WINNIPEG, MANITOBA--(Marketwired - Sep 6, 2013) - Brigadier-General Bruce Ploughman took command of 2 Canadian Air Division today at a ceremony presided over by Lieutenant-General Yvan Blondin, Commander of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Brigadier-General Ploughman succeeds Brigadier-General Martin Galvin at the helm of 2 Canadian Air Division, which is the RCAF formation responsible for all training, education and professional development for Canada's airmen and airwomen.
"Training is one of the most critical elements of RCAF operations, as it provides our dedicated men and women with the skills and knowledge to complete the complex and demanding missions that they carry out on a daily basis," said Lieutenant-General Blondin. "New technologies continue to enhance how we train our people, and this evolving professional development facilitates our efforts to modernize the RCAF. Brigadier-General Galvin has done a tremendous job these past two years, and I know that Brigadier-General Ploughman will continue that tradition of excellence."
2 Canadian Air Division, headquartered in Winnipeg, oversees schools, training units and programs spread across five RCAF Wings throughout the country. It is responsible for basic trade training for all members of the RCAF, as well as education and professional development throughout their careers
Brigadier-General Ploughman's most recent job was Deputy Commander of Force Generation at 1 Canadian Air Division/Canadian NORAD Region Headquarters in Winnipeg.
Brigadier-General Galvin will retire from the Canadian Armed Forces after 33 years of dedicated service to his country.