U.S.-Canada Defense Partnership in a Dangerous World
Please join the CSIS International Security Program for a conversation with General Wayne Eyre, Canada’s Chief of the Defence Staff. General Eyre and Dr. Seth G. Jones, senior vice president and director of the International Security Program, will discuss the future of North American defense, the U.S.-Canada defense relationship, Arctic security, and support to Ukraine following Russia’s invasion.
General Eyre attended Royal Roads Military College (RRMC) Victoria and Royal Military College of Canada (RMC) Kingston. Upon commissioning in 1988 he joined Second Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry, and has had the great privilege of spending the majority of his career in command or deputy command positions, including commanding 3rd Battalion PPCLI, 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group, 3rd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force West, Deputy Commanding General – Operations for XVIII (US) Airborne Corps, Deputy Commander Military Personnel Command, Deputy Commander United Nations Command in Korea, and for a short time Commander of Military Personnel Command. He became Commander Canadian Army on 20 August 2019 and was appointed as Acting Chief of the Defence Staff on 24 February 2021. General Eyre was appointed Chief of the Defence Staff on 25 November 2021.
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