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New Commander for Canadian Joint Operations Command

Lieutenant-General Steve Boivin assumed leadership of the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) from Commander Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie. The Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS),General Wayne Eyre, presided over the morning ceremony, which took place at His Majesty’s Canadian Ship Carleton in Ottawa.

Within the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF), CJOC is responsible for the planning, execution, support, and overall command of deployed Canadian military operations in Canada and around the world.

Following today’s ceremony, Vice-Admiral Auchterlonie will be retiring from the CAF after 37 years of service. 

“Thank you to Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie for a job extremely well done as Commander, Canadian Joint Operations Command through three years of unprecedented international and domestic crises.  I wish him all the best in his well-earned retirement. Congratulations to Lieutenant-General Steve Boivin on his appointment as Commander, CJOC. His significant background in operations and command has prepared him well to guide the Command during this time of increasing and constantly evolving threats, and I know he will continue to serve t​he country extremely well.”

General Wayne Eyre, Chief of the Defence Staff

“My appointment as Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) is an honour. I would like to thank the Minister of National Defence and Chief of Defence Staff for their confidence, and Vice-Admiral Auchterlonie for leaving things in such good stead. Together with the entire CJOC team, I look forward to serving Canada and Canadians through keeping us strong at home and engaged throughout the world.”


Lieutenant-General Steve Boivin, Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command

“Bravo Zulu to Lieutenant-General Boivin on assuming command of Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC) and thank you to all I have served with while at CJOC. It has been a demanding, yet immensely rewarding three years as Commander, and I am extremely proud of all the work we have accomplished.”

Vice-Admiral Bob Auchterlonie, Outgoing Commander Canadian Joint Operations Command

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