JS2218 said:Has it been announced yet? As far as I can find (and knew...) it was LGen Millar. I more meant along the lines of someone with a logistics background than the trade per se - someone who has experience in developing and growing policies surrounding personnel, materiel management, acquisitions, finance, and so on. But part of the problem, IMO, is that there becomes a rank where commanders and SNCOs are appointed to command/oversee departments, branches, and trades they're not familiar with. It's not always a problem, but having a logistics officer by trade as CMP could help (and thereafter pushing him/her up to CDS).
I did not mean to imply the VCDS was any more competent than the non-VCDS Generals What I meant is that change of command always requires continuity in governance, knowledge, experience, and so on. The VCDS runs the CAF while the CDS commands it. The new CDS will require a deputy who can give him/her a no-nonsense briefing on what's going on, what most urgently needs their attention, and so on.
caocao said:Yes it has been announced, MGen Chris Whitecross (Const Engr background) will be the new CMP. I heard unofficially that the change will happen before the APS (early June).
Hamish Seggie said:Want me to say hi and put in a good word for you tomorrow?