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Former Chiefs of the Defence Staff


The Chief of the Defence Staff has primary responsibility for command, control and administration of the Canadian Forces and military strategy, plans and requirements. The Chief of the Defence Staff is 23rd on the Canadian Order of Precedence.

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Dates of OfficeChief of the Defence Staff
1964 - 1966Air Chief Marshal Frank Miller
1966 - 1969General Jean-Victor Allard
1969 - 1972General Frederick Sharp
1972 - 1977General Jacques Dextraze
1977 - 1980General Robert Falls
1980 - 1983General Ramsey Withers
1983 - 1986General Gérard Thériault
1986 - 1989General Paul Manson
1989 - 1993General John de Chastelain
1993Admiral John Anderson
1994 - 19 Dec 1995General John de Chastelain
19 Dec 1995 - 8 Oct 1996General Jean Boyle
8 Oct 1996 - 17 Sep 1997Vice-Admiral Larry Murray
17 Sep 1997 - 28 Jun 2001General Maurice Baril
28 Jun 2001 - 4 Feb 2005General Raymond Henault
4 Feb 2005 - 2 Jul 2008General Rick Hillier
2 Jul 2008 - 29 Oct 2012General Walt Natynczyk
29 Oct 2012 - 17 Jul 2015General Tom Lawson
17 Jul 2015 -General Jonathan Vance

SOURCE: Department of National Defence.

See also
Chief of the Defence Staff
Canadian Armed Forces Council
Canadian Armed Forces
Canadian Army
Royal Canadian Navy
Royal Canadian Air Force
Disaster Assistance Response Team
Joint Task Force 2
Communications Security Establishment

External Links
Chief of the Defence Staff Official Website
National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces Official Website
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