Brig-Gen Mike Nixon offloads supplies for troops during 2015’s Operation Nanook. Cpl Darcy Lefebvre/Canadian Forces
Brigadier-General Mike Nixon will relinquish command of Yellowknife-based Joint Task Force (North) at the end of April.
In a scheduled move, Brig-Gen Nixon – who assumed command of JTFN from Maj-Gen Greg Loos in 2015 – will retire. His successor will be Brig-Gen JBP Carpentier, formerly assigned to US-Canadian air protection agency NORAD.
During brief remarks at a function for JTFN and RCMP members on Saturday evening, Brig-Gen Nixon said he had five days remaining in post. He was welcomed to the podium by a standing ovation from attendees in the Chateau Nova Hotel’s ballroom.