22e Régiment, the Canadian Army Enabler Group (CAEG, now known as Canadian Combat Support Brigade), and the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre. He also served as the Deputy Commander of Operations for United States Army Alaska.

BGen Pelletier, deployed to Haiti as a platoon commander, performed the J3 (chief of operations) function for Joint Task Force Afghanistan in Kandahar, and served as Deputy Commander Canadian Contribution to the NATO Training Mission Afghanistan in Kabul. He also participated in domestic response operations.

BGen Pelletier also served in staff positions throughout his career. He was the G35 Plans 2 (international operations and contingency plans) at the Canadian Army HQ, the G5 for 2nd Canadian Division HQ in Montreal, and the lead planner of the Forces Readiness and Personnel portfolio for the Defence Renewal Team at the National Defence Headquarters.

He is a graduate of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College, the Canadian Forces Joint Command and Staff Program, and the United States Army War College. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Administration, a Master's Degree in Defence Management and Policy, and a Master’s Degree in Strategic Studies.

BGen Pelletier and his wife are very active and enjoy running, hiking, and just being outdoors. They also like spending time with the family and are fortunate to be parent of three very dynamic young adults who are all actively pursuing their own dreams.

Brigadier-General Pelletier assumed command of 5th Canadian Division on June 15th, 2019.

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