Armed Forces Council

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The Armed Forces Council is the senior military body of the Canadian Armed Forces. It meets to advise and assist the Chief of the Defence Staff on all matters concerning the command, control, and administration of the forces, and generally meets once per month.[1]

The Armed Forces Council is chaired by the CDS and consists of the following positions (as of May 2016):

Position Incumbent Service
Chief of the Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance Flag of the Canadian Army.svg Canadian Army
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Lieutenant-General Guy Thibault Flag of the Canadian Army.svg Canadian Army
Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy Vice-Admiral Mark Norman Naval Ensign of Canada.svgRoyal Canadian Navy
Commander of the Canadian Army Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse Flag of the Canadian Army.svg Canadian Army
Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force Lieutenant-General Michael Hood Royal Canadian Air Force ensign.svg Royal Canadian Air Force
Commander of Canadian Joint Operations Command Lieutenant-General Stephen Bowes Flag of the Canadian Army.svg Canadian Army
Chief of Military Personnel Lieutenant-General C.T. Whitecross Royal Canadian Air Force ensign.svg Royal Canadian Air Force
Chief of Reserves and Cadets Rear-Admiral Jennifer Bennett Naval Ensign of Canada.svg Royal Canadian Navy
Judge Advocate General Major-General Blaise Cathcart Flag of the Canadian Army.svg Canadian Army
Chief of Defence Intelligence Major-General Paul Wynnyk Flag of the Canadian Army.svg Canadian Army
Canadian Forces Chief Warrant Officer Chief Warrant Officer Kevin West Royal Canadian Air Force ensign.svg Royal Canadian Air Force

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