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9631 Colonel Michael W. Appleton, CD, FCMC, PMP (RMC 1973) has been the Colonel of The Royal Canadian Dragoons Regiment since 2006. Colonel Appleton was born in Cornwall, Ontario and received his early education in that city. He joined the Canadian Forces in 1969 and attended the Royal Military College in Kingston, Ontario, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Nuclear Engineering. Colonel Appleton left the Canadian Forces in 1996 to pursue a second career in business consulting and teaching. Since 1996, he has been the Managing Director of DAMA Consulting Services, an Ottawa-based project management consulting firm. His wife, Danielle, is also a Director in the company. He also joined the faculty of the School of Management at the University of Ottawa in 1996, as a part-time instructor for the MBA and Executive MBA Programs. He has also taught on the Executive Certificate program at Carleton University’s Sprott School of Business. Colonel Appleton is married to the former Danielle Sauve.

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13909 Colonel Robert RG Mazzolin Ph.D., P.Eng., OMM, CD (RMC 1984) was promoted to his present rank on 21 April 2006 and assumed his current duties as Director Land Command Systems Program Management. His previous post was as the Commanding Officer of Canadian Forces Station Leitrim and the Canadian Forces Signal Intelligence Operation Centre in Ottawa.

Colonel Mazzolin graduated from the Royal Military College of Canada with a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) in 1984. In 1991, Captain Mazzolin completed studies at the Royal Military College of Science at Shrivenham, England and graduated with a Master of Science with specialization in Electronics and Guided Weapon Systems. He was awarded the Italian Chief of Defence Staff “Solemn Commendation” in recognition of professionalism and bravery during combat operations in Somalia while serving with the Italian Army “Folgore” Parachute Brigade. While in Washington, he completed a Ph.D. program in Engineering Management with the dissertation topic proposing “A Scenario Representing the Future Wireless Network Environment”. He was awarded the United States Meritorious Service Medal for his work while serving with the American, British, Canadian and Australian (ABCA) Armies Program.

Colonel Mazzolin is married to Lia (nee Bidinost) from Kingston, Ontario. They have two children, Gina and Paul.

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10425 Dr. Ron R Kuban (CMR RMC 1975) was awarded the Canadian Centre for Emergency Preparedness award for Emergency Management in 2008. He has served as the President of Pegasus Emergency Management Consortium Corp since January 1994. In addition he has over 23 years of combined service with Canada’s Department of National Defence, the federal government, and the provincial government of Alberta. Ron has extensive expertise and experience in management practices, crisis management systems, emergency management, and adult education. He has been involved in numerous emergencies, both in Canada and abroad, applying varied and pragmatic solutions to client’s emergency management needs. Ron has developed and implemented emergency or crisis plans, emergency exercises, and crisis management systems to a variety of groups in the private, public and NGO sector.

Ron graduated with a B.A. from the Royal Military College of Kingston (Ontario) as well as an M.Ed. and a Ph.D. from the University of Alberta. His doctoral thesis was a study of the practice of crisis management in Canada. Ron has an extensive list of publications on emergency-related preparedness, response, and management issues, including two books: The Canadian Fire Officer’s Guide to Emergency Management, and Crisis Management in Canada: A study of its practice.

Ron authored two major documents for the Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada (i.e., Emergency Preparedness Canada). One is The National Doctrine on Emergency Site Management System, which defines a system for the management of disasters at various levels (i.e., local, municipal, regional or national). The other is The Community-wide Vulnerability and Capacity Assessment (CVCA), which is a model for the assessment of vulnerable populations at municipal level. He also co-authored the Family Emergency Preparedness booklet for Quick Books and was for two years the Publisher of the Canadian Journal of Emergency Management.

Ron served abroad in Australia, Cyprus (United Nations), and China where he twice served (1995, 1996) as a Delegate of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies for China’s major floods. In 2001, he spent much time in Singapore developing an emergency public information model for the Government of Singapore.

Ron is a consummate community volunteer. He served as President of the Red Cross Regional Council (Central/Northern AB), President of Safe Guard (a national organization for emergency-related public education), President of the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (an umbrella organization of 145 Community Leagues), Commissioner on the Edmonton Police Commission (2004), first President of the Edmonton Regional Crime Prevention Network, Chair of the Mill Woods Presidents’ Council (representing over 90,000 residents), and Chair of the Alberta Association of Police Governance. He is a founding and active member of the Mill Woods Community Patrol, a long-time soccer coach, and on the Board of the Mill Woods Soccer Association. Ron received the Queen’s Jubilee medal and the Alberta Centennial medal for his community service.

More recently, Ron was awarded the Harry Hole 2007 Community Policing Award.   Source Source

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12157 Major (retd) Wayne Boone is currently the principal of Precision Security Consulting in Ottawa and leads the conduct of assessments in information security, corporate security, critical infrastructure protection and business continuity planning. Booner has just completed a PhD in Information Assurance from the University of Fairfax, Virginia, the first “foreign National” to do so. He can be reached at (613) 863-2993. [email protected]

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17777 Commander David Trudeau (CMR 1991) was appointed Commandant of the Canadian Forces Fleet School Québec in January 2009. CFFS(Q)’s mission is to conduct training as directed by or on behalf of the Chief of the Maritime Staff (CMS). Thus the School’s motto: “Servir la marine”. Cdr Trudeau enrolled in the Canadian Forces in June 1986 and graduated from Le Collège Militaire Royal de Saint Jean in 1991. In 2007, he joined the Maritime Staff as a Project Director in the Directorate of Maritime Requirements (Sea) and then moved to the Directorate of Maritime Strategy in 2008. In his spare time, Commander Trudeau enjoys spending time with family and friends and going for walks with his dogs. As an avid animal advocate, he also volunteers for Boxer Rescue Ontario, helping canines in need of assistance and stable home environments. In the summer, he can be found exploring the countryside on his motorcycle with his wife Laurie.

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15572 LCol Nishika N Jardine (RMC 1986), an Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (EME) Officer, assumed command of the Canadian Forces School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering at CFB Borden in June 2008. Her previous post was at the Canadian Forces College as the Programme Officer for National Security Studies Programme 10. The Canadian Forces
School of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering designs, directs and conducts leading edge training for Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
personnel and other designated military and civilian personnel. She earned a Bachelor of Science (Math and Physics) and a Master of Defence from the Royal Military College of Canada in Kingston.

Lieutenant-Colonel Jardine enjoys reading and collecting books, attempts
to play piano, and is an avid sailor.

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18303 LCol Eric Charron (RMC 1992) is completing the two years Staff College program at the German Führungsakademie in Hamburg. This summer, he will be posted back to Canada, to take up a position in CANOSCOM. Eric’s wife, Andrea, has just completed a Ph.D in International Relations through RMC and should be receiving her degree officially at the May ’09 Graduation. Leurs enfants, Philippe (6) et Sarah (5) ont bien profité de l’Europe mais se réjouissent de bientôt pouvoir renouer avec leurs amis et la famille au Canada. Eric can be reached at [email protected].

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18728 Dominic Pion (CMR RMC 1993) ing., travaille à la Commission de la Construction du Québec. Il est présentement le vice-président de l’association professionnelle ITSMF-Montréal qui a pour objectif de promouvoir les meilleures pratiques en terme de gestion des services TI. Il détient les titres professionnels CISA et CISSP. Il détient un baccalauréat en Génie électrique du Royal Military College of Canada (1993) et un certificat en droit de l’université Laval (2002). Il bénéficie d’une expérience de dix (10) années dans le domaine de la gestion de projet. Il y obtenu le titre de Project Manager Professionnal (PMP) en 1998. Monsieur Pion détient une grande expertise du domaine de la gestion des services TI. Il a appliqué le cadre référentiel ITIL à plusieurs reprises au cours de sa carrière. Il détient la certification MCITSM (ITIL MASTER).

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