CFB Kingston: New Commander for Land Force Doctrine & Training System

Published on: 2010/12/09 - in News

On December 10, Major-General David Fraser will assume command of Land Force Doctrine and Training System (LFDTS) from Major-General Guy Laroche. Command will be officially transferred at a ceremony in the Normandy Hall at CFB Kingston, presided over by Chief of Land Staff, Lieutenant-General Peter Devlin.

MGen Laroche will retire from the Canadian Forces after 32 years of service, and Major-General Fraser will be coming to LFDTS from the newly re-established 1 Canadian Division where he served as Commander.

“MGen Fraser is a highly experienced and knowledgeable officer,” said LGen Devlin. “I have complete confidence in his ability to continue to provide LFDTS with the excellent leadership it has enjoyed under the command of MGen Laroche. I’m thankful to MGen Laroche for his outstanding service to Canada and wish him and his family all the best for the future.”

MGen Fraser said he was honoured to accept this new command and thanked MGen Laroche for his tireless efforts, adding that “LFDTS will continue to ensure that Canadian soldiers are best prepared for the operational challenges of today and tomorrow.”

“It has been my privilege to serve as an officer in the Canadian Army,” said MGen Laroche. “I am truly grateful for the experience and am confident that LFDTS is in good hands under the leadership of MGen Fraser.”

The LFDTS mission is to lead Land Warfare intellectual development and Land Operations training for the Canadian Forces.

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