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ADAM P MacDONALD OP Reassurance

Adam P MacDonald is an independent Canadian academic specializing in geopolitical developments in the Arctic and East Asia. Investigating the consequences of a naval turn to the Asia-Pacific region for Canada; the 'militarization' of the Arctic; the continued political involvement of the military in Myanmar's democratic transition; and Chinese naval developments are Adam's current academic foci. He lives and works in Halifax, Nova Scotia.

GEORGE MacDONALD Aviation, Procurement

Having served as an operational fighter pilot in the RCAF, George Macdonald was chosen as the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of NORAD. His experience eventually led to his appointment as Vice Chief of the Defence Staff from 2001 to 2004. He retired at the rank of Lieutenant-General after serving 38 years in the Canadian Forces, after which, he became actively involved in procurement analysis and the strategic defence environment.

The Honourable PETER MacKAY Federal Minister

The Honourable Peter MacKay served as Minister of National Defence from 2007-2013. During his tenure as MND, he introduced the Canada First Defence Policy, extended Canada's military mission in Afghanistan, and implemented numerous procurement initiatives. He was appointed as Minister of Justice 2013-2015 but did not run in the 2015 election. He joined law firm Baker McKenzie as a partner in February 2016.

MGen (ret) LEWIS MacKENZIE Indy Racing, Military Affairs

Major General Lewis MacKenzie retired from the Canadian Forces in 1993 after 36 years of service. Since that time he has regularly been under contract to numerous North American media outlets as a commentator on international affairs and frequently lectures at US military institutions.

CHRIS MacLEAN Editor-in-Chief

Chris got her start in the magazine business in 1976, at Canadian Review magazine. After many years in print management positions she eventually became the CEO of Beacon Publishing Inc, and has been the Editor-in-Chief of FrontLine magazines since 2004. Christina has interviewed many Generals and Admirals in the Canadian Armed Forces for the pages of FrontLine Defence over the years.

BGen (ret) DON MacNAMARA Defence Analyst

Retired from the Royal Canadian Air Force at the rank of Brigadier-General after 37 years, Don Macnamara is a renowned specialist in national & international security affairs. On retirement he joined the faculty of Queen’s University School of Business for 20 years. He is a past-president of the CDAI, a member of the Air Command Advisory Council, and Chair of the Royal Military College of Canada Board of Governors.

LCdr (ret) CHARLES D. MAGINLEY Marine & Coast Guard

Charles Douglas Maginley sailed in British merchant ships from 1947 until he joined the Royal Canadian Navy in 1955. Retiring as a Lieutenant Commander in 1976, he joined the Coast Guard and taught at the Coast Guard College in Sydney, Nova Scotia. He retired in 1990 and is the author of two books on Coast Guard history. Charles is a member of the Canadian Company of Master Mariners and the Canadian Nautical Research Society.

Maj BARBARA MAISONNEUVE Logistics and Finance

Joining the Canadian Forces (CF) in1981, Barbara served five years in the Military Police in Edmonton. She then attended Royal Roads Military College in Victoria, BC and then Royal Military College in Kingston, graduating in 1990 with a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Honours) and was transferred to the RCAF as a Finance Officer in the Logistics Branch. She retired at the rank of Major in 2002 and was appointed Engineering Procurement Officer for the Light Armoured Vehicle Project in Hull, Quebec, as a civilian with the Public Service (Level PG 5). In 2010, Barbara joined the Board of Directors of the RMC Club of Canada Foundation.

LGen (ret) MICHEL MAISONNEUVE Military Affairs

In May 2007, Michel Maisonneuve completed 35 years of active service in the Canadian Armed Forces and retired at the rank of Lieutenant-General. An Army officer from le 12e Régiment blindé du Canada, he distinguished himself in progressive leadership positions in Canada and abroad and served as an operational commander in missions ranging from humanitarian relief to conflict operations. He became Academic Director at Collège militaire royal Saint-Jean / Royal Military College Saint-Jean and retired in 2018.

Col JRF MALO Director of Space Development

The former Director of Space Development has served in many positions throughout his career in the Canadian Forces. His career included being seconded to the Canadian Space Agency in Montreal, positions within the Air Staff, and within the Chief of Force Development, and a tour with US Air Force Space Command in Colorado Springs. He also served in the combined air operations centre in Vicenza Italy.


General Manson was Chief of the Defence Staff (1986-1989). A former fighter pilot, he served extensively with Canada's NATO Forces in Europe. Following military service, he was President of Montreal-based Paramax. He is Past Chair of the Aerospace Industries Association of Canada, and former President of the CDAI. In 2002 he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was the 2003 recipient of the Vimy Award.


A former analyst at NATO for the French Ministries of Defence and of Foreign Affairs. Prior to his arrival in Canada, he was an External Relations Officer at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs where he specialized in public diplomacy and crisis communications strategy.

Major BILL MARCH Aerospace Systems

Major Bill March, a maritime Airborne Combat Systems Operator, serves with the Strategic Analysis, Research and Lesson Learned Branch of the Canadian Forces Aerospace Warfare Centre (CFAWC) located at 8 Wing, in Trenton, Ontario.

Col (ret) HOWARD MARSH Defence Analysis

A retired army Colonel, former Commandant of RMC and Army Inspector with 37 years of service, Howard Marsh is currently the Senior Defence Analyst of the Conference of Defence Associations.

DWIGHT N. MASON Canada/US Studies

After serving as Deputy Chief of Mission and Minister at the U.S. Embassy in Ottawa, Dwight Mason retired from the Foreign Service to become a non-attorney member of the Washington law firm of Storch and Brenner (1991-2002). He is a member of the American Council for Quebec Studies, the Association for Canadian Studies in the United States, the Canadian Institute of International Affairs, and the Canadian Institute of Strategic Studies.

BGen (retd) GREGORY C.P. MATTE Defence Aviation

Brigadier-General Greg C Matte's military career included postings in the VCDS Group, and as Director Military HR Requirements. He was the Wing Commander at 4 Wing Cold Lake. He is a Fighter Weapons Instructor “Top Gun” graduate with over 2500 hours on fighter aircraft, and has a Masters Degree in Defence Management and Planning from the Royal Military College of Canada.

Major ANDREW McCORQUODALE Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

A Long Range Patrol Air Combat Systems Officer, Maj McCorquodale was the Deputy Project Director for the Heron UAV operating with the Canadian Forces in Afghanistan. A member of the Canadian Forces since 1993, his service includes operational deployments in the Persian Gulf and in Kabul, Afghanistan. As a member of the Directorate of Air Requirements for UAVs, Maj McCorquodale represented Canada at several NATO and Allied UAV conferences.

TIM McDERMOTT Naval and Maritime

LCdr (ret) Tim McDermott retired from the Navy in 2015 after 35 years’ service in the Naval Reserve and Regular Force. In his final posting at Joint Task Force Atlantic Headquarters, An instructor on emergency management, McDermott led military liaison officers in the four Atlantic Provincial Emergency Management Offices. He served as a Volunteer Firefighter, Medical First Responder, and as a member of the RCMP Police Advisory Board.

THERESA McGUIRE Public Health & Safety

A certified Occupational Health Nurse and Registered Safety Professional, former Canadian Armed Forces military officer, and Search and Rescue volunteer, McGuire has participated in numerous Canadian Coast Guard icebreaking missions to the Arctic as a Health Officer. With a Masters in Environmental Management, her specialized areas of expertise include infectious disease, shiftwork, critical incidence stress, and hearing protection.

ROSE McINERNEY Strategic Change Management

Rose McInerney is a published writer and former teacher. As the founder and CEO of WomanScape, Rose harnesses the power of a collective group of writers who share inspiring stories about women making history. 

PAUL McKAY Human Factors

Paul McKay obtained his M.A.Sc. degree in Systems Design Engineering from the University of Waterloo where he specialized in advanced interface design and aviation human factors. He is currently the Manager of Human Performance Engineering for Gladstone Aerospace Corporation.

Col (ret) DON McLEOD Air Force Association

Don W McLeod , a retired air force colonel, following 36 years in the RCAF/CF, is currently the Past National President of the Air Force Association of Canada. He is also the Honourary-Colonel 406 (Maritime) Operational Training Squadron, Shearwater. A graduate of the Royal Military College of Canada, Col (ret) McLeod has had tours in Air Command HQ, 1Canadian Air Division HQ, Maritime Air Group, and Canadian Forces Europe, all within the transport, fighter, and maritime air communities.

JAZLYN MELNYCHUK International Diplomacy & Security

Jazlyn studied International Diplomacy and Security at Simon Fraser University and helped found and organize the 2016 Global Model NATO Summit. As the Vice President and co-founder of the SFU Model NATO club, Jazlyn seeks to engage students in realistic simulations to bring light to emerging security challenges faced by Canada and NATO while creating awareness about the role and value of the Canadian Armed Forces.


Errol P. Mendes is a lawyer, author, professor and has been an advisor and consultant to corporations, governments (including the Privy Council Office, Government of Canada), civil society groups and the United Nations. His teaching, research and consulting interests include public and private sector governance, anti-corruption, globalization, human rights, national security and dispute resolution.

SAMUEL MILLER (M.A.) Trauma Response

Sam Miller is a resourceful therapist with extensive experience in Trauma Response and Treatment as well as Wellness Programs. He has demonstrated strengths in leadership, coaching and communication. Sam has worked with many organizations and corporations in creating healthy, respectful, workplace environments as well as managing work-related traumatic events. Based in Toronto, Mr. Miller can be reached at 416-455-1684.

Dr. INGAR MOEN Defence R&D

Dr Ingar Olav Moen, the Director of Science and Technology Policy, with Defence R&D Canada, was responsible for science policy issues, strategic planning, technology forecasting and international R&D coordination. He joined the Defence Research Establishment Suffield in 1981, was responsible for R&D on Explosive Systems and Explosive Effects, and wrote many articles for FrontLine before he passed away in June 2006. He is missed by all who knew him.


Angie began her Marine Corps career in 1993 when she enrolled in the Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps at the University of Michigan. She completed NROTC at the top of her class, and served as Battalion Commander for 120 midshipmen. She completed her initial Marine training in Quantico, Virginia. She was a captain in the Marine Reserves, and co-authored a book entitled Leading from the Front.

LCdr JOHN MORRISON Knowledge Management

Lieutenant Commander John Morrison has a broad background in operational and requirements based C4IS having completed 11 years at National Defence Headquarters with the Directorate of Maritime Requirements Sea, C4ISR, as well as with The Information Management Group, Directorate Knowledge and Information Management. He holds a Master of Arts Degree in Knowledge Management from Royal Roads, Victoria BC.

Capt ZAC MYERS Defence and Engineering

Zac Myers joined the Canadian Armed forces in 2011 as an Engineering Officer. He currently works in the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command and is a Defence Fellow at the Norman Patterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University. Before joining the forces he worked as an academic research scientist.