Jacques Chouinard

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Jacques Chouinard
Born 1 October 1922
Montreal, Canada
Died 28 July 2008
Quebec, Canada
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch Canadian Army/Canadian Forces
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Commander, Mobile Command
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration

Lieutenant General Jacques Chouinard CMM CD (1 October 1922 – 28 July 2008) was the Commander, Mobile Command of the Canadian Forces.

Military career[edit]

Educated at a College in Saint-Anne-de-la-Pocatière, Chouinard was commissioned into Royal 22e Régiment in 1941.[1] He served in World War II with his Regiment in England and Italy.[1]

He was made Commandant of the School of Parachuting during the Korean war and went on to be Commanding Officer of the Royal 22e Régiment in 1962.[1] He was appointed Commandant of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean in 1968.[1] He was then made Commander of CFB Valcartier and of the 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in 1970.[1] He took command of Canadian Forces on the streets of Montreal in October 1970 during the October Crisis when the Front de libération du Québec initiated kidnappings.[2]

In 1971 he took command of the 4 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in Lahr in Germany.[1]

In 1972 he returned to Canada and was appointed Commander of the Mobile Command in Saint-Hubert, Quebec. In 1973 he became Assistant to the Associate Deputy Minister (Policy) at National Defence Headquarters.[1] In 1975 he was promoted to Lieutenant-General and made Commander, Mobile Command.[1] He retired in 1977.[1]

In retirement he became International Marketing Manager and then President of Industries Valcartier, a munitions business.[1]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Stanley Waters
Commander, Mobile Command
1975–1977
Succeeded by
Jean Jacques Paradis