Brigadier-General M.A.J. Carignan, OMM, MSM, CD

Brigadier-General J Carignan

Commander 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East)

A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada in Engineering, Brigadier-General Jennie Carignan was commissioned into the Canadian Military Engineers in 1990.

Her command appointments include Commanding Officer of 5 Combat Engineer Regiment, Commandant of the Task Force Kandahar Engineer Regiment and Commandant of the Royal Military College Saint-Jean. Overseas, she served in deployments to Bosnia-Herzegovina, the Golan Heights, and Kandahar (Afghanistan).

BGen Carignan earned a Master's degree from the United States Army Command and General Staff College and the School of Advanced Military Studies. She is a graduate of the National Security Studies Programme and earned a Master’s degree in business administration from Université Laval.

BGen Carignan is the recipient of the Order of Military Merit and the Meritorious Service Medal. She received the prestigious Gloire de l'Escolle medal which recognizes graduates from Université Laval who have distinguished themselves professionally and in service to their communities. She was recently awarded an honorary doctorate in Business Administration from Université Laval.

Married, Jennie is the mother of four children.

Brigadier-General Carignan was promoted to her current rank in June 2016 and assumed command of Commander 2nd Canadian Division and Joint Task Force (East) on 28 June 2018.

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