FREDERICTON (GNB) – L. Craig Dalton has been appointed deputy minister of Public Safety, effective April 7.

“Craig's education, training and experience with the Canadian Armed Forces will ensure the Department of Public Safety continues to play a leadership role in ensuring public order and community safety,” said Premier David Alward. “I am looking forward to working with him.”

Dalton holds a master of science from Central Michigan University, master of arts from the United States Army School of Advanced Military Studies and a master of arts from Deakin University in Wollongong, Australia. Throughout his military career he has held several prominent positions including base commander of 5th Canadian Division Support Base Gagetown. Dalton has also served as the commander of a provincial reconstruction team while serving in Afghanistan as well as the director of a civil reconstruction and development team while serving in Bosnia-Herzegovina.

Alward thanked outgoing deputy minister, Dale Wilson, for his years of service.

“I thank Dale for his dedication and service to his fellow New Brunswickers,” Alward said. “I am confident that the work he has done and the team he has assembled will continue to make our province a better place.”