10155 Gregory Mitchell moving into Panet House as the E.D.

10155 Gregory Mitchell moving into Panet House as the E.D.

By: WJO

5440 Tony Goode, President of the RMC Club is exceptionally pleased to announce that 10155 Greg Mitchell (Class of 1974) has been hired as the Executive Director to replace 13987 Bryan Bailey who will be leaving the organization 1 March.

His 36 years serving in the  Canadian Armed Forces started at RMC in 1970. By fourth year he was the Cadet Wing Commander.

The Peterborough, ON native has  impressive credentials. In addition to his RMC – Bachelor of Arts -Field Of Study Honours English and Philosophy; he also holds a Queen’s University Degree –  Masters of Public Administration – Field Of Study Defence Studies.

The retired Brigadier-General’s career with the Canadian Forces comprised national and international executive leadership positions of increasing complexity. He worked and trained extensively within multinational settings in the USA, Europe, the Middle East and Africa with the UN, the African Union and NATO, and is a veteran of four UN peacekeeping operations. His final military posting was to Denmark where he commanded the Multinational Stand-by High Readiness Brigade for United Nations Operations (SHIRBRIG).

Out of uniform, he assisted the Pearson Peacekeeping Centre in developing an international Senior Management Course, and taught leadership, ethics, critical thinking, the profession of arms, component capabilities, domestic operations, counter-insurgency, counter-terrorism, and peacekeeping to Majors and Lieutenant-Colonels within a distance-learning, graduate level program on behalf of the Canadian Forces College.

The Club President has also expressed his most sincere thanks to 9143 Bruce McAlpine, 5611 Gerry Stowe, and 18167 Kathy Litalien for their efforts as members of the Selection Committee.

Greg will conduct a handover with Bryan on 27 February and assume responsibilities formally on March 2nd.

A big warm welcome to Greg – we wish him much success.

16 Comments

  • LCol Robert Chaloux

    January 30, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    I have personally worked for BGen Mitchell in SHIRBRIG in Copenhagen and on tour with the United Nations in Sudan and can vouch for his superb leadership and deep institutional knowledge. He has the perfect background and personality for the position of Executive Director. Well done!

  • Mitchell MacLeod

    January 30, 2017 at 1:42 pm

    Great choice. Last time we met I had just arranged for him to tandem freefall with the 1999 CISM Sky Hawks Parachute Team before we went to Zagreb. He was a good sport about it.

  • Dr Harry Kowal

    January 30, 2017 at 1:55 pm

    Congratulations Greg! I look forward to meeting you and continuing the great working relationship we have enjoyed with the Club throughout the years. All the best as Executive Director! Cheers,

  • 3857 Dick Patterson

    January 30, 2017 at 10:31 pm

    Congratulations, Greg (I think). I met you first in Halifax when you were commander LFAA and I gave you problems at the Honoraries conference. Later on I saw you briefly with Calian when I was a contractor on the Army Officers’ Course. It wasn’t your bag. Good luck to you.
    3857 Dick Patterson

  • Jacques J. Gagne

    February 1, 2017 at 12:30 pm

    Congratulations Greg and welcome to the RMC Club as our new ED.
    Best wishes.
    12059 Jacques Gagné
    Past President – RMC Club of Canada

  • 10263 Don Lovell

    February 3, 2017 at 12:12 am

    Congratulations Greg, the RMC Club will benefit from your enthusiasm and experience. The Vancouver Island Ex-Cadets look forward to a visit from the new ED at his convenience. January and February are good months to take in skiing at Mount Washington or golf in Victoria! All the very best to you. Pro Patria. Don

  • Jeff Kearns

    February 6, 2017 at 3:41 pm

    Greg ~ I would like to extend my warmest congratulations to you on your appointment as the new ED for the RMC Club of Canada. I very much look forward to meeting with you at some point once your turnover is complete and you are settled in.

    TDV,

    15988 Jeff Kearns
    Past President – RMC Club of Canada

  • 7821 Peter van Haastrecht

    February 7, 2017 at 5:09 pm

    Congratulations as well Greg. Great choice indeed. Looking forward to seeing you after all those years. Airborne!

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