Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre welcomes new Commander

News Release / April 26, 2017

April 26, 2017 – Kingston, Ontario – National Defence / Canadian Armed Forces

Earlier today, Major-General Jean-Marc Lanthier passed Command of the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre (CADTC) to Major-General Simon Hetherington during a ceremony at historic Fort Frontenac in Kingston, Ontario. Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk, Commander Canadian Army, presided over the ceremony. 

The Commander of CADTC oversees approximately 2800 military and civilian personnel across the country and is responsible for leading land warfare intellectual development, and individual and collective training in the Canadian Army.  Over the last three years, CADTC has had a key role in modernizing the Army training system and the development of individual programs to support soldier fitness, health and resiliency.  

Quotes

“Serving as Commander of the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre for the last three years has been a privilege and a great honour. Training and readiness, for whatever the task, is at the core of what it means to be a professional soldier and a professional Army. Each departure from a Command position forces one to reflect on the work completed and future work to be done. With the support of a great team, we were able to accomplish many things that will have lasting positive effects on the Canadian Army and I know this work will continue under the leadership of Major-General Simon Hetherington.”

—   Major-General Jean-Marc Lanthier, Outgoing Commander Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre

“I am extremely honoured to take over as Commander of the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre and to work with this team. Collectively, we will carry on the tremendous work that has already been done to ensure that Canadian Army soldiers are trained and prepared for the rigours of current and future operations.”

—   Major-General Simon Hetherington, Incoming Commander Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre

Quick Facts

  • CADTC is a formation of the Canadian Army headquartered at Canadian Forces Base Kingston, Ontario. This 2800-strong formation is responsible for the supervision, integration and delivery of land operations training and doctrine development, including simulation and digitization.
  • CADTC is responsible for the Combat Training Centre, Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre, Canadian Army Command and Staff College, Canadian Combat Support Brigade and the Canadian Armed Forces Arctic Training Centre.
  • Collectively, it is responsible for delivering training to thousands of Canadian Armed Forces members each year, generating forces for operations at home and abroad.

Major-General Simon Hetherington (left) assumes command of the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre from Major-General Jean-Marc Lanthier (right) at Fort Frontenac, Kingston, on 26 April 2017. The ceremony is presided by Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk (centre), Commander Canadian Army.

The Commander of the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre oversees approximately 2800 military and civilian personnel across the country and is responsible for leading land warfare intellectual development, individual and collective training in the Canadian Army.

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Contacts

Major Krzysztof Stachura
Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre Public Affairs Officer
Phone: 613-541-5010 ext 4391
Email: krzysztof.stachura@forces.gc.ca

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