Once Upon a Time They Were Officer Cadets…

Once Upon a Time They Were Officer Cadets…

He served in the Middle East during the 1991 Gulf War, flew multiple humanitarian airlift missions to Sarajevo, totalling close to 11 months in and out of the besieged city between 1992 and 1995, and supported UNAMIR troops in Rwanda, flying a multitude of humanitarian and medical evacuation missions during and after the 1994 genocide.

His first Regimental tour was as a troop leader in B Squadron, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians). He later served in Headquarters Squadron. On his second Regimental tour he was Adjutant of the Strathcona Battlegroup that deployed to Bosnia as part of the NATO “SFOR” mission in 1997-98.

His operational experience in the Fleet includes tours of duty on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, serving in HMC Ships VILLE DE QUEBEC, TORONTO, PROTECTEUR, and ALGONQUIN. He has participated in UN embargo operations off Haiti, deployed for NATO Operation SHARP GUARD, off the coast of Yugoslavia, and served on staff in the National Command Element for OP APOLLO, working alongside US CENTRAL COMMAND Headquarters.

Following graduation from Staff College, he was posted to the multi-national NATO Airborne Early Warning Force in Geilenkirchen, Germany as a pilot on the E-3A Sentry; a Boeing 707 radar aircraft. In June 1991 he was named Chief Flying Instructor.

He has received various post-graduates studies citations and awards, including the excellence award from the University of Québec for academic achievements and top student of his graduating classes.

In July 2000, upon completion of the Command and Staff College Course,he was posted to the Canadian Component-NATO Airborne Early Warning Force as the Commanding Officer of the Technical Element and Chief of the Task Management Office in the Information Technology Wing of the E-3A Component Geilenkirchen.

Has logged over 5,000 flying hours, primarily on the C130 aircraft, earning a Chief of the Air Staff commendation for a SAR mission in Labrador in 2004 and a U.S. Coast Guard Achievement Medal for a highly successful counter-narcotics patrol in the Caribbean in 2001.

has held a variety of strategic level staff positions at the National Defence Headquarters. In 1994-96, he was part of the Joint Operational Staff (J3), desk officer for missions in Rwanda, Haiti, Bosnia and Cambodia. In 1997-98, he served as Army Analyst for the Chief of Defence Staff. In 2000-2002, he was Executive Assistant to the Chief of Human Resources.

As a junior officer, he occupied several lower-level staff and command positions in 5 Service Battalion (5 Svc BN), 5 Combat Engineer Regiment in Valcartier and the Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CFSEME) in Borden.

Was posted to the Naval Staff and served as the Director, Maritime Support Capability Requirements.

His military training included Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College in Kingston, Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto and the Advanced Military Studies Course. He completed a Master of Defense Studies in 2002.

From 2010 to 2012, he commanded the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. In August 2012 he was promoted to his present rank and appointed Chief of Staff of Land Force Doctrine and Training System.

16227 Martin Cournoyer – He served in the Middle East during the 1991 Gulf War, flew multiple humanitarian airlift missions to Sarajevo, totalling close to 11 months in and out of the besieged city between 1992 and 1995, and supported UNAMIR troops in Rwanda, flying a multitude of humanitarian and medical evacuation missions during and after the 1994 genocide. Bio

16954 P.P.J. Demers  – His first Regimental tour was as a troop leader in B Squadron, Lord Strathcona’s Horse (Royal Canadians). He later served in Headquarters Squadron. On his second Regimental tour he was Adjutant of the Strathcona Battlegroup that deployed to Bosnia as part of the NATO “SFOR” mission in 1997-98. Bio

17827 C.P. Donovan –  His operational experience in the Fleet includes tours of duty on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, serving in HMC Ships VILLE DE QUEBEC, TORONTO, PROTECTEUR, and ALGONQUIN. He has participated in UN embargo operations off Haiti, deployed for NATO Operation SHARP GUARD off the coast of Yugoslavia, and served on staff in the National Command Element for OP APOLLO, working alongside US CENTRAL COMMAND Headquarters. Bio

10098 P.M. Dowsett – Following graduation from Staff College, he was posted to the multi-national NATO Airborne Early Warning Force in Geilenkirchen, Germany as a pilot on the E-3A Sentry; a Boeing 707 radar aircraft. In June 1991 he was named Chief Flying Instructor. Bio

15299 J.B.C Doyon – He has received various post-graduates studies citations and awards, including the excellence award from the University of Québec for academic achievements and top student of his graduating classes. Bio

14861 Gilles W. Dufour – In July 2000, upon completion of the Command and Staff College Course, he was posted to the Canadian Component-NATO Airborne Early Warning Force as the Commanding Officer of the Technical Element and Chief of the Task Management Office in the Information Technology Wing of the E-3A Component Geilenkirchen. Bio

17829 Tom Dunne – has logged over 5,000 flying hours, primarily on the C130 aircraft, earning a Chief of the Air Staff commendation for a SAR mission in Labrador in 2004 and a U.S. Coast Guard Achievement Medal for a highly successful counter-narcotics patrol in the Caribbean in 2001. Bio

13400 Mark Dussault – has held a variety of strategic level staff positions at the National Defence Headquarters. In 1994-96, he was part of the Joint Operational Staff (J3), desk officer for missions in Rwanda, Haiti, Bosnia and Cambodia. In 1997-98, he served as Army Analyst for the Chief of Defence Staff. In 2000-2002, he was Executive Assistant to the Chief of Human Resources. Bio

16247 N. Eldaoud – As a junior officer, he occupied several lower-level staff and command positions in 5 Service Battalion (5 Svc BN), 5 Combat Engineer Regiment in Valcartier and the Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CFSEME) in Borden.  Bio

12529 M.R. Eldridge was posted to the Naval Staff and served as the Director, Maritime Support Capability Requirements. Bio

15111 Tom Endicott – His military training included Canadian Land Force Command and Staff College in Kingston, Canadian Forces Command and Staff College in Toronto and the Advanced Military Studies Course. He completed a Master of Defense Studies in 2002. Bio

16536 R.W. Ermel – From 2010 to 2012, he commanded the Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec. In August 2012 he was promoted to his present rank and appointed Chief of Staff of Land Force Doctrine and Training System. Bio