Chuck Oliviero Lives Up to Advanced Hype

Kingston Branch Aug Luncheon was once again well attended. Prior to the meal many of the Ex Cadets from the area met up for a cool one. Pictured above are (L-R) Ron Mann, Chuck Oliviero who happened to be the guest speaker and Donald “Dusty” Miller. Also spotted in the crowd and visiting from the Ottawa was 6560 Andrew Nellestyn.

Chuck Oliviero Lives Up to Advanced Hype


The monthly luncheon for the RMC Club – Kingston Branch was held last week ( 6 Aug).

The guest speaker was 10982 Dr. Charles (Chuck) Oliviero. Chuck is currently employed by Calian Technologies as the National Contract Wide Coordinator for the six simulation centres in the Canadian Army. He is also an Assistant Professor (pro tem) at Royal Military College of Canada and an Adjunct Professor of Military History at Norwich University, America’s oldest private military academy. He is also the Secretary for the Class of 1976.

The Branch had been trying to have Chuck speak at a luncheon for a good long time. He came highly recommended as a great speaker with a very interesting topic.

His highly interesting talk centered around of what Calian is all about. In his words:  “The best kept secret in the Canadian Forces”. The 45 minute presentation – without any talking points or visuals aids certainly caught the attention of all in attendance.  Which was obvious, by the far ranging questions which were asked. So much so, a number of the Ex Cadets are looking into paying a visit to the Army Simulation Centre, which is located at CFB Kingston in the building which was once the Anderson gymnasium to see first-hand, this state of the art equipment in action.

Chuck took the audience on an interesting journey; in what is currently happening and why Canadian Army are recognized as World leaders with this type of technology.

More photos by Curtis Maynard from the luncheon here


  • David Hall

    August 11, 2014 at 10:28 am

    Well done, Chuck. Best to you and Jane, and see you both in September.

    PS: CTY has good support at $18. Pick up some stock options near there!

    10950 DM Hall

  • Paul Crober

    August 11, 2014 at 4:58 pm

    Not surprised Chuckles gave a great speech. Helps to have a few things relevant to say — which he has in large amounts. Glad to hear this went well and my best wishes to Chuck. I may or may not make it our own 40th this Fall. Depends on ability to move a contract date.

  • 10910 Greg Banman

    September 2, 2014 at 1:05 am

    Liked your article on Chuck Oliviero. He always has been an excellent speaker. We joined Hudson Squadron (the Frigate) at the same time. We also had quite the experience being thrown into ice cold Lake Ontario one after the other on the same evening, as we share the same birthday.

  • Chris Carnes

    December 6, 2014 at 1:56 am

    LTC Oliviero is an awesome, stand-up guy. Back in 1992, I had the honor of training with his VIII Hussars. We were the US Army’s 11th Armored Cavalry, Blackhorse. The training event was a huge and memorable event due, in no small part, to LTC Oliviero’s leadership and influence. He is one of the finest officers I ever had the privilege of meeting.
    Allons to you Col Oliviero!

    Chris Carnes
    LTC (Ret.), foermerly of B Troop, 11th ACR, (you rode in my vehicle for a bit.)