Jean Jacques Paradis

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Jean Jacques Paradis
Born (1928-11-07)7 November 1928
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Died 31 August 2007(2007-08-31) (aged 78)
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch Canadian Army/Canadian Forces
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Commander, Mobile Command
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration

Lieutenant General Jean Jacques Paradis CMM, CD (7 November 1928 – 31 August 2007) was the Commander, Mobile Command of the Canadian Forces.

Military career[edit]

Educated at the Collège Jean-de-Brébeuf and the Université de Montréal,[1] Paradis was commissioned the Royal 22e Régiment in 1950.[2] He served in Korea and Germany[2] and then became Commanding Officer of the 3e Bataillon in 1966.[1]

He was made a Director at the Canadian Army Staff College in 1968[2] and appointed Commander of the 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group at Valcartier in 1972.[1] He became Chief of Personnel in 1975 and Commander, Mobile Command in 1977.[2]

In retirement he became Overseas Marketing Director at Industries Valcartier, a munitions business,[3] and a Director of The Arches Foundation of Quebec, an organisation supporting the development of L'Arche communities in Quebec.[4]

He died after a long illness on 31 August 2007.[1]


Military offices
Preceded by
Jacques Chouinard
Commander, Mobile Command
Succeeded by
Charles H. Belzile