Canada’s Chief of Defence Staff, General Walter Natynczyk, is reportedly gunning for NATO’s top military position. According to sources within the alliance, Natynczyk hopes to become Chairman of the Military Committee, which becomes available in September. In this position, Natynczyk would be the principal military advisor to NATO’s Secretary General, but would need the permission of the prime minister, since Canada would have to pay for his salary, staff and security personnel. Each Chairman of the Military Committee holds the position for three years. It is currently held by Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola, an Italian. The last Canadian to hold the job was General Raymond Henault in 2008.