Jim Gervais

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Jim Gervais
Born (1938-03-05) March 5, 1938 (age 76)
Noranda, Quebec
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 Cyrille "Jim" Gervais CMM, CD (born March 5, 1938)[1] was the Commander, Mobile Command of the Canadian Forces.

Military career[edit]

Born at Rouyn-Noranda and educated at the University of Ottawa, Gervais graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1962.[2] He later attended the Royal Military College of Science in the United Kingdom.[3]

He was appointed Commander of 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group at Valcartier and then Chief of Personnel and Senior Appointments at National Defence Headquarters.[3] In 1991 he was appointed Commander, Mobile Command in which role he carried out a restructuring of the Land Forces.[3]

In retirement he became Deputy Secretary for Honours to the Governor-General of Canada.[3] In 2008 he became Chairman of Northern Gold Mining.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian Who's Who Search". Grey House Publishing Canada. 
  2. ^ Royal Military College of Canada
  3. ^ a b c d e Northern Gold Biography
Military offices
Preceded by
Kent Foster
Commander, Mobile Command
1991–1993
Succeeded by
Gord Reay
(as Chief of the Land Staff)