Armed Forces Council

The Armed Forces Council is the senior military body of the Canadian Forces. It meets to advise the Chief of the Defence Staff (CDS) on matters concerning the command, control and administration of the Canadian Forces (CF) as well as to help the CDS make decisions regarding these matters.

The Armed Forces Council is chaired by the CDS and consists of the CDS, the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, the heads of each of the three service environments of the CF: the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Army, and the Royal Canadian Air Force, as well as other senior officers.

List of Members of the Armed Forces Council (as of October 2011)

  • General W.J. Natynczyk (Chairman) — Chief of the Defence Staff
  • Vice-Admiral Bruce Donaldson — Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
  • Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison — Chief of the Maritime Staff
  • Lieutenant-General P.J. Devlin — Chief of the Land Staff
  • Lieutenant-General J.P.A. Deschamps — Chief of the Air Staff
  • Rear-Admiral A.M. Smith — Chief of Military Personnel
  • Rear-Admiral J.J. Bennett — Chief of Reserves and Cadets
  • Brigadier-General B.B. Cathcart — Judge Advocate General
  • Major-General J. M. C. Rousseau — Chief of Defence Intelligence
  • Chief Petty Officer 1st Class Robert Cléroux — Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer

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