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Interview: BGen Mike Nixon
(2018,
issue 2)
BY JANE KOKAN

The Canadian Armed Forces and Canadian Rangers participate regularly in security and sovereignty exercises. Kids are the future of the North, says BGen Mike Nixon, Commander of Joint Task Force North. 

Canadian Surface Combatant
(2017,
issue 5)
BY FRONTLINE

CEO Bruce Samuelson recently spoke with FrontLine about the challenges of designing a warship and the unique skills and knowledge that Alion brings to this project.

Interview: General James E. Cartwright
(2017,
issue 5)

General James E. Cartwright, former commander United States Strategic Command (STRATCOM), and 8th Vice-Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff discusses disruptive potential of hypersonic technology and weapons.

Lessons Learned
(2017,
issue 1)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

At the annual CDA conference, Interim leader Rona Ambrose shared her thoughts on the defence policy review and defence procurement.

Commander Peter Bergen Henegouwen (Royal Netherlands Navy)
(2015,
issue 5)
BY MURIELLE DELAPORTE
Pooling and Sharing Resources

Standing NATO Mine Counter-Measures Group One (SNMCMG 1) contributes to keeping sea trade safe and open.

Commodore Brian Santarpia
(2015,
issue 4)
BY TIM DUNNE
Security of the High Seas

From the Combined Task Force (CTF) 150 headquarters in Bahrain, Commodore Brian Santarpia commanded the ships and aircraft of 30 nations in the multinational counter-terrorism task force.

Rear-Admiral John Newton
(2015,
issue 2)

The Commander of Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT) and Joint Force Command Atlantic talks to FrontLine about his priorities.

VAdm Mark Norman
(2015,
issue 1)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Getting many new ship builds underway through cooperation with key government departments, ­managing operations with reduced fleets, finding innovative ways to train enough new recruits, and the daunting task of overhauling navy culture, are all key priorities on the Admiral’s plate.

Frank Brunetta
(2014,
issue 4)
BY KEN POLE

The Ombudsman, Frank Brunetta, and his Deputy, Lorezo Ieraci, make sure the OPO staff is ready to spring into action when a potential defence supplier calls for assistance in the complex matters related to defence procurement.

Guy Parent - Veterans Ombudsman
(2014,
issue 4)
BY KEN POLE

The Office of the Veterans Ombudsman continues its efforts to resolve issues between veterans and VAC, protecting the interests of approximately 800,000 Canadian veterans and retired RCMP officers.

Tom Ring, Patrick Finn, and Philip Jennings
(2014,
issue 3)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Procurement Reform: The Government of Canada has initiated the first stages transformative policy changes to guide procurement reforms.

Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi
(2014,
issue 1)
BY RICHARD BRAY

Interview with Admiral Giuseppe De Giorgi of Italy. Operations in the Arabian Gulf and Mediterranean Sea have brought Canadian and Italian navies into closer operational contact, and strengthened ties already forged within NATO.

Colonel André Dupuis
(2014,
issue 1)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

In this interview of DND's DG Space, Col André Dupuis asserts that Canada recognizes the multi-faceted need for space-based assets to fulfill a range of whole of government requirements.

BGen Rick Pitre
(2013,
issue 6)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

What is happening at Director General Space these days? A lot, explains the head of DND's Director General Space. read more >>

BGen Jean-Robert Bernier
(2013,
issue 6)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

CAF Health Services is recognized as a leader in many areas of military medicine, but is failing veterans suffering mental illnesses.

Lt-Gen Deptula, USAF Deputy Chief of Staff: ISR
(2013,
issue 6)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

Could the most significant post-Afghan development of unmanned vehicles be to shape cooperative relationships with indigenous forces in pursuit of shared counter-insurgency objective.

VAdm Mark Norman
(2013,
issue 4)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The new Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy, has taken the wheel during a time of renewed fiscal restraint. How will these priorities affect readiness throughout the fleet?

BGen Jean-Robert Bernier
(2013,
issue 4)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The Director General of the Health Services Group speaks about the Road to Mental Readiness and other initiatives.

LGen Yvan Blondin
(2013,
issue 3)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The New Commander of the RCAF shares his vision for the Air Force and speaks candidly about a new priority for thinking outside the box and finding more efficient ways to do business. It is leading to improved training times while saving costs and reducing the environmental footprint.

Colonel Bernd Horn
(2013,
issue 2)
BY KEAN DOHERTY

An interview with the Chief of Staff, Strategic Training Education Programs, looks at the perceived value of educating our military.

General Charles Jacoby
(2013,
issue 1)
BY ROBBIN LAIRD

As the Arctic ice shrinks, the vulnerabilities grow. A conversation about Arctic strategy with Commander NORAD and NORTHCOM, U.S. General Charles Jacoby.

LGen Markus Bentler, Commander
(2012,
issue 4)
BY JÜRGEN K.G. ROSENTHAL

The Response Forces Operations Command is the multinational and joint Bundeswehr command equipped to deploy anywhere in the world to ­exercise command and control of operations abroad.

VAdm Paul Maddison
(2011,
issue 6)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The new Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy talks candidly about maritime and national security, ­discusses the challenges involved in preparing our sumbarines for operational readiness, increasing recruitment and securing the ocean commons for all peaceful nations.

Julian Fantino
(2011,
issue 5)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Former Police Commissioner has a steep learning curve ahead if he is to make any difference to Defence Procurement.

Major R.D. Morrin
(2011,
issue 4)
BY PETER PIGOTT

Peter Pigott interviews Major R.D. Morrin about the only designated air asset in the North – hardy Twin Otter pilots are uniquely motivated to fly.

Rear-Admiral Juan Guillermo Fierro Rocha
(2011,
issue 3)
BY TIM LYNCH

Mexican Navy deals with increasingly threats by transnational organized crime and subversive elements.

LGen Walter Semianiw
(2011,
issue 2)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Protecting Canadians at home is ‘Job One’ for Canada Command. This organization is concerned with all aspects of national security – often working under the lead of Public Safety Canada to provide an important asset for emergency management.

RAdm David Gardam
(2011,
issue 1)
BY TIM DUNNE

Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic speaks with Tim Dunne about how the NSPS will help Canada revive its formerly powerful shipbuilding industry. Admiral Gardam also talks about how the Navy can help monitor and guard against numerous threats initiated from the maritime domain.

Major General Mohammad Dawran
(2010,
issue 3)
BY PETER PIGOTT

Religious instruction in the Army and Air Corps is to educate the new recruits in the realities of Islam.

Commodore Hans Jung
(2009,
issue 5)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The stigma of mental health illnesses is a challenging barrier to health care. The key to effective treatment is that people come forward to discuss their concerns.

LGen Andrew Leslie
(2009,
issue 3)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The Chief of the Land Staff, discusses army training and the challenges he faces in preparing (and protecting) Canada’s soldiers for the many dangerous tasks that are asked of them.

General Egon Ramms
(2008,
issue 3)
BY JÜRGEN K.G. ROSENTHAL

General Egon Ramms, German Army Commander of Allied Joint Force ­Command Brunssum.

Senator Joseph Day
(2008,
issue 2)
BY CLIVE ADDY

An interview with Senator Joseph Day after his return from Afghanistan.

LGen Angus Watt
(2007,
issue 5)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Recruit, train, and equip – these three words sum up the responsibilities of the Chief of the Air Staff – and always with an eye to the future. Long term plans focus on investing in capability, something that has been gradually diminished in recent decades. 

Rear-Admiral Witthauer
(2007,
issue 5)
BY PETER PIGOTT

Commanding EUFOR in Bosnia since December 2006, RAdm Witthauer of Germany has direct command over 2500 troops stationed there. There is tremendous opportunity for development at many ­levels in the Balkans, and EUFOR is helping the people stay on track with their aim of lasting peace and in progressing towards integration in the European Union.

Capt(N) Victor Nikitin
(2007,
issue 4)

An interview with Capt(N) Nikitin, Russia's Defence Attache.

Gen Rick Hillier
(2006,
issue 4)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Fixing What's Broken: “It’s a great time to be in the CF!” says General Hillier after less than two years as CDS. He is in the enviable position of rebuilding an energized Canadian Forces…

MGen Walt Natynczyk
(2006,
issue 2)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The CF is determined to follow the government’s new Defence Policy Statement. MGen Walt Natynczyk, appointed as Chief of the Canadian Forces Transformation on 1 June 2005, will lead that effort.

Gen Rick Hillier
(2006,
issue 2)
BY RICK HILLIER

General Hillier explains his understanding of why Canada has agreed to help Afghan government authorities establish a secure environment and aid in governance and reconstruction.

The Honourable Anne McLennan
(2005,
issue 6)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

PSEPC was created with a mandate to build and implement national policies for emergency management, national security, and public safety. Minister McLellan discusses some of the many priorities facing her department.

(2005,
issue 5)
BY PETER PIGOTT

Chief Test Pilot, Gianluca Evangelisti, and Test Pilot, Agostino Frediani, have been with the C-27J Spartan program from the start. Both talked to FrontLine’s Peter Pigott at the Alenia Caselle facility about the aircraft.

VAdm Bruce MacLean
(2005,
issue 4)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The new emphasis on Security being recognized and supported by the Canadian Government has had a reinforcing effect on the Navy. After decades of downsizing, the Navy is building and diversifying to cover a wide range of security and policing roles on our coasts.

LGen Steve Lucas
(2005,
issue 3)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Canada’s newest Chief of the Air Staff explains how the transformed Air Force will reposition itself to effectively respond to threats faced in today’s world.

BGen Dwayne Lucas
(2005,
issue 3)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

The revolutionary new way of contracting for the Air Force, Optimized Weapons System Support Management, puts more responsibility on industry, but they also gain in the global market by becoming “best of breed.”

(2005,
issue 3)
BY PETER PIGOTT

The latest model is the C-130J, and it represents a nearly complete reinvention of the Hercules.

Interview with Dan Ross, ADM(Mat)
(2005,
issue 2)
BY JOHN LEECH

Addressing the newest challenges and priorities of information management, Dan Ross helps to maximize IM capabilities in a diverse job with a broad scope and critical customers.

LGen Rick Hillier
(2005,
issue 1)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Combining previous experience in volatile countries with his service in Afghanistan as Commander of the multinational International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in 2004, LGen Rick Hillier is well positioned to transfer lessons learned fighting rebel forces to the new Army transformation and regeneration process.

Interview: Stan Jacobson
(2004,
issue 5)
BY CHRIS MACLEAN

Canada's defence industry is struggling to find ways to mitigate some aspects of the ITAR policy and the way it is administered. The CDIA has some recommendations which may help.

Interview: MGen Andrew Leslie
(2004,
issue 4)
BY JAMES COX

Returning from his Kabul posting as Deputy Commander of ISAF, MGen Leslie remains convinced of the need for more soldiers and modernized equipment. In an exclusive FrontLine interview, he offers his insight of time spent in Kabul, and makes a surprising suggestion for increased efficiency. 

Interview: General Ray Henault
(2004,
issue 2)
BY JOHN LEECH

The Canadian Forces responds to the changing security environment.

Admiral Ishikawa, Chairman of the Joint Staff Councils
(2004,
issue 1)
BY B.R. BROWN

Before his recent retirement as Canada’s Defence Attaché in Japan, Capt(N) B.R. Brown interviewed the Chairman of Japan’s Joint Staff Council, Admiral Ishikawa, about his plan of action.