|Born||1 October 1922
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
|Died||28 July 2008
|Service/branch||Canadian Army/Canadian Forces|
|Commands held||Commander, Mobile Command|
|Awards||Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration
He was made Commandant of the School of Parachuting during the Korean war and went on to be Commanding Officer of the Royal 22e Régiment in 1962. He was appointed Commandant of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean in 1968. He was then made Commander of CFB Valcartier and of the 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in 1970. He took command of Canadian Forces on the streets of Montreal in October 1970 during the October Crisis when the Front de libération du Québec initiated kidnappings.
In 1972 he returned to Canada and was appointed Commander of the Mobile Command in Saint-Hubert, Quebec. In 1973 he became Assistant to the Associate Deputy Minister (Policy) at National Defence Headquarters. In 1975 he was promoted to Lieutenant-General and made Commander, Mobile Command. He retired in 1977.
In retirement he became International Marketing Manager and then President of Industries Valcartier, a munitions business.
|Commander, Mobile Command
Jean Jacques Paradis