Chief Operating Officer & Associate Director General
Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Service
In May 2015, Michael joined the Canadian Forces Morale and Welfare Service as Chief Operating Officer and Associate Director General. A Major General, he was previously Deputy Commander of the NATO Training Mission in Afghanistan, responsible for the training of the Afghan National Army and National Police - one of the international community’s critical priorities for capacity building in Afghanistan and key to establishing a secure environment that will permit the reemergence of civil society and sustainable development. Prior to this, in 2008-09, he was the Canadian Department of National Defense’s Director General for International Policy, responsible for coordinating and implementing Canada’s Defence and Security policy objectives and military training cooperation activities throughout the world, most notably in Afghanistan, the Middle East, Africa, and the Americas.