Jim Fox (Canadian Army officer)

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Jim Fox
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 James A. Fox CMM, CD was the Commander, Force Mobile Command of the Canadian Forces.

Military career[edit]

Fox joined the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps[1] and went on to be Commanding Officer of Lord Strathcona's Horse taking his Regiment on an operational tour with the United Nations Peacekeeping Force in Cyprus in 1972.[2]

He was appointed Commander, Force Mobile Command in 1986.[3] In that role he executed Rendezvous 89, a major exercise involving 15,000 military personnel and more than 5,000 vehicles and aircraft from 40 different units across Canada.[4]

In retirement he became Colonel of Lord Strathcona's Horse.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Lieutenant General James A. Fox CMM CD RCAC
  2. ^ Glenbow Museum
  3. ^ Karlheinz Schreiber
  4. ^ Newsletter Canadian Military Mail Study Group, May 1990
  5. ^ Legislative Assembly of Alberta Alberta Hansard, 23 March 2000
Military offices
Preceded by
Charles H. Belzile
Commander, Mobile Command
1986–1989
Succeeded by
Kent Foster