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Military Intelligence
Eric Anderson
Eric C. Anderson is a retired member of the U.S. intelligence community who served tours of duty in Hawaii, Iraq, Japan, Korea, Saudi Arabia and Washington, D.C. The aerospace engineer is a co-founder and chairman of Space Adventures Ltd., the first commercial spaceflight company, which has arranged eight missions for privately funded individuals to the International Space Station since 2001. A former academic, he taught at the University of Missouri, University of Maryland, Air Force Academy and National Intelligence University. During his career, he produced more than 600 articles for the President’s Daily Brief, National Intelligence Council, International Security Advisory Board and the Department of Defense. In addition, he is the author of several books.
Naval Affairs
Richard Archer is a graduate of Venture, Royal Roads, and the Royal Military College with a Bachelor of Science degree in 1965. His career in the RCN included command at sea; two shore postings with the Royal Navy, one at Staff College at Greenwich; plus Pearl Harbor, Hawaii with the USN; and NATO HQ in Brussels. Working life continued with a 7-year position as a civilian at NATO HQ. On return to Ottawa, he became National Executive Director of the Naval Officers Association of Canada. He is currently the Chair of the Naval Affairs Committee of the now-named Naval Association of Canada.
Land Forces
Canadian Army Crest
The Canadian Army is the land component of the Canadian Armed Forces and is its largest element. The Army protects and defends Canadian territory and contributes to the collective defence of North America. The CA supports national sovereignty by providing land surveillance and combat-ready forces to the government of Canada. The Army provides armed and unarmed assistance when asked by civil authorities dealing with public order and security. Members of the Army assist provincial and other authorities during and after natural disasters such as earthquakes, floods, storms, forest fires and other emergencies. Articles written by Army Public Affairs highlights some of the work done by soldiers in the Canadian Army.
Security & Intelligence
An RMC grad, Peter Avis served on a number of frigates and destroyers, was the XO of HMCS Ville de Quebec and the elite Sea Training Unit, and was CO of HMCS Fredericton. He served as the Ops Officer for the CMS during Op APOLLO, served as sr policy advisor for Transportation Security and Emergency Mgmt in the PCO. To end his military career, he served as Commander of the Fourth Ops Group in Victoria and concurrently acted as Chief of Staff for the Board of Inquiry on Detainees in Afghanistan. Retired in the summer of 2008, he now consults for Defence and Security sectors.