Guy Thibault

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Guy Thibault
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch Canadian Army
Years of service 1978-
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held CFB Kingston
Land Force Central Area
Battles/wars War in Afghanistan
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration
Meritorious Service Cross

Lieutenant-General Guy Robert Thibault CMM CD MSC is a Canadian Army officer. He is a former Vice Chief of the Defence Staff in Canada.

Military career[edit]

Thibault joined the Canadian Forces in 1978.[1] He became Base Commander, CFB Kingston in 2002 before deploying with the International Security Assistance Force in Afghanistan in 2004.[1] He went on to be Commander of Land Force Central Area in 2005, Assistant Chief of the Land Staff in 2007 and Chief of Staff (Information Management) in 2009.[1] After that he became Chairman of the Inter-American Defense Board in June 2011 and Vice Chief of the Defence Staff in September 2013.[2] On 13 September 2013, he was awarded the Meritorious Service Cross.[3]

On 19 January 2016, it was announced that Lieutenant-General Thibaut would retire and be replaced in his position by Vice-Admiral Mark Norman.[4]


Military offices
Preceded by
Bruce Donaldson
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Succeeded by
Mark Norman