George MacDonald (Canadian general)

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George MacDonald
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General MacDonald
Born 1949/1950 (age 65–66)
Allegiance Canada Canada
Service/branch  Royal Canadian Air Force
Years of service 1967 – 2004
Rank Lieutenant-General
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration

Lieutenant-General George Clement MacDonald CMM, CD (born c. 1950) was Vice Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces.[1]

Military career[edit]

Educated at the University of Calgary, MacDonald joined the Canadian Forces in 1967 and served as an operational fighter pilot.[2] He held posts in Germany and Norway.[3] He became Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the North American Aerospace Defense Command in 1997 and Vice Chief of the Defence Staff in 2001 before retiring in 2004.[2]


  1. ^ Outgoing leader defends Norad in post-Cold War era: (Final Edition) Diedrich, JohnView Profile. Edmonton Journal (Edmonton, Alta) 13 April 1998
  2. ^ a b George MacDonald CFN Consultants
  3. ^ George MacDonald CDFAI
Military offices
Preceded by
L W F Cuppens
Deputy Commander of NORAD
1998 - 2001
Succeeded by
K R Pennie
Preceded by
Gary Garnett
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Succeeded by
Ronald Buck