I am an engineer who has served for over thirty years in the Canadian Forces. I am now in my second year of the Queen's History Ph.D. program. I have studied at the graduate level in structural engineering, in public administration, and in war studies. My experiences while serving in Canada's national headquarters (both with the United Nations in Haiti and in a U.S.-led coalition during the 2002 campaign against terrorism) have sparked my interest into studying military history. I will focus my studies on Canada's historical evolution of national command during Canada's overseas expeditionary operations in the early part of the 20th century. Professor English is my thesis advisor. I will be completing the program part-time, as I am also working full-time as the Director General International Security Policy at National Defence Headquarters in Ottawa.