Lieutenant-General (Canada)


Lieutenant-General (Canada)

:"Please see "Lieutenant General" for other countries which use this rank"

In the Canadian Forces, the rank of Lieutenant-General (LGen) ("Lieutenant-général" or "Lgén" in French) is an Army or Air Force rank equal to a Vice-Admiral of the Navy. A Lieutenant-General is a General Officer, the equivalent of a Naval Flag Officer. A Lieutenant-General is senior to a Major General or Rear-Admiral, and junior to a General or Admiral.

Insignia

The rank insignia for a Lieutenant-General is three gold maple leaves, beneath crossed sword and baton, all surmounted by St. Edward's Crown, worn on the shoulder straps of the Service Dress tunic, and on slip-ons on other uniforms. The Service Dress tunic also features a wide strip of gold braid around the cuff. On the visor of the service cap are two rows of gold oak leaves.



Forms of address

Lieutenant-Generals are addressed by rank and name; thereafter by subordinates as "Sir" or "Ma'am", as applicable. Lieutenant-Generals are normally entitled to staff cars.

Appointments

A Lieutenant-General generally holds only the most senior command or administrative appointments, barring only Chief of the Defence Staff, which is held by a full Admiral or General. Appointments held by Lieutenant-Generals may include Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS); Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff (DCDS); Commander of an operational command (such as Canada Command); Chief of the Land Staff (CLS); Chief of the Air Staff (CAS); Assistant Deputy Minister (ADM) of National Defence in various capacities; or commander of or representative to a multinational force, alliance, or treaty organization. Positions currently (as of August 30, 2006) held by Lieutenant-Generals are:

* Chief of the Land Staff: Lieutenant-General Andrew Leslie, OMM, MSC, MSM, CD [http://www.dnd.ca/dsa/app_bio/engraph/FSeniorOfficerBiographyView_e.asp?SectChoice=1&mAction=View&mBiographyID=62]
* Chief of the Air Staff: Lieutenant-General Angus Watt, CMM, CD [http://www.dnd.ca/dsa/app_bio/engraph/FSeniorOfficerBiographyView_e.asp?SectChoice=1&mAction=View&mBiographyID=64]
* Commander, Canada Command: Lieutenant-General Marc Dumais, CMM, CD [http://www.dnd.ca/dsa/app_bio/engraph/FSeniorOfficerBiographyView_e.asp?SectChoice=1&mAction=View&mBiographyID=223]
* Commander, Canadian Expeditionary Force Command (Comd CEFCOM): Lieutenant-General Michel Gauthier, MSC, CD [http://www.dnd.ca/dsa/app_bio/engraph/FSeniorOfficerBiographyView_e.asp?SectChoice=1&mAction=View&mBiographyID=47]
* Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS): Lieutenant-General Walter Natynczyk, CMM, MSC, CD [http://www.dnd.ca/dsa/app_bio/engraph/FSeniorOfficerBiographyView_e.asp?SectChoice=1&mAction=View&mBiographyID=307]
* Deputy Commander, North American Aerospace Defence Command (NORAD): Lieutenant-General Eric Findley, CMM, MSC, CD [http://www.dnd.ca/dsa/app_bio/engraph/FSeniorOfficerBiographyView_e.asp?SectChoice=1&mAction=View&mBiographyID=41]
* Chief of Staff, Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation (COS HQ SACT), NATO: Lieutenant-General Michel Maisonneuve, CMM, MSC, CD [http://www.dnd.ca/dsa/app_bio/engraph/FSeniorOfficerBiographyView_e.asp?SectChoice=1&mAction=View&mBiographyID=70]

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