Where are they now?

On 2 April 2009 at the Sheraton Hotel in Ottawa,  10573 Mr. Jake Jacobson RMC 1975), CoS Materiel, DND, will provide updates on all unmanned systems projects during this luncheon event. This event will provide you with up-to-date information on current and future projects and will be an excellent networking opportunity for all those in the unmanned systems community. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event. Please contact AUVSI-Canada for further information. Registrations made be completed on the AUVSI-Canada website at www.auvsi-canada.org

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7000 David DA Haas (RRMC RMC 1966) is listed in the Directory of Storytellers of Canada: supporting, promoting and contributing to the art of oral storytelling in Canada. David tells both fiction and non-fiction, frequently drawing on his legal, military, and even boxing backgrounds. His favourite tales are his “Not So Classical Mythology” yarns, including such whimsy as a boozy, aggressive Thor wandering post-atom bomb America, the lawyer with a specialized netherworld clientele, a Damon Runyonesque re-telling of the boxing match from The Odyssey, and “The Great Rain God” allegedly about David’s time at Victoria’s old Royal Roads Military College.

tales@daibach.ca

http://www.sc-cc.com/directory-pages/haas-david.html

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7559 John J.F. Clayton (CMR RMC 1968) joined the Royal Canadian Air Force in 1963. After graduating from the Royal Military College, he trained as a computer programmer and systems analyst. Four years later, he transferred to the Security Branch of the Canadian Forces, where he served in a variety of security, counterintelligence and policing positions across Canada. In his last assignment, he was the Departmental Automated Data Processing (ADP) Security Authority at National Defence Headquarters. Since leaving the Canadian Forces in 1989, he has worked with five departments or agencies in the Public Service: the Ministry of the Solicitor General, the Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, Public Works and Government Services Canada, the Treasury Board Secretariat and the Communications Security Establishment. During this time, he has performed varied functions as a Senior Policy Analyst, Project Security Director, Departmental COMSEC Authority and Departmental Security Officer. Following his retirement in January 2007, he accepted a position as a Senior Security Analyst with the Risk Management Consulting practice at Bell Canada.

Click HERE for biography.

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8413 Alan Dunn (RMC 1970) was elected to Strathcona County Council in October 2004, to represent the rural residents of Ward 6. In October 2007 he was re-elected. Alan was born in Edmonton. He attended Royal Military College and the University of Waterloo where he graduated in 1972 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in Design, Project Management, Energy Market/Operations, and Corporate Risk Management in the electrical generation and petrochemical industries. He retired from a senior management position at EPCOR in 2000 to take a senior position in a local multi-discipline-engineering company. He has since established his own consulting firm. While Alan has lived and worked in many parts of the world, he has well-established roots in Strathcona. His grandfather homesteaded in the Deville area of Strathcona County in 1912. Alan and Marie-Hélène have lived in Ward 6 since 1980; they own agricultural land in the Ministik region. Alan’s other interests include music, aviation, languages and two-wheeled vehicles of any kind.

Strathcona County, Ward 6

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12491 Colonel David E. Barr CD (RMC 1980) is Chief of Staff, Joint Task Force Games. In 1980, he graduated from Royal Military College with a Bachelor of Arts (Political Science) and a Commission in Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry. Colonel Barr was promoted to his present rank in 2000 and appointed Chief of Staff, Land Forces Western Area. This tour of duty concluded with challenging employment as Chief of Staff of the Joint Task Force formed to support the security and
conduct of the G8 Summit in Kananaskis, Alberta. In September 2002, Colonel Barr embarked on a year of professional development commencing with the three month Executive Course in Asia-Pacific Security Studies in Hawaii, followed by the six month National Security Studies Course in Toronto. Upon completion of his studies in the summer of 2003, he was appointed Project Director for the Land Force Reserve Restructure Project as well as Director of Infantry. In June 2004, Colonel Barr assumed the position of Executive Assistant to the Chief of the Defence Staff. On September 12, 2005, Colonel Barr was appointed the founding Commander of the newly created Canadian Special Operations Forces Command (CANSOFCOM). During his tenure as Commander CANSOFCOM, Colonel Barr also deployed to combat operations in Afghanistan, Operation ENDURING FREEDOM, to command the Canadian Special Operations Task Force. In summer 2007, Colonel Barr reluctantly took down his Tan Beret, but is thrilled with his present appointment in Victoria, BC as Chief of Staff for the Joint Task Force Games that has been created to support the security and conduct of the Vancouver/Whistler 2010 Olympics and Paralympics Games. Colonel Barr is a skier, an avid hockey player, and a minor hockey coach who refuses to acknowledge that he may have lost a step and his touch around the net. In recent years, against his wife’s far better judgement, he has competed in four Marathons and four Mountain Man Endurance Competitions.

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12731 Mr Richard R Wagner (RRMC RMC 1980) is a Senior Engineer employed with the Canadian Department of National Defense currently with the Directorate of Information Management Interoperability (DIMI) assisting to define Combat ID requirements, such as Friendly Force Tracking (FFT), in support of the Directorate Joint Capability Planning (DJCP). From 2004-2007 he was the Navy Identification Friend or Foe (IFF) Mode 5 Project Manager. From 2001-2003 he was the ABCA Coalition Senior Technical Planner for a major US-UK-CA-AU Army Communications Interoperability Demonstration (CID) Borealis, modeled upon processes employed by NATO Combined Endeavor exercises. From 1994-2001 he was employed with NORTEL Networks where he specialized in the network management of data networks. There he supported various large enterprise customers including military network enabled bids such as the UK Army’s Cormorant wide area communication system. From 1988-1994 he was employed by Computing Devices Canada on the Army’s Tactical Command and Control and Communication System (TCCCS), the Air Force’s Helicopter Integrated Processing and Display System (HINPADS) and the Navy’s Canadian Towed Array Sonar System (CANTASS) projects. From 1981-1987 he was employed as an air force officer at a North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) Command and Control facility, an instructor at the Canadian Forces School of Communications and Electronics and later as an exchange officer with the US Air Force Electronics System Division (ESD). Richard graduated with an engineering degree from the Royal Military College of Canada in 1980.

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13343 Mr. Claude Bélisle (RMC 1983) is the Vice President in charge of the Satellite Communications and Radio Propagation branch at the Communications Research Centre. He graduated in 1983 from the Royal Military College in Engineering Physics and in 1985 from Université Laval with a Master in Science (Optics). He joined Defence Research Development Canada-Ottawa in 1986 and came to Communications Research Centre in 1989 as member of the Milsatcom group. In 2005, he became Vice President. Mr. Bélisle’s current work being done at CRC in the Satellite Communications and Radio Propagation branch covers topics such Search and Rescue Satellite Aided Tracking (SARSAT), Multi-purpose terminals, payload technologies, software defined radio, spectrum monitoring and V-band propagation.

http://www.friendsofcrc.ca/NewsLetter/What’sNew.html

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16404 Ian G. Bron (RMC 1988) is an Ottawa-based consultant, specializing in program and product evaluation and project management. He has worked as principal consultant at Public Works and Government Services Canada since December. He has an M.Ed. and B.Ed. from the University of Ottawa and an Honours B.A. in History and Political Science from the Royal Military College of Canada. He also does educational consulting, specializing in the development of web-based content for students and teachers. He has done work in this capacity for Canadiana.org and for Library and Archives Canada. In addition, he currently serves as the Secretary of Canadians for Accountability (www.canadians4accountability.org). This new organization was created in 2008 by a group of grassroots whistleblowers and accountability activists to advance integrity and accountability and to help and advocate for whistleblowers in all parts of Canadian society. To learn more about Ian, visit his web site at www.ianbron.com, or e-mail him at ianbron@ianbron.com

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17096 Ms. Carina Anne De Pellegrin (CMR RMC 1990) was appointed as a part-time Member of the Canadian Forces Grievance Board on November 20, 2008. Ms. De Pellegrin holds degrees in Computer Engineering (Royal Military College, 1990) and in Common Law (University of Ottawa, 1997) and was called to the Bar of Ontario in 1999. A member of the Canadian Forces (CF) for nine years, Ms. De Pellegrin served as an aeronautical engineering officer where she acquired a broad knowledge of the CF’s structure and policies. As a contracting officer for the Department of National Defence, she has worked closely with many government departments and Canadian defence contracting companies. Starting in 1997, Ms. De Pellegrin practiced mainly in the area of intellectual property with an emphasis on patent, copyright and licensing law and litigation. She also gained considerable experience in administrat ive law in the context of federal government procurement cases. Ms. De Pellegrin also has extensive experience appearing before the Federal Court of Canada and the Canadian International Trade Tribunal, as well as contributing to representations to Parliament on amendments to legislation. In 2008, Ms. De Pellegrin acted as corporate in-house counsel for an Ottawa company where she advised on many corporate legal matters, including employment law issues and human rights legislation. In her capacity as legal counsel, she advised on the resolution of disputes before the Ontario and Quebec Labour Relations Boards and of human rights complaints before the Canadian and Ontario Human Rights Commissions.

Click HERE for biography.

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M0792 Captain Dennis A. Bellamy (RMC 2002) is a Maintenance Officer in the Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Branch. He was accepted into the University Training Plan Non-Commissioned Members in 1998. He attended the Royal Military College, Kingston where he graduated with second class honours from the mechanical engineering program. Since that time, Capt Bellamy has served as 2IC of the Maintenance Squadron at 17 Wing, Winnipeg, attended the Ammunition Technical Officer’s course in the UK and, most recently, served as the Explosives Safety Officer at Defence Research and Development Canada in Valcartier. Capt Bellamy began his skydiving carrier in 1994 in Edmonton. Since that time he has continued to advance in the sport despite the demands of his rigorous military carrier. His civilian qualifications include being a certified coach and jump master as well as tandem master. Capt Bellamy is honoured to be the SkyHawks Team Capt ain for the 2009 Season. Hoorah!

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Mr. Symon Podilchak,(RMC 2007) won the Best Student Paper Award at the 2009 International Symposium on Antenna Technology and Applied Electromagnetics (ANTEM) held in Banff, Alberta, Canada. The paper, co-authored with his supervisors is titled “Planar Antennas for Far-Field Beam Steering at End-Fire using Directive Surface-Wave Launchers.” He received the B.A.Sc. degree from the University of Toronto, ON, Canada, in 2005 ,and his M.Sc. from Royal Military College, Kingston, ON, Canada in 2007. He is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at Queens. His recent industry experience includes modeling the radar cross section of military vessels for high frequency surface-wave radar. He also received the Young Scientist Award for the XXIX General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science (URSI) in Chicago, in 2008.

“ECE PhD Student Wins Best Student Paper Award”

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7809 Eric Ruff (RRMC RMC ’68) is losing  his  ‘twig mate’! 5472 James Colbeck (RMC ’62) and his wife Lori are moving back to Ontario at the end of this month. Eric states, “It’s very sad for us here in Yarmouth, as he has been a tremendous addition to the community ever since he arrived here in the mid-1970’s.” Eric, also added. “He will be sorely missed – and especially by his fellow shantymen from The Yarmouth Shantymen.

Yarmouth Shantymen began somewhat accidentally. In 1984, Eric Ruff, then Curator of the Yarmouth County Museum (retired 2005), asked a number of musical friends to accompany him to illustrate a talk on sea shanties at the museum. Sea shanties are rhythmic work songs used by centuries of sailors to coordinate their pulling to hoist sail and cargo, and to perform other tasks onboard ship before the age of steam. This was to be a “one-time” gig! Years later however, the group is still going strong. Source