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Military & Aerospace
Major General Gartenburg (Canadian Air Force – retired) is responsible for helping L-3 Divisions successfully conduct business in Canada. He is the main contact with military and government officials in Canada on behalf of the Corporation. Before joining L-3 he held an executive position at General Dynamics Canada. Gartenburg served for 33 years in the Canadian Air Force as an aerospace engineer, flight test specialist and logistician. He held a number of command and staff appointments with his final tour as the Assistant Chief of Air Staff. Gartenburg is a graduate of Royal Military College of Canada and the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College. He holds a Bachelors and Masters degree in Engineering (RMC and University of Toronto) as well as an MBA from Queens University.
Eugene Gerden is an international freelance writer who specializes in covering global military and defence industries. He has worked for several industry publications and can be reached at
Naval Editor
Dr Richard Gimblett is an independent historian and defence policy analyst with previous experience in the Canadian Navy. He served at sea in the Persian Gulf in 1991 and subsequently co-authored the official Canadian account of that conflict. Later, he helped to develop Leadmark: The Navy's Strategy for 2020. He is a respected naval historian, and has contributed analyses for the Conference of Defence Associations and the Council for Canadian Security in the 21st Century (CCS21). He is a Research Fellow with the Centre for Foreign Policy Studies at Dalhousie University, and is Vice-President of the Cdn Nautical Research Society.
Military Affairs
Richard E. Gower has worked as a writer, editor and communications advisor for several government departments, including the Department of National Defence, and for other defence-related organizations outside of government. He served in the Canadian Forces for 14 years and retired at the rank of major in 2008 as a staff officer for the Canadian Forces Liaison Council in Ottawa. He served at 2 Wing (CFB Toronto), Air Command Headquarters (CFB Winnipeg), 400 Tactical Helicopter Squadron (CFB Borden), Air Transport Group (CFB Trenton), Fighter Group (CFB North Bay), 1 Wing (CFB Kingston), Land Force Atlantic Area Headquarters (CFB Halifax) and National Defence Headquarters (Ottawa). He also served on Canadian Forces Operation Mirador in Aviano, Italy and at NATO Headquarters in Sarajevo, Bosnia as a member of the NATO Advisory Team.
Simulation Systems
Mike is the President of CAE Professional Services, with offices in Canada (Greenley & Associates Inc.), the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Mike's service career over the past 15 years has focused on the development of user centred, simulation based analysis, design, testing, and training, and on the definition of integrated professional services that exhibit these principles in support of systems and capability engineering. Mike received his B.Sc. and M.Sc. from the University of Waterloo, is a Project Management Professional, and a member of a number of human factors and modeling & simulation societies. See
Defence Consultant
A former defense industry policy advisor in the Office of the Secretary of Defense under Dick Cheney, Bernie Grover was also the Baruch Professor of Economics and National Strategy at the Industrial College of the Armed Forces, adjunct professor of economics at the National War College in Washington, and member of Newt Gingrich’s Visionary Leadership teaching team. An advisor to US Congressional committees, he also helped develop the year-long Senior Acquisition Course for the US Defense Acquisition University; and was at the forefront of US defense acquisition reform. Mr Grover was a member of the US Naval War College Global War Games team for seven years, conducting extensive modeling and simulation in the area of acquisition and logistics. He is currently a consultant in Ottawa.
Air Force
Colonel Denys Guérin is the Director of Air Force Contracted Force Generation and is responsible for the strategic level oversight of Canadian pilot training, combat support and commercial contracts at Goose Bay. He completed operational flying tours at 425 All Weather (Fighter) Sqn in Bagotville and 414 (Electronic Warfare) Sqn in North Bay, and has logged over 2000 hours on fighter and training aircraft. He commanded 22 Wing North Bay/Canadian Air Defence Sector, served as Wing Ops Officer at 5 Wing Goose Bay. Colonel Guérin is a graduate of le College Militaire Royal de Saint-Jean, of the USAF Electronic Warfare Officer Course, the Canadian Forces Command and Staff College and the Canadian National Security Studies Course.