CCA Change of Command (Video)

Video / July 14, 2016 / Project number: 16-0106-cca-change-of-command

(Wide shot of audience.)

(Military band music begins. Band marching across Parliament Hill lawn.)

(Cut to wide shot of Parliament Buildings, Centre Block.)

(Cut to wide shot of band marching.)

(Cut to medium shot of band from behind, standing at attention in front of Eternal Flame.)

(Cut to medium shot of Commander Canadian Army arriving on Parliament Hill.)

(Cut to close-up of Lieutenant-General Marquise Hainse at podium.)

It has been an honour to be Commander of the Army over the last three years.

(Cut to wide shot of LGen Hainse and audience.)

Strong, Proud, Ready has been the bumper sticker, which represents the true spirit and the culture of the Canadian soldier.

(Cut to wide shot of LGen Hainse and audience.)

Let me close by congratulating Lieutenant-General Wynnyk.

(Cut to close-up of Lieutenant-General Marquise Hainse at podium.)

He is the right guy for the job. He will inspire you by his leadership, striking intelligence, and soldier skills. To you and Marianne (sp?), I wish you best success in everything you do and it has been an honour to serve with you.

(Cut to medium shot of audience.)

(Cut to close-up of Chief of Defence Staff General Jonathan Vance.)

Throughout Canada’s history, wherever they were needed, the men and women of the Canadian Army have answered the call, shielding their fellow citizens from harm, working in support of peace around the world. Domestically, the Army is always there when Canada needs it, whether it’s fighting forest fires in Saskatchewan and Alberta, or the leadership role of the Army Reserves and Rangers in maintaining Canadian sovereignty. These successes have been possible thanks to the skill and dedication of every member of the Canadian Army, including the tireless efforts and steadfast leadership…

(Cut to wide shot of audience.)

…of General Hainse.

(Cut to close-up of General Vance)

Now, I see great things coming for the Canadian Army and for your new Commander, Lieutenant-General Paul Wynnyk.

(Cut to wide shot of audience.)

Although we are working hard and continue to do so to anticipate future threats and challenges…

(Cut to close-up of General Vance.)

…we cannot predict exactly where we will be directed to operate or what we will be asked to do.

(Cut to medium shot of audience.)

So Paul, you’ll keep this Army flexible…

(Cut to close-up of General Vance.)

…you’ll keep it agile, ready to be employed across the full spectrum of operations…

(Cut to medium shot of audience.)

…either with NATO, the UN, an ally, or as part of a coalition.

(Cut to wide shot of soldiers at attention and audience.)

Like so many of the men and women you command, you’re an outstanding soldier and excellent leader, and I’ve seen this for myself.

(Cut to close-up of General Vance.)

Paul, the sacred trust is now yours to keep as you lead the men and women of the Canadian Army into the future.

(Cut to close-up of General Wynnyk, General Vance and General Hainse seated at a table. Zoom in as they sign a document.)

(Voice of General Wynnyk.)

Taking over an appointment of this nature is easier when one has an example. And in General Hainse I have an outstanding one.

(Cut to wide shot of General Wynnyk at podium. Zoom to close-up)

Strategically astute, tactically proficient, and passionate about soldiers and soldiering, he is a superlative officer in every respect.

(Cut to wide shot of General Wynnyk and audience.)

To the men and women who comprise the Canadian Army, that you for all you do for Canada and Canadians. You represent the very best that this country has to offer. Mentally and physically resilient soldiers who are incredibly tough and intelligent, but, at the same time, compassionate and, I might add, above all ethical in all that you do. I am immensely proud to be entrusted with the stewardship of an organization comprised of such remarkable people and I will do everything I can to ensure these high standards are maintained so that all Canadians can be proud of who we are, what we do, and what we stand for. I promise that, for as long as I am your Commander, your operational readiness, the welfare of both you and your families, and the credibility of our Army as a vital national institution, will remain paramount in everything that we do.

(Cut to wide shot of General Wynnyk and audience.)

I look forward to serving Canada, the Canadian Armed Forces, and every member of the Canadian Army to ensure that we remain Strong, Proud, and Ready.

(Dissolve to wide shot of soldiers at attention, presenting arms.)

(Cut to medium shot of General Wynnyk at attention. He salutes.)

(Pipe and drum music begins.)

(Cut to wide shot of General Wynnyk and soldiers at attention. He salutes.)

(Fade to black.  Fade to Title reading: Strong. Proud. Ready. Forts. Fiers. Prêts.)

(Fade to National Defence Identifier and copyright information. Fade to Canada wordmark.)

 

 

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