Major-General J.M. Lanthier, OMM, MSC, MSM, CD

Major-General J.M. Lanthier

Commander Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre Headquarters

Major-General Jean-Marc Lanthier joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1989 and started his career at the 12e Régiment blindé du Canada. His regimental employment covered a variety of staff appointments at the unit and he has commanded at all levels, culminating with the command of the Regiment from 2005 to 2007. In 2009, he was appointed Commander, 5th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group. He assumed the duty of Deputy Commanding General Sustainment, I Corps, US Army, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, in 2011. In 2013, he assumed command of the 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East). On July 10, 2014, he took command of the Canadian Army Doctrine and Training Centre in Kingston.

His extra-regimental employment includes postings to the Armour School, Headquarters Combat Training Centre, Headquarters 5th Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group and the National Defence Headquarters.

He participated to six operational deployments. He deployed three times with different units to the former Yugoslavia, under the mandate of the United Nations Protection Force and the NATO Stabilization Force. He was appointed the Commanding Officer of the Operational Mentoring and Liaison Team in 2006 and deployed to Kandahar with Task Force 3-06. He was the Canadian Deputy Commander Joint Task Force Haiti following the earthquake that hit Haiti in January 2010. In 2011 and 2012, he was the ISAF Joint Command Director of Afghan National Security Forces Operations, in Kabul.

He obtained his Bachelor's degree in biochemistry from the University of Ottawa and his Master's degree in Applied Science from the University of Cranfield, England. He completed the Land Force Command and Staff Course in Kingston and the Advanced Command and Staff Course at the British Joint Services Command and Staff College. He is a graduate of the Senior Executive Asia Pacific Orientation Course, the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Commander's course and the Senior International Defence Management Course.

MGen Lanthier is married and the proud father of two young adults.

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