CSA Gets New President

CSA President Walter_Natynczyk
Walter Natynczyk

Prime Minister Stephen Harper announced today the following changes in the senior ranks of the Public Service:

General (Retired) Walter John Natynczyk, former Chief of the Defence Staff, becomes President of the Canadian Space Agency, effective August 6, 2013.

General (Retired) Walter John Natynczyk, C.M.M., MSC, CD


Business Administration Degree, Royal Roads Military College and Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean, Quebec
Graduate of the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College, Toronto
Masters of Military Science, United States Army War College, Carlisle, Pennsylvania


2008 – 2012
Chief of the Defence Staff, Canadian Forces

2006 – 2008
Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff, Canadian Forces

2005 – 2006
Chief of Transformation, Canadian Forces

2004 – 2005
Deputy Director of Strategy, Policy and Plans, then Deputy Commanding General of the Multi-National Corps (Iraq), on exchange with the United States Army

2002 – 2003
Deputy Commanding General, III Corps in Fort Hood, Texas, United States Army

1999 – 2001
Director, Joint Operations and Plans (J3), Canadian Forces

1998 – 1999
Canadian Contingent Commander (Bosnia-Herzegovina), North Atlantic Treaty Organization – Stabilization Force

1996 – 1998
Commanding Officer, The Royal Canadian Dragoons, Petawawa

1995 – 1996
Deputy Director, National Headquarter Secretariat, Vice-Chief of the Defence Staff, Canadian Forces

1994 – 1995
Chief of Operations Sector South West (Bosnia-Herzegovina), then Chief Land Operations United Nations Protection Force, Zagreb, Croatia

1986 – 1994
Various Staff and Command positions, Canadian Forces, including a United Nations tour of duty in Cyprus (1989), and postings in Petawawa, Toronto and Saint-Hubert

1983 – 1986
Squadron Commander, Royal Military College of Canada

1979 – 1983
Various positions, The Royal Canadian Dragoons, Canadian Forces Europe, Lahr, Germany