|Vice Chief of the Defence Staff|
Vice-Chef D’État-Major de la Défense
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Crest of the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
The Vice Chief of the Defence Staff (VCDS) (French language: Vice-Chef d'état-major de la défense) is the second most senior member of the Canadian Forces, reporting to the Chief of the Defence Staff as well as the Deputy Minister of National Defence. The Directorate General Executive Coordination, the Chief of Staff of the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff, the Canadian Forces Provost Marshal and several other departments report to the VCDS, who is appointed by the Chief of the Defence Staff.
Former Vice Chiefs of the Defence Staff[edit | edit source]
References[edit | edit source]
- "VCDS - Organization". Vcds.forces.gc.ca. http://www.vcds.forces.gc.ca/org/index-eng.asp. Retrieved 2012-05-06.
- "National Defence Act". Department of Justice. http://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/N-5/page-5.html. Retrieved 2012-05-08.
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