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Lieutenant General Wayne D. Eyre, MSC, CD is a senior Canadian Army officer. He is currently Commander of the Canadian Army.

Wayne Eyre
Service/branchCanadian Army
Years of service1988–present
RankLieutenant General
Commands heldMilitary Personnel Command
Deputy Commander United Nations Command
3rd Canadian Division
2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group
3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry
Battles/warsWar in Afghanistan
AwardsMeritorious Service Cross
Canadian Forces' Decoration
Legion of Merit (United States)[1]

Military careerEdit

Eyre was commissioned into the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 1988.[2] He became commanding officer of the 3rd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry in 2004.[3] He went on to become commander of 2 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group in 2009 and,[2] after that, Deputy Commanding General of Operations for the United States Army's XVIII Airborne Corps in 2012, in which role he was deployed to Afghanistan.[3] He was appointed General Officer Commanding 3rd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force West in 2014.[3]

In May 2018,[4] Eyre became the first non-American to serve as deputy commander of the United Nations Command in South Korea.[4][5][1][6] He was succeeded by Vice Admiral Stuart Mayer of the Royal Australian Navy in June 2019, and returned to Canada as Commander Military Personnel Command.[7]

On 12 July 2019, it was announced that Eyre would be appointed the next Commander of the Canadian Army, effective from 20 August.[7][8]


  1. ^ a b "Deputy Commander UNC > United States Forces Korea > Article View". 1 May 2015. Archived from the original on 27 March 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  2. ^ a b "Deputy Commander UNC". United States Forces Korea. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  3. ^ a b c "Command of the 3rd Canadian Division changes hands at Edmonton Garrison". Edmonton Sun. 18 July 2014. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  4. ^ a b "UN Command names Canadian to key post in South Korea for the first time". The Globe and Mail. 13 May 2018. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  5. ^ Pinkerton, Charlie (5 November 2018). "Canadians at centre of 'potentially historic turning point' in Korea - iPolitics". Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  6. ^ "Can United Nations Command become catalyst for change in the Korean peninsula?". National Interest. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Lanthier to become Vice Chief of the Defence Staff". Canadian Army. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 21 July 2019.
  8. ^ "Lt.-Gen. Lanthier named as new vice chief, more generals promoted". Ottawa Citizen. 12 July 2019. Retrieved 18 July 2019.
Military offices
Preceded by
Jean-Marc Lanthier
Commander of the Canadian Army