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Members of 8 Wing Trenton’s Deputy Wing Commander Branch, formerly known as the Administration Branch, welcomed their new deputy wing commander, LCol Jennifer Kennedy, during a ceremony held at 8 Wing Trenton on June 3.
Kennedy assumes her position from LCol André Delhommeau. She has called Trenton home since 2016. She has served as the deputy 8 Wing administration officer and as the deputy commanding officer at 434 (Operational Test and Evaluation) Squadron in Trenton.
Kennedy is originally from Maugerville, N.B. She joined the Canadian Forces in 1991, serving as an administration clerk at Canadian Forces Bases in Toronto, Halifax, Suffield and Canadian Forces Station Leitrim in Ottawa.
Her staff duties have included two postings with the director air personnel management in Ottawa, as deputy personnel administration officer in Trenton, and as the administration officer with the Deployed Operations Support Unit and J1 staff at the Canadian Joint Operations Command.
Kennedy’s operational deployments include the Canadian Contingent Headquarters in Zagreb in 1994, as a member of the Strategic Advisory Team in Kabul in 2006, and as the J1 for Operation Impact in Kuwait in 2016.
“I am truly honoured to be chosen as the deputy wing commander of 8 Wing Trenton. I look forward to working with the incredible team of military and civilian personnel to ensure that we are able to provide the best possible services to the women and men of 8 Wing. I am also excited to maintain and strengthen the bond between 8 Wing and the community that I call home,” said Kennedy,
“I want to thank the entire 8 Wing Deputy Wing Commander Branch for their incredible work during my tenure and wish them all the best under their new commander. Your dedication to your work supporting the women and men of 8 Wing is not always visible but it is always appreciated,” said Delhommeau, outgoing deputy wing commander.