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Allegiance  Canada
Rank  Lieutenant General
Name  Kent Foster

Service/branch  Canadian Army/Canadian Forces
Commands held  Commander Mobile Command
Awards  Commander of the Order of Military Merit Canadian Forces Decoration

Lieutenant General Kent Richard Foster CMM, CD (born c. 1938) was the Commander Mobile Command of the Canadian Forces.

Military career

Foster graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1960. He served with the Canadian Airborne Regiment and rose through the Officer ranks to become Commander, Mobile Command in 1989. 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. Foster also deployed Canadian troops during the Gulf War.

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


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