Lieutenant-General Marquis Hainse
Lieutenant-General Hainse joined the Canadian Forces in 1977 and studied at the Collège militaire royal de Saint-Jean. He was commissioned as an officer in August 1980 and then joined the Royal 22e Régiment. His operational postings began in 1980 with the 2nd Battalion Royal 22e Régiment in Quebec City. He served on five operational missions abroad and participated in two domestic operations, namely Oka and the 1998 ice storm. He also held diverse command appointments at every rank level. In 1996, he assumed command of the 1st Battalion Royal 22e Régiment in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. In April 2002, he served as Commander of the Bosnia-Herzegovina Task Force and on 2 September 2004, he became the 21st commander of 5 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group. In 2007, he served in Southern Afghanistan as Deputy Commander Regional Command South (a NATO British led multinational Division) receiving the Meritorious Service Cross for his exceptional leadership and outstanding professionalism. In May 2008, he assumed command of Land Force Doctrine and Training Systems.
Lieutenant-General Hainse also filled many staff positions. At National Defence Headquarters (NDHQ) in Ottawa, he was a staff officer for the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff and aide-de-camp to the Chief of the Defence Staff. In the summer of 2001, he held the position of Chief of Staff of Land Force Quebec Area. He was transferred back to NDHQ as J3 International in the fall of 2002. In July 2006, he was appointed Chief of Staff of Canada Command in Ottawa. In August 2010, he was appointed as Chief of Programme at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.
He was involved in training and education on three different occasions: in 1984 at the Infantry School in Gagetown, in 1994 at the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, as Director of Cadets, and in 2008 as Commander of Land Force Doctrine and Training System, where he oversaw all aspects of training of the Canadian Land Force.
Lieutenant-General Hainse has pursued professional development at the Land Force Command and Staff College in Kingston and at the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto. On completion of Battalion Command in 1999, he undertook a master's program at the École nationale d'administration publique (ÉNAP) in Quebec City. He holds a Master's degree in Public Administration and an advanced graduate diploma (DESS) in International Management Studies.
Lieutenant-General Hainse assumed his current appointment on 4 October 2011.