EP 67: Changes in leadership at DND and CAF says farewell to Commander-in-Chief
Oct10

EP 67: Changes in leadership at DND and CAF says farewell to Commander-in-Chief

In this episode, the CAF bids farewell to the Governor General and Commander-in-Chief of Canada, also, some insights from John Mannarino, Vanguard’s latest Game Changer and changes to the civilian leadership of the Department of National Defence.   Show Notes: General Jonathan Vance, Chief of the Defence Staff, and the CAF community bid farewell to His Excellency the Right...

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EP 66: Game Changer Jim Quick and US not to defend Canada
Oct04

EP 66: Game Changer Jim Quick and US not to defend Canada

In this episode, Marcello Sukhdeo talks about Vanguard’s Game Changer series focusing on our latest Game Changer Jim Quick from AIAC and U.S. policy directs the American military not to defend Canada if it is targeted in a ballistic missile...

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The PM appoints Jody Thomas as Deputy Minister of DND
Sep29

The PM appoints Jody Thomas as Deputy Minister of DND

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced on September 22nd four changes in the senior ranks within the Public Service. Jody Thomas, who was the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans Canada during the period 2015 to 2017; and was in March of this year appointed Senior Associate Deputy Minister, National Defence, will be become Deputy Minister of...

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Game Changer: John Mannarino, President, Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.
Sep22

Game Changer: John Mannarino, President, Mannarino Systems & Software Inc.

Meet John Mannarino, Vanguard’s latest Game Changer. John is the President of Mannarino Systems & Software Inc. About 18 years ago, he started out in the defence industry as a control system engineer at a gas turbine engine OEM in Montreal. His first seven years were spent in engineering including design, analysis, modeling, testing & certification.  “This was great...

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Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC
Sep18

Game Changer: Jim Quick, President and CEO of AIAC

In June 2011, Jim Quick moved into his current position as the President and CEO of Aerospace Industries Association of Canada (AIAC), after spending a few years in the chemical industry. Making that transition to the aerospace industry, Jim quickly realized that “every day is different with new opportunities and challenges.” But not only that, “each day you get...

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Interview with Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard
Aug29

Interview with Jeffery Hutchinson, Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard

From the June/July 2017 issue. In March 2017, Jeffery Hutchinson was appointed as the Commissioner of the Canadian Coast Guard, serving previously in the position of Deputy Commissioner, Strategy and Shipbuilding from 2015 to 2017. Prior to this, Commissioner Hutchinson held the positions of Director General, National Strategies, and Director General, Integrated Business Management Services. Managing Editor of Vanguard,...

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