Gary joined the Canadian Army in 1963 as a 16 year old RCEME Apprentice Soldier. He completed 38 years of service with a three year tour as defence attaché to Israel, retiring in 2001. The CF Ombudsman hired Gary as his army advisor in 2002 and Gary worked with the office until 2009. Gary enjoyed working on systemic investigations and comments that his ability to effect change in the CF improved significantly after he retired as a colonel.
Hamilton, Robert (Bob)
Robert Hamilton is semi-retired and volunteers with the Friends of the Canadian War Museum (FCWM) Book Room where he can pursue his lifelong interest in military history. He is also the FCWM Vice President.
Holtzhauer, Jarrott (Jerry)
Born in Galt, Ontario, Jerry spent his high school years living in Camp Borden and attending Banting Memorial High School in Alliston. He attended the Royal Roads Military College in Victoria and the Royal Military College in Kingston graduating in 1959. He had a 35 Year career in the Canadian Army (RCASC)/Canadian Forces (Logistics); served tours across Canada, two in Germany and a year with the United Nations Observer Group in India and Pakistan. On retirement in 1990, he worked as a consultant and a civil servant for a number of years.
Jenkins, Gordon (Gord)
Gord was born in Ottawa, although his family originally came from PEI. He graduated from Acadia University under the ROTP program. He graduated from the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps (RCASC) School in 1959 as best cadet. He spent his early army career as a winter warfare instructor and in the air supply/air movements area of Logistics. Postings included assignments in Soest, Germany as Movement Control Officer; UNEF 1, Egypt as Movement Control; and, then Lebanon in the same job. He was selected to attend both Staff Colleges but went to neither-instead he transferred in mid-career to the Public Service.
Jennekens, Jon P.Eng.
Jon Jennekens is a graduate of the Royal Military College and Queen's University in Mechanical Engineering. Following service in the Canadian Forces, including a year with United Nations Peacekeeping Forces in Korea, Jon worked in the Nuclear Operations Division of the Chalk River Nuclear Laboratories from 1958 to 1962. In 1962, he joined the staff of the Atomic Energy Control Board. In 1972, he was appointed Director, Nuclear Plant Licensing, in 1975 Director General, Operations and in 1978 President and Chairman of the Board. He served in this capacity until 1987. From 1987 to 1993, Jon served as Deputy Director General and Head of the Department of Safeguards of the International Atomic Energy Agency (Vienna). Two primary challenges for the IAEA were working with the United Nations’ Special Commission on Iraq and dealing with the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea following the discovery by IAEA inspectors of a clandestine nuclear weapons program at Yongbyong in May 1992.
Murray was born in Winnipeg and grew up in several small towns in Southern Ontario. He graduated from RMC in 1956 and received his engineering degree from the University of British Columbia in 1957 and a Master of Engineering Degree from the University of Michigan in 1962. He attended the Canadian Army Staff College 1966-67. He served 31 years as a Regular Force officer in the Corps of RCEME (now EME Branch) retiring in 1983.
Neil Johnstone was born in Boston, MA in 1937. He moved to Canada in 1946 and after several years of moving about Ontario, his family settled in Ottawa. Neil graduated from the Royal Military College in 1960, followed by a year at Queen’s University where he obtained a BSc in Chemical Engineering. It was while at Queen’s that he met his wife Jocelyn (Joy) Smith.
Doug Knight was born in Winnipeg in 1943, and moved frequently in an army family. His high school years were spent in England. After attending CMR and graduating from RMC with a Chemical Engineering degree in 1964, he was commissioned in the Royal Canadian Artillery and posted to “Z” Battery, 3 RCHA. The 155-mm C1 Howitzer, CFR 34400 in Lebreton Gallery was one of the guns in his troop, although it was in better condition in those days. He then served in the Surface to Surface Missile Batteries in Shilo and Germany from 1967 to 1970. After attending the British Army Staff Course in 1970, he was posted to NDHQ as an analyst in the Directorate of Scientific and Technical Intelligence.
Lambert, Michael E.
Michael Lambert joined the Canadian Forces in 1974, after graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Honours in Anthropology, Carleton University. His initial posting was to 2 Service Battalion, Petawawa. Other early postings included a deployment to Montreal on Operation GAMESCAN, the Canadian Forces’ support of the XXI Olympiad. After serving with Base Transportation and Base Supply, Montreal he was posted back to 2 Service Battalion. While there he participated in Mobile Command’s divisional exercises, RENDEZVOUS 81 and RENDEZVOUS 83. He was then posted to 2 Field Ambulance as the Logistics Officer where he participated in RENDEZVOUS 85.