Tuesday, Mar. 03 2015
OTTAWA — The Globe and Mail
The government is actively searching for a new top military commander to succeed General Tom Lawson after he asked that his three-year appointment not be extended.
Sources say Ottawa is now talking to prospective candidates to find the next chief of the defence staff.
“Interviews are happening,” a source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said.
This changing of the guard comes at a critical time for the Canadian Armed Forces, which are grappling with a budget squeeze, difficulties buying new equipment and the challenge of managing a peacetime army that, aside from a detachment of special forces troops in Iraq, is largely out of the fight.