Eleanor Davidson is a Master's student at the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs, specializing in security and defence policy. She has written about Canadian defence and the global refugee crisis for iPolitics and The Globe and Mail, and completed the prestigious Canadian Military Journalism Course. Eleanor holds a Bachelor of Journalism (Honours) from the University of King's College, in Halifax.
Dr Nicola Davies is a Psychologist and writer with an interest in the psychology behind frontline work.
Since retiring from his position as Logistics Officer in the Canadian Air Force (2004), Major Robert Day continues his passion for research and military analysis as a military historian. His military service has included posting in almost every region of the country and in Canadian Forces Europe. He has several degrees including an MA in War Studies from RMC where he was the Hunt Prize winner as the top graduate of his graduating year.
Murielle Delaporte, born in 1961 in France, is the founder and editor of the only bilingual magazine (French and English) that focuses in particular on sustainment and logistics, Opérationnels SLDS (formerly Soutien Logistique Défense).
General Sir Jack Deverell retired from the British Army in March 2004. An infantryman, his experience lies mostly in the field of operations and training. His command appointments have included a battalion in Northern Ireland, an All Arms Brigade, (the NATO assigned United Kingdom Mobile Force), and two NATO appointments, Deputy Commander (Operations) SFOR in Bosnia and finally CinC AFNORTH.
Lieutenant Steven Dieter was the Assistant Adjutant of the Princess of Wales’ Own Regiment in Kingston, Ontario. An Associate Air Force Historian with the Office of Air Force Heritage and History, he is the former historian of the Billy Bishop Museum in his home town of Owen Sound, Ontario. Lieutenant Dieter is presently undergoing training as a Regular Force Public Affairs Officer in the Canadian Forces.
Kean Doherty began his writing career after a 9-year stint in the Canadian Armed Forces, mostly with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He left in the mid-90s to pursue a diploma in journalism and has since written for weekly and daily newspapers in Southwestern Ontario, covering golf and junior/professional hockey, and for the pure pleasure of it. Kean is currently a reservist in the intelligence field and also has broad experience in the defence industry, having worked at a leading arms manufacturer as a technical salesman.
Dewar Donnithorne-Tait’s 20+ years of service with the British Government included operations, intelligence, defence technology, defence procurement, security, NATO, international relations, R&D management (particularly focused on defence systems). His involvement with unmanned systems led him to the Canadian Centre for Unmanned Vehicle Systems, where he was President & CEO.
Dan Donovan is the editor of OttawaLife magazine.
Colonel Pat Dowsett was an air transport pilot and later member of the Project Management Office for Air Mobility projects at DND. In 2004, when this article was written, he was project manager of the Strategic Air-to-Air Refuelling (SAAR) project and the Fixed-Wing Search And Rescue (FWSAR) project.
A former Military Affairs Advisor with the NS Department of Intergovernmental Affairs, Tim is a retired Cdn military PA officer with 37 years of service. He served with NATO’s peace support missions in Bosnia Herzegovina, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), Albania and Kosovo. Since retiring, he has written extensively for the Chronical Herald and FrontLine magazine.
Since joining the Canadian Forces in 1979, Colonel Dupuis has held a variety of operational and staff tours throughout his career in air defence, space operations and strategic planning. He has held several command positions, including CO 51 Aerospace and Warning Squadron and the Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre Detachment Ottawa. In 2009 he took over as the Director of Space Requirements at NDHQ Ottawa.