Summerside native takes charge of CFB Gagetown

Col. Craig Dalton to take command Aug. 30

Jim Day
Published on August 20, 2012
Col. Craig Dalton
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Col. Craig Dalton, a native of Summerside, is set to take command of CFB Gagetown in New Brunswick.

The 44-year-old colonel will officially replace Col. Paul Rutherford, who plans to take on a new position in Ottawa, on Aug. 30.

Dalton, the chief of staff from Land Force Doctrine and Training System in Kingston, was commissioned into the Royal Regiment in 1990. He has been deployed to Cyprus and Bosnia-Herzegovina and Afghanistan.

Dalton is a graduate of the instructor-in-gunnery course (field), the Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College, the United States Army Command and General Staff College, and the United States Army School of Advanced Military Studies.

He holds a bachelor's degree from the Royal Military College of Canada, a master of science in administration from Central Michigan University and a masters of military arts and science from the United States Army School of Advanced Military Studies.

Dalton and his wife Joanne have three children: James, Sarah and Braham. He is the son of George and Estelle Dalton of Summerside.