Prior to that, Lieutenant General Paul winnick was the commander of the Land forces of Canada

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An ethnic Ukrainian, a descendant of Ukrainian immigrants from stry, Lviv region Paul winnick appointed Deputy head of the General staff of national defence of Canada. The appointment was the Minister of defence of the country and presented winnik personnel. About it reports the Ministry of defence of Canada.

According to the office, on Parliament hill, Lieutenant-General Jean-Marc Lanthier accepted the position of commander of the canadian army Lieutenant-General Paul winnick. The ceremony was headed by General Jonathan Vance, chief of the defence staff.

“Under the leadership of Lieutenant-General winnick canadian army is ready to defend the interests of Canadians in the country and abroad. I approve of his unwavering loyalty to his soldiers, and Canada,” said Minister of defense of Canada harjit Sajjan.

Winnick is in the canadian army since 1981, and in 2009 was part of an international military contingent in Afghanistan, where he was responsible for the creation of the Ministry of defence and the armed forces.