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CIC National Capital (Ottawa): The Defence Intelligence Review: A Perspective of the Enterprise Review (Online event)

June 16, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT


The Defence Intelligence Review: A Perspective of the Enterprise Review

The Security and Intelligence Study Group of the CIC National Capital Branch is pleased to announce that it will be hosting Brigadier-General Gregory Smith, MSM, CD, the Director General Intelligence Enterprise, Department of National Defence, on Wednesday, 16 June 2021, starting at 7:00 p.m.

BGen Smith will present on the current defence intelligence review, and will take questions at the end of his presentation. Questions may be submitted in advance or during the presentation.



Once you have registered, you will receive an email with the session link.

To submit questions prior to the event: please send any advance questions to Valerie Keyes on bosslady3000@hotmail.com

Speaker Bio:

BGen Smith is an Infantry Officer who was born in Oshawa, Ontario in 1970. He has served in each of the battalions of the Royal Canadian Regiment (The RCR) at Platoon and Company level, was Commanding Officer of the Canadian Special Operations Regiment, Commandant of the Canadian Army Command and Staff College, and Director of the Royal Canadian Infantry Corps. He was Canada’s National Military Representative and Commander Formation Europe and Assistant Chief of Staff J5 at Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) in Mons, Belgium. Brigadier-General Smith’s staff appointments include serving at the Infantry School, the Army Headquarters, in the Canadian Special Operations Forces Command, and the Defence Renewal Team. Brigadier-General Smith’s operational deployments include in UNPROFOR in Croatia in 1994-95 as a platoon commander, in Kabul in 2003-04 as Battalion Group Operations Officer, in Kandahar in 2009-10 as a Task Force Commander, in Kabul in 2012 as the Deputy Training Mission Commander, and as Chief of Staff of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command—Operation INHERENT RESOLVE in Baghdad, Iraq in 2016. He is a graduate of the Transitional Command and Staff Course at the Canadian Army Command and Staff College, the Joint Command and Staff Program at the Canadian Forces College (CFC) Toronto, the National Security Programme at CFC Toronto, the U.S. Capstone Course, and the General Officer Flag Officer Ambassador Course at NATO Defence College. Brigadier-General Smith possesses a Bachelor of Arts in Military and Strategic Studies (Honours) from Collège militaire royal de St-Jean and three Masters of Arts in War Studies, Defence Studies and Public Administration through the Royal Military College of Canada (RMCC) and the University of New Brunswick. He has been a Visiting Defence Fellow at Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario. He is fluent in English and French and speaks basic Italian.





June 16, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm EDT
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CIC NCB Security and Intelligence Study Group