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Aviation, Procurement
George Macdonald
Having served as an operational fighter pilot in the RCAF, George Macdonald was chosen as the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of NORAD, a responsibility he fulfilled for three years. His experience eventually led to his appointment as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff from 2001 to 2004. He retired at the rank of Lieutenant-General after serving 38 years in the Canadian Forces. He joined CFN Consultants in Jan 2005, and became actively involved in procurement analysis and the strategic defence environment.
Op Reassurance
"Adam P MacDonald is an independent Canadian academic specializing in geopolitical developments in the Arctic and East Asia. Receiving his M.A. in Political Science from the University of Victoria, Adam has been published in both Canadian and international journals. Investigating the consequences of a naval turn to the Asia-Pacific region for Canada; the 'militarization' of the Arctic; the continued political involvement of the military in Myanmar's democratic transition; and Chinese naval developments are Adam's current academic foci. He lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada"
Macdonald-Laurier Institute
The Honourable
Federal Minister
The Honourable Peter MacKay was re-appointed as Minister of National Defence and appointed as Minister for the Atlantic Gateway on October 30th, 2008. During his tenure as Minister of National Defence, he has introduced the Canada First Defence Policy, extended Canada's military mission in Afghanistan and implemented numerous short and long-term procurement initiatives. Previous to his current appointment, Minister MacKay served as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency. Mr. MacKay was elected Leader of the Progressive Conservative Party of Canada in 2002 and was named Deputy Leader of the Conservative Party of Canada following the unification of the Progressive Conservative Party and the Canadian Alliance Party. He is a Member of Parliament for the Nova Scotia riding of Central Nova and has held that seat since 1997.
MGen (ret)
Indy Racing, Military Affairs
Major General Lewis MacKenzie retired from the Canadian Forces in 1993 after 36 years of service. Since that time he has regularly been under contract to numerous North American media outlets as a commentator on international affairs and frequently lectures at US military institutions where the opinions and experiences of retired military personnel are considered to be of some value, unlike Canada. Having yet to grow up, he continues to compete and win in the highly competitive world of open wheel motor racing thanks to the generosity of his sponsor, Bell Canada.
Chris got her start in the magazine business in 1976, at Canadian Review Magazine. After many years in print management positions she eventually became the CEO of Beacon Publishing Inc and has been the Editor-in-Chief of FrontLine Magazines since 2004. Christina has interviewed many Generals and Admirals Canadian Armed Forces for the pages of FrontLine Defence over the years.
BGen (ret)
Defence Analyst
A specialist in national & international security affairs, Don Macnamara, a retired Canadian Air Force Brigadier General, spent 37 years in the Canadian Forces. On retirement he joined the faculty of Queen’s University School of Business and for 20 years was a professor of international business. He continues as a media defence and national security analyst and commentator, visiting Afghanistan in 2006 and 2008. He serves on the Board and is a past-president of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute, is a member of the Air Command Advisory Council, is Honorary Colonel of the Canadian Forces College, Toronto and Chair of the Royal Military College of Canada Board of Governors.
LCdr (ret)
Marine & Coast Guard
Born in Antigua, West Indies, in 1929, Charles Douglas Maginley sailed in British merchant ships from 1947 until he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1955. Retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in 1976, he joined the Coast Guard and taught at the Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He retired in 1990 and is the author of two books on Coast Guard history: The Ships of Canada¹s Marine Services, co-authored with Bernard Collin; and Auxilio Semper: The Canadian Coast Guard 1962-2002. Charles is a member of the Canadian Company of Master Mariners and the Canadian Nautical Research Society. He now lives in Mahone Bay, Nova Scotia.
LGen (ret)
Military Affairs
Michel Maisonneuve is currently Academic Director of Collège militaire royal Saint-Jean / Royal Military College Saint-Jean. In May 2007, he completed 35 years of active service in the Canadian Armed Forces. An Armour officer from le 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, he distinguished himself in progressive leadership positions in Canada and abroad and served on staff and as an operational commander in missions ranging from humanitarian relief to conflict operations. Recently, he was the first senior Canadian assigned as Chief of Staff of NATO's new Allied Command Transformation; he has also served as Assistant Deputy Chief of the Defence Staff of Canada. He is a Commander of the Canadian Order of Military Merit and recipient of the Meritorious Service Cross. Foreign awards include Officer of the French Legion of Honour, Officer of the U.S. Legion of Merit and the NATO Meritorious Service Medal.
Logistics and Finance
Major Barbara Maisonneuve (retired)
Joining the Canadian Forces (CF) in1981, Barbara served five years in the Military Police in Edmonton. She then attended Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, BC and then Royal Military College in Kingston, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Honours) and was transferred to the RCAF as a Finance Officer in the Logistics Branch. She retired at the rank of Major in 2002 and was appointed Engineering Procurement Officer for the Light Armoured Vehicle Project in Hull, Quebec, as a civilian with the Public Service (Level PG 5). In 2010, Barbara joined the Board of Directors of the RMC Club of Canada Foundation.
Director of Space Development
The Director of Space Development has served in many positions throughout his career in the Canadian Forces. In Canada, he served with 21 Aerospace Control & Warning Sqn in North Bay and commanded a training unit at 16 Wing Borden. His career included being seconded to the Canadian Space Agency in Montreal, a few positions within the Air Staff, and within the Chief of Force Development. Positions outside the country included a tour with the US Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs and a tour onboard the NE-3A AWACS in Geilenkirchen Germany. He also served in the combined air operations centre in Vicenza Italy and was assigned to the Northeast Air Defense Sector, Rome NY.
CDA President
General Manson was Chief of the Defence Staff (1986-1989). A fighter pilot, he served extensively with Canada's NATO Forces in Europe. Following military service, he was President of Montreal-based Paramax, retiring in 1997 as Chair of the successor company, Lockheed Martin Canada. From 1998 to 2005, he served as voluntary Chairman of the Passing the Torch” campaign, which raised $16.5 million for the new Canadian War Museum . He is a past Chair of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada and of Canada's Aviation Hall of Fame. In 2002 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was the 2003 recipient of the Vimy Award. He was named President of the Conference of Defence Associations Institute (CDAI) in March 2005.
Former Analyst at NATO
A former Analyst at NATO, for the French Ministry of Defence and the Ministry of Foreign affairs, Benoit Maraval’s work focuses on civil-military relations, arms control agreements and NATO’s relations with Russia, Ukraine and Georgia. Benoit holds a LL.B from the French University of South-Brittany and from the University of Hull (UK) and a M.A in International Relations and Security Policy from Sciences Po in Toulouse, France. He has also worked as an occasional consultant for the Canadian defence industry. Prior to his arrival in Canada, he was an External Relations Officer at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he specialized in public diplomacy and crisis communications strategy. Benoit is the Ottawa Correspondent for the Montreal-based website
Aerospace Systems
Major Bill March, a maritime Airborne Combat Systems Operator, serves with the Strategic Analysis, Research and Lesson Learned Branch of the Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre (CFAWC) located at 8 Wing, in Trenton, Ontario.
Col (ret)
Defence Analysis
A retired army Colonel, former Commandant of RMC and Army Inspector with 37 years of service, Howard Marsh is currently the Senior Defence Analyst of the Conference of Defence Associations.
Canada/US Studies
After serving as Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Dwight Mason retired from the Foreign Service to become a non-attorney member of the Washington law firm of Storch and Brenner (1991-2002). President Clinton appointed him to Chair the U.S. Section of the Permanent Joint Board on Defense, Canada - United States (1994-2002). He is now a Senior Associate at the Center for Strategic and Int'l Studies in Washington. Mr. Mason is a member of the American Council for Quebec Studies, the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, and the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies.
BGen (retd)
Defence Aviation
Retiring from the Canadian Armed Forces in 2010 at the rank of Brigadier-General, Gregory Matte graduated from RMC with distinction in 1985, and was awarded the Governor General's Gold Medal. In July 2001 he was posted into the VCDS Group, and later to ADM(HR-Mil) as the Director Military HR Requirements until being selected for the AMSC and NSSC courses at Canadian Forces College. He commanded 4 Wing Cold Lake in July 2005. He was a Fighter Weapons Instructor and “Top Gun” graduate with over 2500 hours on fighter aircraft. He holds a Masters Degree in Defence Management and Planning from the Royal Military College of Canada. A running enthusiast, he won the Marathon at CF Nationals in 2003.
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
Maj McCorquodale is the Deputy Project Director for the Heron UAV now operating with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan. An RMC graduate and member of the Canadian Forces since 1993, his service includes operational deployments in the Persian Gulf and in Kabul, Afghanistan. As a member of the Directorate of Air Requirements for UAVs, Maj McCorquodale has represented Canada at several NATO and Allied UAV conferences and working groups. He is a Long Range Patrol Air Combat Systems Officer and was an Air Vehicle Commander for the first Canadian CU161 Sperwer UAV deployment in 2003.
Naval and maritime expertise
Tim McDermot
LCdr (ret) Tim McDermott is a graduate student at Royal Roads University in his second year of the Disaster and Emergency Management program. He retired from the Navy in 2015 after 35 years’ service in the Naval Reserve and Regular Force as a Boatswain and Mars Officer in 7 destroyers, 5 frigates, 2 AORs, 3 minesweepers and 5 gate vessels. As a Senior Staff Officer at MARLANT Headquarters, LCdr McDermott was an SME in submarine escape and rescue. In his final posting at Joint Task Force Atlantic Headquarters, LCdr McDermott was the Ops Planning Officer, a Liaison Officer to the RCMP, an instructor on emergency management, and the leader of a network of full and part time military liaison officers embedded into the four Atlantic Provincial Emergency Management Offices. In his spare time, LCdr McDermott served his community as a Volunteer Firefighter and Medical First Responder from 2004 -2014, a member of the RCMP Police Advisory Board, from 2008-2010, and as the Emergency Management Coordinator for East Hants from 2015-2016.
Public Health & Safety
Theresa McGuire is a certified Occupational Health Nurse and Canadian Registered Safety Professional. A former Canadian Armed Forces military officer and Search and Rescue volunteer, she is currently employed with the Canadian Coast Guard on icebreakers sailing to the Arctic as a Health Officer. With a Masters in Environmental Management degree focusing on human health risks, her specialized areas of expertise include infectious disease, shiftwork, critical incidence stress, and hearing protection. Theresa is an active member of the Canadian Occupational Health Nurses Association. She can be contacted at
Strategic Change Management
Rose McInerney is a published writer and former teacher with a B.A. and B.Ed. from the University the Toronto, and an MBA in Strategic Change Management from York University's Schulich School of Business. As the founder and CEO of WomanScape, Rose harnesses the power of a collective group of writers who share inspiring stories about women making history. Rose holds both Canadian and American citizenship and believes meaningful dialogue, an understanding of the past, and opportunities for transformational change are critical catalysts for overcoming personal and global challenges. She is currently working on a series of books and is a proud mother and grandmother.
Human Factors
Paul McKay obtained his M.A.Sc. degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo where he specialized in advanced interface design and aviation human factors. He is currently the Manager of Human Performance Engineering for Gladstone Aerospace Corporation.
Col (ret)
Air Force Association
Don W McLeod , a retired air force colonel, following 36 years in the RCAF/CF, is currently the Past National President of the Air Force Association of Canada. He is also the Honourary-Colonel 406 (Maritime) Operational Training Squadron, Shearwater. A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, Col (ret) McLeod has had tours in Air Command HQ, 1Canadian Air Division HQ, Maritime Air Group, and Canadian Forces Europe, all within the transport, fighter, and maritime air communities.
International Diplomacy & Security
Jazlyn Melnychuk
Jazlyn is a third year student at Simon Fraser University studying International Diplomacy and Security who helped found and organize the 2016 Global Model NATO Summit. This year she interned at the Trade Commission of Mexico and is working as a research assistant for Dr. Alexander Moens. As the Vice President and co-founder of the SFU Model NATO club, Jazlyn seeks to engage students in realistic simulations to bring light to emerging security challenges faced by Canada and NATO while creating awareness about the role and value of the Canadian Armed Forces.
Errol P. Mendes is a lawyer, author, professor and has been an advisor and consultant to corporations, governments (including the Privy Council Office, Government of Canada), civil society groups and the United Nations. His teaching, research and consulting interests include public and private sector governance, anti-corruption, globalization, human rights, national security and dispute resolution and has authored or edited eleven texts in these areas. He has helped leading Canadian and international companies develop cutting edge ethics and compliance systems. Since 1979, Professor Mendes has taught at Law Faculties across the country, including the University of Alberta, the University of Western Ontario, McGill and the University of Ottawa from 1992 to present.
Trauma Response
Samuel A. Miller (M.A.), President of Sam Miller Consulting, is a resourceful Therapist with extensive experience in Trauma Response and Treatment as well as Wellness Programs. He has demonstrated strengths in leadership, coaching and communication. Sam has worked with many organizations and corporations in creating healthy, respectful, workplace environments as well as managing work-related traumatic events. Based in Toronto, Mr. Miller can be reached at 416-455-1684. Please visit his website
Defence R&D
Dr Ingar Olav Moen, the Director of Science and Technology Policy, with Defence R&D Canada, was responsible for science policy issues, strategic planning, technology forecasting and international R&D coordination. Dr. Moen did postdoctoral research in Physics at the University of Cambridge, England and at McGill University. He taught mechanical engineering and physics at McGill, Western and Trent Universities. He joined the Defence Research Establishment Suffield in 1981, was responsible for R&D on Explosive Systems and Explosive Effects, and wrote many articles for FrontLine before he passed away in June 2006. He is missed by all who knew him.
US Marines
Angie began her Marine Corps career in 1993 when she enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Michigan . Upon graduation, she completed NROTC at the top of her class, serving as Battalion Commander for 120 midshipmen. After being commissioned as a Marine officer, she completed her initial Marine training in Quantico , Virginia . She currently serves as a captain in the Marine Reserves. She recently co-authored a new book, Leading from the Front.
Knowledge Management
Lieutenant Commander John Morrison currently works at Maritime Forces Pacific Headquarters, Senior Staff Officer Information Management. He has a broad background in operational and requirements based C4IS having just completed 11 years at National Defence Headquarters with the Directorate of Maritime Requirements Sea, C4ISR, as well as with The Information Management Group, Directorate Knowledge and Information Management. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Knowledge Management from Royal Roads, Victoria BC.
Search and Rescue
Chris Mushumanski
Chris has been a ground SAR volunteer since 1997 in Vanderhoof BC with Nechako Valley SAR. Over the years he has certified in swiftwater, avalanche, tracking, team leading and search management, been on the group's board of directors and involved in many SAR tasks across central and northern British Columbia. In 2013 he joined the British Columbia Search and Rescue Association Critical Incident Stress Management program as a peer, and also as an Association regional director. Since then he became the Association's Public Information Officer and now Secretary, and is a volunteer with Nechako Valley SAR in Vanderhoof BC. He enjoys many outdoor pursuits along with woodworking and carving.
Captain Zachary Myers
Captain Zac Myers joined the Canadian Armed forces in 2011 as an Engineering Officer. He currently works in the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command and is a Defence Fellow at the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Before joining the forces he worked as an academic research scientist. He holds a PhD in Physics from the Israel Institute of Technology and remains passionate about nuclear safety and security.