Brigadier-General Simon Bernard started his career in the Canadian Armed Forces in 1988 at Royal Military College of Saint-Jean as an infantry officer. A member of the Royal 22e Régiment, he served for more than ten years in the battalions and commanded the 2nd Battalion Royal 22e Régiment and the Citadelle de Québec. Cumulating more than 32 years in the Profession of Arms, he has served at the tactical, operational and strategic levels. He has also served 2 years with the Allied Command Europe Mobile Force (Land) in Heidelberg, Germany. He has deployed to Croatia under the United Nations and twice to Afghanistan. In Canada, he has served on numerous domestic humanitarian operations. A graduate from the Centre for Advanced Military Studies of the École de guerre in Paris, BGen Bernard holds a bachelor’s degree in Administration, a Masters’ in War Studies and an Advanced Military Studies diploma from the French War College. He is a graduate from the Joint Command and Staff Program, the French National Defense Institute of Advanced Studies and has completed the United States Capstone Military Leadership program at the US National Defense University. Since August 2018, he is Director-General Plans at the Canadian Joint Operations Command Headquarters.
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