Gérard Charles Édouard Thériault
|Gérard Charles Édouard Thériault|
June 5, 1932|
|Died||October 13, 1998
Victoria, British Columbia
||Royal Canadian Air Force / Canadian Forces|
|Years of service||1956–1989|
|Awards||Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration
|Other work||President of AEG Canada Inc|
General Gérard Charles Édouard Thériault, CMM, CD (June 5, 1932 in Gaspé, Quebec, Canada – October 13, 1998 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada) was Chief of the Defence Staff between 1983 and 1986.
He was a proponent of the unification of the military of Canada. He moved to the Collège Militaire Royal (CMR), St-Jean, Qué, now Royal Military College Saint-Jean and served as Vice-Commandant from 1967 to 1970. Promoted to Colonel, he became commandant of the CMR in 1970. In 1971, he was assigned command of Canadian Forces Base Bagotville in Northern Québec.
In 1973, he was promoted to Brigadier General and took over command of 1 CAG (First Canadian Air Group) in Germany. In 1975, he was promoted to Major General and assumed command of Air Command in Winnipeg, Manitoba. In 1977, he was transferred to Ottawa as the CADO (Chief, Air Doctrine Operations).
|Commandant of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean
H. H. Matthews
|Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
|Chief of the Defence Staff
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