Organization Profile - Canadian Forces

Canadian Forces

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Minister Responsible

Minister of National Defence

Appointment Provisions

National Defence Act

The Judge Advocate General is appointed by the Governor in Council to hold office during pleasure for a term not exceeding four years and is eligible to be reappointed on the expiry of a first or subsequent term of office. The Judge Advocate General must be a barrister or advocate with at least ten years standing at the bar of a province. The Judge Advocate General holds a rank that is not less than brigadier-general.


Judge Advocate General
Bernatchez, Geneviève
Ottawa, Ontario
Full-Time Appointment
During Pleasure
Salary equal to a judge of the Federal Court of Canada.