Jean-Yves (JY) Forcier
Jean-Yves completed his military career as Vice-Admiral and first Commander of Canada Command in Ottawa, after 34 years of service. His senior appointments included Commanding Officer HMCS ALGONQUIN, Commander Maritime Operations Group Four, Deputy Commander Naval Reserve, Chief of Staff Joint Operations National Defence Headquarters, Commander Maritime Forces Pacific and Commander Canada Command.
Since leaving the military he has shared his time between consulting in matters of defence and emergency management, and mentoring officers at the Naval Officer Training Centre and Canadian Forces College.
Jean-Yves also has extensive experience in Organizational Review and Restructure having lead the efforts in restructuring the Naval Reserve personnel and training and the Pacific Fleet support organization. In 2005, he lead the Chief of Defence Staff Study on the Command and Control of the Canadian Forces (CF) which lead to the transformation that same year of the Operational Command structure of the CF. He is also well-known for his cooperation with other government departments and agencies who work as part of the National Security team.
He is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, the National Defence College and Royal Roads University where he obtained an MA in Leadership and Training. Jean-Yves serves as Vice-President of the Lodge at Broadmead Foundation which supports a Veterans and Long-Term Care Facility in Victoria, BC, where he resides.