Kent Foster

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Kent Foster
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 Kent R. Foster CMM, CD was the Commander Mobile Command of the Canadian Forces.

Military career[edit]

Foster graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1960.[1] He served with the Canadian Airborne Regiment[2] and rose through the Officer ranks to become Commander, Mobile Command in 1989.[3] In that role, during the Oka Crisis in 1990, John de Chastelain, Chief of Defence Staff instructed him to take charge in a crisis over barricades placed by members of the Mohawk nation in a land dispute.[4] Foster also deployed Canadian troops during the Gulf War.[5]

In retirement he became an Assistant Deputy Minister for Health[6] and a Governor of Royal Roads University.[7]


Military offices
Preceded by
Jim Fox
Commander, Mobile Command
Succeeded by
Jim Gervais