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Kent Foster
Allegiance  Canada
Service/branch Flag of the Canadian Army.svg Canadian Army/Canadian Forces
Rank Lieutenant General
Commands held Commander, Mobile Command
Awards Commander of the Order of Military Merit
Canadian Forces Decoration

Lieutenant-General Kent R. Foster, CMM, CD was the Commander, Force Mobile Command of the Canadian Forces.

Military career[]

Foster graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1960.[1] He served with the Canadian Airborne Regiment[2] and rose through the Officer ranks to become Commander, Force Mobile Command in 1989.[3] In that role, during the Oka Crisis in 1990, John de Chastelain, Chief of Defence Staff instructed him to take charge in a crisis over barricades placed by members of the Mohawk nation in a land dispute.[4] Foster also deployed Canadian troops during the Gulf War.[5]

In retirement he became an Assistant Deputy Minister for Health[6] and a Governor of Royal Roads University.[7]

References[]

Military offices
Preceded by
Jim Fox
Commander, Mobile Command
1989-1991
Succeeded by
Jim Gervais


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