Colonel J.R. Patrice Laroche OMM, CD serves as Wing Commander, 4 Wing Cold Lake. He was promoted to his current rank and assigned to Ramstein, Germany as the Head of the Tactical Evaluation Division at the Allied Air Component Command Headquarters in 2009. He holds a Bachelors degree in Military Arts and Science from the Royal Military College in Kingston. His operational experience includes combat missions and three operational tours at Aviano airbase in Italy in 1998, 1999 and 2000 as part of operations DELIBERATE FORGE and ALLIED FORCE. He also took part in NORAD’s operation NOBLE EAGLE in the aftermath of 9/11. Over these years, he has accumulated over 2800 flying hours of which over 1800 hours on the Hornet. Colonel Laroche staff experience includes three years at NORAD HQ in Colorado Springs from 2002 to 2005 where he held various positions to include Executive Assistance to Deputy Commander NORAD. In 2007, he was assigned the position of Military Assistant to the Chief of Staff Headquarters Supreme Allied Commander Transformation in Norfolk, Virginia. Colonel Laroche is a graduate of the USAF Air Command and Staff College and USAF Air War College. Col Laroche enjoys running, sailing, golfing and skiing in his spare time. He is married to Anne and is the proud father of Natacha and Matthew.  More


Colonel Scott Kennedy, CD assumed command of 1 Area Support Group/Garrison Edmonton in June 2010. He is an Electrical and Mechanical Engineering officer who has a Masters Degree in Defence Studies from the Royal Military College. Colonel Kennedy has previously completed operational tours with the Canadian Joint Task Force Headquarters in Somalia as J4 Maintenance and as Deputy Commanding Officer of the National Support Element for the Canadian Contingent of Stabilization Force in Bosnia. In 2005 he deployed to Afghanistan as the Commanding Officer of the National Support Element and Deputy Task Force Commander during Operation ATHENA Rotation 3.   More


LCol Martin Breton, 17805 (RMC 1991) currently serves as Chief of Staff in Poggio Renatico, Italy, and Chief of Staff (Operations) in Naples. He joined the Canadian Forces in June 1987 and attended the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering and received his officer’s commission. Posted to 1 Canadian Air Division in Winnipeg, he began as an aircraft maintenance standards officer. In 2009, he was posted to the Canadian Forces Staff College and promoted to his current rank. LCol Breton recently returned from deployment in Operation Mobile, the Libya mission. More

 Researched by E3161 Victoria Edwards

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