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Canada

The Canadian Contingent currently consists of fifty-five members of the Canadian Armed Forces ranging in rank from Corporal to Colonel.  All three branches of service - Canadian Army, Royal Canadian Navy, and Royal Canadian Air Force - are represented.  Canadian personnel are posted to the Sinai for a period of either six months or one year. 

Overview

The Canadian Contingent provides personnel to perform operational and staff functions in support of the MFO.  Members of the Canadian Contingent represent a wide variety of positions across all branches of the MFO. 

Canada has provided the MFO with two Force Commanders: MG Robert Meating, during the period March 2001 to March 2004, and MG Denis Thompson, from March 2014 to March 2017.

Key MFO positions held by Canadians are the Chief of Liaison, who is also the Commander of the Canadian Contingent, the Force Sergeant Major (FSM), and the Force Provost Marshall (FPM). The Chief of Liaison is the primary officer responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Force Liaison Branch.  The FSM is the senior soldier within the MFO and as such is responsible for the welfare and discipline of all MFO troops.  The FPM is the senior member and Commander of the Force Military Police Unit (FMPU) and is the Force Commander's principle adviser on all police matters.  The other members of the Canadian Contingent are employed in the following key areas:

FMPU

AIR OPERATIONS/FLIGHT FOLLOWING SECTION

FORCE HQ PERSONNEL

CONTINGENT STAFF