The Vice Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces, LGen M.N. (Mike) Rouleau is scheduled to deliver the keynote address at C4ISR and Beyond 2021.

C4ISR and Beyond 2021, a two-day virtual event taking place on January 28-29 is the seventh annual conference hosted by Vanguard for the emerging C4ISR field. This event will bring together stakeholders from industry, military and government to discuss C4ISR lessons learned, share technological advancement and its impact within military applications.

Keynote Speaker

Lieutenant-General M.N. Rouleau, CMM, MSC, CD
Vice Chief of the Defence Staff
Canadian Armed Forces

Born into a military family, LGen M.N. (Mike) Rouleau joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1985. He later retired in 1999 to serve at the Ottawa Police Service. In 2002, he re-enrolled in the CAF as a result of the events of 9/11. Since that time, LGen Rouleau has commanded at every level, including deployed Task Forces and teams in Afghanistan, the Balkans, and Africa.

His career is split between duty in the Canadian Army, Special Forces, and strategic staff portfolios at National Defence Headquarters. His service in Special Operations began in 1994 with Joint Task Force 2 (JTF 2) as a badged Special Operations Assaulter. He also commanded Canada’s Special Operations Forces Command from February 2014 until May 2018. LGen Rouleau was promoted to his current rank in June 2018 when he assumed command of the Canadian Joint Operations Command. On July 15, 2020, LGen Rouleau was appointed the Vice Chief of the Defence Staff of the Canadian Armed Forces.

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