Saint John, New Brunswick
Fredericton, New Brunswick
COLONEL J.B.D. LOGAN, CD
ASSISTANT CHIEF OF STAFF OPERATIONS, LFAA HQ
Col John Logan joined the Canadian Forces through the Regular Officer Training Plan on August 8, 1972 and during the next five years attended College Militaire Royal de Saint Jean and Royal Military College, Kingston. He graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (History with distinction) and was commissioned in the rank of Lieutenant in May 1977. Upon completion of second language training, he was posted to 3 PPCLI in Esquimalt, B.C. During the next four years, he held various battalion appointments, including Rifle Platoon Commander, Assault Pioneer Platoon Commander, Company Second in Command and Company Operations Officer. In May 1980, he was promoted to the rank of Captain while serving with UNFICYP in Cyprus. In July of 1981 he was posted to 1 CBG HQ Calgary as SO3 Pers.
Col Logan has attended CF Staff School, Toronto and has completed the Officer Professional Development Program and Field Officer Examinations (with distinction). In 1982 he resigned from regular force to pursue a career in law. He transferred to the Primary Reserve in 1983 and joined 1 RNBR, where he commanded B Company from 1983 - 1985. He was promoted to Major on 1 August 1984. In 1985, he graduated from the University of New Brunswick with a Bachelor degree in Law. In June 1985, he moved to Saint John and assumed the position of SO2 Ops/Trg with WNBMD HQ. He successfully completed MCSC in the summer of 1986. In October 1989 he transferred to 31 (Saint John) Service Battalion where he was employed as the Deputy Commanding Officer. He assumed command of the Unit and was promoted to LCol in February 1991. During his tenure as Commanding Officer, the Unit was judged the best Militia Service Battalion in Canada. In 1994, he relinquished Command of the Unit and assumed duties with Advanced Training at LFAA HQ. He commanded 30 Service Battalion during ARCON 95 and became the Director of Advanced Training and Chief Instructor of MCSC (Tutorial I and II) in September 1997. In 1998 he was appointed Deputy Commander of 37 Canadian Brigade Group Headquarters in Moncton. In 2000 Col Logan returned to the position of Director of Advanced Training at LFAA and covers off one of the Directing Staff positions with Land Forces Doctrine and Training Systems. On 21 June 2003, Col Logan assumed command of 37 Canadian Brigade Group. In June 2006 he was appointed Assistant Chief of Staff Operations at LFAA HQ.
Col Logan practiced law with the law firm of Patterson Palmer for fifteen years. He is currently a senior solicitor in the New Brunswick Office of the Attorney General, Legal Services Branch in the Corporate Commercial and Property practice group. He has been extensively involved in the community, holding such positions as Honorary Solicitor New Brunswick Command Royal Canadian Legion, Honorary Solicitor New Brunswick Branch Army Cadet League, Vice Chairman Rothesay Regional Joint Board of Police Commissionaires, Church Warden Trinity Anglican Church, Governor NB/PEI Division Canadian Corp of Commissionaires, Governor Certified General Accountants of New Brunswick and Chairman, Mental Health Review Board.