Deputy Commander

Lieutenant-General Christian Juneau, a native of Quebec, completed his education at Université Laval in 1982 and joined the Canadian Forces in February 1983.

Lt. Gen. Juneau has held many command and staff positions throughout his career. He has commanded at each rank within Infantry units (airborne and mechanized) both in Canada and overseas: platoon, company and battalion commander with the 1st Battalion of the Royal 22e Regiment Lahr, Germany and Valcartier, Quebec; Officer commanding 1 Commando, Canadian Airborne Regiment, Special Service Force, Petawawa, Ontario; and Commanding Officer Disaster Assistance Response Team, Kingston, Ontario. He has served as the Deputy Commanding General for Operations with XVIII Airborne Corps in Fort Bragg, North Carolina where he was awarded the U.S. Forces Legion of Merit for his services. He commanded 3rd Canadian Division from 2012 to 2014. From July 2014 to May 2017, he served as the Deputy Commander Canadian Army in Ottawa.

Lt. Gen. Juneau also has considerable experience as an instructor and a trainer. He served at the Combat Training Centre, at the Infantry School as a captain, and at Tactics School as a major. He also served as Commander of the Canadian Manoeuvre Training Centre, CFB/ASU Wainwright from 2008 through 2010.

His deployments include tours in the Former Republic of Yugoslavia in 1992 as operation officer and company commander, in Afghanistan in 2007-2008 as Deputy Task Force Commander and in Kuwait in 2011 as US Forces Iraq – Deputy Commanding General – Transition.
His staff assignments include service as the Personal Assistant to the Vice Chief of Staff, as career manager for Combat Arms and in the Army staff as Director Land Strategic Planning. He is a graduate from the United States Army Command and General Staff College.

Lieutenant-General Juneau was promoted to his current rank in May 2017 and assumed responsibilities as the Deputy Commander of Joint Force Command Naples.


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