Commander Home Station
Lieutenant-Colonel John L. Cochrane was born in Toronto, Ontario. He grew up in and around the Toronto area including Downsview, Milton, and Mississauga. He attended Meadowvale Secondary School followed by Sheriden College in Brampton, Ontario.
Commissioned and posted to Lord Stratchona’s Horse (Royal Canadians) in 1995, Lieutenant-Colonel Cochrane commanded a tank troop with B Squadron during his first regimental tour of duty. On subsequent regimental tours he commanded a tank squadron before serving as the Regimental Second-in-Command.
Lieutenant-Colonel Cochrane has had the opportunity to participate on a variety of foreign and domestic deployments. His overseas deployments include Bosnia in 1997 as a Platoon Commander; as the Kabul Multinational Brigade Reconnaisance Squadron Second-in-Command in 2005; and as a Tank Squadron Commander during 2009 in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
In addition he has participated in a number of domestic deployments to Manitoba for the Red River Floods in 1998, the British Columbia Forest Fires in 2003, and once again Manitoba for floods in 2011.
His additional key experiences include a four year posting to the Royal Canadian Armoured Corps School in Oromocto, New Brunswick, and postings to Land Forces Western Area Training Centre in Wainwright as the Officer Commanding Training Support Company; 4th Canadian Division as G3 Domestic Operations; and 32 Canadian Brigade Group as the Chief of Staff, both in Toronto, Ontario.
Lieutenant-Colonel Cochrane is a graduate of the Canadian Forces Joint Command and Staff Programme, in Toronto, Ontario.
He is married to Kate Cochrane (NEE Desimio), and has two wonderful children named Evan (14yrs old) and Sydney (11yrs old). He enjoys running, reading, and hanging out with his children at the hockey rink in his spare time.
Past Commanders of the Home Station of The Royal Regiment of Canadian Artillery
COMMANDERS OF A3 CATC SHILO
May 1940 Lieutenant-Colonel D.R. Agnew
September 1940 Lieutenant-Colonel A.J. Brice, VD
November 1941 Lieutenant-Colonel A.L.S. Nash, MM
September 1942 Lieutenant-Colonel R.E. Bliss
December 1943 Lieutenant-Colonel W.J. Finney, OBE
March 1944 Colonel A.L.S. Nash, OBE, MM
May 1945 Colonel H.S. Griffin, DSO ED
November 1945 Lieutenant-Colonel H.E. Brown, OBE, ED
COMMANDERS HOME STATION
THE ROYAL REGIMENT OF CANADIAN ARTILLERY
October 1946 Lieutenant-Colonel D.K. Todd, DSO, CD
February 1948 Lieutenant-Colonel R.H. Webb, DSO, CD
January 1949 Lieutenant-Colonel J.W.D. Symons, CD
August 1949 Colonel R.M. Cathcart, OBE, CD
January 1951 Lieutenant-Colonel A.J. Lake, CD (acting)
July 1951 Colonel Dollard Menard, DSO, CD
August 1955 Colonel J.M. Houghton, OBE, CD
August 1958 Colonel A.C. Perron, ED, CD
August 1960 Colonel G.P. Marriott, ED, CD
October 1962 Colonel W.S. Hunt, CD (RCEME)
December 1965 Colonel G.P. Marriott, ED, CD
June 1966 Colonel J.S. Orton, MBE, MC, CD
August 1967 Colonel D.W. Francis, CD
July 1969 Colonel D.H. Gunter, CD
July 1970 Colonel L.C. Baumgart, CD
July 1972 Colonel D.R. Baker, CD
December 1974 Colonel A.D.M. Matheson, OMM, CD (RCD)
July 1975 Colonel M.D. Calnan, CD
August 1977 Colonel C.R. Simonds, CD
July 1981 Colonel J.H.L.C. Archambault, CD
July 1983 Colonel J.A. MacInnis, CD
August 1985 Colonel L.T.B. Mintz, CD
July 1988 Colonel D.B. Walton, OMM, CD
July 1991 Colonel J.L.H.L.P. Boucher, OMM, CD
July 1994 Colonel T.J. Guiler, OMM, CD
August 1996 Colonel J.J. Selbie, CD
October 1997 Lieutenant-Colonel R.S. Wilson, OMM,CD
August 2000 Lieutenant-Colonel C. Simonds, CD
August 2003 Lieutenant-Colonel T.Doucette, CD
August 2006 Lieutenant-Colonel J.J. Schneiderbanger, CD
July 2009 Lieutenant-Colonel Luc Généreux, CD
June 2011 Lieutenant-Colonel Richard W.H. Goodyear, MSM, CD
July 2013 Lieutenant-Colonel Stephen Joudrey, CD