Having accumulated more than 35 years of varied experience with the Canadian Army (career in the infantry with the Royal 22e Régiment), BGen (ret’d) Richard Giguère has worked in operational environments in Canada and abroad (Germany, Oka Crisis, Haiti, Kabul, Kandahar), diplomacy (military attaché in Washington) and academics. He commanded the Second Battalion of the Royal 22e Régiment and the Citadelle de Québec, the Land Force Quebec Sector (now the 2nd Canadian Division) and Joint Task Force (East), and the Canadian Forces College in Toronto, whose mission is to prepare senior military and civilian leaders (Canadian and foreign) to tackle complex defence and security challenges through professional development and academic studies at the master’s level. BGen Richard Giguère is an expert in residence at the Graduate School of International Studies at Laval University, an associate professor and trainer at the École nationale d’administration publique (ENAP), and lecturer at the Université du Québec à Chicoutimi. BGén (ret) Giguère specializes in issues related to international security, the principles and issues of public administration and strategic management. A graduate of l’École de Guerre de Paris, he holds a bachelor’s degree with a specialization in military and strategic studies from the Royal Military College Saint-Jean and a post-graduate diploma in strategic studies from Université Sorbonne Paris-Nord. He completed training at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Joint and Combined Warfighting School in Norfolk, Virginia. He is currently the President of the Quebec Military Institute and the Deputy Director of the Centre on International Security (CSI) at Laval University. With two colleagues in 2017, he founded a consulting firm, Ducimus Groupe Conseil, which promotes the practice of leadership in companies.
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