We are going to get started here. I appreciate your patience and apologize for our tardiness. We had votes that lasted a long time. We have a quorum, and we have all parties present, so I am happy to proceed.
Thank you for coming today to talk to us about your appointment as senior associate deputy minister of national defence. Congratulations. I understand that you have some comments. Following your comments, members of the committee would like to ask you some questions.
You have the floor.