General Walter J. Natynczyk (pronounced /nəˈtɪn.t͡ʃək/, na-tin-check), CMM, MSC, CD is the Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Forces.
Born in Winnipeg in 1958, Natynczyk is the son of a Polish father and German mother. He and his two sisters grew up in Winnipeg's inner city. He worked odd jobs as a Winnipeg Free Press paperboy and a hamburger flipper at a fast food establishment before embarking on his military career.
Natynczyk is a father of three, all of whom are in the military.