Steve Lucas

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James Steve Lucas
Born (1952-02-24) 24 February 1952 (age 65)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch Air Force Ensign of Canada.svg Canadian Forces Air Command
Years of service 1969-2007
Rank Lieutenant-General
Commands held 435 Transport Squadron
CFB Goose Bay
1 Canadian Air Division / Canadian NORAD Region
Air Command
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration

Lieutenant-General James Steven Lucas, CMM, CD (born 24 February 1952) is a retired Canadian air force general who was Chief of the Air Staff in Canada from 2005 to 2007.

Career[edit]

Educated at John Taylor Collegiate in Winnipeg, Lucas joined the Canadian Forces in 1969 and graduated from the Canadian Forces Air Navigation School in 1974.[1] He became Commanding Officer of 435 Transport Squadron in July 1989, Commander of CFB Goose Bay in 1990 and Director of Joint Requirements at the National Defence Headquarters in 1994.[2] He went on to be Director of Aerospace Planning Coordination in 1996, and then joined the staff at 1 Canadian Air Division Headquarters in Summer 1997.[2] After that he became Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division / Canadian NORAD Region in 2000, Chief of Staff Joint Force Generation in 2003 and Chief of the Air Staff in 2005 before retiring in 2007.[1]

References[edit]

Military offices
Preceded by
Lloyd Campbell
Commander of 1 Canadian Air Division
2000 - 2002
Succeeded by
Marc Dumais
Preceded by
Ken Pennie
Chief of the Air Staff
2005 – 2007
Succeeded by
Angus Watt