First Indigenous person chosen to lead Canadian Army


Last updated 8/5/2022 at 12:47pm

Corporal Lisa Fenton Canadian Forces Support Unit (Ottawa)

Lt.-Gen. Jocelyn Paul

OTTAWA-The Department of National Defence recently announced the appointment of Lt.-Gen. Jocelyn Paul as the commander of the Canadian Army. Paul is the first Indigenous person to lead the Canadian Army, He began the role as commander of the Canadian Army and chief of the Army staff on June 16.

Jocelyn (Joe) Paul, from the community of Wendake, Que., is a member of the Huron-Wedat First Nation.

Brigadier-General Paul's interest in a military career was sparked at a young age by his cousin who was serving in the Forces, and by his parents who saw the benefits of joining. "My parents knew th...

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