Jacques (Jack) Bouchard, Deputy Chair
Veterans Review and Appeal Board
Jacques A. Bouchard was first appointed to the Veterans Review and Appeal Board in July 2017. He was reappointed to the board on 2 July 2018 and designated as Deputy Chairperson. Mr. Bouchard is a Veteran, having served over 36 years in the Canadian Armed Forces from 1980 to 2017. Amongst his many roles, he served as the Chief of Staff Support to the Canadian Forces Recruiting Group and as Commanding Officer/Administrative Officer to Canadian Forces Base Borden and Canadian Forces Support Training Group. Along with serving throughout the country, he served for four years with the Canadian Embassy in Rome, Italy and as the Senior Canadian Logistics Mentor/ Officer with the Coalition Advisory Team embedded with 205 Corps of the Afghan Army at Forward Operating Base Lindsay, near Kandahar.
Mr. Bouchard had a unique career with the Canadian Armed Forces. He served in the ranks from Private to Warrant Officer from 1980 to 1999, prior to being Commissioned from the Ranks as a Logistics Officer. He was subsequently promoted to Lieutenant-Colonel in 2010 assuming command of the Administrative Branch, where he was also twice appointed as Official Languages Champion.
Mr. Bouchard is a graduate of the Advanced Program in Human Resources, University of Toronto, is a member of the Order of Military Merit, and is a recipient of the Liz Hoffman Memorial Commendation from the Ombudsman National Defence and Canadian Forces for bringing about positive and lasting change to the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces.
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