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  • Canadian General in USArmy?

    I'm stumped.
    Looking into the US 3rd corp command structure, i found what is without a doubt a Canadian Major General as 1 of 2 Deputy Commanding Generals of the US 3rd Corp.
    here's the info.

    Is this some tradition tracing back to the "Devils Brigade"?

    http://www.hood.army.mil/pao/Corps_s...mand_Group.htm

    scroll down a bit for this one.

    http://www.cjtf7.com/the-coalition/o...or-leaders.htm



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    Re: Canadian General in USArmy?

    Originally posted by Scout Out
    I'm stumped.
    Looking into the US 3rd corp command structure, i found what is without a doubt a Canadian Major General as 1 of 2 Deputy Commanding Generals of the US 3rd Corp.
    here's the info.

    Is this some tradition tracing back to the "Devils Brigade"?

    http://www.hood.army.mil/pao/Corps_s...mand_Group.htm

    scroll down a bit for this one.

    http://www.cjtf7.com/the-coalition/o...or-leaders.htm

    This is new to me.



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    • #3
      Re: Canadian General in USArmy?

      Originally posted by Scout Out
      I'm stumped.
      Looking into the US 3rd corp command structure, i found what is without a doubt a Canadian Major General as 1 of 2 Deputy Commanding Generals of the US 3rd Corp.
      here's the info.

      Two things come to mind.

      1) Their are Canadian forces with 3rd corps.

      2) He's an exchange officer.


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        The Cannucks are trying to take over us in a secret move. One unit at a time
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        • #5
          I'd say an exchange officer. As I'm sure Danny or the other CF pers can also confirm, I bumped into more than my share of Brits, Yanks, Aussies etc. in our Army on exchanges at various units and schools. In the 1989 half the Coy Comds at the Infantry School in Gagetown seemed to be Brits or Aussies.

          Mind this is the highest ranking one I've seen outside of say NORAD where the Deputy Comd is also a Canadian General, and/or NATO/UN formations.

          Considering the fact our entire regualar army is only 1 Div in strength (3 CMBG or Bdes) and due to operations
          ( peacekeeping/peacemaking/war on terror) rarely train at Bde let alone Div level these days this gives our Army some needed practical experience in C&C of larger formations.
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          • #6
            Canada and the US have a long history of exchanging officers. We've had a US exchange officer in every squadron I've served with since '85.

            In fact, there were 31 Canadian exchange officers serving with US and British units in the Iraq invasion.
            Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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              As long as they bring some women and la batt
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              • #8
                Re: Canadian General in USArmy?

                Originally posted by Scout Out
                I'm stumped.
                Looking into the US 3rd corp command structure, i found what is without a doubt a Canadian Major General as 1 of 2 Deputy Commanding Generals of the US 3rd Corp.
                here's the info.

                Is this some tradition tracing back to the "Devils Brigade"?

                http://www.hood.army.mil/pao/Corps_s...mand_Group.htm

                scroll down a bit for this one.

                http://www.cjtf7.com/the-coalition/o...or-leaders.htm



                This will certainly be an officer exchange - two nations exchange officers in same or similar positions, and each get to experience how their position works within an ally's armed forces. This has been happening for quite some time - and I, for one, think it is a brilliant program - helping to foster camaraderie and cooperation with each other.
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                • #9
                  He's a exchange officer. I remember a Bn S3 in the 82nd that was British. My Bn S3 from 1/505 went on to command a British Para Company in the mid-80's.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Tigersqn

                    In fact, there were 31 Canadian exchange officers serving with US and British units in the Iraq invasion.
                    That and our Naval, and Air units in the Gulf for the War on Terror made us the third largest contributor of forces to GW2. Not bad for a country that "officially" passed on the war.
                    What God abandoned, these defended,
                    And saved the sum of things for pay.

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                    • #11
                      Thanks for all the replies!

                      I did not realize Canadian Generals or any "exchange officer", could be in the position of such authority over American soldiers.
                      Peacetime or Wartime.
                      Only Tearful, Animal Man Through the Nature of his Being is Destined to
                      a Life of Warfare...

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Scout Out
                        Thanks for all the replies!

                        I did not realize Canadian Generals or any "exchange officer", could be in the position of such authority over American soldiers.
                        Peacetime or Wartime.

                        Exchange officers are rarely(if ever) given command of the host nations forces, although they can take over in the commanders absence.
                        Ever since the inception of NORAD, a Canadian general has been the Deputy Commander. This would mean he could take command in the US commanders absence. In fact, I may be mistaken, but I believe it was the Canadian DC at Cheyenne Mountain who first raised the Threat Level(DEFCON) on 9/11.
                        Scientists have announced they've discovered a cure for apathy. However no one has shown the slightest bit of interest !!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Re: Canadian General in USArmy?

                          Originally posted by RichardS
                          Two things come to mind.
                          2) He's an exchange officer.
                          Right. III Corps has had a Canadian DCG for years. I met this one's predecessor when I was in Bosnia. The US has sent someone to Canada in exchange.

                          This place is full of exchange officers. You can't tell who's who without a scorecard.

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